This article will aid you to remove KyMERA ransomware absolutely. Follow the ransomware removal instructions provided at the end of the article.
KyMERA is a virus that encrypts your files and demands money as a ransom to get your files restored. According to some malware researchers, all files of a compromised computer get locked with the AES military grade encryption algorithm. The KyMERA cryptovirus will encrypt your data and files, while placing the locked.zip extension to them. Continue reading the article and see how you could try to potentially recover some of your file data.
|Short Description||The ransomware encrypts files on your computer system and demands a ransom to be paid to allegedly recover them.|
|Symptoms||The ransomware will encrypt your files with the AES or DES encryption algorithm. All locked files will become unusable after encryption which will leave them with the locked.zip extension.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments|
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|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.|
KyMERA Ransomware – Distribution Methods
KyMERA ransomware might spread its infection in various ways. A payload dropper which initiates the malicious script for this ransomware is being spread around the World Wide Web, and researchers have gotten their hands on a malware sample. If that file lands on your computer system and you somehow execute it – your computer system will become infected.
In the below screenshot you can view the detection of the KyMERA payload file made on the VirusTotal service:
Freeware which is found on the Web can be presented as helpful also be hiding the malicious script for the cryptovirus. Refrain from opening files right after you have downloaded them. You should first scan them with a security tool, while also checking their size and signatures for anything that seems out of the ordinary. You should read the tips for preventing ransomware located at the corresponding forum thread.
KyMERA Ransomware – Detailed Inspection
KyMERA is a virus that encrypts your files and shows a KyMERA RansOm By Gian window screen, with instructions inside it, about the infected computer system. The extortionists want you to pay a ransom fee for the alleged restoration of your files.
KyMERA ransomware could make entries in the Windows Registry to achieve persistence, and could launch or repress processes in a Windows environment. Such entries are typically designed in a way to launch the virus automatically with each start of the Windows operating system.
You can see the contents of the KyMERA RansOm By Gian window, from the following screenshot given here:
The ransom note states the following:
KyMERA RansOm By Gian
All your files have been encrypted!
All your documents (databases, texts, images, videos, musics, etc. were encrypted. The encryption was done using a secret key, that is now on our servers. To decrypt your files you will need to buy the secret key from us. We are the only on the world who can provide this for you.
What can I do?
Pay 0.01 BTC, in bitcoin, TO THIS ADDRESS: 3HVfgqZra4QJK1ryWJLYR7HALcwpG4kViG You can use LocalBitcoins.com to buy bitcoins.
EMAIL US WITH TRANSACTION IS TO [email protected] and we will reply your email with password.
PS. if value “0.01 BTC” is incorrect we will not sent password until correct amount is transferred. Don’t forget sent your TRANSACTION ID.
The KyMERA ransomware virus shows the following BTC address for payment:
The note of the KyMERA ransomware virus states that your files are encrypted. You are demanded to pay money to allegedly restore your files. However, you should NOT under any circumstances pay any ransom sum. Your files may not get recovered, and nobody could give you a guarantee for that. Adding to that, giving money to cybercriminals will most likely motivate them to create more ransomware viruses or commit different criminal activities. That may even result to you getting your files encrypted once again.
KyMERA Ransomware – Encryption Process
What is known for the encryption process of the KyMERA ransomware is that every file that gets encrypted will become simply unusable. All encrypted files will receive the “locked.zip” extension appended to them by preserving the original file’s name and original extension before that separated by one space. Some researchers argue whether the AES encryption algorithm is used for the file encryption.
The full list with the targeted extensions of files which are sought to get encrypted is currently unknown. However, if it becomes known, it will be posted here as an update to the article.
The files used most by users and which are probably encrypted are from the following categories:
- Audio files
- Video files
- Document files
- Image files
- Backup files
- Banking credentials, etc
The KyMERA cryptovirus could be set to erase all the Shadow Volume Copies from the Windows operating system with the help of the following command:
→vssadmin.exe delete shadows /all /Quiet
In case the above-stated command is executed that will make the effects of the encryption process more efficient. That is due to the fact that the command eliminates one of the prominent ways to restore your data. If a computer device was infected with this ransomware and your files are locked, read on through to find out how you could potentially restore some files back to their normal state.
Remove KyMERA Ransomware and Restore locked.zip Files
If your computer system got infected with the KyMERA ransomware virus, you should have a bit of experience in removing malware. You should get rid of this ransomware as quickly as possible before it can have the chance to spread further and infect other computers. You should remove the ransomware and follow the step-by-step instructions guide provided below.