Do you know what Ncrypt Ransomware is?
Ncrypt Ransomware can infiltrate your operating system without your knowledge and encrypt all your personal files, such as documents, photos, videos, and archives. You may not believe it at first but it is actually very easy to infect your computer with such a nightmarish program. It does not usually sneak onto your computer by itself. In other words, you need to click on some malicious content to let it into your virtual world. If you want to know how it could have penetrated your computer and what you can do to protect your PC, please read our article till the very end. But before we dive into the ocean of details, we can tell you this: If you want to secure your system, you should remove Ncrypt Ransomware right now.
Our researchers say that knowing how this ransomware can slither onto your system could save you from future attacks. There could be two possibilities, in fact, for this malicious program to come on board. The most likely one is that you open a spam e-mail, save its attachment, and then open it. This is the most typical way to infect your computer with any ransomware practically. These are tricky spam mails, though. When you open such a mail, you may not realize right away that this is a trap. In fact, this spam could appear to have come from the authorities or any well-known companies. Its subject matter has always to do with something that you would consider urgent or very important, such as fines (speeding and parking), a wrongly made hotel booking, banking password change, a possible illegal use of your credit card, and so on.
The attached file is also disguised even though it is indeed a malicious executable file. It could pose as an image (.jpg or .bmp) or a text file with macro (.docm). Since the message of this spam mail points to the attachment claiming that you will see the alleged invoice or fine in question, it is quite likely that you download it to see it. We hope that it is clear now why it pays to be more careful opening your mails.
Another way for you to get infected with Ncrypt Ransomware is to end up on a malicious website armed with Exploit Kits. This can easily happen if you click on unreliable third-party ads or modified search results presented by browser hijackers. If you want to avoid being infected this way, you should make sure that your browsers and your drivers (Adobe Flash and Java) are always updated from official sources only. Prevention is the key when it comes to ransomware infections because if you delete Ncrypt Ransomware after you realize what happened, it will be too late for you to stop the encryption.
We cannot confirm yet what kind of encryption algorithm this malware infection uses but most ransomware programs use AES-256. Similar to its peers, Ncrypt Ransomware also targets your most important files to make sure that you will be willing to pay the ransom fee. Therefore, you could lose all your media and program files in this attack if you do not have a backup copy on a portable drive. All the affected files get a new “.ncrypt” extension so they will look like “my_photo.jpg.ncrypt.” This clearly shows what kind of threat has just hit you. This infection also drops an .html document called “_FILE_RETRIEVAL_INSTRUCTIONS.html” on your desktop, which clearly contains the ransom note.
If you open this file, you learn that your files have been encrypted and the only way for you to get the “Decryption Application, Decryption Key, and Decryption Instructions” if you transfer as much as 0.2 Bitcoin, which is approximately 130 US dollars, to the given Bitcoin wallet address. You also find additional information about how to buy Bitcoins to make sure that you do not waste time. Once you are done with the money transfer, you have to send these criminals an e-mail to “firstname.lastname@example.org” with your ID as the subject and the BitCoin transaction ID in the body of the mail. Nevertheless, we do not advise you to send any e-mail or money to these criminals because you may well lose your money on top of your files. In addition to the fact that crooks rarely bother to help their victims to decrypt their files, there could be technical issues as well that could cancel such attempt, including a loss of communication between the remote Command and Control server and the infection. We recommend that you act now and remove Ncrypt Ransomware.
It is possible that you can easily delete Ncrypt Ransomware and the related files to put an end to this infection. We have prepared instructions for you to help you with the hunt. Do not forget, though, that this could be the most severe threat on your system right now, but it may not be the only one. If you want to restore your virtual security, it is important that you eliminate all possible threat sources from your computer. If you cannot do this alone manually, we suggest that you use a trustworthy security tool, such as SpyHunter. Should you have any questions about how to delete Ncrypt Ransomware, please leave us a message below.
Remove Ncrypt Ransomware from Windows
- Tap Win+E.
- Delete the downloaded malicious file ([random name].exe) you saved from the spam.
- Delete the ransom note from your desktop.
- Empty your Recycle Bin.
- Reboot your computer.
In non-techie terms:
Ncrypt Ransomware is a dangerous threat to your computer since it can encrypt your most important files and you may never see them again. The only way you can get hold of the decryption key and tool is to pay the cyber criminals who created this ransomware around $130. However, you should know that there is never any guarantee that criminals will actually bother to send anything to you. Furthermore, by transferring the ransom fee, you would support crooks to commit more online crimes. If you have been hit with this severe threat, you should not hesitate to act. We suggest that you remove Ncrypt Ransomware ASAP. This is also what you need to do if you are lucky enough to have a backup copy. If you want to protect your PC effectively, you may want to consider installing a reliable anti-malware application.