Infected with NinjaLoc ransomware? Need to decrypt your files?
What is NinjaLoc ransomware
NinjaLoc is an unfinished cryptographer-extortionist, which is positioned as a workable cryptovirus. Users report a problem with NinjaLoc around the world, with the peak activity of this virus occurring at the end of August. NinjaLoc creates HowtoDecryptYourfiles.txt text file, and also uses a special lock screen that contains information about ransom. Here is the content of the text file-note:
What Happened to my computer. Your All Files have been encrypted send us bitcoin worth 100$ and we will send you a key to decrypt your all files. If you dont know what is bitcoin then visit
and watch these video to get to know how to get bitcoin wallet how to buy bitcoins and how to send and recieve bitcoins.
My BITCOIN ADDRESS : 1MxjjTN6hVJGJtVkLzPat1FCzb1YKdgaup
And here is the lock screen and its contents:
Opps All of your files have been encrypted!
JUST ENCRYPTED YOUR FILES!
[What Happened to my files!]
My Bitcoin Address
[1MxjjTN6hVJGJtVkLzPat1FCzb1YKdgaup] [Copy Address!]
DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME ON INTERNET SEARCHING FOR SOLUTION NIGGA!
NOTE: IF YOU TRY TO REMOVE THIS RANSOMWARE YOU WILL LOSE YOUR ALL FILES INSTANTLY!
Enter Key To Decrypt!
The note contains frightening information about the need to make a ransom to decrypt user files. Scammers even indicated an amount of one hundred dollars. Moreover, like the similar ones in cases with similar cryptoviruses, developers frighten the user by saying that any attempt to delete this virus will lead to a complete loss of data. Of course, this is not so, because, as we indicated earlier, NinjaLoc has an unfinished cryptovirus that does not encrypt files and does not change their extension. This is a trick, but scammers can modify the virus to the end.
Update: Use following service to identify the version and type of ransomware you were attacked by: ID Ransomware. If you want to decrypt your files, please follow our instruction below or, if you have any difficulties, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org. We really can help to decrypt your files.
How NinjaLoc ransomware infected your PC
The way of penetrating crypto viruses is very similar, so NinjaLoc comes through vulnerable network settings because user computers do not have trusted antivirus software that can resist the penetration of such viruses. Also, the user can get the virus by opening spam mailing, in which NinjaLoc acts as an attachment to the letter. Try to use proven anti-virus software and buy advanced versions. If you need to remove NinjaLoc from your computer, then use our guides.
First of all, don’t panic. Follow these easy steps below.
1. Start your computer in Safe Mode with networking. To do that, restart your computer before your system starts hit F8 several times. This will stop system from loading and will show Advanced boot options screen. Choose Safe mode with networking option from the options list using up and down arrows on your keyboard and hit Enter.
2. Log in to the system infected with the NinjaLoc ransomware virus. Launch your Internet browser and download a reliable anti-malware program and start a full system scan. Once the scan is complete, review scan results and remove all entries detected.
Norton is a powerful removal tool. It can remove all instances of newest viruses, similar to NinjaLoc ransomware – files, folders, registry keys.
*Trial version of Norton provides detection of computer viruses for FREE. To remove malware, you have to purchase the full version of Norton.
You may find more detailed information about antivirus products in our article – Top 5 Antivirus Software for Windows
Restore your files using shadow copies
- Download and run Stellar Data Recovery.
- Select type of files you want to restore and click Next.
- Select the drive and folder where your files are located and date that you want to restore them from and press Scan.
- Once the scanning process is done, click Recover to restore your files.
Step 2: Remove following files and folders of NinjaLoc ransomware:
Related connections or other entries:
How to decrypt files infected by NinjaLoc ransomware?
You can try to use manual methods to restore and decrypt your files.
Decrypt files manually
Restore the system using System Restore
Although latest versions of NinjaLoc ransomware remove system restore files, this method may help you to partially restore your files. Give it a try and use standard System Restore to revive your data.
- Initiate the search for ‘system restore‘
- Click on the result
- Choose the date before the infection appearance
- Follow the on-screen instructions
Roll the files back to the previous version
Previous versions can be copies of files and folders created by Windows Backup (if it is active) or copies of files and folders created by System Restore. You can use this feature to restore files and folders that you accidentally modified or deleted, or that were damaged. This feature is available in Windows 7 and later versions.
- Right-click the file and choose Properties
- Open the Previous Version tab
- Select the latest version and click Copy
- Click Restore
Protect your computer from ransomware
Most modern antiviruses can protect your PC from ransomware and crypto-trojans, but thousands of people still get infected. There are several programs that use different approach t protect from ransomware and lockers. One of the best is HitmanPro.Alert with CryptoGuard. You may already know HitmanPro as famous cloud-based anti-malware scanner. Check out ultimate active protection software from SurfRight.
Written by Rami Douafi