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Kolobo ransomware

Threat Summary

Threat Name

Kolobo ransomware



Risk Level


Encryption Algorithm

XOR and RSA algorithm

Extension file extension

Distribution Channel

Junk Email attachments, freeware application, malicious sites and more.


Encrypts all stored files.

Affected OS

Windows XP, Vista, NT, Me, 7, 8/8.1, 10

More Information About Kolobo ransomware

According to malware expert, Kolobo ransomware is a variant of Gingerbread ransomware that was firstly spotted in November 2016. The nasty malware can get inside the PC without your approval. After installation, it encrypts all files such as PDF files, pictures, Microsoft Office documents, audio and video files, databases and other files by using XOR and RSA algorithms. It also appends a file extension to each targeted file. After the successful encryption process, it drops a .html or .txt file with instructions how to pay the ransom. The ransom-demanding message is unique and creative. It uses the same Russian ransom note delivered by the Gingerbread. Screenshot of ransom note-


Kolobo ransomware

Developers of Kolobo ransomware offers a risky deal to transfer some bitcoins in order to get back access to the computer and decrypt the files. It is completely a scam if you will pay the ransom money then it will not unlock your data. It only wants to create havoc among the users and cheat their money.

The Transmission Preference Of Kolobo ransomware

  • Unknown email attachments – Opening unknown email attachments can be a big chance for the ransomware to get within targeted computer.
  • Using of pirated programs– If you are downloading pirated software through the Internet unofficial websites then the nasty threat silently invade your computer.
  • Freeware application– If user click on freeware and malicious services then, there are a lot of possibilities that the ransomware easily installs into the computer.
  • Other sources– P2Pfile sharing networks, browse rogue sites, outdated anti-virus programs, malicious sites and more.

Kolobo ransomware Is Dangerous

Kolobo ransomware is a Russian threat that encrypts all files and demand huge amount for decryption tool. Most of the time, victims get scared and sent ransom amount for hackers but they will not receive decryption tool. In fact during the payment process, it steal your all confidential details for illegal purpose. Therefore, it is very important to get rid of Kolobo ransomware from the infected Windows immediately.

Scan PC to Remove Kolobo ransomware

How to Uninstall Kolobo ransomware from Control Panel from Windows 10

  • Click and Open Start Menu option


  • Settings option is to be selected on the menu to show all the contents


  • Click on System option


  • On the system Menu, Click on Apps and features option


  • Now Click on Kolobo ransomware to remove it from PC.

How to Eliminate Kolobo ransomware from Windows 8/8.1

Step 1: Press repeatedly F8 to boot PC in Safe Mode. Restart PC and select “Safe Mode with Networking”.


Step 2: Press ALT+Ctrl+Del to open Windows Task Manager. After that, search all the Kolobo ransomware related processes and then click to “End Task”


Step 3: Type “regedit” in Run dialog box and open Windows Registry Editor. Search and delete all the corrupt registries added by Kolobo ransomware infection.


Step 4: Go to Start and then click to open Control Panel.


After that, click Add/Remove Program


Uninstall Kolobo ransomware associated programs from Windows 8/8.1


Uninstall Kolobo ransomware From Window 7/vista

Tap on F8 Key to Enter Safe Mode


Restart PC and select “Safe Mode with Networking”


First of all close all running programs and open Task manager by pressing ALT + CTRL + DEL keys on your keyboard simultaneously.


Now Click on Processes menu and select all the processes associated with Kolobo ransomware one by one then click on End Task.


Now go to the desktop, click on Start Menu on the left lower corner. Move to Control panel and use left mouse click over it.


The Control panel window will open, if are getting the view by Category find and click “Uninstall a program” below “Programs” group.


Now select Kolobo ransomware within programs list and click on Uninstall.

Steps to Eliminate Kolobo ransomware from Windows XP

Step 1: Restart PC in Safe Mode by continuously pressing F8 button. After that, select “Safe Mode with Networking”.


Step 2: Open Windows Task Manager by pressing Alt+Ctrl+Del together. After that, find and select all the Kolobo ransomware associated processes and then click to “End Task” button.


Step 3: Open Run dialog box and then enter “regedit.exe” to open Windows Registry. Search and then delete all the corrupt and infectious registries added by Kolobo ransomware.


Step 4: Click Start button and then go to Control Panel, click to open Windows Add/Remove Program. Search all the Kolobo ransomware related programs and then uninstall it from Windows XP.



How to Uninstall Kolobo ransomware From Your Infected Browser

A. Guidelines to Remove Kolobo ransomware From Microsoft Edge Browser

How to Reset Default Search Engine to Uninstall Kolobo ransomware

Select Settings after selecting More (…) on the address bar


Click and select on View advanced settings option

advance settings-edge

In order to input the search engine, Click on <Add new> under option”Search in the address bar with”


Select Search engine and adds as default by clicking on Add as default option.

How to Reset Default Homepage on Microsoft Edge to Uninstall Kolobo ransomware

  • Select More (…) option on the address bar followed by settings
  • Select specific page or pages under Open with option
  • After selecting the Custom option, enter the URL of the homepage you wish to set as


B. How to Delete Kolobo ransomware from Google Chrome

Click to Open Google Chrome and then click on menu icon which is on the top right corner and then select Tools → Extensions


Select all the malicious extensions including Kolobo ransomware and then select trash icon


Again click on menu icon and select Settings and then click to Manage Search Engines under the Search section


In Search Engines, remove all the infectious search sites and set Google Chrome as Default Browser


C. How to Uninstall Kolobo ransomware From Mozilla Firefox

Launch Mozilla Firefox and find and click “Firefox” button on the top left corner on the screen.


A drop down box will appear, navigate to Add-ons option and click on it.


In the next window select and click on “Extensions” in left pane.


Find Kolobo ransomware add-on and click on the center area to see the border exactly and click on Disable button.
Wait a moment and let the add-on get disabled.


Now click the “Remove” button, later on uninstall the add-on Mozilla will ask you to restart the browser.


D. How to Remove Kolobo ransomware From Internet Explorer

First of all Launch Internet explorer by clicking the Task-bar Icon on desktop.

Now Click on Tool Menu on web browser interface.


Select and click on Manage add-ons in the drop down box.

A View and manage your Internet Explorer Add-ons window will open, now click on “Toolbar and Extensions” option in left pane.

A list of all installed ad-ons will appear, select Kolobo ransomware and click on “Disable” button and Reset IE


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