KCVP Ransomware. How to decrypt .kcvp files?

Written by William Reddy

If you cannot open your pics, documents, or files and also see the .kcvp extension on them, your PC is surely infected with Kcvp ransomware. It pertains to STOP/Djvu ransomware family

Kcvp ransomware ciphers personal documents spotted on the victim’s computer with the extension “.kcvp” and after that generates the ransom note in each folder which contains encrypted files. The instructions are placed on the victim’s PC in the “readme.txt” file. Its task is pretty much similar to other variants of the same family: Tcbu, Tcvp, Fate.

What is Kcvp Ransomware?

NameKcvp Virus
Ransomware family1DJVU/STOP2 ransomware
Extension.kcvp
Ransomware note_readme.txt
RansomFrom $490 to $980
Contactsupport@fishmail.top, datarestorehelp@airmail.cc
SymptomsThe images, videos, and other documents have the “.kcvp” extension and cannot be opened by any programs
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Kcvp is file-encrypting ransomware that prevents regular access to your text files, Excel tables, videos and pictures by ciphering them. It marks the ciphered files with the “.kcvp” extension. Then Kcvp ransomware adds a ransom note (readme.txt) to each folder. In this note, you can see the instructions to pay the ransom ($490-$980 in Bitcoin) to a specified BTC wallet. The AES-256 or RSA-1028 cipher it utilizes to encrypt the files is not decryptable with modern computers. Even quantum computers that currently exist will spend thousands of years to brute force the decryption key.

How dangerous is the Kcvp ransomware?

When Kcvp ransomware gets in your system, it will check your computer for images, videos, and important documents. It [ciphers all widespread file formats- .psd, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .pdf, .jpeg, .png, et cetera. When these documents are located, the ransomware will encrypt them and change their extension to “.kcvp” so that you understand what happened.

After the Kcvp ransomware encrypted the files on your computer, it will drop the last “readme.txt” file on the main screen. Besides the ransom transactioning instructions, the victims also see the email addresses to contact the crooks – datarestorehelp@airmail.cc and support@fishmail.top.

Here is the ransom note that the Kcvp ransomware shows to its victims:

ATTENTION!

Don't worry, you can return all your files!
All your files like pictures, databases, documents and other important are encrypted with strongest encryption and unique key.
The only method of recovering files is to purchase decrypt tool and unique key for you.
This software will decrypt all your encrypted files.
What guarantees you have?
You can send one of your encrypted file from your PC and we decrypt it for free.
But we can decrypt only 1 file for free. File must not contain valuable information.
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Price of private key and decrypt software is $980.
Discount 50% available if you contact us first 72 hours, that's price for you is $490.
Please note that you'll never restore your data without payment.
Check your e-mail "Spam" or "Junk" folder if you don't get answer more than 6 hours.

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Reserve e-mail address to contact us:
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How did the Kcvp ransomware get on my computer?

The Kcvp ransomware spreads by placing links to download hacked programs or games. They try to keep their eye on all buzz topics which can be used to spread ransomware. New games introductions, new popular movies – Kcvp developers make everything to get their victims on that. Some of the most favored strategies these criminals utilize is one-day websites with torrent downloading links. Nonetheless, following the contemporary trends is not the single manner these criminals utilize. Options that have already turned into standard, such as email spamming, are likewise typical for STOP/Djvu ransomware distribution.

Malicious email spam

The example of email spamming that may lead to Kcvp ransomware injection

Preventing this ransomware does not need a lot of effort. Adhering to the standard rules of computer hygiene will significantly decrease all dangers. Bear in mind that opening all files you get on e-mail is not a good habit. Even worse scenario is to enable macros in Microsoft Office documents. However, it is better to stop the malware attack at the moment when you have just opened the email message. Inspecting the sender’s address can point out a lot about what you can expect, and when you see the thing like “support@amazon.com”– it is likely a trustworthy email. On the other hand, stuff that tries to appear like Amazon or FedEx shipping alert, but uses the e-mail address of “amazonspurrot1363@gmail.com”– need to make you get on the alarm. Above, you can see the illustration of such a message.

Illegal sources of different digital things require some extra description. Violating copyright regulation surely throws you to the risk of being fined. Nonetheless, using torrent trackers or third-party websites to download “free” programs likewise exposes you to various malware. No one can oversee undisclosed individuals who start the torrent seeding or publish the hacked program version on the website with pirated program.

Kcvp virus removal instructions.

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This guide below shows how to use Trojan Killer Portable3 for Kcvp virus detection and removal:

  • STEP 1. Download and install Trojan Killer.

  • STEP 2. Click on "Finish".

  • STEP 3. Wait until necessary updates are downloaded and installed.

  • STEP 4. Select computer scan type.

  • STEP 5. The software will begin scanning your computer.

  • STEP 6. Click on "Cure PC".

Restore the files encrypted by the Kcvp ransomware

In most cases, it’s impossible to recover the files encrypted by the Kcvp ransomware because the private key needed to unlock the encrypted files is only available through cybercriminals. However, we’ve listed one option you can use to recover your files below.

Warning! Make sure you remove the ransomware from your system first, otherwise, it will repeatedly encrypt your files.

If your files were encrypted with an offline key, there is a chance you can recover them by using Emsisoft Decryptor for the STOP/Djvu decryption tool. Follow the below guide to recover your files using the Emsisoft Decryptor for STOP/Djvu.

  1. You can download Emsisoft Decryptor for STOP Djvu by clicking this link.
  2. When the decryptor has finished downloading, double-click on “decrypt_STOPDjvu.exe” to run this program on your computer.
  3. Click the “Decrypt” button to start the decryption process for Kcvp files. The screen will switch to a status view, informing you about your files’ current process and decryption status.
  4. The decryptor will inform you once the decryption process will be finished. If you require the report for your records, you can save it by clicking the “Save log” button.

If the Emsisoft Decryptor can’t decrypt your .kcvp files and you do not plan on paying the ransom, it is advised that you make an image of the encrypted drives so that you can decrypt them in the future.

Your computer should now be free of the Kcvp ransomware infection. However, suppose your current antivirus allowed this malicious program on your computer. In that case, you might want to consider purchasing the full-featured version of Trojan Killer to protect against these types of threats in the future.

Remove KCVP Ransomware Virus (DECRYPT .kcvp FILES)

Name: KCVP Virus

Description: KCVP Virus is a STOP/DJVU family of ransomware-type virus. It encrypts files, video, photos, documents. Encrypted files can be tracked by a specific kcvp extension. KCVP ransomware asks victims for a ransom fee about $490 - $980 in Bitcoin.

Offer price: 480

Currency: $

Operating System: Windows

Application Category: Virus

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About the author

William Reddy

I am from Ireland. My parents bought me a computer when I was 11, and several months after I have got a virus on this PC. I decided to enter the INSA Centre Val de Loire university after being graduated from the school. This French educational institution was offering a brand-new cybersecurity course. After getting the master's degree in cybersecurity, I've started working as a virus analyst in a little anti-malware vendor.

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