Is this a severe threat

.kook files file-encoding malicious software, generally known as ransomware, will encrypt your files. It’s not a threat to take casually since it may leave your data encoded for good. Also it’s very easy to get the infection. If you have it, it’s very possible you opened a spam email attachment, clicked on an infected ad or fell for a bogus download. After infection, the encoding process will begin, and once it is finished, cyber crooks will ask that you give money in exchange for a way to decode data. You will likely be demanded to pay between tens and thousands of dollars, depending on what ransomware you have, and how much you value your files. Paying is not something you should do, so think carefully. Do not trust cyber criminals to keep their word and recover your data, since they may simply take your money. It would not be surprising if you’re left with undecrypted data, and there would be plenty more like you. Consider investing the money into backup, so that if this were to occur again, you wouldn’t lose your files. From USBs to cloud storage, there are plenty of options, all you need to do is pick. Uninstall .kook files and then access your backup, if it was made prior to the infection, to recover data. These kinds of threats are lurking everywhere, so you will have to be prepared. In order to keep a computer safe, one must always be on the lookout for potential threats, becoming familiar with their spread methods.


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File encoding malware distribution methods

Generally, the majority of ransomware use infected email attachments and adverts, and bogus downloads to corrupt computers, although you can certainly find exceptions. Nevertheless, that does not mean more complicated way won’t be used by some ransomware.

Since you may have obtained the file encrypting malicious software through email attachments, try and recall if you have recently obtained a weird file from an email. Essentially, this method is just adding a file to an email and sending it to many people. Because those emails normally use topics such as money, many people open them without even considering what could occur. You can expect the ransomware email to contain a basic greeting (Dear Customer/Member/User etc), grammatical errors, strong suggestion to open the attachment, and the use of an established business name. Your name would be put into the email automatically if it was a legitimate company whose email you need to open. Huge company names like Amazon are commonly used as users know of them, therefore are not hesitant to open the emails. It is also possible that when visiting a dubious page, you clicked on some advertisement that was dangerous, or downloaded a file or software from some questionable source. If you often engage with adverts while on questionable websites, it’s not really shocking that you got your system infected. And use only official pages when it comes to downloads. Sources such as adverts and pop-ups are notorious for being not trustworthy sources, so never download anything from them. If an application was needed to be updated, you would be notified through the program itself, not through your browser, and most update themselves anyway.

What does it do?

If you contaminate your device, you could permanently lose access to your files, and that makes a data encoding malware so harmful. And the encryption process is very quick, it’s only a matter of minutes, if not seconds, for all your important data to be encoded. Strange file extensions will be added to all affected files, and they will commonly indicate the name of ransomware. Strong encryption algorithms will be used to make your data inaccessible, which makes decoding files for free probably impossible. When encryption is finished, a ransom note will appear, which will attempt to explain to you what has occurred. You will be offered a decryption program but paying for it isn’t suggested. Paying does not necessarily mean file decryption because there’s nothing stopping crooks from just taking your money, leaving your files encrypted. You would also be financing the crooks’s future malware projects, in addition to likely losing your money. And, more and more people will become attracted to the already highly successful business, which reportedly made $1 billion in 2016 alone. Think about investing the requested money into good backup instead. Situations where your files are put in danger may happen all the time, and you would not need to worry about file loss if you had backup. If you have decided to ignore the requests, you’ll have to delete .kook files if you believe it to still be inside the device. If you become familiar with the spread methods of this infection, you should be able to dodge them in the future.

.kook files elimination

Anti-malware program will be needed to get rid of the threat, if it is still somewhere on your computer. Because your computer got infected in the first place, and because you are reading this, you might not be very experienced with computers, which is why we wouldn’t suggest you try to erase .kook files by hand. Implementing valid elimination software would be a much wiser decision because you would not be risking damaging your computer. The software would detect and eliminate .kook files. So that you know where to start, guidelines below this article have been placed to help with the process. Unfortunately, the malware removal software isn’t capable of decrypting your data, it will only erase the threat. Although in some cases, a free decryptor may be released by malware specialists, if the data encrypting malicious program can be decrypted.

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Learn how to remove .kook files from your computer

Step 1. Delete .kook files via Safe Mode with Networking

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart. win7-restart Remove .kook files
  2. When it is restarting, start pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appear.
  3. Go down to Safe Mode with Networking. win7-safe-mode Remove .kook files
  4. Once your computer loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete .kook files.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Click the power button from the Start menu, hold the key Shift and press Restart. win10-restart Remove .kook files
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Startup settings. win-10-startup Remove .kook files
  3. Go down to Enable Safe Mode and press Restart. win10-safe-mode Remove .kook files
  4. Once your browser loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete .kook files.

Step 2. Delete .kook files via System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart win7-restart Remove .kook files.
  2. When it is restarting, start pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appear.
  3. Go down to Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win7-safe-mode Remove .kook files
  4. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  5. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win7-command-prompt Remove .kook files
  6. In the System Restore window that appears, click Next, select restore point, and press Next again.
  7. Press Yes.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Click the power button from the Start menu, hold the key Shift and press Restart. win10-restart Remove .kook files
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Command Prompt. win-10-startup Remove .kook files
  3. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  4. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win10-command-prompt Remove .kook files
  5. In the System Restore window that appears, click Next, select restore point, and press Next again.
  6. Press Yes.

Step 3. Recover your data

If ransomware has encrypted your files, it may be possible to recover them using one of the below mentioned methods. However, they will not always work, and the best way to ensure you do not lose your files is to have backup.

a) Method 1. Recover files via Data Recovery Pro

  1. Download Data Recovery Pro.
  2. Once it's installed, launch it and start a scan. data-recovery-pro Remove .kook files
  3. If the program is able to recover the files, you should be able to get them back. data-recovery-pro-scan Remove .kook files

b) Method 2. Recover files via Windows Previous Versions

If System Restore was enabled before you lost access to your files, you should be able to recover them via Windows Previous Versions.
  1. Find and right-click on the file you want to recover.
  2. Press Properties and then Previous Versions. win-previous-version Remove .kook files
  3. Select the version and press Restore.

c) Method 3. Recover files via Shadow Explorer

If the ransomware did not delete Shadow Copies of your files, you should be able to recover them via Shadow Explorer.
  1. Download Shadow Explorer from shadowexplorer.com.
  2. After you install it, open it.
  3. Select the disk with the encrypted files, choose a date.
  4. If folders that you want to recover appear, press Export. shadowexplorer Remove .kook files