Remove .Yatron Ransomware (+File Recovery) April 2019 Update

The encrypted files may not be the only damage done to you. parasite may still be hiding on your PC. To determine whether you've been infected with ransomware, we recommend downloading SpyHunter.

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

To deal with a Ransomware infection and to keep your files protected against such malicious programs, having antivirus software on your PC would normally not be enough. First of all, the Ransomware programs that can encrypt the users’ data files are known for their stealthiness and also, since they don’t actually damage anything on the computer, their detection by most antivirus programs is unlikely. This really leaves you with your own vigilance and attention to the details as means of spotting and intercepting a Ransomware attack before the malware has succeeded in locking up your files. However, due to the overall lack of symptoms typical for the Ransomware cryptoviruses, this is also not a very reliable method of detecting such malware on time. Some antivirus programs do have anti-ransomware detection but the newer and more advanced cryptoviruses may be able to bypass that.

What to do if your files have gotten encrypted by .Yatron Ransomware

.Yatron is one new cryptovirus representative belonging to the Ransomware family. Most of you are probably here because of this exact threat’s encryption placed on your files. Now, we don’t want to give you any false hopes – this encryption is really advanced and regaining the access to your files may not always be possible. Still, if you aren’t willing to pay the ransom that the hackers are asking of you in exchange for the release of your data, then you should take a look at our removal guide for .Yatron which also includes a section dedicated to restoring data encrypted by Ransomware. Again, we can’t promise you any wonders but it is still advisable to try out the alternatives available to you instead of sending money to hackers that you have no reason to actually trust.

.Yatron Ransomware

Why the payment of the ransom is an inadvisable course of action

Even if it may seem like the easier way out if the demanded sum is not all that high, know that making the payment that the hackers are asking of you hides the risk of simply wasting money in vain. You really need to ask yourself if you can really trust the promises of some anonymous crooks when the tell you that if you pay them a certain amount of money they will give you back the access to your data. Sure, in many cases, this is indeed what happens when the victims of Ransomware like .Yatron pay. However, in many other instance, the money gets taken by the hackers without they actually sending any decryption key to the users that they’ve been harassing. Therefore, you really need to carefully consider and evaluate your options and priorities before making a decision. Again, our advice for you is to remove the infection with help of the guide above and after .Yatron is gone, try some of the suggested alternative file-recovery options. While they give you no guarantee of success, at least they don’t involve any payments to cyber criminals which is, after all, what you are probably trying to avoid doing.


Name .Yatron
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms High use of your computer’s CPU and RAM are usually the only noticeable symptoms.
Distribution Method Harmful spam messages, misleading ads, fake updates and pirated software.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool

Remove .Yatron Ransomware


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).



We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to see if it can detect parasite files for you.

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


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.


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:


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.


To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.

If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter
a professional malware removal tool.

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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!


How to Decrypt .Yatron 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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