Ransomware

Remove .Kroput1 Ransomware (+File Recovery)


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This page aims to help you remove .Kroput1 Ransomware for free. Our instructions also cover how any .Kroput1 file can be recovered.

Detecting your most valuable files and taking them hostage is the main job of .Kroput1. This is a Ransomware threat, which is designed to secretly apply a special encryption to your documents, images, audios, videos, archives and certain system files, for the purpose of later asking you to pay a ransom for their decryption. Such type of action is a direct form of blackmailing, and the victims, which are attacked, are ruthlessly threatened to make a payment to the hackers if they ever want to access their files again. If you have become a victim of .Kroput1, you probably wonder if there are any alternatives for deal with this nasty infection and how could you possibly save your data without paying the hackers. Fortunately, we might be able to help you with some file-restoration tips as well as with the removal of .Kroput1. On this page, our “How to remove” team has prepared a detailed Removal Guide, which can guide you through the detection and elimination process of the Ransomware. But in order to be able to detect it correctly, let us give you a general idea of what you are dealing with.

.Kroput1 Virus File

.Kroput1: getting to know Ransomware

A perfect tool for online blackmailing, Ransomware has been gaining more and more popularity among the cyber-criminal circles in the recent years. The hackers who create such malicious pieces of software use them to target everyone on the Internet, with the idea of extorting money out of them through a simple yet highly effective scheme. They secretly infect the computer with a malicious file-encrypting virus and let it place its complex encryption on all the files, which can be found there. The infection may also change the file extensions and make the affected files impossible to open or read with any software unless a certain amount of money is paid as ransom for their decryption. Oftentimes the hackers threaten that the decryption key would get destroyed if the money isn’t paid within a specific period of time.

As a typical representative of the Ransomware cryptovirus class, .Kroput1 operates in pretty much the same way which is why it is regarded as a file-encrypting Ransomware. The presence of .Kroput1 on your machine can cause serious loss of data if you are not able to decrypt it, as well as some other harmful consequences for the entire system. This malware usually generates an automatic ransom-demanding message the moment it completes its secret encryption process and prompts the victims to immediately pay a certain amount of money if they want to obtain a decryption key. .Kroput1 threatens that the files will remain encrypted forever, in case the ransom payment is not released within a given deadline. This makes most users panic and give their money to the hackers without researching for other alternatives. Such behavior, however, is caused by fear and frustration and can hardly ever be a good solution to the Ransomware attack.

What are the alternatives?

To our and your misfortune, if a threat like .Kroput1 attacks your system and encrypts the data, found inside, there are very few things, which could eventually save it and restore things back to normal. One is the application of a correct decryption key by using a specialized decryptor tool (more on that in the guid) and the other is the recovery of the files through external backups.

In case that you have your own file backups, your problem is more or less solved and the only thing you need to do before you copy them to the computer is to remove .Kroput1 from the system by either using the professional anti-malware tool from this page or by following the instructions from the Removal Guide below.

If you don’t have backups, however, you might be thinking of paying the ransom with the hope of obtaining the decryption key that the hackers offer. Now, we suggest you keep this idea as a very last option because it holds a great risk of losing your money without actually being able to recover anything. Just think about what would happen if the crooks don’t send you a decryption key despite you having paid them – there’s nothing that could be done in such a case to get the money back? Or what will happen if the key they give you doesn’t work? Again, your money would be gone and your data would still be inaccessible. That’s why, we suggest you try every other possible solution first and if nothing works, only then risk your money in this criminal scheme.

Below, in the file-restoration section, we will give you a few more possible solutions, which, despite the fact that they may not guarantee complete recovery, are still preferable in comparison to paying ransom to the criminals. To give them a try, you will first need to take care of your system and remove .Kroput1. Otherwise, you will not be able to use your computer safely and whatever you eventually manage to recover may become encrypted again.

The fastest way to clean your PC completely is to run a scan with the professional malware-removal tool, available on this page. You can also use the instructions in the Removal Guide but be very careful in order to avoid deleting anything that’s actually important to your system. In case of confusion, you can always leave us a comment or contact a professional of your choice. Just don’t sponsor the hackers if there’s another possible way of overcoming this issue.

SUMMARY:

Name .Kroput1
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Very few and unnoticeable ones before the ransom notification comes up.
Distribution Method From fake ads and fake system requests to spam emails and contagious web pages.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool

Remove .Kroput1 Ransomware


 

Step1

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

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Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.

Step3

Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

hosts_opt (1)

If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

msconfig_opt

Go in Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

  • Please note that ransomware may even include a fake Manufacturer name to its process. Make sure you check out every process here is legitimate.

Step4

WARNING!
To remove parasite, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. Making a mistake and deleting the wrong thing may damage your system.
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Type Regedit in the windows search field and press EnterOnce inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. 

Search for the ransomware  in your registries and delete the entries. Be extremely careful –  you can damage your system if you delete entries not related to the ransomware.

Type each of the following in the Windows Search Field:

  1. %AppData%
  2. %LocalAppData%
  3. %ProgramData%
  4. %WinDir%
  5. %Temp%

Delete everything in Temp. The rest just check out for anything recently added. Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!

Step5 

How to Decrypt .Kroput1 files

We have a comprehensive (and daily updated) guide on how to decrypt your files. Check it out here.

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!


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