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.tron Files Virus (Dharma) – Remove It

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This article gives insight on the issues caused by .tron files virus and provides a complete guide on how to remove malicious files from your infected PC and recover files encrypted by this ransomware.

The crypto virus .tron infects computer systems aiming to encode data and extort ransom payment from victims. In case that your computer has been affected by this ransomware, you won’t be able to open valuable files until you utilize an efficient recovery solution that could revert back their original code. Have in mind that the decrypter possessed by hackers is not the only possible way to restore .tron files.

Threat Summary

Name.tron Files Virus
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionStrain of Dharma ransomware that is configured to plague computer systems, corrupt valuable files stored on them and blackmial victims into paying ransom to hackers.
SymptomsImportant files are encrypted and marked with .tron extension. You could not open them until their code is reverted back to original state. A ranson note appears on screen to extort ransom for their decryption.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments, Corrupted Web Pages
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.tron Files Virus – Distribution

Several spread techniques are likely to be utilized for the attack campaigns of .tron crypto virus. As a primary one is believed to be the so-called malspam. Often hackers embed their malicious code to various commonly used types of files. Malspam let hackers to easily spread these infected files in the form of email attachments and this way trick users into infecting their systems with .tron ransomware.

So is you have recently received legitimate like email with an attached file and got tricked into downloading and starting the attached file on your device you might have unintentionally infected your system with this devastating threat.

A variety of common file types such as documents, PDFs, images could be transformed into carriers of ransomware code.

These files are often presented as the following:

  • Invoices coming from reputable sites, like PayPal, eBay, etc.
  • Documents from what appears to be the victim’s bank.
  • An online order confirmation note.
  • Receipt for a purchase.
  • Others.

The authors of Darma .tron might have also victimized you by tricking you to click an URL of a corrupted web page. Such pages could be set to trigger a drive-by download attack the moment you load them in your browser. This attack exploits existing browser vulnerabilities in order to deliver malicious files directly on your device. So be advised to keep all your installed web browsers patched and all downloaded browser apps running their latest versions.

.tron Files Virus – Overview

Discovered back in 2016 Dharma ransomware is one of the most popular malicious infections that is still harassing computer users worldwide. Since its first iteration had been spotted in the wild many other variants were released in massive attack campaigns. As identified by security experts the so-called .tron files virus is one of the freshest Dharma ransomware strains that is currently infecting online users.

Like its predecessors among which are

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Dharma .adobe, this strain aims to establish its malicious files on the system and run them to implement significant system changes without being detected by active security measures.

There are several common system folders where ransomware files are often stored:

  • %Roaming%
  • %Windows%
  • %AppData%
  • %Local%
  • %Temp%

Since .tron files virus is a threat with highly complex code, it could use many other system directories to store malicious files and objects. Don’t worry if you find it difficult to manually detect and delete all malicious as it could be a hard task even for tech-savvy users.

Analyses of .tron samples reveal that it is a threat that could access various system components in order to complete its main purpose – data encryption. So before encryption stage, the ransomware manipulates legitimate system processes, hijacks their functionalities, enters various complicated commands in the command control panel and applies changes in the Registry Editor.

Among the issues that could be observed after the completion of all needed changes is the automatic execution of .tron files virus on each system start. How it achieves this is by adding its malicious values under Run and RunOnce registry sub-keys.

→HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\

By manipulating their functionalities Dharma .tron ransomware is also able to open its ransom message on the screen. The message is contained in a file called xtron@cock.li and all it reads is:

All your files have been encrypted!

All your files have been encrypted due to a security problem with your PC. If you want to restore them, write us to the e-mail
Write this ID in the title of your message
In case of no answer in 24 hours write us to theese e-mails:
You have to pay for decryption in Bitcoins. The price depends on how fast you write to us. After payment we will send you the decryption tool that will decrypt all your files.

Free decryption as guarantee
Before paying you can send us up to 1 file for free decryption. The total size of files must be less than 1mb (non archived), and files should not contain valuable information. (databases,backups, large excel
sheets, etc.)

