Negozl Ransomware is one malicious application that you ought to remove as soon as possible. Our tests have shown that this malware is set to secretly enter your PC and encrypt your files with one of the most secure encryption algorithms so that you would be left helpless and willing to pay the ransom that its developers ask. However, the problem is that you might not get the decryption tool/key even after you pay, so there is no point in attempting to do so. In this short description, we will cover the most important aspects of this ransomware that include function, distribution, and removal.
If your computer becomes infected with Negozl Ransomware, then be prepared for the worst case scenario that, in truth, is unavoidable because its developers have left nothing to chance. Once on your computer, this malware will scan it for file formats that it is capable of encrypting and will do so in a mater of minutes. It is set to encrypt various file types such as .mdb, sln, .php, .asp, .aspx, .html, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx, .odt, .jpg, and many others. Note that it is likely to encrypt all files on your PC which may include valuable documents, photos, videos, and so on. During the encryption process, this ransomware adds the .evil file extension to the end of each file. This particular ransomware utilizes the AES-256 encryption algorithm that is almost guaranteed to keep the files encrypted regardless of the third-party decryption tool you throw at it.
Once the encryption process is complete, Negozl Ransomware will create a text file called help recover files.txt. This file contains information regarding the initial steps you have to take to get your files back. Of course, it includes paying money to the developers of this ransomware. They want you to pay the ransom in Bitcoins. Although the ransom note does not state the amount you need to pay, we think that they might ask you for 4 BTC, which is approximately 2582 USD or 2344 EUR. A substantial sum indeed and it begs the question, is the encrypted information worth the money? However, you have to take into account that fact that you might not get the key. So the chance of your 4 BTC yielding results is 50/50.
We think that you might not get the decryption key because Negozl Ransomware is similar to Rush Ransomware, a dysfunctional malware that does not have the ability to decrypt the files because it does not create a decryption key that is suppossed to also be encrypted and sent to the developers. Under such circumstances, paying the ransom is futile. Therefore, we think that it might also be the case with this particular infection.
Before we move on to the deletion methods, we think that it is worth taking a moment to discuss this ransomware’s dissemination method. Like for most ransomware, the easiest way for it to get on your PC is to enter it via email. We have received unverified information that its fake emails pose as receipts from companies such as FedEx, DHL. The emails contain attached MS Word documents that might ask you to enable macros to see the distorted text that it initially contains. As a result, your computer could become infected with Negozl Ransomware.
Since we did not have a working sample of Negozl Ransomware to put to the test, we do not know where exactly its files are dropped, how many of them are and their names. However, based on our experience with the ransomware that is closest in comparison to it (which is Rush Ransomware) we have prepared an experimental removal guide that might help you get rid of it. However, since the dedicated folder that stores all of its files is randomly named you will have to identify it for yourself and determine whether it is the ransomware in question. Alternatively, you can use SpyHunter, our featured anti-malware tool to detect end if necessary delete it for you. In closing, we would like to suggest that you do not risk paying the ransom because it is unlikely that you will get the decryption tool/key.