Ncrypt Ransomware is an infection that was designed to bring its victims to the knees and make them follow the demands that are introduced to them. Just like the majority of ransomware infections – such as Princess Locker Ransomware, Aviso Ransomware, or Exotic Ransomware – this infection demands to pay a ransom, and, unfortunately, many users comply with this demand because they are afraid of losing their personal files. Will you lose your files if you do not pay the ransom? Will you get your files back if you pay it? What happens when you delete Ncrypt Ransomware? These are few of the many questions that we have attempted to answer in this report. Hopefully, you have not yet become a victim of this threat, and you have time to protect your operating system and your personal files against it. Please make sure to post your questions in the comments section below if any emerge while reading this report!
The name “Ncrypt Ransomware” derives from the extension that is appended to every file affected by this infection. The extension is “.ncrypt”, and it helps to identify the files that were corrupted. Speaking of the files, the ransomware targets the most sensitive files, which might include your personal photos and documents. Since system files and software files can be restored even if they get removed, it is unlikely that the ransomware will target them; however, keep in mind that there are ransomware infections capable of encrypting executables and other files that are considered replaceable. The files hit by Ncrypt Ransomware are encrypted, but it is not yet known which encryption method is employed. In any case, it is most likely that a complicated algorithm is used, and there is a great chance that it cannot be cracked. In most cases, decryption keys are created to make the decryption of files possible, but there are no guarantees that such a key exists or that its creator would provide you with it after you paid the ransom.
You learn everything about the encryption of your data and the things you are expected to do via the _FILE_RETRIEVAL_INSTRUCTIONS.html file that represents the ransom note. The information included in this note suggests that you need to purchase a “unique encryption key,” which is the decryption key we have talked about already. The set price for this key is 0.2 Bitcoins. Bitcoins, as you know, is not a stable currency, and the conversion rates change frequently. At the time of research, this sum converted to 130 USD and 120 EUR. This might seem like a big sum, but, in comparison to other threats that request from 1 to 6 Bitcoins, this ransom is quite low. This is good news because users who might take the risk of following the Ncrypt Ransomware demands are not going to lose a ton of money in case the decryption key is not made available. The ransom note also includes the Bitcoin address that you need to transfer the ransom to. Also, it includes an email address, firstname.lastname@example.org, that you are expected to use for the confirmation of the payment. It is stated that the decryptor will become available as soon as your payment is confirmed, but we cannot guarantee that.
Are you thinking about paying the ransom requested by Ncrypt Ransomware? Keep in mind that it is a huge risk, and you might not receive the file decryption software after all. Of course, if your files are not backed up, this might be your only option to recover them. As mentioned previously, legitimate decryptors are unlikely to help either, but you should look into that anyway. Once you exhaust all possibilities, you must not forget to remove Ncrypt Ransomware from your operating system. It is most important that you delete the launcher .exe file, unless it was automatically removed after the encryption was completed (this happens with some ransomware threats). We suggest using automated malware removal software for this operation. If you are unable to find malicious files manually – for example, the spam email attachment that might have concealed the launcher file – do not be afraid to install a legitimate malware scanner. To complete the mission, back up your files (if you managed to save them) to prevent their loss and install anti-malware software to prevent malware from attacking again.