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Danger level 7
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Slow Computer
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • System crashes
  • Normal system programs crash immediatelly
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel

Nppp Ransomware

Nppp Ransomware is a new variant of the infamous STOP Ransomware. The malware experts in our internal lab are so familiar with this family of threats that it takes one single look to recognize a new variant. A few other threats that belong to the same family include Righ Ransomware, Remk Ransomware, Lokd Ransomware, and Rezm Ransomware. Clearly, four-letter names are preferred. It is possible that these infections are managed by the same attacker or group of attackers, but it is also possible that the code is being sold to anyone willing to pay for it. In any case, these infections are incredibly dangerous because they corrupt the most valuable files, which are personal documents, photos, etc. When these files are encrypted – which is a process of translating plain text data into ciphered text – the “.nppp” extension is attached to the names to mark them. Unfortunately, even if you delete the extension or remove Nppp Ransomware itself, your files will remain encrypted.

The devious Nppp Ransomware encrypts files so that the attackers behind it could make demands. They know that personal files are valued, and they hope that the victims will be easy to manipulate. As soon as files are encrypted, the “_readme.txt” file is dropped, and you can open it safely. The message inside the file informs that you have to email to obtain information on how to pay a ransom of $490 in return for a file decryptor. The second email address ( is added as a reserve. Obviously, the attacker behind Nppp Ransomware wants you to email them, and they want that so that they could push you to pay the ransom. $490 might be a fortune to some and change in the pocket for others. Regardless of your financial situation, paying the ransom is a bad idea because money given to cybercriminals is money lost and wasted. If you pay the ransom, you will not get a decryptor in return, and you will not be able to get the money back either.

When it comes to ransomware, we are usually the bearers of bad news. That is not necessarily the case with Nppp Ransomware. According to our researchers, there is a tool called STOP Decryptor that can assist the victims of malware from the STOP Ransomware family. Sadly, this tool does not guarantee complete decryption, and we cannot guarantee that it will decipher the encryptor employed by Nppp Ransomware either. That being said, if you do not have backups that could be used to replace the files, this tool could be a true savior. Of course, if you decide to look for it and install it, make sure you are installing the real deal, and not some fake imposter that, perhaps, could demand money for otherwise free services or perhaps even conceal malware. Whether you want to use the free decryptor or use your own backups, do so after you delete the malicious threat. Have you decided which removal method you want to try out? Before you commence, we recommend installing a legitimate malware scanner to inspect your system and see what is going on. In the worst-case scenario, you could discover that you need to delete other threats.

The manual removal of malware is never the easiest option. You might be able to delete Nppp Ransomware yourself, but only if you can identify all malware files, and we cannot know whether or not you can. If you are up for a challenge, follow the guide below, and do not forget to scan your system afterward to check whether or not you succeeded. All in all, even if you are successful, there is one other thing to figure out – the security of your Windows operating system. If you do not secure it, spam emails, system and application vulnerabilities, malicious downloaders, and social engineering scams could be used to drop other infections onto your computer. If you want to avoid that, it is best to install legitimate anti-malware software. The best part is that this software can also automatically remove Nppp Ransomware and any other threats that could exist on your operating system this very moment.

Nppp Ransomware Removal

  1. Launch File Explorer by tapping WIN+E keys on the keyboard.
  2. Type %HOMEDRIVE% into the bar at the top and tap Enter.
  3. Delete the folder named SystemID and the file named _readme.txt.
  4. Type %LOCALAPPDATA% into the bar at the top and tap Enter.
  5. Delete the folder whose name is similar to this: 0115174b-bd55-4caf-a89a-d8ff8132151f. Confirm that the folder contains malware files first.
  6. Empty Recycle Bin and then run a system scan using a trusted malware scanner.
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