Reports have appeared about a new crypto virus, called NegozI ransomware. According to victims, the ransomware appends “.evil” extension to encrypted files and demands a payment in exchange for their decryption. Because of the extension it adds, some victims may refer to the threat as “.evil ransomware” or “.evil virus”. Another possible name for the ransomware is “never@bull(.)me ransomware” – after the email address provided in the ransom note. Due to the similar ransom notes, researchers suspect that NegozI ransomware has something in common with Sanction ransomware. The two ransomware pieces may be operated by the same individual or group of individuals.
|Short Description||The ransomware encrypts files and appends an ‘.evil’ extension.|
|Symptoms||Files are enciphered and become inaccessible. A text file with ransom instructions is added.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments, File Sharing Networks.|
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How Is NegozI Ransomware Spread?
Ransomware viruses typically rely on several distribution vectors:
- Spam emails and malicious email attachments or corrupted links;
- Social networks and file sharing services.
Keep in mind that if you open a malicious attachment, the malware can be injected automatically. Malicious code can also be ‘hidden’ in the text of the email itself which means that you can get infected just by opening the message, without the need of further interaction.
More sophisticated ransomware viruses can be distributed via exploit kits. However, it’s not reported that NegozI is spread this way.
You should also be careful with file sharing services, p2p networks and social networks, as malware and ransomware operators may exploit them to spread their payload to as many users as possible.
Torrent websites are often at fault for the distribution of Trojan horses. That being said, ransomware such as Negozl may be distributed with the help of Trojans.
Technical Details about NegozI Ransomware and .Evil Extension
At this moment, not much information is available about Negozl ransomware. When your computer is infected, an executable or a type of batch file is usually created, and the ransomware could make new entries in the Windows Registry.
The executable can be generated on a random basis so that it has a different name on every system. Keep in mind that modifications in the Windows Registry are usually created in the following registry entries:
This way, the ransomware may load automatically upon every system restart.
This is the ransom note dropped by NegozI, according to research:
All your files have been encrypted with NegozI Ransomware.
For each file unique ,strong key. Algorithm AES256
All your attempts to restore files on their own, lead to the loss of the possibility of recovery and we are not going to help you.
All your actions are traced and known to us.
If you do not make payment within 5 days, you will lose the ability to decrypt them.
Make your Bitcoin Wallet on: https://www.coinbase(.)com/ , https://block.io or https://blockchain(.)info
How to buy /sell and send Bitcoin:
After the payment, send the wallet from which paid and your uniq ID to mail : never@bull(.)me
After receiving the payment, we will contact and give you decryption tools and faq how to decrypt your files.
NegozI Ransomware Removal Instructions
If you have been infected by NegozI ransomware, you should consider following the removal instructions below the article.
- Guide 1: How to Remove NegozI Ransomware from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of NegozI Ransomware from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove NegozI Ransomware from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase NegozI Ransomware from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall NegozI Ransomware from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove NegozI Ransomware from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate NegozI Ransomware from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove NegozI Ransomware from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove NegozI Ransomware
Step 2: Uninstall NegozI Ransomware 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 NegozI Ransomware 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 NegozI Ransomware there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of NegozI Ransomware from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall NegozI Ransomware 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 NegozI Ransomware 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 NegozI Ransomware files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as NegozI Ransomware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove NegozI Ransomware from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase NegozI Ransomware from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall NegozI Ransomware from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove NegozI Ransomware from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the NegozI Ransomware will be removed.
Eliminate NegozI Ransomware from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.