Negozl Ransomware - How to remove

Negozl Ransomware

Avoid being under the radar of hackers, especially the ones constructing crypto-viruses. Currently these are really catching on as a trend. People have reported to encounter a new ransomware virus: Negozl. It penetrates into computer systems and refuses to act according to the set moral codes. Researchers are referring to this newly-constructed virus with various names, on the basis of different aspects of it. Read the article below for a more detailed look on Negozl ransomware.

About Negozl Ransomware

Ransomware viruses are severe infections; there is no doubt about that. The unbearable reality is that hackers take advantage of people’s gullibility even more and more. Negozl virus plays around with individuals that hold all of their precious personal files in computers, without making this data available in back-up storages. Actually, it is not that difficult to eliminate ransomware infections from systems. The headache comes from the difficult code cracking, in order to find techniques to decrypt files.

Negozl ransomware adapts a strategy from Trojan viruses to conceal its payload. From this seemingly executable file, the encryption of files begins. Before we explain how files are corrupted, it is important to mention that Negozl virus generates dubious alterations in these entries of Windows Registry: HKLM/Software/Microsoft/WindowsNT/CurrentVersion/Winlogon/Shell and HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run/. Why? In order for the payload to run every time computer prepares for a new day.

From the comfortable, undetected position, Negozl ransomware begins to encrypt user’s files. After that, the selected data has no meaning or purpose. As we said, if people haven’t stored files in other safe places beforehand, this virus infection be regarded as a really tragic event. Every single file will have an extension added: .evil. Pretty straight-forward, right? The encryption process will be powered by the AES 256 algorithm. Also, there is a letter from Negozl ransomware hackers, informing you how this situation is going to be played out:

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/ , or http://blockchain(.)info
How to buy /sell and send Bitcoin:
After the payment, send the wallet from which paid and your uniq ID to mail : [email protected](.)me
After receiving the payment, we will contact and give you decryption tools and faq how to decrypt your files.

Do not believe a word these hackers say.

How to Decrypt Files Encrypted by Negozl Ransomware?

Like many other newly released ransomware viruses, security researchers have not come up with a recovery tool, designed to decrypt the corrupted data. Do not worry, these professional specialist will get there eventually.

Meanwhile, we are recommending to retrieve files from back-up storages. Also, you can try out recovery tools that are known to decrypt files at some cases: PhotoRec or R-Studio. However, we cannot guarantee that they will be successful for everyone as infections might differ. On the other hand, there is a possibility to get the decryption key from hackers, after paying them a 5 bitcoins. This is a foolish idea and victims should not lose their focus on what really is important: Negozl ransomware might not give you a working key for decryption.

How is Negozl Ransomware Distributed?

It is noticeable that sometimes email accounts are flooded with weird letters. But people usually do not have a clue of what purpose do these messages serve. For hackers, it is an unprotected environment to spread ransomware viruses. These letters usually are incorporated with various infectious attachments. More complicated viruses can be transferred via exploit kits. However, Negozl ransomware does not seem to have incorporated this tactic into its scheme.

If you do not want to become the next victim of this Negozl virus, download anti-malware tools like Spyhunter or Hitman. These powerful scanners will find out whether you have something to worry about. However, they won’t let you think about infections for long. Programs will automatically take care of everything. Life is, after all, too short to waste it on worrying about viruses.

How to recover Negozl Ransomware encrypted files and remove the virus

Step 1. Restore system into last known good state using system restore

1. Reboot your computer to Safe Mode with Command Prompt:

for Windows 7 / Vista/ XP
  • Start Shutdown RestartOK.
  • Press F8 key repeatedly until Advanced Boot Options window appears.
  • Choose Safe Mode with Command Prompt. Windows 7 enter safe mode

for Windows 8 / 10
  • Press Power at Windows login screen. Then press and hold Shift key and click Restart. Windows 8-10 restart to safe mode
  • Choose TroubleshootAdvanced OptionsStartup Settings and click Restart.
  • When it loads, select Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt from the list of Startup Settings. Windows 8-10 enter safe mode

2.Restore System files and settings.

  • When Command Prompt mode loads, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  • Then enter rstrui.exe and press Enter again.CMD commands
  • Click “Next” in the windows that appeared. Restore point img1
  • Select one of the Restore Points that are available before Negozl virus has infiltrated to your system and then click “Next”. Restore point img2
  • To start System restore click “Yes”. Restore point img3

Step 2. Complete removal of Negozl Ransomware

After restoring your system, it is recommended to scan your computer with an anti-malware program, like Spyhunter and remove all malicious files related to Negozl virus. You can check other tools here.  

Step 3. Restore Negozl Ransomware affected files using Shadow Volume Copies

If you do not use System Restore option on your operating system, there is a chance to use shadow copy snapshots. They store copies of your files that point of time when the system restore snapshot was created. Usually Negozl virus tries to delete all possible Shadow Volume Copies, so this methods may not work on all computers. However, it may fail to do so. Shadow Volume Copies are only available with Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8. There are two ways to retrieve your files via Shadow Volume Copy. You can do it using native Windows Previous Versions or via Shadow Explorer. a) Native Windows Previous Versions Right-click on an encrypted file and select PropertiesPrevious versions tab. Now you will see all available copies of that particular file and the time when it was stored in a Shadow Volume Copy. Choose the version of the file you want to retrieve and click Copy if you want to save it to some directory of your own, or Restore if you want to replace existing, encrypted file. If you want to see the content of file first, just click Open.
Previous version
b) Shadow Explorer It is a program that can be found online for free. You can download either a full or a portable version of Shadow Explorer. Open the program. On the left top corner select the drive where the file you are looking for is a stored. You will see all folders on that drive. To retrieve a whole folder, right-click on it and select “Export”. Then choose where you want it to be stored.
Shadow explorer

Step 4. Use Data Recovery programs to recover Negozl Ransomware encrypted files

There are several data recovery programs that might recover encrypted files as well. This does not work in all cases but you can try this:
  • We suggest using another PC and connect the infected hard drive as slave. It is still possible to do this on infected PC though.
  • Download a data recovery program.
  • Install and scan for recently deleted files. Data Recovery Pro
Note: In many cases it is impossible to restore data files affected by modern ransomware. Thus I recommend using decent cloud backup software as precaution. We recommend checking out Carbonite, BackBlaze, CrashPlan or Mozy Home.

Manual removal

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