Short review of Kovter ransomware virus

Kovter details:

Type of the virus: Ransomware

OS with risk of infection:Windows XP,Vista,Windows 7/8 and Windows 10


Short description :

“Kovter” ransomware is very interesting creation. The virus spreads widely in some European countries like France, Spain, German, Italy even in USA. Kovter takes the ransom viruses on a whole new level of scamming.Like other malware viruses, this one is using the same Winlocker system to lock your system. What is so special about this one is that when your computer gets infected , the ransomware will display messages addressed like from the government or police department. Kovter is using your browsing data and if you have some porn sites in your browser history – it reveals them to you at ransom message and claim that you have been downloaded illegal videos or other content.Whatever you see do not fool yourselves to pay ransom.

How does the virus spreads :

There are many ways of infecting with that devastating virus. If your internet browsing is not safe . What that does means ? – It means that if you are opening or visiting unprotected or untrusted sites, there is way bigger chance to contaminate with that kind of virus.There are many hacked sites that contains some attachments or they will redirect you to other malicious sites. Most common way of infecting with that creepy virus is via opening e-mails from unknown sources .

What damage can cause to my system :

The ransomware can lock your system and encrypt some of your files. You don’t have to panic there is always a solution to restore your system and files.

Additional information :

There are several rules to follow when you’re surfing over the internet to minimize the risk of infection with that Trojan .

  • You must not download or open any files of unkown sites.
  • Do not accept or open  files from spam letters or unknown sources in your e-mail or via web chats.
  • It’s highly recommended to back up you crucial data more often on an external drive.

New research discovery shows how ransomware deletes files and substitute encrypted copy of them. It is not guaranteed, but it is a possibility that you may recover your files with data recovery software. Before trying to decrypt any files you can scan your computer for posible data loss.

Go here to find out how to recover deleted files.

How to remove Kovter

Short guide:

  1. Login as administrator.
  2. Go to control panel and uninstall any suspicious software.
  3. Use any type of anti malware software to remove “Kovter“.
  4. Decrypt  files.
  5. Delete all temporary files from disk cleanup.
  6. Restart your computer.

Note: Removing Kovter manually could be very risky and unpredictable!

Step by step how to remove “Kovter

Manual steps to remove ransomware or malware. How to prevent ransomware or malware.

For now, removing ransomware or malware manually will only be able for IT specialists. If you don't know one don't worry. We have a solution for you. Over here we will use Spyhunter to remove the virus. The Spyhunter anti-malware is a collection of programs that can be used to scan for malware and clean infected computers. You can also use full anti-malware program in this case which is the better option because it also offers protection.

How to remove "ransomware or malware"

NOTE: In this option the virus will be removed but the files will remain locked! You have to decrypt your files.
  1. Download Spyhunter anti-malware.
  1. 2.  After program has been downloaded, double-click to open it. User will have to install the program. Click on Spyhunter.exe to start the process.
User Account Control dialog may appear, asking you to allow the following program to make changes to this computer. Click "Yes" or "Run" to proceed with the installation. User can also choose variety of languages. Click Ok and the installation will begin with a welcome massage for Spyhunter. Click Next to continue to the next step. User will also have to accept Spyhunter license agreement by clicking on "I accept the agreement" and click Next. Spyhunter will ask user to read important information provided before continuing. Once done click on next to go to the next step. User can choose where to install the program. By default - C:Program FilesEnigma Software GroupSpyHunter. The process will continue and then Spyhunter will install. The installation process may take awhile, depending on a computer system performance. Once the installation is done, click Finish.
  1. 3. Update the software before scanning. Once program has been updated go to scan. You can choose from a free trial version or activate license. It is recommended to buy full version as the trial will not protect computer system.
  1. 4. The scan process will begin. The scan process may take awhile, depending on a computer system performance.
  1. 5. Once the scan is complete you can choose between delete or quarantine the viruses. The quarantine option is recommended and since the malware is active a reboot will be required to finish process.

Click here for guide of how to uninstall spyhunter.

Decrypt ransomware files.

Good news is that we can now use decryption programs. A lot of security companies like Kasperky lab, bitdefender and more has developed a program that is fully capable of decryption key for ransomware malware. You can find this programs anywhere on the internet but it is strongly suggested to download this programs from official websites. NOTE: It may take a long time for your files to be decrypted depending on your PC performance.