Kill Imme is a malicious tool created to encipher data on the infected computer so that the threat’s creators could ask for ransom. The cyber criminals responsible for this particular malware seem to be rather greedy as they demand to make a payment of 2 BTC; currently, it is around $2.369. The warning provided by the infection says this amount of money would get users a decryption key that is necessary for data decryption. As much as you want to decipher files on the computer, we do not think it is a good idea to gamble with your money because if you get tricked the encrypted data would be still unusable and the money you paid would be lost in vain. Therefore, you should not make such a decision in haste. While thinking what to do, you could read the article and learn more about Kill Imme. Below the text, you will find recommended deletion steps as well, so feel free to use them to remove the malware.
So far it is still unknown how the malicious application is being distributed since there is not much information about it yet. However, based on our experience with threats alike, we could suggest a couple of possible distribution methods. Firstly, a lot of ransomware applications are spread with Spam emails, so Kill Imme could be traveling with infected attachments. The other popular way to spread such threats is to distribute them through malicious software installers, updates, etc. Of course, the user who opens such data does not suspect anything and launches the infection unknowingly. To keep the computer safe, it is advisable to stay away from unreliable file sharing sites and always make sure the program you choose and its installer are safe to use. Also, when you receive files with Spam or from unknown senders, it would be best to take extra precautions and scan such data with a reliable antimalware tool first.
Soon after the malware is launched, it should start performing its primary task that is your personal data encryption. Our researchers are still not certain what encryption algorithm is used, but since the application is rather similar to Xorist Ransomware, it might be using the same cryptosystem. This infection might add .imme.teras.completecrypt or .imme extensions at the end of the enciphered files’ titles. Thus, it is not difficult to separate data that was affected; not to mention, enciphered files would be impossible to open. Unlike some ransomware applications, Kill Imme does not lock the screen or display a pop-up window as it simply drops a text file called HOW TO DECRYPT FILES.txt. Inside of it, users might find short instructions telling them how to pay the ransom and contact the cyber criminals.
Just as we said earlier, we advise you to refuse the malware’s creators if you do not want to risk losing around 2.369 US dollars. What's more, we recommend removing Kill Imme if you want to keep your system clean and secure. You could try to erase it manually by following the instructions placed below the article, but since this is a serious threat, it is more advisable to delete it with trustworthy antimalware software. Especially, if you do not have much experience with malicious applications. For further assistance, users could reach us via social media or leave a message in the comments section.