How to remove Tron virus and restore encrypted files

If you fell a victim of a ransomware and have causes to assume that it’s the Tron virus – here you'll receive help. We propose easy and effective instructions for Tron deletion and potential methods to restore the encrypted data.

What is Tron

Encryption virus is a bogey of a modern society, and everyone knows that if you see the inscription “files are encrypted” – the things are going bad. It is a right reaction, unfortunately. Ransomware threat is the worst threat that you can face on the Internet because a regular person literally can't remove it. The exclusive event when you're able to defeat ransomware is if you’re not dealing with a real one, but a phoney, that blocks your display and tries to lure your funds. In all other events, if a virus was created and protected in a proper way – you should only expect that virus researchers will deal with it. If fraudsters failed somehow, and a malware has some drawbacks, which give you an ability to get back files – we will explain to you what you can do on this page.


Tron ransomware


Let's find out, what we'd find if we take a glance inside a Tron? It is based on a completely legitimate encryption system that encrypts all files on operator’s computer, so you can't utilize them in any approach. That key is also encrypted with another algorithm. Usually, fraudsters favour RSA and AES methods, that have proven themselves the very complex and fail-safe. The mentioned manners and the programs built upon them can be easily found in the Web, so web-criminals only need to add mechanisms of defense, to restrict an admittance to a program, and create the perfect update and control system. Some encrypting tools can act off-line, and scammers know of a new victim not before he writes them and transmits the funds. The best ransomwares are very active, and send reports to thousands URL's, to confuse the researchers and throw them off virus’ track.

Virus sort doesn't actually matter, as the AES and RSA methods are too complex to bruteforce them. It it requires centuries to perform all required calculations on a standard device or, possibly, 3-4 decades in case of usage of a super-efficient computer. The best way to defeat a good ransomware is to hack it, or hack the Command & Control website, to get encryption keys. Some viruses also have a breaker, able to cease virus' activity in full or to drive it off a particular device. If some parson discovers that switch for Tron, or make a decryptor, we will provide you with full information in this article.


Here you can find several things to check, until you can yield and look for a decryptor. As we said before, scammers make mistakes, and some characteristics of the OS might serve you to restore data.


  • A protected copy is the sole entirely efficient way to restore your data, but you have to uninstall a virus first. Ensure that the ransomware is eliminated completely, since if it isn't – all information will be messed up one more time, with the files that are on an outer hard disc.
  • If you don't employ the Windows through an admin entry – you can compliment yourself. The point is that your OS duplicates any data until their removal or change. These files are called SVC, and Tron knows how to remove them. If you are employing the regular profile – the system requests for a confirmation at the exact second Tron starts to remove SVC. If you've seen such confirmation and ignored it – your SVC are fine, and might be used to recover the files.


If all of written above advice didn't help and there is no way to recover the files – you should eliminate Tron from the system and expect when a decryption software will be developed.

How to remove Tron

Unfortunately, there’s no chance to totally escape an installation of an AV-tool. The ransomware is very stealthy and you could miss some elements and then regret it (it might happen if you connect an outer data storage with the saved information to a not-fully-cleared computer). It also hides very well, and you just can't eliminate it entirely in manual mode. Here's your removal guide that will suit all your needs. It consists of several by-hand phases and one extra AV tool step.

Removal instruction

If you are MAC user, follow this guide: how to decrypt files on MAC.




Step 1. Boot the system into safe mode

  • Press Start
  • Type Msconfig and press Enter

Safe mode. Step 1


  • Select Boot tab

Safe mode. Step 2



  • Select Safe boot and press Ok

More information about Safe mode: What is Safe Mode and how to boot computer in Safe Mode


Step 2. Show all hidden files and folders

  • Press Start
  • Click on Control Panel

Show hidden files. Step 1


  • Select Appearance and Personalization

Show hidden files. Step 2


  • Click on Folder Options
  • Select View tab
  • Select Show hidden files, folders and drives

Show hidden files. Step 3


  • Press Ok


Step 3. Remove virus files


Check next folders to find suspicious files:

  • %TEMP%
  • %ProgramData%


Step 4. Fix hosts file

  • Go to %SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\etc\ folder



  • Open hosts file using Notepad or other text editor
  • Delete suspicious elements
  • Basic hosts file looks like this:



Step 5. Clean registry (for experienced users)

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe and press Enter
  • Clean startup registry keys
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE(HKEY_CURRENT_USER)\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE(HKEY_CURRENT_USER)\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE(HKEY_CURRENT_USER)\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE(HKEY_CURRENT_USER)\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServicesOnce
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit

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Step 7. Disable Safe Mode and restart computer

  • Press Start
  • Type Msconfig and press Enter
  • Select Boot tab
  • Remove the check near Safe boot

How to restore files

As you cleared your PC of the ransomware, or at though aware of how you can to do it, let’s talk over the file recovery. As we said before, if you logged in from an administrator profile and you permitted Tron a pass to the system – there is no trick to get back the data aside from the previously saved copies. If you don't remember this – you might have some chances, but you will need topical recovery program. The most effective ones of them are ShadowExplorer and Recuva programs. They're easy to download on the registered websites of their owners, with close instructions.

  • Click Start
  • Click Control Panel

Decrypt files. Step 1


  • Click System and Security

Decrypt files. Step 2


  • Select Backup and Restore

Decrypt files. Step 3


  • Select Restore files from backup
  • Select checkpoint to restore


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