Nazcrypt Ransomware

What is Nazcrypt Ransomware?

Nazcrypt Ransomware is a new threat that can take your precious files hostage and supposedly release them once you pay the ransom. Our malware specialists at say that this ransomware infection is based on an open source file crypter project that uses an outdated file encryption method. In any case, it can still cause damage to you by encrypting your personal files. We do not believe that it is a good idea to pay the ransom fee since it can end badly for you; there is little chance that these criminals will send you anything in return. In fact, it is possible that you will get another dangerous infection instead of the decryption key or tool. We recommend that you remove Nazcrypt Ransomware as soon as possible. Please continue reading to learn how you can protect your PC against similar threats in the future.

Where does Nazcrypt Ransomware come from?

The most likely way for this malware infection to infiltrate your system is via spam campaigns. Please note that spam mails are not what they used to be. Nowadays, cyber criminals can use deceptive techniques to make you believe that this spam is indeed urgent and important for you to check. First of all, the sender will not be an easy giveaway to lead you to think that "ah, it must be a scam"; second, the subject line can also be very tricky and deceptive. For instance, this spam may claim that you have not paid for fine of some sort, you have an outstanding invoice, or a problematic online purchase (e.g., wrong credit card details). It is quite likely that most people would open this mail out of curiosity, right? However, executing the attached file would be the biggest mistake because it would start up this malicious attack right away. This also means that you cannot delete Nazcrypt Ransomware in time to stop the encryption process.

Another way for cyber criminals to infect you is the use of Exploit Kits. However, you can only be attacked this way if your browsers and drivers are not kept up-to-date. If you do not know why it is so important to update your programs, let us tell you. If you click on a corrupt third-party ad or link while viewing a suspicious website, you may be redirected to a malicious page that uses such Exploit Kits. This means that the moment your out of date browser loads this page, the infection will be dropped and installed in the background in no time. Again, you will not be able to delete Nazcrypt Ransomware without serious consequences.

How does Nazcrypt Ransomware work?

this ransomware uses the DES ("Data Encryption Standard") algorithm, which is consider to be an outdated method. Most other ransomware threats usually use the AES or RSA algorithms, or their combination. In this malicious attack you may lose all your important personal files like your photos, documents, and archives. The affected files get a ".nazcrypt" extension, so you can actually see the extent of the devastation when you list files with this extension in your File Explorer. This malware infection also drops a ransom note called "NAZCRYPT_RECOVERY_INSTRUCTIONS.txt" somewhere on your system; most likely on your desktop.

This is a simple note that tells you to pay $300 worth of Bitcoins to "13ADfA738SDFHdceP7348DASin3se2 " Bitcoin address if you want to decrypt your files. We have found that this address does not yet exist, so it is possible that this ransomware is still in development. In other words, you cannot actually pay just yet. If you do not have a backup stored on a portable hard disk or in cloud, you may actually lose all your encrypted files in this attack. Still, we advise you to remove Nazcrypt Ransomware right away.

How do I delete Nazcrypt Ransomware?

Fortunately, it does not take an IT expert or a rocket scientist to eliminate this dangerous ransomware program. All you need to do is follow our guide below and remove all related files from your system. As you can see now, it is quite simple to let even such a serious threat on board. If you cannot seem to protect your computer manually, we suggest that you install a reliable and reputable anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter. Remember to keep this security software as well as all other programs up-to-date for best results. But it also pays to avoid suspicious websites and clicking on third-party advertisements to stay on the safe side.

Remove Nazcrypt Ransomware from Windows

  1. Press Win+E to open File Explorer.
  2. Locate the malicious file you downloaded and launched.
  3. Delete this malicious executable.
  4. Delete the ransom note, "NAZCRYPT_RECOVERY_INSTRUCTIONS.txt"
  5. Empty your Recycle Bin.
  6. Restart your computer. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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