Nog4yH4n Project Ransomware

What is Nog4yH4n Project Ransomware?

Windows users are alerted about Nog4yH4n Project Ransomware. At the time of research conducted by our expert analysts, the malicious infection was not spreading actively. That was, most likely, due to the fact that the infection did not work as intended. Since there is absolutely no way we could predict the emergence of new infections or the upgrade of ineffective ones, we cannot say that this ransomware is a non-threat. We have to think of all possibilities, and one of them is that the threat will be fixed up and unleashed to invade unguarded Windows operating systems. When this threat invades, it is meant to encrypt files and attach the “.locked” extension to their names. Unfortunately, once files are encrypted, it is not possible to decrypt them. The only chance the victims of file-encrypting malware have to restore their files is if they are backed up. Backup copies should be stored on virtual clouds or external storage drives to ensure that they are not affected by malware. Whether or not you need to delete Nog4yH4n Project Ransomware from your operating system already, this removal guide shows how to do it, as well as how to prevent ransomware from harming files in the future.testtest

How does Nog4yH4n Project Ransomware work?

Did you know that file-encrypting malware is only growing in numbers? Nog4yH4n Project Ransomware comes right after Ransomware, GandCrab 5 Ransomware, 5H311 1NJ3C706 Ransomware, and many other infections alike. Of course, it has much more in common with such infections as Suri Ransomware or PTP Ransomware. Why? That is because all of them were built using the source-code that goes by the name “Hidden Tear.” Anyone with a little bit of money can buy the code and create their own malicious threat. The distribution varies from one cyber criminal to the next, but spam email attachments, bundled downloaders, and unauthorized remote access remain the most common backdoors used for successful distribution. Once Nog4yH4n Project Ransomware is executed silently, files should be encrypted, but our sample did not do that. Instead, it created a copy file (local.exe) in %USERPROFILE%\Rand123, and then it created a wallpaper replacement file (ransom.jpg) and a ransom note file (HACKED_NOG4YH4N.txt). Needless to say, all of these components require removal. The funny thing is that the launcher itself should remove itself after successful execution.

The wallpaper image created by Nog4yH4n Project Ransomware does not represent a message, and the message delivered via the TXT file does not offer much useful information either. Just like in most cases – when it comes to functional ransomware – the message instructs to pay a ransom, but that is impossible to do because the payment method and the sum of the ransom are not specified. Although it is unlikely that the infection is spreading at all, if it attacked your operating system, it is unlikely that your files would be encrypted or that a more detailed ransom note would be introduced to you. What if the ransom note is updated? Even if your files are encrypted, you should NOT pay the ransom because that would be a waste of money. Cyber criminals do not want to restore your files. They want your money.

How to delete Nog4yH4n Project Ransomware

Nog4yH4n Project Ransomware is, most likely, an unfinished infection that might have been created for testing purposes. It could also have been created by someone who knows nothing about malware. Could it be fixed up? Everything is possible, which is why we cannot refute the possibility that we will see a stronger version of this infection in the future. For now, it does not really work, but we have created a removal guide just in case. Note that if you cannot remove Nog4yH4n Project Ransomware manually, you can use an anti-malware program. It can erase malicious infections automatically. Most important, it can safeguard your operating system, which is something you need because there are hundreds of file-encrypting infections that could attack right now. As we have mentioned already, backing up files is important too. If your files are backed up outside your system, and you do not connect to backup drives from an infected computer, you do not need to fear even the most notorious file-encryptors.

Removal Guide

  1. Delete the file called HACKED_NOG4YH4N.txt (if copies exist, eliminate them too).
  2. Delete the file called ransom.jpg and then set a desired Desktop wallpaper image.
  3. Tap Win+E to launch Explorer and enter %USERPROFILE% into the field at the top.
  4. Delete a folder called Rand123 (it should contain a file called local.exe).
  5. Empty Recycle Bin to completely eliminate the malicious ransomware components.
  6. The original {random name}.exe file should have deleted itself automatically, but you want to check your operating system if that has happened. We advise implementing a reliable malware scanner. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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