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Danger level 7
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Slow Computer
  • System crashes
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel

NoobCrypt Ransomware

NoobCrypt Ransomware is a new computer infection that might enter your system secretly if you surf the web these days. In most cases, this threat pretends to be a harmless file in order to convince users to download it. Once they do that and open the file, NoobCrypt Ransomware immediately sneaks onto the computer and starts performing bad activities. To be more specific, this infection enters computers with an intention of encrypting files. It does that in order to give users a reason to pay money. We doubt that you will immediately notice that your files are encrypted because this ransomware infection, unlike other similar threats, does not replace the original filename extension with its own extension. Of course, it will still become quickly clear that something is wrong because you will not be allowed to open any of your files. In addition, an active window will cover Desktop and will not allow you to access the screen. You will see it every day unless you delete NoobCrypt Ransomware from your computer, which means that you will not be allowed to use your computer. Read the article thoroughly if you want to gain access to your PC.

You already know that NoobCrypt Ransomware will open a window with the ransom note once it finishes encrypting files it manages to find on the computer. It contains the following text and two buttons Information and Check:

Your personal files are encrypted

Your documents, photos, databases and other important files have been encrypted with strongest encryption and unique key, generated for this computer.

Private decryption key is stored on a secret Internet server and nobody can decrypt your files until you pay and obtain the private keyi.

You have 48 hours to pay $299 in Bitcoins to get the decryption key.

Every 2 hours files will be deleted. Increasing in amount every time frame.

If you do not send money within provided time, all your files will be permanently crypted and no one will be able to recover them.

As you can see, users are asked to pay a ransom of $299 to get the key for unlocking files. If you click on the Information button placed on the active window, you will also find out how to buy Bitcoins and make a payment. Even though it is quite easy to transfer the ransom, we do not recommend doing that even though it is said that the ransomware infection will delete all the files permanently if cyber criminals do not receive money within the stated time. Instead, you should try to decrypt these files using the decryption key ZdZ8EcvP95ki6NWR2j. Click on the Check button and then copy and paste this key into the box. If this does not work, it means that you have a newer version of NoobCrypt Ransomware. We still do not recommend that you transfer money this threat requires because there might be other ways to unlock files, for example, you can restore them easily if you have a backup. If not, try to use a free decryptor, which can be downloaded from the web, after you have deleted NoobCrypt Ransomware fully.

Specialists working at say that this ransomware infection is quite unique in a sense that it does not copy itself to other folders. Instead, it works straight from the directory it has been launched from, e.g. C:\Users\[user name]\Desktop\NoobCrypt.exe. In fact, it slightly differs from other ransomware infections existing on the web these days because it does not make many changes once it enters the system. As has been noticed, it only creates the Value in the registry key HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run to make sure it can launch with the Windows OS. You will no longer see the Value CryptoLocker either after you remove the computer infection it belongs to (NoobCrypt Ransomware).

Before we turn to the removal of NoobCrypt Ransomware, we want to explain to you how ransomware infections are distributed in order to help you prevent a similar threat from slithering onto your computer in the future. In most cases, ransomware infections are spread through spam emails. Users download email attachments themselves and thus allow the ransomware to sneak onto their computers the second they do that. We have not found it very surprising that there are so many users who download the spam email attachment because the malicious file looks like a simple and harmless .pdf file in most cases. It is not that easy to protect the system from all the dangers, so our security specialists suggest installing the security tool in advance. It will ensure the system’s safety for you.

NoobCrypt Ransomware needs to be removed from the system as soon as possible even though this does not mean that files it has encrypted will be unlocked. Unfortunately, it will not be easy at all to remove this computer infection because it blocks the Registry Editor and the Task Manager. Also, as you already know, it will open an active window that will cover Desktop and could not be closed or hidden. Luckily, specialists working at know what to do. They have prepared the manual removal instructions to help you with that as well. Feel free to use them to delete NoobCrypt Ransomware from your computer fully.

Remove NoobCrypt Ransomware

Start Windows in Safe Mode with Networking

Windows 7/Vista/XP

  1. Restart your computer and start tapping F8.
  2. Use arrow keys to select Safe Mode with Networking.
  3. Tap Enter.

Windows 8/8.1/10

  1. Restart or turn on your PC.
  2. At the Windows login screen, click Power, hold down Shift on your keyboard and click Restart.
  3. Click Troubleshoot and open Advanced options.
  4. Click Startup Settings.
  5. Click Restart.
  6. Tap F5 on your keyboard to enable Safe Mode with Networking.

Delete ransomware

  1. Launch RUN (Win+R).
  2. Enter regedit.exe in the box and tap Enter.
  3. Move to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  4. Locate the CryptoLocker Value and right-click on it.
  5. Select Delete.
  6. Find and remove the malicious file you have downloaded.
  7. Empty the Recycle bin.
  8. Restart your PC.

If you do not wish to delete NoobCrypt Ransomware manually, download the SpyHunter antimalware scanner after you have started your Windows in Safe Mode with Networking, upgrade it, and scan your system with it.

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