This article will aid you in removing the hNcrypt ransomware efficiently. Follow the ransomware removal instructions provided at the end.
The .hNcrypt file virus is the name of ransomware. That ransomware is a Globe Imposter variant.The extension it places to all files after encryption is .hNcrypt. After encryption, a ransom note shows up with instructions on how to pay the ransom. Keep reading and find out what ways you could try to potentially recover some of your files.
|Name||.hNcrypt file virus|
|Short Description||The ransomware encrypts files on your computer system and it shows a ransom note afterward.|
|Symptoms||This ransomware virus will encrypt your files and place the .hNcrypt extension on each one of them.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by .hNcrypt file virus |
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|Data Recovery Tool||Windows Data Recovery by Stellar Phoenix Notice! This product scans your drive sectors to recover lost files and it may not recover 100% of the encrypted files, but only few of them, depending on the situation and whether or not you have reformatted your drive.|
.hNcrypt File Virus – Delivery Ways
hNcrypt ransomware might spread its infection via different ways. The payload file which executes the malicious script for this ransomware, that in turn infects your computer machine, is circling around the Internet. Samples of this ransomware have been found by a few different malware researchers. You can see the detections of some security vendors for one such sample embedded into an executable file by checking the image taken of the VirusTotal service here:
The hNcrypt ransomware might be using other ways to deliver the payload file, such as social media and file-sharing sites. Freeware applications found on the Web could be promoted as helpful but also could hide the malicious script for this virus. Before opening any files after you have downloaded them, you should instead scan them with a security program. Especially if they come from suspicious places, such as emails or links. Also, don’t forget to check the size and signatures of such files for anything that seems out of place. You should read the ransomware prevention tips given in the forum.
.hNcrypt File Virus – Detailed Overview
The hNcrypt ransomware is a cryptovirus, which has been recently discovered by malware researchers. Those researchers say that it is a GlobeImposter variant – in other words, it pretends to be the Globe ransomware virus.When the hNcrypt ransomware encrypts your files, it will put the .hNcrypt extension to every file and display a ransom note with payment instructions.
The hNcrypt ransomware can be set to make new registry entries in the Windows Registry to achieve a higher level of persistence. Such entries are usually designed in a way that will start the virus automatically with every launch of the Windows Operating System, such as the example shown here:
The ransom message is placed inside a file called how_to_back_files.html. This is how it looks:
The ransom note states the following:
YOUR PERSONAL ID
YOUR FILES ARE ENCRYPTED!
ALL YOUR IMPORTANT DATA HAS BEEN ENCRYPTED.
To recover data you need decryptor.
To get the decryptor you should:
pay for decrypt:
site for buy bitcoin:
Buy 1 BTC on one of these sites
bitcoin adress for pay:
After the payment:
Send screenshot of payment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the letter include your personal ID (look at the beginning of this document).
After you will receive a decryptor and instructions
We can decrypt one file in quality the evidence that we have the decoder.
No Payment = No decryption
You really get the decryptor after payment
Do not attempt to remove the program or run the anti-virus tools
Attempts to self-decrypting files will result in the loss of your data
Decoders other users are not compatible with your data, because each user‘s
unique encryption key
The cybercriminals want you not only to pay the ransom sum, but also send a screenshot of the successful transaction to the email@example.com e-mail address. You should NOT under any circumstances pay or write to these crooks. Nobody can give you a guarantee that you will get your files decrypted upon payment, plus in that way you will support the criminals and probably motivate them to keep making ransomware.
.hNcrypt File Virus – Encryption Process
There is no official list with file extensions that the hNcrypt ransomware seeks to encrypt and the article will be updated if such a list is discovered. However, all files which get encrypted will receive the .hNcrypt extension appended to them. The encryption algorithm which is used for the virus is currently unknown.
The ransomware could encrypt files, which are from the following file types:
The hNcrypt cryptovirus is reported by malware analysts to erase the Shadow Volume Copies from the Windows Operating System by executing the following command:
→vssadmin.exe delete shadows /all /Quiet
The execution of the above-stated command, makes the encryption process more viable, as one of the main ways for file recovery is eliminated. Continue reading to find out what methods you can try out to potentially restore some of your files.
Remove .hNcrypt File Virus and Restore Files
If your computer got infected with the hNcrypt ransomware virus, you should have a bit of experience in removing malware. You should get rid of this ransomware as quickly as possible before it can have the chance to spread further and infect other computers. You should remove the ransomware and follow the step-by-step instructions guide provided below.
- Guide 1: How to Remove .hNcrypt file virus from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of .hNcrypt file virus from Mac OS X.
How to Remove .hNcrypt file virus from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove .hNcrypt file virus
Step 2: Uninstall .hNcrypt file virus and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by .hNcrypt file virus on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by .hNcrypt file virus there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Step 4: Scan for .hNcrypt file virus with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by .hNcrypt file virus.
Ransomware infections and .hNcrypt file virus aim to encrypt your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decrypt. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.
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Get rid of .hNcrypt file virus from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall .hNcrypt file virus and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove .hNcrypt file virus via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove .hNcrypt file virus files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as .hNcrypt file virus, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Step 3 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by .hNcrypt file virus on your Mac.
Ransomware for Mac .hNcrypt file virus aims to encode all your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decode, unless you pay money. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files, but only in some cases. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.