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NamPoHyu virus

What is .NamPoHyu files virus? Is .NamPoHyu files virus a variant of the MegaLocker ransomware family? What kind of encryption does the .NamPoHyu files virus use?

.NamPoHyu Files Virus is a cryptovirus that targets Ubuntu Apache servers, NAS storages, along with other servers used for various purposes, be it running a website (domain) or ones used for storing data. Mac and PC operating systems can be affected. The virus encrypts files by using the AES encryption algorithm via CBC (Cipher Block Chaining) and places a ransom note. With the ransom note, the cybercriminals that are behind the virus demand money as a ransom to get the files restored. Files will receive a custom extension, which is .NamPoHyu but other variants are not excluded from appearing. The .NamPoHyu Files Virus is called NamPoHyu Virus and it is actually a variant of the MegaLocker ransomware.

Threat Summary

Name.NamPoHyu files virus
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionThe ransomware encrypts files on a computer system and specifically targets servers and network operated systems. The virus demands a ransom to be paid to allegedly recover the system and its data.
SymptomsThe ransomware will encrypt files, may slow down the machine that is being encrypted, leave a ransom note with payment instructions and place the .NamPoHyu extension to locked files.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments
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.NamPoHyu Files Virus – Update May, 2019

There’s some great news for victims of the NamPoHyu ransomware – a decryptor is now available. Emsisoft developers have released a decryptor for the ransomware, and its victims can now use the tool to recover their files for free.

NamPoHyu is a variant of the MegaLocker ransomware, meaning that the decryptor will also work for MegaLocker victims. As explained by the developers of the decryption tool, to use it, you will require one of the ransom notes left by the malware. You can download the NamPoHyu dectyptor and recover your files. Emsisoft has also provided a detailed guide on how to use their tool.

.NamPoHyu Files Virus – What Does It Do?

Users have contacted us and reported new information about the infection method of the .NamPoHyu virus. The report states that the NAS storage device of one user was infected remotely, due to the router accidentally placing the server in a Virtual DMZ, hence making the public IP open. The same user had checked his own WDmycloud IP on his router and also found out that the IP was in a DMZ. Thus, the NAS device was encrypted, but nothing else on the configured network.

The .NamPoHyu Files Virus ransomware might distribute itself via different tactics. A payload dropper which initiates the malicious script for this ransomware is being spread around the Internet, and researchers have gotten their hands on a malware sample for the original variant. The website that got hit with the ransomware has not been identified to be hit by malware by most security tools as showcased in the below snapshot:

NamPoHyu virus virustotal

In addition, to try and get ahead of ransomware threats, you should read the ransomware prevention tips located at the corresponding forum thread.

.NamPoHyu Files Virus is a virus that encrypts files and demands a ransom via a note. The ransomware is also known as the NamPoHyu virus, but it is actually a variant of the

MegaLocker Ransomware family. The cryptovirus uses the AES encryption algorithm by using Cipher Block Chaining (CBC) with 128-bit ciphers. That encryption is sequential (i.e., it cannot be parallelized), and the message is padded to a multiple of the cipher block size. Every block of data is encrypted by using data from the previously encrypted block, making this a chain, hence naming the encryption method CBC. AES-CBC, operates by XOR’ing (eXclusive OR) each block with the previous block and cannot be written in parallel. This affects performance due to the complex mathematics involved requiring serial encryption. AES-CBC also is vulnerable to padding oracle attacks, which exploit the tendency of block ciphers to add arbitrary values onto the end of the last block in a sequence in order to meet the specified block size. That could explain why the ransomware is set to encrypt systems in strange hours in the night, so users could be less aware of an attack.

.NamPoHyu Files Virus ransomware might make new entries in the Registry to achieve persistence, and could launch or repress processes of the operating system. Such entries are typically designed in a way to start the virus automatically with each boot of the operating system.

The ransom note message itself is located inside a file called !DECRYPT_INSTRUCTION.TXT:

NamPoHyu ransom note

The ransom note file has the following contents:

What happened to your files ?
All of your files were protected by a strong encryption with AES cbc-128 using NamPoHyu Virus.

What does this mean ?
This means that the structure and data within your files have been irrevocably changed,
you will not be able to work with them, read them or see them,
it is the same thing as losing them forever, but with our help, you can restore them.

The encryption key and ID are unique to your computer, so you are guaranteed to be able to return your files.
Your unique id: 02DCED685XXXXXXXXX41863

What do I do ?
You can buy decryption for 250$.
But before you pay, you can make sure that we can really decrypt any of your files.

To do this:
1) Download and install Tor Browser ( https://www.torproject.org/download/ )
2) Open the http://qlcd3bgmyv4kvztb.onion/index.php?id=23CAEC83B8FF4ED5A89A8E19B0D7E85C web page in the Tor Browser and follow the instructions.

FAQ:

How much time do I have to pay for decryption?
You have 10 days to pay for the ransom after decrypting the test files.
The number of bitcoins for payment is fixed at the rate at the time of decryption of test files.
Keep in mind that some exchangers delay payment for 1-3 days! Also keep in mind that Bitcoin is a very volatile currency,
its rate can be both stable and change very quickly. Therefore, we recommend that you make payment within a few hours.

