Cyber threat analysts define the Khonsari ransomware as one of those malicious programs that try to gain money from the users. This ransomware is quite similar to Wuxia ransomware. The file-encrypting ransomware encrypts all the files on your computer. Once encrypted, you can not open the files easily.
The encryption works on all kinds of files on your computer. The ransomware scans the whole PC and locks any file it wants randomly. Affected files appar with a “.khonsari” extension after the encryption. Whether it is audio, video, image, document, or any other form for file. The ransomware can affect anything. You may even preview the content of the files after the encryption.
If your system is also attacked by the Khonsari virus, then this article can help you get rid of it.
What is Khonsari Ransomware?
Khonsari is quite similar to any other malware from the same line. The program works by encrypting the files. When you try to open these files, a pop-up shows up that to view the contents of the files, you need to pay some amount to the ransomware operator.
The operator generally asks for payment through BitCoin or some other cryptocurrency. Other modes of payment may also be involved. As an AES and RSA cryptographic algorithm is used to lock the files, you can get rid of the encryption easily.
How Does Khonsari Ransomware Infect Your Computer?
More than one reason may be responsible for this. It’s very hard to determine how Khonsari found its way to your PC. Here are some of the reasons that may be responsible:
- You received and then opened a malicious file from the sender.
- You downloaded an infected file from the internet
- The creators of the ransomware knew about the programs on your PC and exploited them for ransom.
- You tried to access some free files from hosting websites.
- Previously, you downloaded and installed some cracked or pirated programs.
- You accessed questionable content from the browser like pornography.
How to Remove Khonsari Ransomware from your PC?
The manual process to remove the Khonsari ransomware is quite complicated. Not everyone can successfully execute it on the PC. So we recommend that you use a data recovery tool. For protection from such attacks in the future, use trusted anti-malware software.