If all of your file icons suddenly look like blank pages, perhaps you’ve been infected by the Kasp Ransomware infection. It is a regular ransomware program that comes from the STOP Ransomware family, and so, we know exactly what you expect from it.
You can remove Kasp Ransomware from your computer by following the manual removal guidelines at the bottom of this entry. If you don’t feel confident about removing the program on your own, you can always invest in a licensed antispyware tool that will help you terminate the infection once and for all.
However, removal isn’t the trickiest part of a ransomware infection. The truth is that the prevention is a lot more important. Hence, you have to be ready to tackle this beast when it reaches you. What’s the best way to tackle a ransomware infection? That would be a file backup. It might sound weird, but keeping copies of your files someplace else would save you so much trouble once something like Kasp Ransomware enters your system. If you have copies of yours files someplace else, you can just remove Kasp Ransomware, delete the encrypted files, and then transfer the copies back into your computer, and carry on.
That’s the ideal scenario, although not getting infected with Kasp Ransomware would be more than ideal. Seeing how this app is practically identical to Pezi Ransomware, Usam Ransomware, Homer Ransomware, and so on, we can assume that it employs the same methods to reach its victims. Namely, spam email and unsafe RDP connections. From this, we can get an impression that it’s possible to avoid getting infected with Kasp Ransomware, and you would be absolutely right! But users often get tricked into thinking that the files delivered by the ransomware distribution campaign are legitimate and important.
As a result, users are tricked into opening those files, and then Kasp Ransomware enters their systems. Once that happens, the infection launches the file encryption. The good news is that if Kasp Ransomware uses an offline encryption key, you can easily restore the affected files even if you don’t have a file backup. There is a public decryption tool available for the offline version of the STOP Ransomware, and you can use to restore your files that were locked up with the offline encryption key. However, if an online encryption key was used, you will probably have to rely on a file backup or address a professional for other file recovery options.
Now, you make you see that you have to pay a ransom fee, Kasp Ransomware displays this ransom note:
Don’t worry, you can return all your files!
All your files like pictures, databases, documents and other important are encrypted with strongest encryption and unique key.
The only method of recovering files is to purchase decrypt tool and unique key for you.
Price of private key and decrypt software is $900.
Discount 50% available if you contact us first 72 hours, that’s price for you is $490.
The funny thing is that this ransom note is EXACTLY the same across all STOP Ransomware infections, and no one know whether they really issue the decryption key even if you do contact them within the first 72 hours (which you obviously shouldn’t do).
Please refer to the manual removal instructions below to remove Kasp Ransomware from your computer, and then scan the system with the SpyHunter free scanner to see if you have more malware on-board. Before you start restoring your files or creating your file library anew, you have to make sure that your computer is absolutely safe and clean.