How to contact you?
We do not support any contact.

What are the guarantees that I can decrypt my files after paying the ransom?
Your main guarantee is the ability to decrypt test files.
This means that we can decrypt all your files after paying the ransom.
We have no reason to deceive you after receiving the ransom, since we are not barbarians and moreover it will harm our business.

How do I pay the ransom?
After decrypting the test files, you will see the amount of payment in bitcoins and a bitcoin wallet for payment.
Depending on your location, you can pay the ransom in different ways.
Use Google to find information on how to buy bitcoins in your country or use the help of more experienced friends.
Here are some links: https://buy.blockexplorer.com – payment by bank card
https://www.buybitcoinworldwide.com
https://localbitcoins.net

How can I decrypt my files?
After confirmation of payment (it usually takes 8 hours, maximum 24 hours)
you will see on this page ( http://qlcd3bgmyv4kvztb.onion/index.php?id=02DCED685XXXXXXXXX3C0DFD0E241863 ) a link to download the decryptor and your aes-key
(for this, simply re-enter (refresh) this page a day after payment)
Download the program and run it.
Attention! Disable all anti-virus programs, they can block the work of the decoder!
Copy aes-key to the appropriate field and select the folder to decrypt.
The program will scan and decrypt all encrypted files in the selected folder and its subfolders.
We recommend that you first create a test folder and copy several encrypted files into it to verify the decryption.

Accessing the TOR link provided in the message opens up a FAQ page with some of the text included in the ransom note as seen from the below screenshot:

NamPoHyu Tor page

The ransom note of .NamPoHyu Files Virus indicates that your files are encrypted. You are demanded to pay a ransom sum to allegedly restore your files. However, you should NOT under any circumstances pay any ransom sum. Your files may not get recovered, and nobody could give you a guarantee for that. Adding to that, giving money to cybercriminals will most likely motivate them to create more ransomware viruses or commit different criminal activities. That may even result to you getting your files encrypted all over again after payment.

If a server or a computer system was infected with this ransomware and your files are locked, read on below on how you can remove the cryptovirus and what you try to potentially restore some of your files.

*Note: Some of the information used in this article has been provided by users, who became victims of the NamPoHyu virus.

Remove .NamPoHyu Files Virus

If your computer system got infected with the .NamPoHyu Files 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.

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Windows Mac OS X

How to Remove .NamPoHyu files virus from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove .NamPoHyu files 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 .NamPoHyu files 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 .NamPoHyu files 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 .NamPoHyu files 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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Step 4: Scan for .NamPoHyu files 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.

SpyHunter-5-Free-Scan-Next-2018

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

Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by .NamPoHyu files virus.

Ransomware infections and .NamPoHyu files 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 .NamPoHyu files virus from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall .NamPoHyu files 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 .NamPoHyu files 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 .NamPoHyu files 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 .NamPoHyu files 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 .NamPoHyu files 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 .NamPoHyu files 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.


Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, 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 .NamPoHyu files virus.

Ransomware infections and .NamPoHyu files 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.


.NamPoHyu files virus FAQ

What is .NamPoHyu files virus ransomware and how does it work?

.NamPoHyu files 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 .NamPoHyu files virus ransomware infect my computer?

Via several ways..NamPoHyu files 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 .NamPoHyu files 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 ..NamPoHyu files virus files?

You can't. At this point the ..NamPoHyu files 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 ..NamPoHyu files virus files successfully, then do not despair, because this virus is still new.

One way to restore files, encrypted by .NamPoHyu files 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 "..NamPoHyu files 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 ..NamPoHyu files 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 .NamPoHyu files 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 .NamPoHyu files virus ransomware and then remove it without causing any additional harm to your important ..NamPoHyu files virus files.

Also, keep in mind that viruses like .NamPoHyu files 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.

4 Comments

  1. AvatarJosep Antoni

    Buenas tardes
    Soy José Antonio, les informamos que ya disponemos de la capacidad de recuperar los archivos encritpados por medio de este ramson MegaLocker – NamPoHyu Virus (.crypted, .NamPoHyu, !DECRYPT_INSTRUCTION.TXT)
    Para ello, sólo necesitamos que nos abran un ticket de soporte en nuestra pagina web bmatika.es y adunten un par de archivos encriptados más la nota de rescate y en 24 horas podremos calcular la clave privada.

    Reply
    1. AvatarAlberto

      buen dia Jose Anotnio. mira se me infectaron los archivos con ese virus, lo que hice saque mi equipo de la red, py los archivos estan encriptados con la extencion .NamPoHyu. pero el archivo de rescate ya no lo encuentro en mi equipo !DECRYPT_INSTRUCTION.TXT). que procede, aun se puede recuperar.

      En espera de tus comentarios.
      saludos !

      Reply
  2. AvatarLamborot jean jacques

    bonjour,
    j’ai été attaqué par NAMPOHYU (Megalocker),
    avec Spyhunter et Emsisoft, je me suis , à prior, débarassé du Virus, cependant le decrypter de Emsisoft ne fonctionne pas

    Reply
    1. Milena DimitrovaMilena Dimitrova

      Bonjour Jean Jacques, que se passe-t-il exactement avec le décrypteur?

      Reply

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