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Danger level 8
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Slow Computer
  • System crashes
  • Slow internet connection
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions

Negozl Ransomware

The victims of Negozl Ransomware are rushed to pay an enormous ransom in only five days. Apparently, malware’s developers threaten that if you do not pay it in time, there will be no second chances. Nonetheless, given that the asked price is not a small one, we doubt that many users would risk losing so much money. If you have no intention to pay the ransom too, you should not waste your time any longer and erase the malicious program. Our specialists prepared removal instructions that are available at the bottom of this page. However, removing the infection might be not so easy for inexperienced users. Therefore, we advise you to use a security tool instead and read the rest of the article to learn more.

Our researchers tested the malware and indicated that the ransom’s note left by its developers is very similar to Rush/Sanction Ransomware`s note. Thus, it is possible that these two infections could be connected somehow. For example, it might have been developed by the same team, or it could be a modified version. Negozl Ransomware was noticed quite recently, so researchers are still not sure about such details yet.

Negozl Ransomware should be spread through most popular channels, such as email. It is most likely that the infection travels disguised as a Microsoft Word or PDF document. The file could even imitate the original icons of these documents. Naturally, it is extremely difficult to determine if the file is infected without an antimalware tool. Thus, it is advisable to scan all email attachments with a trustworthy security tool. Unless, users know who sent the file and are sure of the contents of such file. In other words, take extra precautions with the documents that come from unknown sources or you did not expect to receive because they are most likely to be suspected as malicious.

The malware can lock various types of data although if you have a lot of files, it might take some time to complete the encryption. All encrypted files are given an extra extension called .evil. Also, Negozl Ransomware should leave a message that could be opened as a .txt document on your screen, or it could be placed in every folder that contains encrypted data. The message explains that user’s data is locked and warns that any attempts to restore it will not be tolerated. It even says that users are being watched, and every action is known to the ransomware’s creators. This is probably one of the scare tactics that should convince users to pay the ransom if they have valuable data. The message does not say how much you should pay. It only says that users should contact the malware’s developers. We have not done it ourselves, but based on user comments the asked price is around 5 BTC.

Furthermore, according to the message users who pay the ransom should receive decryption tools and instructions. However, we must warn users that you may not necessarily receive these tools that you might be forced to purchase for an enormous amount of money too. Currently, 5 BTC converted to US dollars appears to be more than three thousand. Therefore, paying a ransom is a huge risk, and if you do not have spare three thousand dollars, we do not advise you to make the payment. Still, Negozl Ransomware should be erased from the system. Deletion will not decrypt your data, but it will help you clean your PC.

Users who do not want to keep the infection in their systems any longer should remove it either manually or automatically. If you choose the first option, do not forget to take a look at the instructions below. They might help you find Negozl Ransomware’s data that could be scattered in various locations on your computer. The second option includes an antimalware tool that would detect and erase the infection with automatic features. If you choose an automatic removal, you should install a legitimate antimalware tool of your choice. Then do a system scan and clean your PC afterward. What's more, do not forget to update the tool and it will guard your computer against latest malicious applications.

Erase Negozl Ransomware

  1. Launch the Explorer (Windows Key+E).
  2. Check the Downloads, Temporary Files, Desktop, or other directories that might contain the malicious file you downloaded from email.
  3. Select the malicious file and press the Delete key or Shift+Delete to erase it permanently.
  4. Check the following directories one by one:
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs
    %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    %USERPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
  5. See if any of the directories contain files or folders that belong to Negozl Ransomware, right-click such files and choose Delete.
  6. Close the Explorer and empty Recycle Bin if necessary.
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