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

Npsk Ransomware

The entire world might come to a stop, but ransomware infections never stop. Npsk Ransomware is yet another addition to the growing STOP Ransomware family. If you were infected by this application, you will soon see that you cannot open your files. The files will be encrypted, and this program will demand that you pay a ransom for your data. Of course, you should know the drill by now: paying is not an option, and you should remove Npsk Ransomware as soon as possible. You can do it either manually or automatically, although we would recommend automatic malware removal.

As we have mentioned already, this program comes from the STOP Ransomware family. We have just recently discussed Qpqz Rannsomware, which is practically identical to Npsk Ransomware, as well. There are also more programs from the same group. For example, Sarut Ransomware, PXJ Ransomware, NEFILIM Ransomware, and many others. The fact that there are so many ransomware infections in one group shows that each program is released with very little modification from the original code. Although it can easily result in us all drowning in these dangerous infections, at the same time, it might make it easier to deal with Npsk Ransomware.

Now, why would we ever say that? The point is that STOP Ransomware has a public decryption tool. Normally, the same decryption tool cannot be applied to all the different programs from the same family. However, sometimes programs from the STOP Ransomware group employ an offline key to encrypt target files. The public decryption tool is made exactly for that key. Hence, if Npsk Ransomware uses the same offline key to lock up your files, you can restore them using the public decryption tool for STOP Ransomware. On the other hand, some of the files might be encrypted with an online key. Therefore, it might not be possible to restore all of your files.

In fact, relying on a decryption tool is a very risky solution because more often than not, decryption tools do not become available. Thus, it is a lot better to have a file backup that you can use when suddenly you cannot access your data on your computer. File backup might be an external hard drive where you keep copies of most of your files. It could also be an online cloud storage drive, where you could back up your files automatically.

Aside from making copies of your files, you should also learn more about ransomware distribution practices. It would help you avoid Npsk Ransomware. After all, avoiding a ransomware infection is a lot easier than dealing with it.

For the most part, ransomware programs spread through spam email attachments. They could also be included in software bundles and zipped files. For example, if you download a program from a third-party source, or if you acquire some software illegally, there is a very good chance that the file you have downloaded may have some Trojan or ransomware infection, too. So, please refrain from pirating programs, and if you must, scan all the downloaded files with a security tool before opening them.

If Npsk Ransomware still manages to enter your system, the infection will clearly run a full system scan looking for the files it can encrypt. Once the encryption process starts, you cannot revert it. Afterwards, all of your personal files will be encrypted and the system will no longer be able to read them. Npsk Ransomware will also drop a ransom note in the main C:\ directory. The ransom note will tell you that you have to contact the criminals through the given emails, and then you are expected to wait for their reply.

Do not send anything to these criminals. Use the instructions below to remove Npsk Ransomware from your computer. If you don’t want to delete this infection on your own, invest in a powerful security tool that will help you remove this program, and then protect your computer from similar threats.

However, please remember that a security program alone will not be enough. You should also review your web browsing habits and the way you interact with downloaded files. If you are careful about the content you open on your computer, you would minimize the possibility of a ransomware infection for sure.

How to Remove Npsk Ransomware

  1. Delete the most recent files from Desktop.
  2. Remove the most recent files from the Downloads folder.
  3. Press Win+R and type %TEMP%. Press OK.
  4. Delete the most recent files from the directory.
  5. Press Win+R again and enter %LOCALAPPDATA%. Click OK.
  6. Delete a folder with a long random name.
  7. Perform a full system scan with SpyHunter.
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