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NCrypt is a virus that encrypts your files and demands a ransom for their decryption.

History

NCrypt Ransomware was first discovered in March 2016. This virus is a variant of Locky Ransomware. NCrypt is written in the C++ programming language.

How does NCrypt Ransomware infect your computer?

Attackers spread NCrypt Ransomware through email attachments and malicious websites. The email attachments usually come in the form of a ZIP or RAR file. These files will contain a JavaScript file that will download and install NCrypt Ransomware on your computer. The malicious websites usually contain exploit kits that can exploit vulnerabilities on your computer to install NCrypt Ransomware.

Once your computer is infected, NCrypt will scan your hard drive for files to encrypt. It then adds the “.ncrypt” extension to these files and makes them unreadable. NCrypt will also create a text file named “README.txt” in each folder that contains encrypted files. This text file contains instructions on how to pay the ransom and decrypt your files.

What types of files does NCrypt Ransomware encrypt?

NCrypt will encrypt most types of files on your computer, including documents, pictures, music, and videos. It will also encrypt files with the following extensions: .txt, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx, .pdf, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .bmp, .3gp, and .mp3.

How much is the ransom?

The NCrypt Ransomware demands a ransom of 0.5 Bitcoin, which is approximately USD 315. NCrypt will give you a 72 hour deadline to pay the ransom. If you do not pay the ransom within this time frame, NCrypt will delete your private key and you will not be able to decrypt your files.

Protection

There are some steps that you can take to protect yourself from NCrypt Ransomware:

-Install and run an antivirus program.

-Do not open email attachments from unknown senders.

-Be cautious when visiting websites. Do not click on any pop-ups or ads.

-Back up your files regularly. This way, if you do get infected, you will not lose your data.

What should you do?

If you have already been infected with NCrypt Ransomware, do not pay the ransom. There is no guarantee that your files will be decrypted even if you do pay.  Additionally, by paying the NCrypt Ransomware, you would be supporting the criminals responsible for this malware.

Public decryption tool

There is no NCrypt Ransomware decryption tool available at this time. Even if you find a tool, we do not recommend using it, as it may contain malware.

How to remove NCrypt Ransomware

  • Step 1: Enter Safe Mode with Networking

To do this, restart your computer and press F8 while it is booting up. This will bring up the Advanced Boot Options menu. Use the arrow keys to select Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter.

  • Step 2: Remove NCrypt Ransomware files

1) Open the Windows Task Manager by pressing CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time.

2) Click on the Processes tab.

3) Find the NCrypt Ransomware process. Right-click on it and select End Process.

4) Delete the following NCrypt Ransomware files:

5) NCrypt_FOLDER\\NCrypt.exe

6) NCrypt_FOLDER\\README.txt

7) NCrypt_FOLDER\\DECRYPTION_INSTRUCTIONS.html

8) NCrypt_FOLDER\\DECRYPTION_INSTRUCTIONS.url

9) NCrypt_FOLDER\\id-%id%.txt

10) NCrypt_FOLDER\\ALL YOUR FILES ARE ENCRYPTED.txt

  • Step 3: Remove NCrypt Ransomware from the registry

1) Open the Registry Editor by pressing the Windows + R keys at the same time and typing “regedit” into the Run dialog.

2) Find and delete the following NCrypt Ransomware registry entries:

3) HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\NCrypt

4) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\NCrypt

5) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\WOW6432Node\\NCrypt

6) HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Run\\NCrypt

7) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Run\\NCrypt

8) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\RunOnce NCrypt

9) HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Classes\. NCrypt

10) HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Classes NCrypt

11) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE NCrypt

12) HKEY_CURRENT_USER NCrypt Ransomware

13) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE NCrypt Ransomware

14) HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT NCrypt Ransomware

15) HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG NCrypt Ransomware

16) HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\FileExts NCrypt Ransomware

  • Step 4: Delete NCrypt Ransomware encrypted files

Even after you remove NCrypt Ransomware from your computer, your files will still be encrypted. To delete the encrypted files, you can use a file shredder program such as Eraser or File Shredder. These programs will permanently delete your files so that they cannot be recovered.

That way, you will remove NCrypt Ransomware from your computer and will not have to worry about your files being recovered.

We do not recommend doing it if you do not know what you are doing.

  • Step 5: Restore your files from a backup

If you have been backing up your files regularly, you can restore your encrypted files from a backup. This is the best way to recover your data, as it is guaranteed to work.

If you do not have a backup, you can try using a file recovery program. These programs are not guaranteed to work, but they might be able to recover some of your encrypted files.

We recommend using SalvageData data recovery software.

Contact a data recovery service

The best way to recover your data is to use a professional data recovery service. These services have the best chance of recovering your data.

Be aware that you use only reputable data recovery services. There have been cases of scammers posing as data recovery services and trying to trick people into paying for their services.

SalvageData is a reputable data recovery service that has recovered data from NCrypt Ransomware infections.

We offer a free evaluation, so you can send us a sample of your encrypted files and we will tell you if we can recover your data.

If you decide to use our service, we will give you a price quote and will not start working on your files until you approve the price.

SalvageData Recovery Services have a 96% success rate. We offer a no-recovery, no-charge guarantee. 

We understand how distressing it can be to have your files encrypted by NCrypt Ransomware. Our team of experts is here to help you recover your data and get your life back to normal.

Call us today at +1 (800) 972-3282 to speak to a data recovery specialist and get started on the road to recovery.

Conclusion

NCrypt Ransomware is a serious infection that can encrypt all of your personal files. If attackers infected your computer with this ransomware, you should remove it as soon as possible and try to recover your data from a backup.

If you do not have a backup, you can try using a file recovery program or contacting a professional data recovery service like SalvageData.

 

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