It is entirely possible that KRider Ransomware is not yet fully developed. These kinds of malicious programs are created for money extortion, so we find it strange that the cyber criminals behind this threat do not ask for any payment. For now, it looks like the infection does nothing else besides enciphering user’s personal files. The malware might work silently, and since it does not show any warning message, its victims may only realize what happened after they notice it is impossible to open their files. Our researchers say KRider Ransomware might be recognized by the additional .kr3 extension it could add to the data it encrypts. If you noticed it on your files, we encourage you to read the rest of the article and learn more about the malicious program. Clearly, there is no use in keeping the infection on the computer, so you should erase it with a reliable antimalware tool or while following the manual deletion instructions available below this report.
The malicious program should target user’s personal data, for example, it could be pictures, images, photographs, invoices, text documents, etc. Thus, files belonging to the operating system or other software on the computer should not be affected. Accordingly, you might not realize the computer was infected until you notice the .kr3 extension given to all private files or fail to open such data. Sadly, KRider Ransomware does not seem to have a decryptor yet as it does not even save the decryption key. This code is unique to each infected computer, and it should be created during the encryption process. In most cases, cyber criminals behind such threats keep these keys on their private servers and ask victims to pay a ransom in exchange for this unique decryption password.
However, even if the malicious program gets updated and its creators start asking their victims to pay for decryption tools, we would still advise you to erase KRider Ransomware instead of putting up with any demands. You can never be one hundred percent sure the cyber criminals will do as they promise. All they care is taking the victim’s money. Therefore, the only thing we can advise you is to eliminate the malware and learn from this experience. Copies of all necessary files that are irreplaceable to you should be stored somewhere else besides the computer, for example, removable or cloud storages, etc. Plus, to avoid dangerous applications alike in the future, it would be a good idea to get a legitimate antimalware tool that could keep your system protected.
Given that this is a serious threat and there could be more malware on the system, our researchers advise deleting the malicious program with a reliable antimalware tool. With it, users could locate threats while performing a full system scan and erase them all at once automatically. Of course, if you want to remove it on your own, you could try to eliminate KRider Ransomware manually too. The only way to do so is to find the malware’s created files and its launcher that you probably downloaded unknowingly. Once you locate this data, we recommend erasing it immediately. If you require any assistance with these tasks, you should use the instructions available below this article. Also, feel free to reach us via social media or leave a comment below if you have other questions about the infection or need more help while deleting it.