How to obtain Bitcoins
The easiest way to buy bitcoins is LocalBitcoins site. You have to register, click ‘Buy bitcoins’, and select the seler by payment method and price.
httgs:[[localbitcoins.com[buy bitcoins
Also you can find other places to buy Bitcoins and beginners guide here:
https://www.coindesk.com/information/how-can-i-buy-bitcoins/

Attention!
Do not rename encrypted files.
Do not try to decrypt your data using third party software, it may cause permanent data loss.
Decryption of your files with the help of third parties may cause increased price (they add their fee to our) or you can become a victim of a scam.

xtron@cock.li tron ransomware virus ransom note

At this point, there is no information about the demanded ransom amount. The guesses are that it will vary from 0.1 to 1.0 BTC and hackers will want it to be transferred to their Bitcoin address. No matter of the amount we advise you to avoid contacting them as this could only lead to further security-related issues and money losses.

.tron Files Virus – Encryption Process

Why can’t you open .tron files? Because their original code has been transformed via sophisticated cipher algorithm during the encryption process. After Dharma .tron ransomware activates its built-in encryption module it leaves all important files useless and extorts a ransom for their decryption.

Here are all the files that may be corrupted by this ransomware:

  • Audio files
  • Video files
  • Document files
  • Image files
  • Backup files
  • Banking credentials, etc

Once encrypted the names of these files are also different than the initial ones. Analyses of .tron virus samples reveal that it is configured to rename corrupted files by following the pattern:

  • .id-[your uniquely generated ID].[xtron@cock.li].tron

So on the right is how a document file called project1.docx will look like after being encrypted by .tron ransomware:

example of file encrypted by .tron ransomware sensorstechforum

We know that the restoration of your .tron files is of paramount importance. In our guide, you will find alternative ways to potentially restore encrypted files without contacting hackers. Any negotiations with them could lead to additional issues related to the privacy of your sensitive credentials.

Remove .tron Files Virus and Restore Data

The so-called .tron files virus is a threat with highly complex code that plagues not only your files but your whole system. So infected system should be cleaned and secured properly before you could use it regularly again. Below you could find a step-by-step removal guide that may be helpful in attempting to remove Kraken Cryptor v2.2 ransomware. Choose the manual removal approach if you have previous experience with malware files. If you don’t feel comfortable with the manual steps select the automatic section from the guide. Steps there enable you to check the infected system for ransomware files and remove them with a few mouse clicks.

In order to keep your system safe from ransomware and other types of malware in future, you should install and maintain a reliable anti-malware program. Additional security layer that could prevent the occurrence of ransomware attacks is

With the different types of ransomware emerging and evolving on a daily basis, a need for better protection against such viruses arises. A more specific kind of protection is always necessary, in addition to any anti-malware tools. The following article...Read more
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Make sure to read carefully all the details mentioned in the step “Restore files” if you want to understand how to fix encrypted files without paying the ransom. Beware that before data recovery process you should back up all encrypted files to an external drive as this will prevent their irreversible loss.

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Attention! SensorsTechForum strongly recommends that all malware victims should look for assistance only by reputable sources. Many guides out there claim to offer free recovery and decryption for files encrypted by ransomware viruses. Be advised that some of them may only be after your money.

As a site that has been dedicated to providing free removal instructions for ransomware and malware since 2014, SensorsTechForum’s recommendation is to only pay attention to trustworthy sources.

How to recognize trustworthy sources:

  • Always check "About Us" web page.
  • Profile of the content creator.
  • Make sure that real people are behind the site and not fake names and profiles.
  • Verify Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter personal profiles.


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Windows Mac OS X

How to Remove .tron Files Virus from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove .tron Files Virus

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1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall .tron Files Virus and related software from Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by .tron Files Virus on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by .tron Files Virus there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for .tron Files Virus with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

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3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

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4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

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If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.

Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by .tron Files Virus.

Ransomware infections and .tron Files Virus aim to encrypt your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decrypt. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.

