A new worm has been detected in the wild. The cyber-threat has been reported to replicate via infected USB drives from the computers it has affected through malicious URLs. It locks the screen of the user displaying a ransom message pointing out to contacting an email ending in firstname.lastname@example.org. All users who have become a victim of this nasty worm should not contact the attackers at any circumstances. Experts recommend using instructions like the ones below to methodologically get rid of this threat from your computer.
|Short Description||The cyber-threat locks the user PC’s screen displaying a ransom message with contact details. It demands around 4$ to unlock the computer.|
|Symptoms||The user may be prevented from accessing his PC.|
|Distribution Method||Via malicious URLs or attachments posted on sites or sent out via spam mails. The other method is self-replication via removable drives(USB, microSD, MMC, Phone memory) connected to the infected computer.|
|Detection Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware|
|User Experience||Join our forum to discuss Kabe “email@example.com”.|
|Data Recovery Tool||Windows Data Recovery by Stellar Phoenix Notice! This product scans your drive sectors to recover lost files and it may not recover 100% of the encrypted files, but only few of them, depending on the situation and whether or not you have reformatted your drive.|
Kabe Lockscreen Worm – How Did I Get Infected
There are two primary means of distribution, this malware uses. One of them is via spam-emails featuring malicious URLs, or attachments, such as the one from the example below:
Such malicious URLs may redirect to exploit kits which might infect the user via a drive-by download or a malicious script.
The other method of replication is if a USB stick has been inserted into an infected computer. The worm immediately detects the removable drive, after which creates copies of its malicious modules in an obfuscated form in the drive itself:
→ The file kabe.exe
The file Autorun.inf, which contains the following settings:
This technique is very effective in saving the cyber-crooks a lot of resources to spread the worm via spam. Users should know how to protect themselves and never use flash drives to multiple devices if one of them is infected.
Kabe Lockscreen Worm In Detail
→ In %Temp%
The msfold.exe module is reported to be the one responsible to enable the automatic start-up of the malware every time you turn on your computer.
Upon startup, this malware restricts user access displaying the following messages:
→ A pop-up with the message:
“Your Desktop is locked now!”
A note with the message:
Send Email to our team and pay 4$ for unlock code
together with the textbox and button for unlock.”
Remove Kabe Lockscreen Worm Completely
You cannot eradicate this threat by using the conventional methods since the access to the computer is restricted. This is why we recommend using the step-by-step instructions bellow to assist you with removing Kabe Lockscreen and its malicious modules effectively. We also advise choosing an advanced anti-malware tool which will remove the threat in full.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Kabe “firstname.lastname@example.org” from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Kabe “email@example.com” from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Kabe “firstname.lastname@example.org” from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Kabe “email@example.com” from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Kabe “firstname.lastname@example.org” from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Kabe “email@example.com” from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Kabe “firstname.lastname@example.org” from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Kabe “email@example.com” from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Kabe “firstname.lastname@example.org”
Step 2: Uninstall Kabe “email@example.com” and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Kabe “firstname.lastname@example.org” on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Kabe “email@example.com” there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Kabe “firstname.lastname@example.org” from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Kabe “email@example.com” and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Kabe “firstname.lastname@example.org” via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Kabe “email@example.com” from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Kabe “firstname.lastname@example.org” from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Kabe “email@example.com” from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Kabe “firstname.lastname@example.org” from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Kabe “email@example.com” will be removed.
Eliminate Kabe “firstname.lastname@example.org” from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.