Krypton Ransomware is a new nightmare for those who do not have a backup of their important files. This ransomware program can encrypt all your personal files, such as picture, videos, databases, archives as well as third-party program files. Our research shows that this malicious program is based on the good old Hidden Tear Ransomware, which was originally an open-source project but has provided a base for a number of vicious threats like KoreanLocker Ransomware, Genocheats Ransomware, and Crypt0 HT Ransomware. Finding this dangerous threat on your system could easily mean that you are going to lose your files to encryption. Paying the demanded ransom fee may not help you either since it is quite rare that cyber criminals actually care enough after receiving your money to send you the decryption software or key. We advise you to take action right away and remove Krypton Ransomware from your system. If you believe that a free file recovery tool may surface in the near future, you should backup the encrypted files onto a removable drive and transfer the clean files back from your backup if you have any.
When it comes to ransomware infections, cyber criminals have a few options to try to infect you. Some of these ways, unfortunately, involve you, too. How? Well, you may get a spam e-mail with an attachment, which may appear as an image, an .xls, .docx or .txt file, or a .zip archive. However, this file is indeed the malicious executable, which will be activated the moment you decide to click to see it. This is clearly a great mistake because this step may easily cost you all your important personal files. This spam can be very misleading and even more experienced users may consider it important to open it. No wonder since the subject may relate to something really urgent to take care of, such as an unpaid invoice, an issue with your credit card details, and so on. It is essential to remember that you cannot delete Krypton Ransomware without your files being encrypted and the removal of this dangerous infection will not recover your files.
It is also possible to download such a malware infection when you tend to use suspicious P2P sites (torrent and shareware) to download free programs. These sites usually promote malicious bundles, which could be packed with all kinds of threats, including this ransomware as well as adware programs, browser hijackers among others. Yet another way for you to infect your system with this nightmarish program is to land on a malicious webpage that uses Exploit Kits. This type of attack is only effective, though, if your browsers and drivers are not up-to-date. So it is only obvious that you need to keep all your programs updated if you do not want to end up having to delete Krypton Ransomware.
Once you initiate this attack, this ransomware targets your most important files and encrypts them with a serious algorithm. This threat can cause severe damage to you since it targets valuable files that may mean enough to you to be ready to pay the ransom fee. The encrypted files append a ".kryptonite" extension and will look like "my_video.mp4.kryptonite." This infection drops a text file called "KRYPTON_RANSOMWARE.txt" in every affected folder as well as on your desktop, "%Userprofile%\Desktop\test.Krypton\KRYPTON_RANSOMWARE.txt." It also drops an image file named "krypton.png" on your desktop. This image replaces your desktop background once the attack is over.
This .png file contains basic information about the encryption. It is with white letters on black background. The interesting thing is that this ransom note demands you to pay $150 worth of Bitcoins, while the ransom note in the application window that pops up requires you to transfer $300. This is rather confusing, to say the least. Not that we would encourage you to pay at all. In fact, we advise you to remove Krypton Ransomware immediately.
We have put together a guide for you below that you can use to eliminate this dangerous ransomware infection. Since there is a chance that you are not the manual type user who would like to get his hands "dirty," we also recommend that you install a decent anti-malware program (e.g., SpyHunter) that you can fully trust and suits your needs. Please make sure that you update all your programs, too, in order to protect your PC against possible cyber attacks.
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|1||40e50b06c911ff34e68bacf466a470b1e76945695fc45b3b8e065a153b99efc9.exe||127488 bytes||MD5: ddbb68a048aa1dc2d70def4ed51d7f72|
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