Nakw ransomware is the newest version of the very widespread file-encryption ransomware family, called STOP(DJVU). This family is known for such representatives, as: Derp, COOT, Nols, Werd, Ndarod, Leto, Bora and RECO. The newest versions of these ransomwares have changed, as there is a universal decryptor for the old ones. However, the mechanisms of encryption have changed too, the principles are still the same. The most popular ways of spreading this virus are email attachments and fake installators. If your device is already infected with this virus, don’t try to remove Nakw encryption manually, as there is a great risk to corrupt files permanently.
The encryption process can be easily subdivided into two steps, that occur one by one, that’s why the process can be described as strongly logical one. The first step is the scanning process. The virus can attack only definite file formats, as the encryption of all files will take a great amount of time. The aims of this attack are valuable files, that are documents and media files. Then the virus modifies their structures and makes them unreadable by the system. The clearest signs, that say, that the file is encrypted and is not corrupted, is the new file extension – .nakw and the ransom note – _readme.txt. The functiopn of this note is to force the user to pay for the decryption serrvices, that hackers offer by the meaning of the following message:
Don’t worry, you can return all your files!
All your files like photos, databases, documents and other important are encrypted with strongest encryption and unique key.
The only method of recovering files is to purchase decrypt tool and unique key for you.
This software will decrypt all your encrypted files.
What guarantees you have?
You can send one of your encrypted file from your PC and we decrypt it for free.
But we can decrypt only 1 file for free. File must not contain valuable information.
You can get and look video overview decrypt tool:
Price of private key and decrypt software is $980.
Discount 50% available if you contact us first 72 hours, that’s price for you is $490.
Please note that you’ll never restore your data without payment.
Check your e-mail “Spam” or “Junk” folder if you don’t get answer more than 6 hours.
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There is no any reason to pay them, as you can easily become deceived. There are a lot of cases, when hackers stop all contacts with the victim, after they get paid. Moreover, they can make you twice the victim: they send more malicious viruses instead of the decryption tool and corrupt the whole system! So we strongly recommend you to avoid any contact with them and use our guide on how to remove Nakw ransomware and decrypt .nakw files!
- How to remove Nakw Ransomware from your computer
- How to remove Nakw Ransomware encryption from your files
- Data Recovery
- Automated decryption tools
- Windows Previous Versions
How to remove Nakw Ransomware from your computer?
We strongly recommend you to use a powerful anti-malware program that has this threat in its database. It will mitigate the risks of the wrong installation, and will remove Nakw from your computer with all of its leftovers and register files.
Solution for Windows users: our choice is BullGuard. BullGuard scans your computer and detects various threats like Nakw, then removes it with all of the related malicious files, folders and registry keys.
If you are Mac user, we advise you to use Combo Cleaner.
How to decrypt .nakw files?
Once you’ve removed the virus, you are probably thinking how to decrypt .nakw files. Let’s take a look at possible ways of decrypting your data.
Recover data with Data Recovery
- Download and install Data Recovery
- Select drives and folders with your files, then click Scan.
- Choose all the files in a folder, then press on Restore button.
- Manage export location.
Restore data with automated decryption tools
Unfortunately, due to the novelty of Nakw ransomware, there are no available automatic decryptors for this encryptor yet. Still, there is no need to invest in the malicious scheme by paying a ransom. You are able to recover files manually.
You can try to use one of these methods in order to restore your encrypted data manually.
Decrypt .nakw files with Windows Previous Versions
This feature is working on Windows Vista (not Home version), Windows 7 and later versions. Windows keeps copies of files and folders which you can use to restore data on your computer. In order to restore data from Windows Backup, take the following steps:
- Open My Computer and search for the folders you want to restore;
- Right-click on the folder and choose Restore previous versions option;
- The option will show you the list of all the previous copies of the folder;
- Select restore date and the option you need: Open, Copy and Restore.
Decrypt .nakw files with System Restore
You can always try to use System Restore in order to roll back your system to its condition before infection infiltration. All the Windows versions include this option.
- Type restore in the Search tool;
- Click on the result;
- Choose restore point before the infection infiltration;
- Follow the on-screen instructions.