How to Remove Kroput1 Ransomware (+File Recovery)

How to Remove Kroput1 Ransomware?

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is the name of a ransomware menace. It’s yet another variant of the STOP infection. The tool is hazardous. It invades your PC via slyness, then corruption ensues. It uses AES and RSA 1024-bit encryption algorithms to lock every single file, you have. It encrypts everything, you keep on your computer. Documents, audio and video files, archives, pictures. Everything gets “are encrypted with strongest encryption and unique key.” Nothing escapes its clutches. The tool attaches a special extension at the end of each one. Thus, solidifying its grip. Say, you have a song called ‘today.mp3.’ Once the Kroput1 threat finishes with the encryption, it becomes ‘today.mp3.kroput1.’ After that, you can no longer access it. Your files become unreachable. The only way, to regain control over them, is with the “unique key.” Apply it, your data gets decrypted. But if you wish to get it, you have to pay for it. You’re the victim of a classic extortion scheme. Your data gets taken hostage, and you face demands to pay for its release. Do NOT pay the ransom. Don’t even contact the cyber kidnappers. Don’t reach out to them, at all. Remember that you’re dealing with malicious cyber criminals with ulterior motives. They don’t care if you get your files back. They care if they make money off of you. Don’t pay them a dime!

How did I get infected with?

Infections, like Kroput1, prey on carelessness, when it comes to invasion. They turn to slyness and subtlety, and use every known trick in the book. But you still provide the key ingredient to their successful invasion. And, that’s your carelessness. These tools need you to rush, and not do any due diligence. To leave your fate to chance, and give into gullibility. To throw caution to the wind, in favor of luck. Don’t oblige. Don’t make it easier for infections to slither into your system. Since they need your carelessness, don’t grant it. Choose the opposite approach. Be extra cautious. Take the time to read terms and conditions, and look for the fine print. Know what you give the green light to, and avoid any unpleasant surprises. The usual antics include the following. Hiding behind spam emails, freeware, fake updates, corrupted links. The list of potential methods is rather extensive. Always be on your guard. Caution helps you to keep an infection-free PC. Carelessness does not. Choose wisely.

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Why is Kroput1 dangerous?

After Kroput1 strikes, and encrypts your data, you get a ransom note. You discover a text file, located on your Desktop. As well as, in every folder that contains encrypted files. It’s called “!readme.txt” and it’s pretty standard. It opens with “Don’t worry my friend, you can return all your files!” And, then, the fear mongering begins. The note says that the only way to free your files, is with the decryption key. And, unless you pay, you won’t get it. “Please note that you’ll never restore your data without payment.” The extortionists demand $980, paid in Bitcoin. And, even offer a discount. They say that, if you pay withing 72 hours, the price gets cut down in two. So, haste gets the ransom price down to $490. Don’t pay, even if the ransom request is a single dollar. Here’s the thing. The note stresses that if you don’t comply, you’ll lose your files. And, claims that compliance will result in your data’s decryption. But you have zero guarantees. Yes, these people promise to send you the decryption key, after you pay. But promises can be broken. They can get your money, and send you nothing. Or, send a key that doesn’t work. And, even if you get the proper key, you’re not in the clear. You paid money to remove a mere symptom, and not the infection itself. Don’t forget, you’re dealing with cyber criminals. People, who took your files captive, and extort you for monetary gain. Don’t play their games. Pay them nothing. Compliance brings you only regret. And, loss of money. Don’t waste your time, energy, and money. Don’t pay.

Kroput1 Removal Instructions

STEP 1: Kill the Malicious Process

STEP 2: Reveal Hidden Files

STEP 3: Locate Startup Location

STEP 4: Recover Kroput1 Encrypted Files

STEP 1: Stop the malicious process using Windows Task Manager

  • Open your task Manager by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESC keys simultaneously
  • Locate the process of the ransomware. Have in mind that this is usually a random generated file.
  • Before you kill the process, type the name on a text document for later reference.


  • Locate any suspicious processes associated with Kroput1 encryption Virus.
  • Right click on the process
  • Open File Location
  • End Process
  • Delete the directories with the suspicious files.
  • Have in mind that the process can be hiding and very difficult to detect

STEP 2: Reveal Hidden Files

  • Open any folder
  • Click on “Organize” button
  • Choose “Folder and Search Options”
  • Select the “View” tab
  • Select “Show hidden files and folders” option
  • Uncheck “Hide protected operating system files”
  • Click “Apply” and “OK” button

STEP 3: Locate Kroput1 encryption Virus startup location

  • Once the operating system loads press simultaneously the Windows Logo Button and the R key.


Depending on your OS (x86 or x64) navigate to:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] or
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] or

  • and delete the display Name: [RANDOM]

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  • Then open your explorer and navigate to:

Navigate to your %appdata% folder and delete the executable.

You can alternatively use your msconfig windows program to double check the execution point of the virus. Please, have in mind that the names in your machine might be different as they might be generated randomly, that’s why you should run any professional scanner to identify malicious files.

STEP 4: How to recover encrypted files?

  • Method 1: The first and best method is to restore your data from a recent backup, in case that you have one.

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  • Method 2: File Recovery Software – Usually when the ransomware encrypts a file it first makes a copy of it, encrypts the copy, and then deletes the original. Due to this you may try to use file recovery software to recover some of your original files.
  • Method 3: Shadow Volume Copies – As a last resort, you can try to restore your files via Shadow Volume Copies. Open the Shadow Explorer part of the package and choose the Drive you want to recover. Right click on any file you want to restore and click Export on it.

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