What is Kovter.C virus?
Kovter.C virus is a dangerous trojan horse, which can be used for initiating a long list of malicious activities on victim’s computer. Once installed on the system, this virus can give its owner a remote access to affected PC system. After doing so, the attacker gets an ability to control everything what is installed on PC. This activity is usually initiated from a command and control server (C&C). In most of the cases, it is used for hijacking Internet Explorer or other browsers, installing malicious files, removing or blocking legitimate software and initiating similar unwanted activities on the system. Beware that Kovter.C virus might be related to Kovter ransomware, so it might also be used for blocking the system and replacing the desktop with a huge notification. What this alert claims? It is mostly designed to tell people that they have to pay a special ransom for some illegal activities that they initiated on their computers. Please, don’t pay this ransom because it won’t help you to unlock your computer and get rid of Kovter.C malware and related cyber threats. If you want to do that, you must scan your computer with updated anti-spyware and get rid of malicious files. We think that you should opt for Reimage (Windows OS) or Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus (Mac OS X) if you want to remove Kovter.C virus with all its files and folders from the system without leaving its leftovers.
How can Kovter.C virus infect my computer?
Kovter.C virus is spread just like any other trojan horse. This means that you can be tricked into installing it on your computer if you don’t pay an appropriate amount of your attention to your PC’s security. Please, make sure you have a reputable anti-spyware and anti-virus installed on the system for avoiding this dangerous Trojan. Also, stay away from illegal programs and malicious websites if you want to keep your computer secure. If Kovter.C virus infiltrates the system, it initiates various changes in PC’s settings: it drops its own registry entries, creates its own processes, injects its code into svchost.exe and the default HTML file viewer, etc. It may also alter the home page/default search engine and help scammers implement hundreds of other malicious activities. Note that the most of changes that are initiated by Kovter.C virus may not be restored after removing it from the system.
How to remove Kovter.C virus?
If you think that your PC was infected by Kovter.C virus, you should immediately scan it with Reimage or Plumbytes Anti-MalwareWebroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus. If your PC is locked, you should follow these steps:
Manual Kovter removal:
- Reboot you infected PC to ‘Safe mode with command prompt’ to disable virus (this should be working with all versions of this threat)
- Run Regedit
- Search for WinLogon Entries and write down all the files that are not explorer.exe or blank. Replace them with explorer.exe.
- Search the registry for these files you have written down and delete the registry keys referencing the files.
- Reboot and run a full system scan with updated Reimage to remove leftovers of this virus.