The Nacro Virus belongs to a ransomware family of viruses, called the STOP Ransomware family. These viruses all aim to encrypt your files and then ask you to pay hundreds of dollars In order to get the files to work again. The criminals even leave a _readme.txt ransom note file. Its main purpose is to have instructions that aim to show you how to pay ransom to get the files to work. Read this article if your computer has been infected by Nacro Virus.
|Short Description||Aims to encrypt your files and get you to pay ransom to get them to work again. A variant of the Stop Ransomware virus family.|
|Symptoms||Files are encrypted with the added Nacro Virus file extension. A _readme.txt ransom note file is also dropped, having the ransom instructions.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by Nacro Virus |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Nacro Virus.|
|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.|
Nacro Virus – Update August 2019
The good news for all victims of STOP Nacro ransomware is that the security researcher Michael Gillespie found weaknesses in the code of this variant and released an updated version of his STOP ransomware decrypter.
So the moment you remove all malicious files and objects from your infected system you can enter our data recovery guide where you will find a download link for the free Nacro decryption tool and learn how to proceed with the decryption process.
Have in mind that the tool is designed to support specific offline IDs, so it may not be effective for all occasions of Nacro virus ransomware infections.
Nacro Virus – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?
- Audio files.
- Documents of all types.
- Photoshop files.
The encryption of Nacro Virus is kind of like “locking” them. It generates a unique decryption key that can be bought for BitCoins from the same cyber-criminals that encrypted them – something we would highly advise against doing.
The Nacro Virus also leaves a ransom note explaining to victims how to pay the ransom. It’s name is _readme.txt and it appears like 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.
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.
You can get and look video overview decrypt tool:
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.
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After encryption, the files of this virus also assume the .nacro file extension and they can no longer be opened:
Remove Nacro Virus and Try to Restore Files
To remove Nacro Virus from your computer, we recommend that you follow the removal instructions underneath this article. They have been created with the main idea to help you delete this virus from your computer effectively. If you want a thorough and fast removal, then we strongly recommend that you download and run a scan with an advanced malware removal software. It has been made with the main purpose to help you remove this infection and protect your computer from viruses, like Nacro Virus in the future.
How to Remove Nacro Virus from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Nacro Virus
Step 2: Uninstall Nacro 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 Nacro 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 Nacro Virus there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Step 4: Scan for Nacro Virus with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by Nacro Virus.
Ransomware infections and Nacro 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.
If the above link does not work for you and your region, try the other two links below, that lead to the same product:
Get rid of Nacro Virus from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Nacro 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 Nacro 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 Nacro Virus files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Nacro 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 Nacro Virus on your Mac.
Ransomware for Mac Nacro 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.
Nacro Virus FAQ
What is Nacro Virus ransomware and how does it work?
Nacro 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 Nacro Virus ransomware infect my computer?
Nacro 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 Nacro 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 .Nacro Virus files?
You can't. At this point the .Nacro Virus files are encrypted. You can only open them once they are decrypted.
Decryptor did not decrypt my data. What now?
If a decryptor did not decrypt your .Nacro Virus files successfully, then do not despair, because this virus is still new.
One way to restore files, encrypted by Nacro 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 ".Nacro Virus" files (Other Methods)?
We have suggested several file recovery methods that could work if you want to restore .Nacro 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 Nacro 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 Nacro Virus ransomware and then remove it without causing any additional harm to your important .Nacro Virus files.
Also, keep in mind that viruses like Nacro 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?
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.