Nazcrypt Ransomware can sneak onto your computer behind your back and encrypt your files. If you want your files back, you are supposed to pay hundreds of dollars in Bitcoins. However, we have found that the Bitcoin wallet address provided by these attackers does not even work yet. We assume that these cyber criminals have not set up their operations properly yet. This also means that you cannot actually pay the ransom fee. So it is not possible to restore your files just yet. We need to warn you that in most cases you would not get the decryption key or tool even if you pay the ransom. We never encourage anyone to pay anyway because it is like supporting cybercrime. Hopefully you have a backup of your files stored in cloud storage or on a removable drive. But before you use your clean files, we strongly recommend that you remove Nazcrypt Ransomware from your PC as soon as possible.
It is quite possible that you have received a spam e-mail recently, which you opened and viewed its attachment as well. This spam can be very misleading and convincing enough to make you want to see its attachment. But you need to understand that this attached file only looks like an image or a document, but it is indeed a malicious executable file that initiates this unfortunate attack on your files. This spam plays a trick on your curiosity as it pretends to be regarding an important matter like an unpaid invoice, undeliverable parcel, problem with an alleged online booking, and so on. Any matter that could related to anyone really. But it is important to mention that it is not possible to delete Nazcrypt Ransomware without serious consequences. Therefore, whenever you are in doubt regarding a mail, we advise you to send an e-mail to the sender and thus you can figure out whether it is a real person who wants to send you an attachment personally or just a scam.
We also recommend that you regularly update your Flash and Java drivers as well as your browsers because cyber crooks can create malicious websites with Exploit Kits. This means that if you land on such a site, you can easily infect your computer not even noticing it. You may click on compromised links or unsafe third-party advertisements and get forwarded to such malicious sites in no time. However, by the time you may realize that you are viewing a dangerous fake website, it will be too late and you will have to remove Nazcrypt Ransomware and possibly lose your files.
Our tests show that this new ransomware infection is built on an open-source cryptor, which uses the outdated DES algorithm to encrypt your files. This threat adds ".nazcrypt" extension to your affected files, so they will look like "myfile.jpg.nazcrypt." After the encryption is finished, the ransom note called "NAZCRYPT_RECOVERY_INSTRUCTIONS.txt" is created probably on your desktop, where you can easily find it. It is also possible however that all affected folders will contain this file as well.
When you open this ransom note, it informs you that your files have been encrypted and you have to transfer 300 US dollars in Bitcoin to the provided wallet address. We have found that this address is not activated yet, which also means that you cannot actually pay even if you wanted to. We do not recommend that you contact or pay any amount to such criminals because there is never any guarantee that you will get anything for your money. This is why we recommend that you remove Nazcrypt Ransomware immediately.
We advise you to act right now and eliminate this threat. You can use our guide below as a reference if you need assistance with this. Hopefully, you understand now how important it is to prevent such dangerous infections from infiltrating your system. It is just as important that you keep a backup saved somewhere safe because it may be the only way for you to recover your files after such a devastation on your system. We believe that this ransomware may not be the only threat on your system. It is always advisable to run a reliable online malware scanner to see how clean your PC is. As a matter of fact, if you want to keep your computer clean and safe, this may not be tool late to install a reliable anti-malware program like SpyHunter.