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About this infection

.konx Files Ransomware file-encrypting malware, generally known as ransomware, will encode your data. If you get your PC contaminated, you could lose access to your files for good, so infection is no simple matter. Another reason why data encoding malware is thought to be so harmful is that it is rather easy to get the infection. If your computer is infected, a spam email attachment, a malicious advertisement or a fake download is accountable. After it encrypts your files, it’ll demand that you pay a ransom for a decryptor. You will possibly be requested to pay a minimum of a couple hundred dollars, it depends on what data encrypting malicious software you have, and how much you value your data. Paying isn’t something we advise doing, so consider all scenarios. Criminals won’t have a moral obligation to help you in restoring your files, so they may just take your money. We would not be surprised if you’re left with undecrypted data, and you would certainly not be the first one. This type of thing could occur again or your machine might crash, so it would be better to invest the money into some kind of backup. You will be presented with many backup options, all you have to do is select the one best suiting you. You can recover data from backup if you had it done prior to malware infecting your system, after you uninstall .konx Files Ransomware. These kinds of threats are everywhere, so you will have to be ready. To keep a system safe, one must always be ready to run into possible malware, becoming informed about their spread methods.

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How does file encoding malicious software spread

Even though there are special cases, most file encoding malicious program like to use primitive methods of distribution, which are spam email, malicious adverts and fake downloads. That does not mean more skillful crooks will not use sophisticated methods.

Recall if you have recently opened an attachment from an email which ended up in the spam folder. Essentially, all malware authors have to do is add a corrupted file to an email, and send it to many users. Crooks can make those emails quite convincing, commonly using topics like money and taxes, which is why we’re not shocked that those attachments are opened. In addition to grammatical mistakes, if the sender, who definitely knows your name, uses Dear User/Customer/Member and firmly encourages you to open the file added, it might be a sign that the email contains data encoding malware. A sender whose email you need to definitely open would not use general greetings, and would use your name instead. Amazon, PayPal and other known company names are oftentimes used because people trust them, therefore are more likely to open the emails. If you do not think that’s the case, you could have picked up the infection via malicious ads or bogus downloads. If while you were on a compromised website you pressed on an infected advert, it could have caused the ransomware to download. And if you have to download something, only trust legitimate websites. Never download anything, whether it’s programs or updates, from dubious sources, which include ads. If an application was needed to be updated, it would notify you via the application itself, and not through your browser, and generally they update themselves anyway.

What does it do?

An infection leading to permanent file loss is not an impossible scenario, which is why ransomware is is categorized as a dangerous-level infection. It has a list of target files, and their encryption will take a very short time. If not for other signs, you will notice the ransomware when weird file extension appear added to your files. The reason why your files may be impossible to decrypt for free is because some ransomware use strong encryption algorithms for the encoding process, and may be impossible to break them. When the encryption process is finished, a ransom note will be dropped, and it ought to explain how you should proceed. Even though you will be offered a decryption tool for your files, paying for it isn’t something we recommend doing. Do not forget who you are dealing with, what’s there to stop crooks from simply taking your money. Additionally, you’d be giving cyber criminals money to further create malicious software. Even though it’s understandable, by complying with the demands, people are making ransomware a more and more profitable business, which already made $1 billion in 2016, and evidently that will lure many people to it. Think about investing the demanded money into reliable backup instead. And your files would not be endangered if this kind of threat hijacked your computer again. We would suggest you don’t pay attention to the requests, and if the threat still remains on your computer, uninstall .konx Files Ransomware, for which you will see instructions below. These types infections can be avoided, if you know how they spread, so try to become familiar with its spread methods, in detail.

How to remove .konx Files Ransomware

You’ll have to employ anti-malware tool to get rid of the threat, if it is still present on your device. You may have chosen to terminate .konx Files Ransomware manually but you could end up further harming your device, which it is not advised. It would be a better idea to use anti-malware software which wouldn’t be jeopardizing your system. It should not have any problems with the process, as those types of programs are developed with the goal to terminate .konx Files Ransomware and other similar infections. So that you know where to begin, guidelines below this report have been placed to help you. Take into consideration that the tool won’t help with data decryption, all it will do is take care of the infection. In some cases, however, the file encoding malware is decryptable, thus malware specialists are able to made a free decryptor, so occasionally look into that.

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Learn how to remove .konx Files Ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Remove .konx Files Ransomware using Safe Mode with Networking.

a) Step 1. Access Safe Mode with Networking.

For Windows 7/Vista/XP
  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart → OK. win-xp-restart Remove .konx Files Ransomware
  2. Press and keep pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appears.
  3. Choose Safe Mode with Networking win-xp-safe-mode Remove .konx Files Ransomware
For Windows 8/10 users
  1. Press the power button that appears at the Windows login screen. Press and hold Shift. Click Restart. win-10-restart Remove .konx Files Ransomware
  2. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings → Restart. win-10-options Remove .konx Files Ransomware
  3. Choose Enable Safe Mode with Networking. win-10-boot-menu Remove .konx Files Ransomware

b) Step 2. Remove .konx Files Ransomware.

You will now need to open your browser and download some kind of anti-malware software. Choose a trustworthy one, install it and have it scan your computer for malicious threats. When the ransomware is found, remove it. If, for some reason, you can't access Safe Mode with Networking, go with another option.

Step 2. Remove .konx Files Ransomware using System Restore

a) Step 1. Access Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

For Windows 7/Vista/XP
  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart → OK. win-xp-restart Remove .konx Files Ransomware
  2. Press and keep pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appears.
  3. Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win-xp-safe-mode Remove .konx Files Ransomware
For Windows 8/10 users
  1. Press the power button that appears at the Windows login screen. Press and hold Shift. Click Restart. win-10-restart Remove .konx Files Ransomware
  2. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings → Restart. win-10-options Remove .konx Files Ransomware
  3. Choose Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win-10-boot-menu Remove .konx Files Ransomware

b) Step 2. Restore files and settings.

  1. You will need to type in cd restore in the window that appears. Press Enter.
  2. Type in rstrui.exe and again, press Enter. command-promt-restore Remove .konx Files Ransomware
  3. A window will pop-up and you should press Next. Choose a restore point and press Next again. windows-restore-point Remove .konx Files Ransomware
  4. Press Yes.
While this should have taken care of the ransomware, you might want to download anti-malware just to be sure no other threats are lurking.  

Step 3. Recover your data

While backup is essential, there is still quite a few users who do not have it. If you are one of them, you can try the below provided methods and you just might be able to recover files.

a) Using Data Recovery Pro to recover encrypted files.

  1. Download Data Recovery Pro, preferably from a trustworthy website.
  2. Scan your device for recoverable files. data-recovery-pro Remove .konx Files Ransomware
  3. Recover them.

b) Restore files through Windows Previous Versions

If you had System Restore enabled, you can recover files through Windows Previous Versions.
  1. Find a file you want to recover.
  2. Right-click on it.
  3. Select Properties and then Previous versions. windows-previous-version Remove .konx Files Ransomware
  4. Pick the version of the file you want to recover and press Restore.

c) Using Shadow Explorer to recover files

If you are lucky, the ransomware did not delete your shadow copies. They are made by your system automatically for when system crashes.
  1. Go to the official website (shadowexplorer.com) and acquire the Shadow Explorer application.
  2. Set up and open it.
  3. Press on the drop down menu and pick the disk you want. shadow-explorer Remove .konx Files Ransomware
  4. If folders are recoverable, they will appear there. Press on the folder and then Export.

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