Kovasoh Virus (.kovasoh File) - How to Remove It + Restore Files
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Remove Kovasoh Virus (.kovasoh File) + Restore Files

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What is the Kovasoh Virus? How to remove the Kovasoh Virus from your computer? How to try and restore Kovasoh Virus files that are encrypted by STOP Ransomware?

The Kovasoh Virus Is a ransomware type of virus and it is basically the new variant of STOP Ransomware virus. This dangerous malware’s main purpose is to encrypt your files and hold them hostage until you pay ransom to get the Kovasoh Virus files to work again. The virus also leaves behind a _readme.txt ransom note file, whose primary purpose is to convince victims that they only option is to pay the ransom in BitCoin. Read this article in case you have fallen victim to the Kovasoh Virus ransomware.

Threat Summary

NameKovasoh Virus
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionThe Kovasoh Virus virus aims to encrypt your files and get you to pay money to the hackers so that they can work once again.
Symptoms
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files
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Kovasoh Virus – Update August 2019

The good news for all victims of STOP Kovasoh ransomware is that the security researcher Michael Gillespie found weaknesses in the code of this variant and released an updated version of his STOP ransomware decrypter.

So the moment you remove all malicious files and objects from your infected system you can enter our data recovery guide where you will find a download link for the free Kovasoh decryption tool and learn how to proceed with the decryption process.

Decrypt Files Encrypted by STOP Ransomware

Have in mind that the tool is designed to support specific offline IDs, so it may not be effective for all occasions of Kovasoh virus ransomware infections.

Kovasoh Virus – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?

If you have come across the Kovasoh virus, you should be aware that this is a cryptovirus. It uses encryption to hold your files hostage until you pay ransom to get them to work again.

Be advised that the .kovasoh virus can enter your computer via multiple different ways. One of them is if this ransomware infection is spread via e-mail and several different types of sites offering the infection file. In all cases where the infection file is open to download, it may pretend that it is a legitimate document or a program of some sort. The outcome of this is that the virus file of Kovasoh ransomware could be executed and infect your computer silently via obfuscation.

Once the Kovasoh virus infects your PC, it may leave files residing in the following Windows directories:

  • %AppData%
  • %Local%
  • %LocalLow%
  • %Roaming%
  • %Temp%

When the Kovasoh virus infects your computer, it also drops te _readme.txt ransom note, containing the following content:

ATTENTION!
Don’t worry my friend, you can return all your files!
All your files like photos, databases, documents and other important are encrypted with strongest encryption and unique key.
The only method of recovering files is to purchase decrypt tool and unique key for you. This software will decrypt all your encrypted files. What guarantees you have?
You can send one of your encrypted file from your PC and we decrypt it for free.
But we can decrypt only 1 file for free. File must not contain valuable information.
You can get and look video overview decrypt tool: https://we.tl/t-1aaC7npeV9 Price of private key and decrypt software is $980. Discount 50% available if you contact us first 72 hours, that’s price for you is $490. Please note that you’ll never restore your data without payment. Check your e-mail “Spam” folder if you don’t get answer more than 6 hours.
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After infection with the Kovasoh ransomware proceeds, then the virus may begin to encrypt the files on your computer, adding the .kovasoh file suffix to them:

When this happens, you seem to have only one option – to pay about 1000 USD to get your files back. But this seems to not be the case, because paying the ransom is not reccomended. You can also save your files and wait for a free decryptor to be released which usually happens in a matter of weeks time.

Remove STOP Ransomware and Try to Restore .kovasoh Files

In order to get rid of Kovasoh files virus, we strongly recommend that you follow the removal steps underneath. They have been made with the main idea to help you delete this virus from your computer thoroughly and try to restore at least some of your files. If you want a fast and efficient solution, however, we recommend that you download and run a scan with an advanced anti-malware software. Such software will effectively help you to remove this virus from your computer and will make sure that your system stays safe in the future as well.

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Ventsislav Krastev

Ventsislav has been covering the latest malware, software and newest tech developments at SensorsTechForum for 3 years now. He started out as a network administrator. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for discovery of new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management and then Network Administration, he found his passion within cybersecrurity and is a strong believer in basic education of every user towards online safety.

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2 Comments

  1. AvatarГеорги Николов

    Драги г-н Кръстев,
    Вчера 05.08.2019 компютърът ми беше атакуван от RANSOMWARE вирус и по-голямата част от файловете ми бяха криптирани и получиха допълнително разширение: “.kovasoh”.
    Бихте ли могли да ми помогнете за декриптиране и възстановяване на моите файлове ?
    Предварително Ви благодаря !

    Reply
    1. AvatarVentsislav Krastev (Post author)

      Dear Mr. Nikolov

      Have you tried the following decryption instructions:

      https://sensorstechforum.com/decrypt-files-stop-ransomware/

      Reply

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