Files with kraken suffix can be often encountered on computers affected by the Rakhni type ransomware. 

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KRAKEN file extension - Rakhni ransomware affected file

What is kraken file? How to open kraken files?

File type specification:

Ransomware encrypted file type icon Ransomware encrypted file type

File extension kraken is most often known to be ued for files that were encrypted and renamed by Rakhni ransomware distributed via any of the following Trojans:

  • Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Rakhni
  • Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Agent.iih
  • Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Aura
  • Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Autoit
  • Trojan-Ransom.AndroidOS.Pletor
  • Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Rotor
  • Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Lamer
  • and Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Cryptokluchen

Note: a different ransomware that uses kraken suffix appeared in December 2016, but this seems to be unrelated to the original Rakhni ransomware. It is know simply as Kraken Ransomware.

Help how to open:

You cannot open these files until you decrypt them successfully. There exist a decryptor from Kaspersky called RakhniDecryptor that may be of help.

How to convert:

You first need to decrypt the .kraken file before you can convert the content.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .kraken file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open kraken file, edit kraken file, convert kraken file, view kraken file, play kraken file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Software which is able to fix, repair or recover kraken file - Rakhni ransomware affected file

Programs supporting the exension kraken on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about RakhniDecryptor for recover kraken file action.

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