NTK Ransomware – Remove and Restore Your Files

NTK Ransomware – Remove and Restore Your Files

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This article will help you remove NTK ransomware completely. Follow the ransomware removal instructions provided at the end of the article.

NTK is ransomware that features a screenlock capability. An animated ransom note will be displayed, featuring a Guy Fawkes’ mask and the demands for payment of the cybercriminals that made the NTK ransomware. Read on below to see how you could try to potentially restore some of your data.

Threat Summary

Short DescriptionThe ransomware will lock your screen and demand payment for getting an unlock code.
SymptomsThe ransomware is possible to encrypt your files as well as locking your screen. It shows a ransom note which is animated and features a Guy Fawkes’ mask.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments
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NTK Ransomware – Infection Spread

NTK ransomware could spread its infection via different methods. The payload file that initiates the malicious script for this ransomware, which in turn infects your computer machine, has been spotted by malware researchers and reported to the service of VirusTotal as can be seen below:

NTK ransomware might also distribute its payload file on social media sites and file-sharing services. Freeware found on the Web can be presented as useful but could also hide the malicious script for the virus. Refrain from opening files right after you have downloaded them, especially if they come from suspicious sources like links and e-mails. Instead, you should scan them beforehand with a security tool, while also checking their size and signatures for anything that seems out of ordinary. You should read the ransomware prevention tips topic in our forum.

NTK Ransomware – Technical Information

NTK is a ransomware virus which features a screenlock capability. The name of the ransomware comes from its ransom note which states that You got p0wned by NTK.

NTK ransomware could make entries in the Windows Registry to achieve persistence, launch and repress processes in Windows. Some entries are designed in a way that will start the virus automatically with each launch of the Windows Operating System.

The ransom note will appear after your computer system becomes infected with NTK ransomware. The note is written in French, despite the first line being in English. Inside you will find details about what the crooks behind the screenlocker want you to do regarding payment. You can view the ransom message that loads the Guy Fawkes’ mask right here:

That ransom note reads the following:

You got p0wned by NTK
Ton PC est bloqué :) Si tu veux pouvoir le réutiliser, suis les instructions
1: Appuyez sur “Afficher coordonnées”
2: Envoyez un mail et mettre en objet : Code NTK
3: Je vous enverrai le code contre une rançon

Afficher coordonnées

Vous avez le code? Entrez le ici:


A rough translation of the note in English would look like this:

You got p0wned by NTK
Your PC is blocked :) If you want to be able to reuse it, follow the instructions
1: Press “Show coordinates”
2: Send an e-mail and put in object: NTK Code
3: I will send you the code for a ransom

Show coordinates

Do you have the code? Enter here:


The note of the NTK ransomware states that your PC is blocked and that if you want the unlock code you have to pay for it. You should NOT under any circumstances pay these cybercriminals. Nobody can guarantee that you will get your files back. Moreover, giving money to these criminals will likely motivate them to create more ransomware and do other criminal activities.

NTK ransomware is possible to encrypt your files, but no list of file extensions is reported to be sought by the virus. Also, the extension that the virus might append to encrypted files, could be .powned, but that is not confirmed yet.

The NTK cryptovirus might be able to delete the Shadow Volume Copies from the Windows Operating System by using the following command:

→vssadmin.exe Delete Shadows /All /Quiet

You should continue reading and see what ways you could try to potentially restore some of your data.

Remove NTK Ransomware and Restore Your Files

If your computer got infected with the NTK 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.


Berta Bilbao

Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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