What is Kaandsona Ransomware?
A new infection Kaandsona Ransomware was spotted at the beginning of January, 2017 by malware analysts. At the time of writing, Kaandsona Ransomware has nothing to boast about – its infection rate is rather small, meaning that this computer threat is not very popular. Of course, it might still end up on your computer and cause harm. Sadly, the entrance of this malicious application means that it will no longer be possible to open files. You will not only lose your pictures, videos, and music, but could also no longer access important documents. If we believe information that can be found on the window opened by this computer infection, files can be unlocked only by using a special decryptor. It can be purchased from cyber criminals. Unfortunately, all these promises to unlock files might be lies, so specialists are strictly against sending money to crooks. In case they do not send you the decryption tool, you will be left both without your money and your personal files.
What does Kaandsona Ransomware do?
Most probably, you have ended up with Kaandsona Ransomware because you have opened an attachment from a spam email. Of course, it is not the only way ransomware infections are distributed, so it could have sneaked onto your computer in a different way too. Kaandsona Ransomware is extremely dangerous no matter where you get it from. As has already been mentioned, it is a malicious application encrypting users’ files, so you will definitely find a bunch of files locked after its infiltration. All these files will receive a new filename extension .kencf, so it will not be hard to recognize those encrypted files. Luckily, Kaandsona Ransomware is not that kind of infection which seeks to ruin the operating system (OS) in order not to allow users to use their PCs, so it does not encrypt any system files. Of course, documents, videos, pictures, and other files are very valuable too. Cyber criminals know that, so they mainly target those files. Once all these personal files are encrypted, you will see a window saying that “once you pay 1 BTC, your files will be decrypted.” Paying money to crooks is always a bad idea because they might not send you what they promise. Of course, nobody will return your money too. Actually, it might be even impossible to pay money because, as has been found by researchers at anti-spyware-101.com, some versions of this infection do not provide the Bitcoin address for sending money. In this case, go to delete Kaandsona Ransomware from your PC and then try to recover your files without the private key. There are two things you can do: first, you can recover files from a backup or use third-party data recovery software. Make sure this ransomware infection is fully removed before you go to decrypt files.
Specialists say that Kaandsona Ransomware does not make many modifications once it enters the computer like similar threats. It seems that it is working from the place it has been launched because it does not create any files on computers and does not copy itself to other places. On top of that, no modifications are made by this ransomware infection in the system registry. We should emphasize that it does not mean that you will not need to remove Kaandsona Ransomware from your PC. If you leave it on your system, its malicious file might be launched again and the story will start from the beginning, i.e. your files will be encrypted one more time. Also, this ransomware infection will keep connecting to the Internet unless you get rid of it.
How do I remove Kaandsona Ransomware?
The malicious file you have downloaded and launched recently must be found and deleted if you do not wish to discover your personal files encrypted one more time. It should be hiding in %APPDATA%, %TEMP%, %USERPROFILE%\Downloads or %USERPROFILE%\Desktop. Follow the step-by-step instructions provided below this article – they will help you to erase it. If you do not find them very helpful, download and install SpyHunter. You have to launch it after the installation to get malicious software removed. Keep in mind that this antimalware tool will not unlock any of your files – it is not a data recovery tool.
Kaandsona Ransomware manual removal guide
- Press Win+E.
- Check %APPDATA%, %TEMP%, %USERPROFILE%\Desktop, and %USERPROFILE%\Downloads one after the other (copy and paste the directory with % symbols in the URL bar at the top and press Enter on your keyboard to open it).
- Find the malicious file belonging to Kaandsona Ransomware.
- Delete it.
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