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Npsg virus has locked your files? Read on to see if there is a method to restore files encrypted by Npsg virus described in this
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Npsg Virus

Npsg virus is a cryptovirus that locks files away from users with a military grade encryption algorithm. When encryption finishes, a message is left for victims to follow so that they can pay the extortionists. Npsg virus is known as .Npsg file virus and it is part of the STOP Ransomware family. Locked files will receive the .Npsg extension placed to them, and they will no longer be accessible under Windows. The Npsg variant puts a ransom message with instructions for victims for the alleged recovery of files after payment.

Npsg Virus Ransomware

As an encryption virus, Npsg Ransomware can cripple a computer machine with little hope for recovery. Npsg Ransomware is part of the STOP ransomware family tree. Npsg Ransomware is a virus that will lock your files so continue reading to see how you could remove it.

.Npsg File Extension

STOP ransomware’s authors state that they will unlock your files for a big fat fee. .Npsg virus file ransomware could make entries in the Windows Registry for achieving persistence and running with every boot of the Windows OS. Encrypted files will receive the .Npsg extension appended at the end of their names. Documents, banking data, video and audio data will become encrypted and receive the same extension.

Threat Summary

Name Npsg Virus
File Extension .Npsg Virus
Type Ransomware, Cryptovirus
Short Description The ransomware encrypts files on your computer system and demands a ransom to be paid to allegedly recover them.
Symptoms The ransomware will encrypt your files by appending the extension .Npsg Virus to them making them inaccessible. Ransom fee demanded.
Ransom Demanding Note _readme.txt
Distribution Method Spam Emails, Email Attachments
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Npsg Ransomware – How Did It Enter My PC and What Can I Do?

Npsg Files Virus can distribute its infection via various vectors. Malware samples might already be uploaded to a service for malware identification such as VirusTotal. Viruses like this one could spread with torrent sites and other services for file distribution. Free applications on the Web can be disguised to try and make users to use them, while they deliver the STOP malware. Check out some tips for preventing a ransomware attack in our forum topic.

The newest version of the STOP ransomware is Npsg Virus virus as we have already mentioned above. It is an infection that might not be decrypted soon. Needless to say that it is difficult to remove it manually because of the numerous copies of its malicious files spread over a compromised computer.

.Npsg files virus will encrypt files and display instruction messages near encrypted files. The makers and distributors of the cryptovirus ask for a ransom to be paid in order to restore your files. The Npsg virus is indeed a variant of the STOP ransomware family.

When encryption is finished, the .Npsg Files virus will place a ransom note. You can read the contents of the so-called _readme.txt file below:

ATTENTION!

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.
What guarantees you have?
You can send one of your encrypted file from your PC and we decrypt it for free.
But we can decrypt only 1 file for free. File must not contain valuable information.
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Price of private key and decrypt software is $980.
Discount 50% available if you contact us first 72 hours, that’s price for you is $490.
Please note that you’ll never restore your data without payment.
Check your e-mail “Spam” or “Junk” folder if you don’t get answer more than 6 hours.

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Any form of payment sent to the cybercriminals might not yield the results you wish. Not only it might not recover your files, but it could also break them. Thus, do not pay the ransom. Your .Npsgfiles may not get reverted to normal, and nobody can give you a full guarantee for that.

The ransomware is made in a way to encrypt files and add the .Npsg extension to them all. Documents, archives, backups, picture, video and audio file types can be encrypted by the Npsg virus with ease.

The ransomware is set to delete all the Shadow Volume Copies from the Windows operating system without leaving a trace of them, with a simple command line:

→vssadmin.exe delete shadows /all /Quiet

In case your machine is infected with the ransomware and your files are locked, see down here how you could potentially restore your files back to their original form. Note that if your files are locked with an ONLINE key, there is no way to decrypt files for the time being. That should not discourage you because most variants of the virus have been defeated successfully and almost all files have been recovered.

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Npsg Ransomware Removal Steps

Your system got infected with the .Npsg File Virus and you want to remove it, so you should have a bit of experience in removing malware. But, you should get rid of this ransomware as fast as possible before it can have the chance to spread further and infect other computer systems. You should remove the ransomware and follow the step-by-step instructions guide provided under this paragraph.

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Windows Mac OS X

How to Remove Npsg Virus from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Npsg Virus

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1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall Npsg 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. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Npsg Virus on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Npsg Virus there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

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Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
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Step 4: Scan for Npsg Virus with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

SpyHunter5-update-2018


3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

SpyHunter5-Free-Scan-2018


4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

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If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.

Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by Npsg Virus.

Ransomware infections and Npsg 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.

1. Download the reccomended Data Recovery software by clicking on the link underneath:

Simply click on the link and on the website menus on top, choose Data Recovery - Data Recovery Wizard for Windows or Mac (depending on your OS), and then download and run the tool.


Windows Mac OS X

Get rid of Npsg Virus from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall Npsg Virus and remove related files and objects

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1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to Npsg Virus:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to Npsg Virus. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to Npsg Virus. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • 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 Npsg 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:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as Npsg Virus. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


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Step 3 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by Npsg Virus.

Ransomware infections and Npsg 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.

1. Download the reccomended Data Recovery software by clicking on the link underneath:

Simply click on the link and on the website menus on top, choose Data Recovery - Data Recovery Wizard for Windows or Mac (depending on your OS), and then download and run the tool.


Npsg Virus FAQ

What is Npsg Virus ransomware and how does it work?

Npsg Virus is a ransomware infection - the malicious software that enters your computer silently and blocks either access to the computer itself or encrypt your files.

Many ransomware viruses use sophisticated encryption algorithm how to make your files inaccessible. The goal of ransomware infections is to demand that you pay a ransom payment to get access to your files back.

How does Npsg Virus ransomware infect my computer?

Via several ways.Npsg Virus Ransomware infects computers by being sent via phishing e-mails, containing virus attachment.

This attachment is usually masked as an important document, like an invoice, bank document or even a plane ticket and it looks very convincing to users.

After you download and execute this attachment, a drive-by download occurs and your computer is infected with the ransomware virus.

Another way, you may become a victim of Npsg Virus is if you download a fake installer, crack or patch from a low reputation website or if you click on a virus link. Many users report getting a ransomware infection by downloading torrents.

How to open .Npsg Virus files?

You can't. At this point the .Npsg Virus files are encrypted. You can only open them once they are decrypted.

Decryptor did not decrypt my data. What now?

Do not panic and backup the files. If a decryptor did not decrypt your .Npsg Virus files successfully, then do not despair, because this virus is still new.

One way to restore files, encrypted by Npsg Virus ransomware is to use a decryptor for it. But since it's a new virus, advised that the decryption keys for it may not be out yet and available to the public. We will update this article and keep you posted as soon as this decryptor is released.

How Do I restore ".Npsg Virus" files (Other Methods)?

Yes, sometimes files can be restored. We have suggested several file recovery methods that could work if you want to restore .Npsg Virus files.

These methods are in no way 100% guarantee that you will be able to get your files back. But if you have a backup, your chances of success are much greater.

How do I get rid of Npsg Virus ransomware virus?

The safest way and the most efficient one for the removal of this ransomware infection is the use a professional anti malware software. It will scan for and locate Npsg Virus ransomware and then remove it without causing any additional harm to your important .Npsg Virus files.

Also, keep in mind that viruses like Npsg Virus ransomware also install Trojans and keyloggers that can steal your passwords and accounts. Scanning your computer with an anti-malware software will make sure that all of these virus components are removed and your computer is protected in the future.

What to Do If nothing works?

There is still a lot you can do. If none of the above methods seem to work for you, then try these methods:

  • Try to find a safe computer from where you can can login on your own line accounts like One Drive, iDrive, Google Drive and so on.
  • Try to contact your friends, relatives and other people so that they can check if they have some of your important photos or documents just in case you sent them.
  • Also, check if some of the files that were encrypted it can be re-downloaded from the web.
  • Another clever way to get back some of your files is to find another old computer, a flash drive or even a CD or a DVD where you may have saved your older documents. You might be surprised what will turn up.
  • You can also go to your email account to check if you can send any attachments to other people. Usually what is sent the email is saved on your account and you can re-download it. But most importantly, make sure that this is done from a safe computer and make sure to remove the virus first.

More tips you can find on our forums, where you can also asks any questions about your ransomware problem.

3 Comments
  1. Avatarfaizan

    No luck with stellar data recovery so far

    Reply
    1. Gergana IvanovaGergana Ivanova

      Sorry to hear that Faizan.. Keep copies of your encrypted .npsg files as an update of the free decrypter for this STOP ransomware strain is expected soon. We will include the details about the decrypter in our guide as soon as security researchers announce the update.

      Reply
  2. AvatarAnshuman

    Could you please write a tutorial for Windows 10 pc as well? I don’t want to loose all my data & work :(

    Reply

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