Has Naampa Ransomware slithered in? If it has, your personal files are now unreadable, as the “.crptd” extension is appended to their names. This malicious ransomware is likely to have been created by smart and experienced cyber criminals because it functions pretty well. As soon as it slithers in – which we will discuss further in this repot – the threat encrypts files and, soon after that, instructs you to contact the creator. If you do as told, you are then introduced to ransom demands, which is the end goal for this malicious threat. Unfortunately, we cannot provide you with detailed information regarding the payment because it might be unique for every user. Overall, our research team informs that this ransomware is just as knavish as the rest of them, and so you should not expect to have your files decrypted after your pay a ransom. Have you done this already, and your files are still encrypted? If there is nothing else you can do, you can delete Naampa Ransomware, and the sooner you do this, the better. This ransomware is a serious threat, and you do not want it running on your PC for much longer.
Although the malicious Naampa Ransomware is powerful, it is not powerful enough to just appear out of nowhere. Instead, it needs a security backdoor via which it could slither into your operating system and start the encryption. According to our analysis, spam emails are employed for this in most cases. Unfortunately, many users are tricked into opening malicious launchers because of the misleading emails they are attached to. This method is most likely to be used by Unlckr Ransomware, Unlock92 Ransomware (all belong to the same family), and many other infections alike. Once in, Naampa Ransomware uses the RSA-2048 encryption cipher to encrypt files, and, as we mentioned already, personal files are the main target. Why? Because they are valuable, and the victim is more likely to try and save them. Speaking of targets, it is most likely that the ransomware is specifically spread in regions where Russian is the main language because the ransom note that it displays is in Russian. That being said, the infection could be modified, or its creator might have developed multiple infections targeted at specific regions.
The ransom note is represented using a file named “!----README----!.jpg”. The infection does not auto-start with Windows (i.e., it will not start again after you restart the computer), but the ransom note will remain. The main message within the note is that you need to email firstname.lastname@example.org. Is that safe to do? If you are using your regular email address, you could be putting yourself at risk, and so if you want to contact the creator of Naampa Ransomware, use a new email address. The question is should you contact them at all? We do not recommend paying the ransom, and so communicating with cyber criminals is redundant. However, if you have the desire to find out what the creator of this threat wants from you, go ahead, just be cautious about any suspicious files or links you might be introduced to.
You must be able to identify the launcher to be able to remove Naampa Ransomware from your operating system. If you are unable to find this file, manual removal is not for you. That does not mean that you are doomed. On the contrary, there is one other option, and, dare we say, it is the better option. Our research team agrees that even experienced users should install anti-malware software because it is good at more things than just automatically removing malware. On top of that, it is also irreplaceable when it comes to the overall protection of the operating system. Needless to say, we strongly recommend installing anti-malware software right away. Have you already performed the steps shown below? Even if you have, you still need to think about Windows protection.