NAQI Virus (.naqi File) Ransomware — Remove & Decrypt Files

If you can’t open your pics, documents, or other files and see the .naqi extension on them, your PC is definitely infected with Naqi ransomware. It pertains to STOP/Djvu ransomware family

Naqi ransomware ciphers personal documents identified on the victim’s computer with the extension “.naqi” and after that creates the ransom note in each folder which contains encrypted files. The instructions are placed on the victim’s PC in the “readme.txt” file. Its activity is pretty much similar to other variants of the same ransomware family: Qnty, Ccps, Iips.

What is Naqi Ransomware?

NameNaqi Virus
Ransomware family1DJVU/STOP2 ransomware
Extension.naqi
Ransomware note_readme.txt
RansomFrom $490 to $980
Contactmanager@mailtemp.ch, helprestoremanager@airmail.cc
SymptomsThe images, videos, and other documents have the “.naqi” extension and cannot be opened by any programs
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Naqi is file-encrypting ransomware that prevents regular access to your text files, Excel tables, videos and photos by encrypting them. It marks the ciphered files with the “.naqi” extension. Then Naqi ransomware adds a ransom note (readme.txt) to each folder. In this note, you can see the instructions to pay the ransom ($490-$980 in Bitcoin) to a specified Bitcoin wallet. The AES-256 or RSA-1028 cipher it utilizes to cipher the files is not decryptable with modern computers. Even quantum computers that currently exist will spend hundreds of years to get the decryption key.

How dangerous is the Naqi ransomware?

When Naqi ransomware appears on your computer, it will run through your computer for photos, videos, and also important documents. It encrypt] all widespread file formats- .psd, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .pdf, .jpeg, .png, et cetera. When these files are found, the ransomware will cipher them and change their extension to “.naqi” to ensure that you understand what happened.

After the Naqi ransomware encrypted the data on your computer, it will generate the last “readme.txt” file on the desktop. In addition to the ransom payment instructions, the victims also see the emails to contact the cybercriminals – helprestoremanager@airmail.cc and manager@mailtemp.ch.

Here is the ransom note that the Naqi ransomware shows to its victims:

ATTENTION!

Don't worry, you can return all your files!
All your files like pictures, 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:
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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.

To get this software you need write on our e-mail:
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Reserve e-mail address to contact us:
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How did the Naqi ransomware get on my computer?

The Naqi ransomware spreads by placing websites to get hacked programs or games. Cybercriminals who spread this ransomware are extremely clever, and try to stay connected with modern things. New games releases, new popular films – Naqi developers make whatever to get their victims on that. One of the most common techniques these burglars apply is one-day websites with torrent downloading links. Nonetheless, pursuing the modern things is not the single manner these burglars use. Methods that have already turned into standard, such as email spamming, are also common for STOP/Djvu ransomware distribution.

Malicious email spam
The example of email spamming that may lead to Naqi ransomware injection

Preventing this ransomware does not need a lot of initiative. Considering the standard principles of computer hygiene will considerably decrease all hazards. Bear in mind that opening all files you get on e-mail is not a good habit. Even worse case is to allow macros in Microsoft Office documents. But it is far better to prevent the malware intrusion at the moment when you have just opened the email message. Inspecting the sender’s address can point out a lot about what you can anticipate, and when you see the thing like “support@amazon.com”– it is likely a legit e-mail. At the same time, stuff that tries to look like Amazon or FedEx shipment notification, but uses the email address of “amazonspurrot1363@gmail.com”– should make you be on the alarm. Above, you can see the example of such a message.

Outlaw sources of various digital things require some extra explanation. Breaking copyright law already throws you to the possibility of being fined. Nonetheless, utilizing torrent trackers or third-party websites to download “free” programs likewise exposes you to different malware. Nobody can control undisclosed people that launch the torrent seeding or release the hacked program version on the website with pirated software.

Naqi virus removal instructions.

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This guide below shows how to use Trojan Killer Portable3 for Naqi virus detection and removal:

  • STEP 1. Download and install Trojan Killer.

  • STEP 2. Click on "Finish".

  • STEP 3. Wait until necessary updates are downloaded and installed.

  • STEP 4. Select computer scan type.

  • STEP 5. The software will begin scanning your computer.

  • STEP 6. Click on "Cure PC".

Restore the files encrypted by the Naqi ransomware

In most cases, it’s impossible to recover the files encrypted by the Naqi ransomware because the private key needed to unlock the encrypted files is only available through cybercriminals. However, we’ve listed one option you can use to recover your files below.

Warning! Make sure you remove the ransomware from your system first, otherwise, it will repeatedly encrypt your files.

If your files were encrypted with an offline key, there is a chance you can recover them by using Emsisoft Decryptor for the STOP/Djvu decryption tool. Follow the below guide to recover your files using the Emsisoft Decryptor for STOP/Djvu.

  1. You can download Emsisoft Decryptor for STOP Djvu by clicking this link.
  2. When the decryptor has finished downloading, double-click on “decrypt_STOPDjvu.exe” to run this program on your computer.
  3. Click the “Decrypt” button to start the decryption process for Naqi files. The screen will switch to a status view, informing you about your files’ current process and decryption status.
  4. The decryptor will inform you once the decryption process will be finished. If you require the report for your records, you can save it by clicking the “Save log” button.

If the Emsisoft Decryptor can’t decrypt your .naqi files and you do not plan on paying the ransom, it is advised that you make an image of the encrypted drives so that you can decrypt them in the future.

Your computer should now be free of the Naqi ransomware infection. However, suppose your current antivirus allowed this malicious program on your computer. In that case, you might want to consider purchasing the full-featured version of Trojan Killer to protect against these types of threats in the future.

NAQI Ransomware — How To Remove Virus & Decrypt Files?

Name: NAQI Virus

Description: NAQI Virus is a STOP/DJVU family of ransomware-type virus. It encrypts files, video, photos, documents. Encrypted files can be tracked by a specific naqi extension. NAQI ransomware asks victims for a ransom fee about $490 - $980 in Bitcoin.

Offer price: 480

Currency: $

Operating System: Windows

Application Category: Virus

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I am from Ireland. My parents bought me a computer when I was 11, and several months after I have got a virus on this PC. I decided to enter the INSA Centre Val de Loire university after being graduated from the school. This French educational institution was offering a brand-new cybersecurity course. After getting the master's degree in cybersecurity, I've started working as a virus analyst in a little anti-malware vendor.