NYPD Ransomware

What is NYPD Ransomware?

We must clarify right away that NYPD Ransomware has nothing to do with the New York Police Department. The name is random, and it is likely that its creator did not think much before attaching it to the infection. The truth is that there are too many threats just like this one, and so coming up with new and clever names is becoming harder and harder. We are talking about STOP Ransomware threats, and a few other variants that we can mention include Pezi Ransomware, Nlah Ransomware, and Usam Ransomware. There are hundreds more. The attacker(s) behind this malware did not need to put in any effort because every variant is a clone of the original infection. Perhaps that is why so many variants have been found. Needless to say, victims need to delete all of them, but before they do that, they are likely to pay attention to the ransom demands. Our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team can assure you that focusing on the removal of NYPD Ransomware instead of the ransom is a better use of your time.

How does NYPD Ransomware work?

NYPD Ransomware only invades operating systems that have ineffective security tools guarding them or that have no security tools implemented at all. Even if the gate is wide open, so to speak, the infection still needs a disguise to slither in without your notice. In most cases, ransomware threats rely on spam email attachments and bundled downloads to hide themselves, and victims are tricked into executing the launchers without realizing it. Once that hurdle is overtaken, the malware moves on to the encryption part of the attack. A unique encryption algorithm is used by NYPD Ransomware to change the data of all personal files, which is meant to ensure that you cannot read your files. The “.nypd” extension is also added to mark the files. Obviously, you cannot recover them by deleting the added extension. However, you might be able to recover your files by employing the free STOP Decryptor. However, this tool does not guarantee full decryption, and it is more like a last resort kind of thing rather than a guaranteed cure.

Some victims might recover files using a free decryptor, and others might rely on backup copies stored outside the infected computer. Then there are victims who are likely to fulfill the demands presented by NYPD Ransomware without questioning things further. A file named “_readme.txt” is dropped to introduce you to a ransom note, according to which you must send an email to helpmanager@mail.ch or restoremanager@airmail.cc to receive ransom payment instructions. It is stated by the ransom note that the price for an alleged decryptor is $490, and even if you do not think that that is a lot of money, we advise that you keep it to yourself. At the end of the day, no one can predict how the attackers will act, and no one can force them to give you a decryptor after the payment. Due to these reasons, we strongly recommend that you focus on deleting the infection. Hopefully, you can either decrypt or replace your personal files after deleting NYPD Ransomware.

How to remove NYPD Ransomware

If you have been exposed to NYPD Ransomware, there is no doubt that your Windows operating system lacks basic protection. Perhaps your security software is outdated, or maybe you have not implemented it at all. If that is the case, we hope that you have at least created copies of all important files and stored them in a secure vault (e.g., cloud storage or external drives). If you have copies, you can use them to replace the infected files, but you should do that only after you delete NYPD Ransomware. We advise installing anti-malware software to have this infection removed automatically not just because it can ensure full removal but also because this software can help you protect your operating system. If you want to, you can try erasing the threat manually with the help of a guide below, but please remember that your system must be secured even if you are successful in the end. Also, do not forget to create copies of all important files because you never know what might happen.

Removal Instructions

  1. Enter %HOMEDRIVE% into Explorer’s quick access field (tap Win+E to launch).
  2. Right-click and Delete the file named _readme.txt and the folder named SystemID.
  3. Enter %LOCALAPPDATA% into Explorer’s quick access field.
  4. Right-click and Delete the ransomware folder (e.g., 0115174b-bd55-4caf-a89a-d8ff8132151f).
  5. Empty Recycle Bin and quickly install a legitimate malware scanner.
  6. Run a full system scan to check for malicious leftovers. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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