Kraken Cryptor Ransomware Removal Guide

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Kraken Cryptor Ransomware is a malicious threat that displays a ransom note asking to pay 0.125 Bitcoins, which is around 841 US dollars at the moment of writing. The sum is asked in exchange for decrypting the victim’s files that should be encrypted soon after the system gets infected. It might seem like the only way to get your files back, but you can replace locked files with backup copies too. However, even if you have no options, we would not recommend paying the ransom, especially when the sum is so huge. There is always a risk the hackers may not bother to hold on to their end of the detail and consequently you could lose your money in vain. Thus, it seems to us it would be wiser to remove Kraken Cryptor Ransomware. To do so manually, check the instructions located below or if the process is too complicated, you could employ a reliable security tool instead.

In most cases, threats like Kraken Cryptor Ransomware travel with Spam emails or via malicious file-sharing web pages. In other words, usually, it is the user himself who accidentally launches the malware and gets the system infected. If you do not want to make such mistakes in the future, we would recommend keeping away from doubtful web pages as much as possible. Also, it would be a good idea to ignore suspicious emails carrying attachments or suggesting you visit other web pages. Our specialists say it is always safer to check whether the sender's address is legit or not and to think for a moment if you were waiting to receive this content or not before opening anything. For extra protection, users could scan unreliable material with a security tool first.

If Kraken Cryptor Ransomware enters the computer, it should start encrypting user’s files with a secure encryption algorithm. During this process, each affected file is supposed to receive a second extension called .onion, for example, picture.jpg.onion. Afterward, the malware should show a Notepad document with a message from the malicious application’s developers. According to them, there is no other way to recover affected files except pay the sum they demand. The interesting part is the sum on the note may say 0.25 BTC, but the amount on Kraken Cryptor Ransomware’s website could ask for 0.125 BTC. It is possible the hackers skipped one number accidentally, although we cannot be sure. In any case, we would not recommend paying either of these sums if you do not want to risk losing your savings for nothing.

Those of you who choose not to put up with any demands and wish to erase the malicious application can do it in two ways. The first option is to remove Kraken Cryptor Ransomware manually while following the instructions located below as the given steps will list the files that should be erased. The second way is to scan the computer with a security tool of your choice. This way the tool would identify the data belonging to the malicious application or other threats that could be on the system, and you could eliminate such data at the same time by just pressing the provided removal button.

Get rid of Kraken Cryptor Ransomware

  1. Click Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
  2. Select Task Manager.
  3. Locate a particular process belonging to the malicious program.
  4. Mark it and press End Task.
  5. Exit Task Manager.
  6. Open File Explorer (Win+E).
  7. Go to these locations separately:
    %TEMP%
    %USERPROFILE%\Downloads
    %USERPROFILE%\Desktop
  8. Search for a suspicious file that might be the malware’s installer; right-click it and select Delete.
  9. Find a document called #How to Decrypt Files.txt.
  10. Right-click it and select Delete.
  11. Exit the Explorer.
  12. Empty Recycle bin.
  13. Reboot the device.
Download Remover for Kraken Cryptor Ransomware *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

Kraken Cryptor Ransomware Screenshots:

Kraken Cryptor Ransomware
Kraken Cryptor Ransomware
Kraken Cryptor Ransomware

Kraken Cryptor Ransomware technical info for manual removal:

Files Modified/Created on the system:

# File Name File Size (Bytes) File Hash
1e8afae434aa9c3a3c848aa1f0809ebbddb6c88d45f39ba4306bbdefac4e59207.exe180704 bytesMD5: 1c2bd3bcb860d67bce367a3f703f64ea

Memory Processes Created:

# Process Name Process Filename Main module size
1e8afae434aa9c3a3c848aa1f0809ebbddb6c88d45f39ba4306bbdefac4e59207.exee8afae434aa9c3a3c848aa1f0809ebbddb6c88d45f39ba4306bbdefac4e59207.exe180704 bytes

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