KXDE Virus (.kxde File) Ransomware — Remove & Decrypt Files

If you cannot open your pics, documents, or data and see the .kxde extension on them, your system is surely infected with Kxde ransomware. It belongs to STOP/Djvu ransomware group

Kxde ransomware ciphers personal documents identified on the victim’s PC with the extension “.kxde” and then leaves the ransom note in each folder which contains encrypted files. The instructions are put on the victim’s desktop in the “readme.txt” file. Its activity is basically comparable to other examples of the same ransomware family: Wdlo, Pphg, Ssoi.

What is Kxde Ransomware?

NameKxde Virus
Ransomware family1DJVU/STOP2 ransomware
Extension.kxde
Ransomware note_readme.txt
RansomFrom $490 to $980
Contactmanager@mailtemp.ch, helprestoremanager@airmail.cc
SymptomsThe images, videos, and other documents have the “.kxde” extension and cannot be opened by any programs
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Kxde 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 “.kxde” extension. Then Kxde ransomware adds a money 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 certain Bitcoin address. The AES-256 or RSA-1028 cipher it uses to encrypt the documents is not decryptable with modern computers. Even quantum PCs that already exist will spend hundreds of years to get the decryption key.

How dangerous is the Kxde ransomware?

When Kxde ransomware appears on your PC, it will examine your disks for images, videos, and important documents. It encrypt] all widespread file formats- .psd, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .pdf, .jpeg, .png, et cetera. When these documents are found, the ransomware will cipher them and also change their extension to “.kxde” to ensure that you understand what happened.

After the Kxde ransomware ciphered the data on your PC, it will drop the last “readme.txt” file on the main screen. Besides the money transferring instructions, the victims also see the email addresses to contact the crooks – helprestoremanager@airmail.cc and manager@mailtemp.ch.

Here is the money ransom note that the Kxde 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.
You can get and look video overview decrypt tool:
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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.

To get this software you need write on our e-mail:
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Reserve e-mail address to contact us:
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How did the Kxde ransomware get on my computer?

The Kxde ransomware spreads by posting websites to get hacked programs or games. They keep their eye on all buzz themes which can be used to spread ransomware. New games releases, new popular movies – Kxde developers make whatever to get their victims on that. One of the most common strategies these crooks use is one-day sites with torrent downloading links. However, pursuing the current trends is not the single tactic these crooks use. Options that have already turned into standard, such as e-mail spamming, are likewise typical for STOP/Djvu ransomware spreading.

Malicious email spam
The example of email spamming that may lead to Kxde ransomware injection

Avoiding this ransomware does not need a lot of initiative. Adhering to the regular rules of computer hygiene will significantly minimize all dangers. Keep in mind that starting all files you receive on email is not a great option. Even worse scenario is to enable macros in Microsoft Office files. But it is far 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. Meanwhile, stuff that tries to appear like Amazon or FedEx delivery notification, but uses the email address of “amazonspurrot1363@gmail.com”– must make you get on the alarm. Above, you can see the example of such a message.

Outlaw sources of different digital things need some additional description. Violating copyright law surely exposes you to the danger of being fined. However, using torrent trackers or third-party websites to download “free” programs also exposes you to different malware. No one can oversee undisclosed individuals that start the torrent seeding or publish the hacked program version on the site with pirated software.

Kxde virus removal instructions.

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This guide below shows how to use Trojan Killer Portable3 for Kxde 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 Kxde ransomware

In most cases, it’s impossible to recover the files encrypted by the Kxde 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 Kxde 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 .kxde 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 Kxde 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.

KXDE Ransomware — How To Remove Virus & Decrypt Files?

Name: KXDE Virus

Description: KXDE Virus is a STOP/DJVU family of ransomware-type virus. It encrypts files, video, photos, documents. Encrypted files can be tracked by a specific kxde extension. KXDE 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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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.