When NYPD Ransomware slithers in, it goes right to your files, and it employs an encryptor to lock them up. You might be unable to stop the infection once it slithers in, and, in fact, you are unlikely to notice when that happens at all. That is because this malware relies on stealth when invading your operating system. In some cases, malware can be dropped and executed by other active infections. In other cases, victims themselves can be tricked into executing the threat. According to our research team, bundled downloaders and cleverly worded spam emails can be used to trick you, which is why you have to be very mindful of all of your virtual steps. Most victims of ransomware discover that they need to remove malware only after ransom demands are made, which means that files are already encrypted. Of course, whatever the case is, you need to delete NYPD Ransomware, and our hope is that you can save your files as well.
NYPD Ransomware is not a unique infection. It is modeled after STOP Ransomware, a well-known threat that has been used to build hundreds of identical threats, including Pezi Ransomware, Nlah Ransomware, Usam Ransomware, Kuus Ransomware, or Maas Ransomware. These threats have barely any differences, and they can be seen in the encrypted files and the associated ransom note. When NYPD Ransomware encrypts files, it attaches “.nypd” as an additional extension to the original name. That is a unique element of this threat. The infection encrypts photographs, archives, documents, and media files along with other kinds of personal files that you might not be able to replace. Of course, that is not the case if you have backups of the corrupted files. If they have not been affected by NYPD Ransomware, once you remove this malware, you will be able to transfer backups in place of the corrupted files if that is necessary for you.
STOP Ransomware threats sometimes have another unique element, and that is the email address that is meant to connect victims to their attackers. NYPD Ransomware does not use a unique email address. The ransom note file (“_readme.txt”) lists firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com, both of which can be linked to other variants of STOP Ransomware. Have you sent emails to either of these addresses already? We hope that you have not because once cybercriminals know your email address, they can flood you with misleading emails containing links to malicious websites or attachments hiding new threats. They also can extort money from you. If you think that the attackers behind NYPD Ransomware will give you a decryptor as soon as you pay a ransom of $490, we have to disappoint you. The attackers are free to do whatever they want, and once they get your money, they can forget about you. Is there anyone that could hold them accountable? Unfortunately, that is not how cybercrime works.
We certainly do not recommend relying on the decryptor that is, allegedly, offered by the attackers behind NYPD Ransomware. A free STOP Decryptor, on the other hand, might help some victims. This malware only decrypts files that are encrypted with an offline key, and we cannot guarantee that it can work with all variants. Therefore, those who have backup copies as replacements are in the best position. In either case, and even if you cannot salvage your files, removing NYPD Ransomware is important. This malware must be eliminated as soon as possible, and your system also must be secured because it could be infected by dangerous threats again. How can you solve both issues? By implementing anti-malware software. If it is trustworthy and efficient, it will automatically delete all malicious threats and strengthen the security of your system. If you want to ask us anything about the infection or its removal, post a comment below. Our team of experts will assist you shortly.