Do you know what CryptoNar Ransomware is?
CryptoNar Ransomware is an infection that will find and encrypt your personal files if only you give it the chance. The malicious threat, according to our research team, spreads using spam emails with attachments that are misleading. For example, you might believe you are opening a harmless PDF file sent to you inbox, but, in reality, you are executing the infection that can corrupt your personal files. Unfortunately, users’ carelessness is the main reason ransomware infections are as successful and lucrative as they are now. Our research team warns that this type of malware is now leading all other kinds of threats, and so even if you protect yourself against this particular threat, or you delete it in time, you continue to be at risk. In this report we show you how to remove CryptoNar Ransomware, as well as how to keep this type of malware away from you operating system.
According to the latest analysis, CryptoNar Ransomware was created based on CryptoJoker Ransomware, which is another well-known threat that also requires removal from all affected operating systems. It is not known if these threats were creates by the same attacker. Once executed, the latest variant encrypts all personal-types of files in the %USERPROFILE% directory, which means that you personal files on the Desktop, Videos, Images, and other folders could be encrypted. Once files are encrypted, unique extensions are added to their names. It was found that “.fully.cryptoNar” is added to .txt and .md files, while “.partially.cryptoNar” is added to the rest. Needless to say, you do not need to delete these extensions because that cannot restore you files. Does a free decryptor exist? It did not at the time of research. Unfortunately, that is why some users might decide to pay attention to the ransom demands.
After execution and encryption of files, CryptoNar Ransomware launches a window with a long message. The same message is also represented via CRYPTONAR RECOVERY INFORMATION.txt, a file created on the Desktop. This message informs that RSA-2048 is the encryption key that was used for the encryption of files, and that the only way to recover files is by paying money for a decryption key. The price is $200, and it must be paid in Bitcoins (crypto-currency) to 1FeutvrVeiF8Qdnnx9Rr3CyBfHBCFeKWPq. At the time of analysis, no money was found in this Bitcoin Wallet. Even though the price is not that crazy, you do not want to pay it because, most likely, that would be a huge waste. Cyber criminals behind CryptoNar Ransomware are very unlikely to provide you with a decryptor if they get your money. That being said, they would gladly take your money. There’s no doubt about that.CryptoNar Ransomware screenshot
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Are you confident that your operating system has not been infected by other malicious threats? You can use a real malware scanner to figure this out. If other threats do not exist, or if the ones that are found are easy to remove, you might choose to follow the guide below and delete CryptoNar Ransomware manually. While this is one option, it is much more beneficial to install an anti-malware program. It will automatically remove CryptoNar Ransomware and other threats, and your operating system will be protected, which is the number-one thing you should take care of right now. And your files… they might be lost, but take this as a lesson that you should always back up your personal files!
Remove CryptoNar Ransomware
- Simultaneously tap Win+R to launch RUN.
- Type regedit.exe into the box and click OK.
- Go to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
- Delete the value called Sound Card that is linked to a file called CryptoNarDecryptor.exe.
- Simultaneously tap Win+E to launch Explorer.
- Enter %USERPROFILE% at the top to access the directory.
- Delete the file named CryptoNarDecryptor.exe.
- Enter %USERPROFILE%\Desktop\ at the top.
- Delete the files named CryptoNarDecryptor.exe and CRYPTONAR RECOVERY INFORMATION.txt.
- Empty Recycle Bin.
- Perform a full system scan to make sure malware has been fully eliminated.
In non-techie terms:
You must not take your virtual security for granted, and you must always protect it. First and foremost, you want to install reliable security software. Next, you want to back up your personal files to ensure their protection. Finally, you want to be mindful about what files you open or download, what links you interact with, and what sites you visit. If you are careless, one of the threats that could invade your operating system is CryptoNar Ransomware. It is a file-encryptor, and if it corrupts files successfully, they cannot be saved, unless, of course, backups exist. After invasion, there is only one thing to do, and that is to delete CryptoNar Ransomware. While it is possible to delete the threat manually, we advise employing anti-malware software because it would also ensure much-needed protection.