The clandestine Kovter Virus is a malicious Trojan infection which can corrupt your Windows operating system using a variety of different faces. The main attribute of the threat is a screen-locking warning which supposedly serves authoritative law enforcement organizations. This is just a scam, and you should pay absolutely no attention to the information presented by cyber criminals. Yes, it is virtual schemers who have produced the ransomware – not U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice or any other well-known organization. Needless to say, the mentioned departments will be used within screen warnings which are targeted at those living in the US. Note that if you live in the UK, Germany, Spain, France, Italy or another country, the interface of the infection could change. Please continue reading to find out how to identify and delete Kovter Virus.
The malicious ransomware may present you with a misleading notification suggesting that you have breached certain cyber security laws. You may be accused of distribution/possession of child pornography and other similar crimes. Unfortunately, the ransomware can create redirections to pornographic content websites right before administrative privileges are removed and the misleading accusations are presented. This is what has already fooled Windows users into paying the requested fines. The fines may vary depending on the country you live in; however, those residing in the US will be asked to pay 300 USD. This is a huge fine if you compare the requests linked to other infamous ransomware threats, such as Interpol Virus, Carabinieri Virus, GVU Trojaner or Internet Police Virus. Even though these infections are different, all of them can lock the PC and demand fine payments, which is why we recommend their removal as well.
The clandestine Kovter Virus may require you to use different money transfer systems, including Ukash and MoneyPak. Even though these are legitimate and can be used beneficially, you certainly should not believe that they would be used by Police to collect fines. First of all, the crimes you may be accused of are punishable by much larger fines and imprisonment which usually follow trial. If you discover screen locking alerts and suspicious fine requests, you probably need to delete secretly running ransomware threats.
In order to remove Kovter Virus from the operating system you need to locate and remove a Trojan which may have been installed onto the browsers in a clandestine manner. Trojan infections often travel bundled with unreliable software; however, they could be hidden behind misleading spam email attachments and random links. Due to this, we advise that you delete Kovter Virus and then install authentic security software to guard the operating system in the future. Fortunately, you can join these two tasks into one. Follow the guides below and soon enough the existing lock-down will be disabled.
Delete from Windows 8:
Delete from Windows Vista & Windows 7:
Delete from Windows XP: