How to Remove Kraken Cryptor 1.5 Virus (Recover Encrypted Files)

15 Sep

Kraken Cryptor 1.5 Virus is a new version of Kraken ransomware or Kraken Cryptor. As soon as it gets installed in the PC, it starts doing some changes in the Windows registries so that it could do its perilous activities regularly. Soon it starts spreading its files and does a deep scan of the PC in search of the files and programs that it can encrypt. To each of the documents and encrypted files, it appends %8 numbers%-Lock.onion and this indicates that the files have become inaccessible. Its ransom note is written in a text file named as DecyptFiles.txt. This ransom note explains the file decrypting process that basically includes contacting the cyber-criminals through email ID namely onionhelp@memeware. The victims are asked to pay a ransom of 0.25 Bitcoins in order to get the decryption key.

Depth Analysis of Kraken Cryptor 1.5 Virus

Kraken Cryptor 1.5 Virus is very risky because cyber-experts have not been able to create a free tool that could decrypt it. Its early sign is that the infected files extension changes to .%8numbers%-Lock.onion and ransom note are stored in many folders and also on the desktop. Many important applications start to malfunction due to dubious entries in the Windows Registries.  According to researches, cyber-criminals use AES 128/256 cipher to lock the targeted files. Cyber-criminals are so cunning that they create separate decryption keys for each victim. This directly means that a single decryption key cannot be used for multiple PC. Each decryption key is stored in remote server owned by cyber-criminals.

Many of the victims get panic and start to contact with the cyber-criminals. This is not safe and is never recommended because there is no guarantee that cyber-criminals will provide the original decryption key on payment of ransom amount. So, first of all, you must check the back-up files or Shadow Volume Copies”. If that is not available then it is recommended to use some data recovery software. However, before using the recovery steps, it is necessary to clean the PC from Kraken Cryptor 1.5 Virus infection. So, scan the PC with a powerful anti-malware tool.

How Kraken Cryptor 1.5 Virus Does Gets Inside the PC:

In most case, the ransomware attacks the targeted PC through spam email messages. Such spam emails are directly dropped in the mail inbox. They are presented as if it is sent by some reputed organization or companies. They could be presented as a receipt, tax documents etc. It entices the victims to open the attachments. As soon as it is opened, it asks to run certain macros or scripts to see the content. This script is actually malware infection. On the other hand, some other popular ways of malware infections are peer-to-peer file sharing networks, freeware downloads, and spam emails attachments and so on. So, protect your PC from malware infection by using a powerful anti-malware tool.

Remove Kraken Cryptor 1.5 Virus  using powerful Windows Scanner
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Now, if you don’t want to face all these functions later inside the PC with Kraken Cryptor 1.5 Virus  then you were highly suggested to delete Kraken Cryptor 1.5 Virus  by installing expert’s anti-malware tool inside the PC.

So, what is anti-malware tool?

Anti-malware tool (SpyHunter 4) is a powerful real time protection programs for the Windows Operating System which has been created by Enigma Software Group. It is fully capable to protect the Computer against threat like Kraken Cryptor 1.5 Virus . However, you can also remove this threat by manual process but it is little bit complexly. Besides that, the manual process requires Computer skill. That means, you need to put some extra effort on your PC in order to remove Kraken Cryptor 1.5 Virus . As well as, you should have ability to revert back any wrong steps which you have taken in manual process. Otherwise the PC might be goes even worst conditions. On the other hand with the anti-malware tool you don’t requires any extra Computer skill or effort. The Spy Hunter has been designed between experts and novice Users level. Thus, you can easily operate without any worries of harm your Computer. Therefore, in my opinion I would like to prefer anti-malware tool in order to uninstall Kraken Cryptor 1.5 Virus  from Computer.

Complete tutorial to delete Kraken Cryptor 1.5 Virus  using automatic removal method


  1. As you will run anti-malware tool, you will see two options located in middle of screen. Please click on **Scan Computer Now** option in order to proceed to full System scan.step-1
  2. You can also see the error result while scanning of PC.step-2
  3. If you want to scan any particular volume drive or removal pen drives then you can use this Custom Scan option.step-3
  4. Spyware Helpdesk will help you in solving the PC’s errors online (just like Customer services).step-4
  5. System Guard, this functions will helps you to keep your Computer safe from offline threat.step-5
  6. By using Network Sentry Option your browser will safe from online threat and your online activities will be protected by this anti-malware tool.step-6
  7. Al last, by enabling the Scan Scheduler function, your Computer will automatically keep scanned timely by this tool and notifies you if this tool caught any error.step-7

How to get rid of Kraken Cryptor 1.5 Virus  manually?

Eliminate Kraken Cryptor 1.5 Virus  by going through Control Panel:

  1. Click on the Start menu icon located on below left of screen (Right click for Windows 8 and 8.1 Users).control-panel-1
  1. Select Control Panel option > Programs.control-panel-2
  1. The Programs which were installed on PC were located in this list.control-panel-3
  1. Please find out Kraken Cryptor 1.5 Virus  as well as their associated files and click on it to uninstall it.control-panel-4

Remove Kraken Cryptor 1.5 Virus  entries from Windows Registry box:

  1. In order to go to the Windows registry box, please click on Win logo button+ R key together.manual1
  1. Type **regedit** in run dialog box. (If it asks your permission to open this window then click on Yes button)manual2
  1. Registry Box will suddenly open up please go through every location given below in this window in order to find out and delete Kraken Cryptor 1.5 Virus .manual3
  • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\ Kraken Cryptor 1.5 Virus .exe
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Opera Software
    Explorer\Main\Start Page Redirect=
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\virus name
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon Shell = %AppData%\IDP.ARES.Generic.exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run Random
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Random.

Method to prevent Kraken Cryptor 1.5 Virus  and other similar threats in future

After all, the single biggest factor in preventing a threat like Kraken Cryptor 1.5 Virus  infection is lies upon you. Even you already install anti-malware and you scan your Computer timely, if you don’t be carefully towards your PC while using it. It is obviously to get infected by Kraken Cryptor 1.5 Virus  again. Therefore, you just need vigilance to avoid being affected by threat in future and n some tips and suggestion mention here will hopefully prevent your Computer from infection in coming time.

  • Keep your anti-malware updated.
  • Use strong passwords for valuable information to prevent from hacking.
  • Disable auto-run functions for downloaded files and injected drives.
  • Block auto update from network inside System.
  • Leave it out unknown recipient email attachments.
  • Avoid connecting to open source network like Wi-Fi.
  • Use hardware based firewall in order to protect your System against infections.
  • Deploy DNS protection from automatically get modified.
  • Use ad blocker extension and software in order to surf without getting any additional commercial ads and junk notifications.
  • Do not use any untrusted or unofficial domain for surfing and downloading files inside browser.

Click here to Download Automatic Removal Tool to Uninstall Kraken Cryptor 1.5 Virus 

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