1. Download the reccomended Data Recovery software by clicking on the link underneath:

Simply click on the link and on the website menus on top, choose Data Recovery - Data Recovery Wizard for Windows or Mac (depending on your OS), and then download and run the tool.


Windows Mac OS X

Get rid of .tron Files Virus from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall .tron Files Virus and remove related files and objects

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1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to .tron Files Virus:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to .tron Files Virus. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to .tron Files Virus. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • Go to Finder.
  • In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
  • Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
  • If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.

In case you cannot remove .tron Files Virus via Step 1 above:

In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as .tron Files Virus. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


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Step 3 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by .tron Files Virus.

Ransomware infections and .tron Files Virus aim to encrypt your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decrypt. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.

1. Download the reccomended Data Recovery software by clicking on the link underneath:

Simply click on the link and on the website menus on top, choose Data Recovery - Data Recovery Wizard for Windows or Mac (depending on your OS), and then download and run the tool.


.tron Files Virus FAQ

What is .tron Files Virus ransomware and how does it work?

.tron Files Virus is a ransomware infection - the malicious software that enters your computer silently and blocks either access to the computer itself or encrypt your files.

Many ransomware viruses use sophisticated encryption algorithm how to make your files inaccessible. The goal of ransomware infections is to demand that you pay a ransom payment to get access to your files back.

How does .tron Files Virus ransomware infect my computer?

Via several ways..tron Files Virus Ransomware infects computers by being sent via phishing e-mails, containing virus attachment.

This attachment is usually masked as an important document, like an invoice, bank document or even a plane ticket and it looks very convincing to users.

After you download and execute this attachment, a drive-by download occurs and your computer is infected with the ransomware virus.

Another way, you may become a victim of .tron Files Virus is if you download a fake installer, crack or patch from a low reputation website or if you click on a virus link. Many users report getting a ransomware infection by downloading torrents.

How to open ..tron Files Virus files?

You can't. At this point the ..tron Files Virus files are encrypted. You can only open them once they are decrypted.

Decryptor did not decrypt my data. What now?

Do not panic and backup the files. If a decryptor did not decrypt your ..tron Files Virus files successfully, then do not despair, because this virus is still new.

One way to restore files, encrypted by .tron Files Virus ransomware is to use a decryptor for it. But since it's a new virus, advised that the decryption keys for it may not be out yet and available to the public. We will update this article and keep you posted as soon as this decryptor is released.

How Do I restore "..tron Files Virus" files (Other Methods)?

Yes, sometimes files can be restored. We have suggested several file recovery methods that could work if you want to restore ..tron Files Virus files.

These methods are in no way 100% guarantee that you will be able to get your files back. But if you have a backup, your chances of success are much greater.

How do I get rid of .tron Files Virus ransomware virus?

The safest way and the most efficient one for the removal of this ransomware infection is the use a professional anti malware software. It will scan for and locate .tron Files Virus ransomware and then remove it without causing any additional harm to your important ..tron Files Virus files.

Also, keep in mind that viruses like .tron Files Virus ransomware also install Trojans and keyloggers that can steal your passwords and accounts. Scanning your computer with an anti-malware software will make sure that all of these virus components are removed and your computer is protected in the future.

What to Do If nothing works?

There is still a lot you can do. If none of the above methods seem to work for you, then try these methods:

  • Try to find a safe computer from where you can can login on your own line accounts like One Drive, iDrive, Google Drive and so on.
  • Try to contact your friends, relatives and other people so that they can check if they have some of your important photos or documents just in case you sent them.
  • Also, check if some of the files that were encrypted it can be re-downloaded from the web.
  • Another clever way to get back some of your files is to find another old computer, a flash drive or even a CD or a DVD where you may have saved your older documents. You might be surprised what will turn up.
  • You can also go to your email account to check if you can send any attachments to other people. Usually what is sent the email is saved on your account and you can re-download it. But most importantly, make sure that this is done from a safe computer and make sure to remove the virus first.

More tips you can find on our forums, where you can also asks any questions about your ransomware problem.

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