Is this a serious threat
KesLan ransomware will lock your files and demand that you make a payment in exchange for their decryption tool. Ransomware is classified as a high-level infection, which could lead to highly serious consequences. When you open the contaminated file, the ransomware will immediately begin file encryption in the background. Commonly, it targets files such as photos, videos, documents, essentially all files for which people would be inclined to pay the ransom. Sadly, you’ll need to get the decryption key to unlock files, which the ransomware makers/distributors will offer you for a price. The good news is that ransomware might be cracked by malware specialists, and a free decryptor might be developed. If you do not recall ever backing up your files and do not intend to give into the cyber crooks’ demands, that free decryption utility may be your best choice.
You’ll find a ransom note either on the desktop or in folders that contain files which have been encrypted. The note will clarify what happened to your files and how you could recover them. Our next statement shouldn’t surprise you but interacting with crooks over anything is not advised. Oftentimes, cyber crooks take the money but do not help restore files. It is highly likely your money would go towards creating future malware. If backup is not an option to you, using the demanded money to buy it might be a wiser idea. Simply erase KesLan ransomware if you had made copies of your files.
If you recently opened a strange email attachment or downloaded some kind of update, that’s how it could have gotten into your device. The reason we say you likely got it through those methods is because they are the most popular among cyber criminals.
Ransomware distribution methods
You probably got the ransomware via spam email or fake program updates. We suggest you be more careful with spam emails if email was how you obtained the infection. If you get an email from an unfamiliar sender, you have to carefully check the contents before opening the attachment. In order to make you less careful, hackers will use known company names in the email. As an example, the sender may claim to be Amazon and that they are emailing you because of an unusual transaction made by your account. It’s not hard to affirm if the sender is actually who they say they are. All you actually need to do is see if the email address matches any real ones used by the company. We also advise scanning the file that has been attached with a malicious software scanner just to be sure that it will not harm your system.
The malware might have also slipped in via bogus updates for software. Often, you’ll encounter such bogus program updates on suspicious web pages. Those fake update offers might also appear in ads and banners. Nevertheless, because updates will never be pushed this way, people familiar with how updates work will not fall for it. Don’t use advertisements as download sources, because the fallout could be very harmful. Take into consideration that if software needs an update, the software will either automatically update or you will be notified via the program, and certainly not through your browser.
What does this malware do
In case you haven’t noticed yet, your files have been locked by ransomware. As soon as you opened the contaminated file, the encryption process, which you wouldn’t necessarily notice, began. You’ll be able to quickly differentiate between affected files because they will have a file extension attached to them. Because a complex encryption algorithm was used, encrypted files won’t be openable so easily. If you check your desktop or folders that contain locked files, a ransom note ought to appear, which ought to provide information on how to recover your files. Usually, ransom notes look essentially identical, they initially say your files have been encrypted, demand money and then threaten you with erasing files permanently if you don’t pay. Paying the ransom is not the suggested option, even if that’s the only way to get files back. It’s not likely that the people to blame for locking your files will feel any obligation to decrypt them after you pay. The same criminals could make you a target again because in their belief if you have paid once, you might pay again.
Instead of complying with the requests, try to recall if your files are being kept somewhere but you just can’t remember. In case a free decryption utility is released in the future, backup all your locked files. It’s important to erase KesLan ransomware from your computer as quickly as possible, in any case.
Backups need to be made frequently, so hopefully you’ll begin doing that. It’s not unlikely that you will end up in the same situation again, so if you do not want to endanger your files again, backing up your files is important. Backup prices differ depending in which backup option you pick, but the purchase is definitely worth it if you have files you wish to safekeep.
KesLan ransomware elimination
Unless you actually know what you’re doing, do not attempt manual elimination. Download malware removal program to deal with the threat, unless you want to risk doing further harm to your computer. In some cases, people have to boot their systems in Safe Mode in order for anti-malware program to work. The anti-malware program should be working fine in Safe Mode, so you should be able to delete KesLan ransomware. However unfortunate it might be, you will not be able to restore files with malware removal program as that isn’t its goal.