Kronos Ransomware

What is Kronos Ransomware?

Kronos Ransomware shows a note through which the malware’s creators try to convince their victims to pay a ransom. In exchange, the hackers promise to send a decryptor that could decipher the threat’s affected files. They even promise to prove that they have the needed decryptor by allowing their victims to send one file for free decryption. Even so, we would not recommend agreeing to pay a ransom if you do not want to risk losing your money in vain. It is possible because even if the cybercriminals have the promised recovery tools, it does not guarantee they will send them to you. In any case, it is up to you to decide what you should do. If you choose to eliminate Kronos Ransomware, we advise using the instructions available at the end of this article or a chosen antimalware tool. In case you want to get to know the threat better, we invite you to read our full article.

Where does Kronos Ransomware come from?

To know how to avoid malicious applications like Kronos Ransomware, you have to understand how they might be spread. According to our researchers at, the malware might enter a system with a suspicious email attachment or some other files received or downloaded from unreliable sources. Thus, one of the main things you should do if you wish to keep away from ransomware and threats alike is to avoid opening suspicious files.

Consequently, it might be best to keep away from installers shared via unreliable file-sharing web pages and attachments received via Spam or from senders you do not know. Additionally, it would be a good idea to install a legitimate antimalware tool on your system that could keep your computer safe. Such a tool could also help you identify malicious files by scanning suspicious files received/downloaded from the Internet.

How does Kronos Ransomware work?

Kronos Ransomware is a malicious file-encrypting threat, which means it encrypts files located on a victim’s computer. Our researchers say that the sample they tested encrypted pictures, photos, text files, and other kinds of documents. During the encryption process, the malicious application placed a second extension at the end of each targeted file’s title, for example, a file called flowers.jpg could become flowers.jpg.Email=[]ID=[iodb2FeY4J8RqNv].KRONOS.

Files that have the threat’s extension should be unreadable and impossible to open. Shortly after the data becomes encrypted, the malware ought to open a message offering a solution. To be more precise, victims should see a ransom note asking to pay to receive a decryptor. As explained at the beginning of the article, there are no reassurances when dealing with cybercriminals. Meaning, you could get tricked even if you do as told and end up losing your money in vain. If you are not prepared to risk your savings, we advise against paying the ransom and concentrating on how to erase Kronos Ransomware.

How to erase Kronos Ransomware?

Eliminating Kronos Ransomware manually might seem difficult if you are inexperienced. If you still wish to try to remove the malicious application manually, we recommend checking the deletion instructions added at the end of this paragraph. Should you find them too complicated or if you want to check your system for other threats, we advise performing a full system scan with a legitimate antimalware tool. This way, you could erase Kronos Ransomware and other possible malicious applications that could be hiding on your system with a single mouse click. All you have to do is wait until the chosen tool finishes scanning your computer and shows results.

Remove Kronos Ransomware

  1. Click Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
  2. Pick Task Manager and select Processes.
  3. Locate a process belonging to the threat.
  4. Select it and click End Task.
  5. Exit Task Manager.
  6. Click Windows key+E.
  7. Locate these paths:
  8. Find the malicious application’s launcher, right-click it, and select Delete.
  9. Locate files titled HowToDecrypt.txt, right-click them, and choose Delete.
  10. Exit File Explorer.
  11. Empty your Recycle Bin.
  12. Restart the computer. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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