Killrabbit Ransomware is a real threat to your personal files. This threat belongs to the ransomware category, so, naturally, it locks files on victims’ computers once it successfully slithers onto them. This infection encrypts data mercilessly, but it is not a sophisticated threat, specialists say. As research has shown, it is very likely that it is still in development because it only locks files and does not do anything else, for example, it does not even demand a ransom, which is very surprising considering the fact that ransomware infections are developed by cyber criminals to obtain money from users. Of course, the threat might be finished soon. If this ever happens and it starts working properly, cyber criminals might start distributing it actively. The entrance of malware is usually sudden and unexpected, and users find out about its entrance only when they realize that a bunch of files can no longer be accessed. Users often decide to do nothing about that because they believe that the malicious application they have encountered will not strike again, but they make a huge mistake because active malware might cause more problems in no time. Speaking about keeping the ransomware infection, it might encrypt some more files if not removed soon. Therefore, if you ever encounter Killrabbit Ransomware, make sure you eliminate it from your system.
Killrabbit Ransomware does not demand a ransom, but it still encrypts files on affected computers. Therefore, if this infection finds a way to infiltrate your computer, files you keep on your system will be all locked without mercy. Killrabbit Ransomware should not differ much from other ransomware infections, specialists say. In other words, it should also encrypt all media files on affected computers. A file that has the .killrabbit extension has no doubt been affected by Killrabbit Ransomware. Unfortunately, it is not that easy to decrypt files locked by ransomware. To be honest, it is often impossible to do that because ransomware infections use strong ciphers that cannot be cracked. Of course, files can still be restored from a backup, but that is only possible if a user has copies of those affected files.
According to malware researchers, Killrabbit Ransomware is not a sophisticated threat. There are infections that lock system utilities, Desktops, and make a bunch of changes in the system registry, but Killrabbit Ransomware is not one of them. It only drops five different files on the affected computer: three files contain the .php extension, one with the .decrypt extension, and one with .time. Unfortunately, our malware researchers could not check what these files contain because they are encrypted and cannot be accessed, but if you can locate them on your computer too, there is no doubt that Killrabbit Ransomware is the ransomware infection you have encountered.
Cyber criminals do not distribute Killrabbit Ransomware actively, but there is nothing surprising about this because this threat does not work properly yet. As mentioned, it does not demand a ransom after locking data on affected computers. We cannot guarantee that it will not become prevalent in the future, so you should be cautious in order not to encounter it. Ransomware infections are usually spread via malicious email attachments, or they might end up on users’ PCs if RDP connections used are insecure. In some cases, users themselves download malicious software from a dubious website, so we expect you to quit your bad Internet browsing habits immediately to improve your safety as well.
Killrabbit Ransomware must be removed from the system as soon as possible, even if it has not locked any files you consider important on your computer. You will get rid of this threat quickly – it will be gone after you delete recently downloaded/launched suspicious files from your computer. By default, all downloads are placed in %USERPROFILE%\Downloads.