Did that file that looked like an online shipping invoice cause something funny? Or perhaps you’ve just torrented a program and you cannot open your files anymore? Well, you could have been infected with Nppp Ransomware. This malicious infection is there to lock up your files so it could push you into paying a ransom fee. Rather than paying anything to these criminals, you need to remove Nppp Ransomware today, and then look for ways to restore your data. There might be a way to get some of your files back, but please note that a ransomware infection is no joke.
First, we have to establish that Nppp Ransomware comes from the STOP Ransomware family. Therefore, this program is very similar to Npsk Ransomware, Qpqz Ransomware, PJX Ransomware and others. It is very likely that very few things in the main STOP Ransomware code were tweaked from one variation to the other. This kind of uncanny similarity across different versions of infection allows us to employ the same decryption tool.
There is a public decryption tool developed by Emisoft for the STOP Ransowmare infection. However, there is a catch. Just because the decryption tool works, it doesn’t mean that it can restore all of your files. The tool works only on files that were encrypted using an offline key. So, if Nppp Ransomware employed an online key, it means that some of the files cannot be decrypted. At the end of the day, the best way to restore your files remain the utilization of a file backup. If you have copies of your files saved on a cloud drive or an external hard drive, you can breathe a sigh of relief here.
However, before you go down to removing Nppp Ransomware, you should also do everything in your power to avoid such infections in the future. If you deal with multiple email attachments every single day, you should see to it that you open only the attachments from reliable senders. It would also be a good idea to scan the received files with a security tool before you open them. Of course, pirating programs should not even cross your mind because that is a straight way to a malware infection (not to mention it’s a criminal activity).
Also, when (or if) Nppp Ransomware enters your computer, you should not listen to what this program has to say. It will drop a ransom note in the TXT format, and if it opens, you will see the following:
Don't worry, you can return all your files!
All your files like photos, databases, documents and other important are encrypted with strongest encryption and unique key.
The only method of recovering files is to purchase decrypt tool and unique key for you.
This software will decrypt all your encrypted files.
The ransom note will then tell you how much you are expected to pay for the decryption key, and how you are supposed to contact these criminals. However, leave your money to yourself, and remove Nppp Ransomware without even bothering to contact these people.
The manual removal for Nppp Ransomware isn’t too complicated, but some users might not feel confident about it. Don’t worry, you can always use SpyHunter to scan your computer. If you invest in the antispyware tool, it will also help you remove all the malicious files from your system.
As for your files, if you have the backup, delete the encrypted files (provided the public decryption tool doesn’t work on them), and transfer the healthy copies into your system. If you do not have a backup, you should consider addressing a local professional who would give you more file recovery options.