What is Kill Imme?
Kill Imme is a severe threat that you should take seriously because this vicious attack may cost you most of your important files. Once this ransomware program infiltrates your system without your knowledge, it targets your images, videos, text files, and archives to encrypt them and thus take them hostage. It is obviously all about the ransom fee that you are supposed to pay in order to be able decrypt your files. However, our malware specialists warn you that you should never forget that you are dealing with cyber crooks who may not care about your encrypted files any more than getting your transfer. Since these criminals demand thousands of dollars worth of Bitcoins for your files, you should think twice what your next move is going to be. We believe that the best solution for you is to remove Kill Imme from your PC immediately after you realize its presence. Please continue reading our article to find out how such a major threat may have sneaked onto your computer and how you can possibly defend your PC from similar nightmares.
Where does Kill Imme come from?
It is possible that you neglect updating your browsers or your Adobe Flash and Java drivers, and one day you accidentally land on a malicious site. This can easily happen when your PC is infected with adware or when you click on a corrupt third-party ad on a shady website. Cyber criminals can use Exploit Kits, such as Angler and Rig, which can exploit your browsers and drivers and drop this infection right after your browser loads such a malicious page. You do not even need to engage with any content and you will also never see it coming. The next thing you know is that you are unable to open or access your personal files and wonder why. We hope that this make you realize why it is so important that you regularly update your programs and drivers if you want to avoid similar attacks. Remember that deleting Kill Imme will not give your infected files back so it is better to prevent such a ransomware from entering your system.
Yet another way for this ugly threat to show up on your computer uninvited is through spamming campaigns. You may get an e-mail that claims that you have not paid a certain invoice yet, your hotel room booking got messed up somehow, or you gave the wrong banking details when purchasing something online. This spam could be regarding any matter that you would surely consider as important. Opening this spam may not be the biggest problem, although there could be other threats that could trigger the drop of an infection when you as much as open the e-mail. The worst thing you can do is being tricked into wanting to view the attached file. This attachment may look like an image or text document at first sight. However, it is an .exe file that when run, it can activate this ransomware attack in no time. This clearly means that soon after launching this attachment, it will be too late to want to delete Kill Imme because this would not save your files from being taken hostage. Prevention becomes even more important when it comes to ransomware programs. You can try to be more alert around your e-mails and not to open suspicious ones, let alone their attachments, but it is best to defend your PC with a proper anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter, if you want real peace of mind while in your virtual world.
How does Kill Imme work?
The moment you run this malicious file, it searches your computer and all available drives for the targeted file extensions. Our malware specialists say that this ransomware program seems to be a new version of the well-known Xorist Ransomware, which uses XOR or TEA algorithms to encrypt your files. In this attack you may lose all your pictures, videos, text files, archives, and third-party program files. Even though there could be a free tool on the web that can restore the files hit by Xorist and might work for this malware infection as well, we do not advise you to download it and use it unless you know what you are doing. Installing such a tool could cause further serious infections if you happen to use a fake one or download it from a suspicious website. It seems that this ransomware may append either ".imme.teras.completecrypt" or ".imme" extensions to your file names, which helps you understand the extent of the devastation.
This infection should also create a text file named "HOW TO DECRYPT FILES.txt" in all infected folders, which is the ransom note itself. This file contains information about how you can get your files back. You are told that the only way for you to receive the decryption key and the tutorial is to transfer 2 BTC to a given address, which is about 2,476 dollars. This is an exceptionally high fee as it usually ranges from 10 to 1,200 US dollars. This kind of money is mostly demanded from corporations since private citizen will most likely have no such backgrounds. In any case, we do not recommend that you transfer any money or contact these criminals via the given e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) because you may expose your PC to further cyber attacks instead of restoring your files and system. We strongly advise you to remove Kill Imme as soon as possible.
How to delete Kill Imme
If you want to take matters into your own hands and eliminate this serious threat manually, you can use our instructions we have included below as a reference. In this case it is enough for you to identify and delete the malicious file you have saved recently. Please keep in mind that in order to recover your encrypted files you either need to use a backup that you hopefully have on a portable drive or a working tool you can download from the web. If such a severe threat managed to slither onto your computer, it is also possible that it is not the only infection on board. If you want your virtual world to be all safe and clean, we suggest that you install a professional malware removal application like SpyHunter that can take care of all your malware issues automatically.
Remove Kill Imme from Windows
- Open your Windows File Explorer by tapping Win+E.
- Locate the malicious executable file and delete it. It could be in these default folders unless you saved to a specific folder:
- Empty your Recycle Bin and reboot your system.
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