KBK Ransomware Removal Guide

Do you know what KBK Ransomware is?

KBK Ransomware can slither into your operating system using RDP vulnerabilities, and it is up to you to ensure that they are patched. If you do not take good care of your virtual security, one of the malicious file-encrypting infections will slither in and wreak havoc. The threat we are discussing in this report is certainly dangerous, but it is no more dangerous than most other file encryptors, and there are thousands of them. In fact, KBK was modeled after GlobeImposter 2.0 Ransomware, which is very well-known in the circles of malware researchers. Obviously, whenever malware slithers in, it must be removed, but when ransomware slithers in, victims are often paralyzed. Continue reading to learn if you need to delete KBK Ransomware but feel paralyzed too.

You can confirm the attack of KBK Ransomware by looking at your documents, videos, photos, and other personal files that are stored on your computer. The “.{Killback@protonmail.com}KBK” extension should be added to all of their names, and the email address and the extension are unique to this particular infection. You should also find a file named “decrypt_files.html” everywhere where the encrypted files exist. What is this file? Can you open it? Is that dangerous? This file is a ransom note file, which means that it delivers a message from those behind KBK Ransomware. Opening this file is not dangerous, and you can do it, but it is very important that you do not make any moves without thinking first. The purpose of the message is to convince you that you need to send a unique ID code and one encrypted file to Killback@protonmail.com. You might do it because the attackers promise to provide you with a decryption tool if you fulfill the demands.KBK Ransomware Removal GuideKBK Ransomware screenshot
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If you initiate communication with the attackers behind KBK Ransomware, they immediately send you a new message with instructions on how to pay for the decryptor. Whether you think the ransom is big or small depends on your perspective, but we do not recommend paying it either way. That is because there are no guarantees that the tool would end up in your hands if you did as told. What about the test file? The attackers might decrypt one file for free, but that does not guarantee that all files would be decrypted after the payment. Also, note that sending the attackers a message from your email account is dangerous in the first place. If you have backups that can replace the corrupted files, contacting the attackers is not something you should even think about. However, we suggest focusing on the removal of KBK Ransomware even if you have no way of recovering your personal files yourself.

Just below this paragraph, you can see a guide that shows how to remove KBK Ransomware from your Windows operating system manually. This guide should be easy enough to follow, but we cannot guarantee that every victim will succeed. Furthermore, besides eliminating malware, there is also the issue of securing the operating system, which is even harder to do manually. However, if trusted anti-malware software is installed and used, all threats are cleared away, and the system’s security is reinstated to ensure that new threats cannot slither in again. Hopefully, once you delete KBK Ransomware, you can replace the encrypted files with backups, but if you do not have that luxury, take it as a lesson that files must be protected, and that is easy to do by creating backups outside the computer.

Delete KBK Ransomware

  1. Delete recently downloaded suspicious files.
  2. Delete the ransom note file named decrypt_files.html.
  3. Launch Run (tap Win+R keys) and enter regedit into the open box.
  4. In Registry Editor, go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce.
  5. Delete the value named BrowserUpdateCheck.
  6. Launch Explorer (tap Win+E keys) and enter %APPDATA% into the field at the top.
  7. Delete the malicious [random name].exe file linked to the value in step 5.
  8. Empty Recycle Bin.
  9. Install a reliable malware scanner and use it to perform a full system scan.

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In conclusion, KBK Ransomware is a malicious infection, and securing the operating system against it is extremely important. If it has slithered in already, it is crucial to delete this threat. The good news is that automated anti-malware software can remove KBK Ransomware in no time. If other threats exist on your system, this software can eliminate them at the same time as well. The best part about this software is that it can ensure protection in the future, and if you do not handle this, new file-encryptors could slither in before you know it. Unfortunately, if the infection has slithered in, your files are likely to be lost because decrypting them is unlikely to be possible. Paying the ransom is too risky for us to recommend too. We hope that you have backups that can stand in place of the corrupted files.