Noos Ransomware is not something you can uninstall via the Control Panel as it is a vicious file-encrypting threat. Besides encrypting a victim’s files and so making them unusable, the malware can also connect to the Internet without permission and restart with the operating system automatically. However, you should not panic even if you end up receiving it. There is a free decryption tool on the Internet that was created by cybersecurity specialists. Also, if you cannot decrypt your files, you might be able to replace them with backup copies if you back up your data. As for getting rid of Noos Ransomware, we can help you remove it manually if you follow the instructions located at the end of this article. Besides, it can be erased with a reliable security tool. For more details about the malware and its deletion, we invite you to read our full report.
Our specialists confirm that Noos Ransomware comes from the STOP Ransomware family. Most threats from this family enter systems by exploiting their vulnerabilities like unsecured RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) connections or through unreliable files downloaded/received from the Internet. Thus, users who do not want such malicious applications sneak onto their systems should get rid of weakness their computers might have and watch out for unreliable files. You may ask what unreliable data is? It could be an email attachment received via Spam or from an unknown sender or an installer downloaded from file-sharing sites that distribute pirated software, questionable freeware, etc. If you are not one hundred percent sure the data you obtained is legitimate or safe, you should check it with a chosen antimalware tool. If it is malicious, the scanning results ought to reflect it. Of course, even if you are incredibly cautious, such a threat might still be able to get in, which is why we highly recommend making backup copies of your most precious files just in case.
Upon its installation, Noos Ransomware should create a folder with a long title from random characters in the %LOCALAPPDATA% directories. There it should place its launcher’s copy. After doing this, the malicious application may start encrypting various files that could be valuable to a victim. Each of them ought to get a second extension called .noos. For instance, a picture titled sunset.jpg would turn into sunset.jpg.noos. Once all files are encrypted and have the mentioned second extension, the malware should drop a text document called _readme.txt on the user’s Desktop and possibly other directories containing encrypted files. This document is a ransom note as it contains instructions on how to pay a ransom and get a decryptor in return. The price is 490 US dollars or 980 US dollars if a user fails to make the payment within 72 hours. It is not the biggest sum we have seen in ransom notes, but not the smallest one either, as some hackers ask amounts that are lower than 100 US dollars. Therefore, we advise considering whether you can risk losing the requested sum in vain because there are no guarantees the hackers will keep up with their promise.
If you decide you do not want to take any chances, you should pay no attention to the Noos Ransomware’s ransom note. Also, no matter what you choose to do, we recommend removing the malicious application from your system. Since it can restart with each system reboot, it could encrypt new files. To make sure it does not happen, you could eliminate Noos Ransomware. To delete it manually, you should follow the instructions located below as they explain the process step by step. Probably, the easiest way to eliminate the malware is to install a reliable security tool. Then all you would have to do is to perform a full system scan, wait for the results, and press the displayed deletion button to eliminate all detections at once..