Nochi ransomware is malware that encrypts files. It’s based on the Chaos ransomware. The ransomware can be recognized by the .nochi extension added to encrypted files. Unfortunately, once files have been encrypted, you will not be able to open them. The ransomware claims that if you pay $1,500, you will get a decryptor to recover your files but that is very unlikely. This ransomware seems unfinished so if you pay, you will likely lose both your money and your files. If you have backups, you will have no issues with file recovery as long as you first remove Nochi ransomware from your computer.


Nochi ransomware ransom note


Nochi ransomware will start encrypting files as soon as it is initiated. It targets personal files, generally photos, images, videos, documents, etc. You will know which files have been affected because they will have .nochi added to them. For example, image.jpg would become image.jpg.nochi if encrypted. These files will be unopenable unless you first use a decryptor but getting it will be practically impossible with this ransomware.

Nochi ransomware files

The ransomware drops a read_it.txt ransom note as soon as files are fully encrypted. The note explains that your computer has been infected with ransomware that encrypted your files. It further explains that you can buy a decryptor to recover the files for $1,500 to be paid in Bitcoin. The note provides a cryptocurrency wallet address where the Bitcoin is supposed to be sent but there is no mention of how to contact the cyber criminals. So, even if you were to pay, the malware operators would not know it’s you as there is no way to identify the victims. So making a payment would be a waste of money. In general, when it comes to buying ransomware decryptors, it’s always a gamble. Ransomware operators are cybercriminals who do not care about whether users are able to recover their files or not. Countless ransomware victims have paid the ransom but did not receive decryptors. And the money goes towards other malicious activities. Furthermore, one of the reasons why ransomware is still such a prevalent infection is that users pay the requested ransom. As long as users do not back up their files and are forced to pay, ransomware will continue to be an issue.

Users who have backups shouldn’t have any trouble recovering their files. Once you delete Nochi ransomware from your computer, you can access your backup and start recovering files if you had the habit of regularly backing them up. It’s important to stress that ransomware needs to be completely removed from the computer before you access your backup because otherwise, your backed-up files would become encrypted as well.

If you do not have a backup, you don’t have any file recovery options at the moment. You won’t get your files back even if you pay and no free Nochi ransomware decryptor is currently available. It’s not impossible that a free decryptor would be released sometime in the future so you should back up your encrypted files while you wait. If it does get released, it would appear on NoMoreRansom.

How does ransomware spread?

Users who have poor browsing habits are much more likely to pick up malware infections because they tend to engage in more risky behavior. For example, they’re more likely to open unsolicited email attachments, click on unknown links, and pirate copyrighted content using torrents. It’s a good idea to change browsing habits to avoid future malware infections if you tend to be careless when online.

Email spam campaigns are one of the most popular ways that malicious actors choose to distribute their ransomware. Email addresses that receive these malicious emails are usually those that have been leaked. Cybercriminals purchase them from various hacker forums. But in many cases, emails carrying malware can be recognized pretty easily by users as long as they know what to look for. For example, malicious senders usually pretend to be from legitimate companies but the emails are full of grammar/spelling mistakes. You will never see obvious mistakes in legitimate emails from companies because they look unprofessional.

Emails supposedly from companies whose services you use addressing you using words like User, Member, Customer, etc., is also another red flag. Companies address their customers using their names (or rather the names users have provided) because it makes the emails seem more personal. But malicious actors do not have access to personal information so they use generic words.

Although they are less common, some malicious spam campaigns can be more sophisticated if they target a particular individual. Thus, it is always advised to run a VirusTotal or anti-virus software scan on any unsolicited email attachment before opening it.

Finally, malware infections are significantly more likely to affect torrent users. A lot of torrent sites are notoriously badly regulated, which allows malicious actors to post dangerous content disguised as torrents for movies, TV shows, video games, software, etc. So, using torrents to illegally download copyrighted content amounts to not just stealing but it’s also putting your computer and data in danger.

How to delete Nochi ransomware

To remove Nochi ransomware, we strongly recommend using anti-malware software. You risk further harming to your computer if you attempt to manually delete Nochi ransomware. If you try to do it manually, it’s possible that the malware would not be removed completely. And if you connect to your backup while ransomware is still present, your backed-up files would become encrypted as well. Therefore, to avoid permanent damage, use anti-malware software.

If you do not have a backup, back up your encrypted files and wait for a free Nochi ransomware decryptor to be released. As already mentioned, NoMoreRansom is a good source for decryptors. If you cannot find it there, you’re unlikely to find it anywhere else.

Nochi ransomware is detected as:

  • Win32:RansomX-gen [Ransom] by Avast/AVG
  • HEUR:Trojan-Ransom.MSIL.Agent.gen by Kaspersky
  • Generic.Ransom.FileCryptor.DDS by Malwarebytes
  • A Variant Of MSIL/Filecoder.AGP by ESET
  • Generic.Ransom.Hiddentear.A.B3CCE84D by BitDefender
  • Ransom:MSIL/FileCoder.AD!MTB by Microsoft
  • Ransom.MSIL.CHAOS.SMLKC by TrendMicro

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Step 1. Delete Nochi ransomware using Safe Mode with Networking.

Remove Nochi ransomware from Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP
  1. Click on Start and select Shutdown.
  2. Choose Restart and click OK. Windows 7 - restart
  3. Start tapping F8 when your PC starts loading.
  4. Under Advanced Boot Options, choose Safe Mode with Networking. Remove Nochi ransomware - boot options
  5. Open your browser and download the anti-malware utility.
  6. Use the utility to remove Nochi ransomware
Remove Nochi ransomware from Windows 8/Windows 10
  1. On the Windows login screen, press the Power button.
  2. Tap and hold Shift and select Restart. Windows 10 - restart
  3. Go to Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Start Settings.
  4. Choose Enable Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking under Startup Settings. Win 10 Boot Options
  5. Click Restart.
  6. Open your web browser and download the malware remover.
  7. Use the software to delete Nochi ransomware

Step 2. Restore Your Files using System Restore

Delete Nochi ransomware from Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP
  1. Click Start and choose Shutdown.
  2. Select Restart and OK Windows 7 - restart
  3. When your PC starts loading, press F8 repeatedly to open Advanced Boot Options
  4. Choose Command Prompt from the list. Windows boot menu - command prompt
  5. Type in cd restore and tap Enter. Uninstall Nochi ransomware - command prompt restore
  6. Type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. Delete Nochi ransomware - command prompt restore execute
  7. Click Next in the new window and select the restore point prior to the infection. Nochi ransomware - restore point
  8. Click Next again and click Yes to begin the system restore. Nochi ransomware removal - restore message
Delete Nochi ransomware from Windows 8/Windows 10
  1. Click the Power button on the Windows login screen.
  2. Press and hold Shift and click Restart. Windows 10 - restart
  3. Choose Troubleshoot and go to Advanced options.
  4. Select Command Prompt and click Restart. Win 10 command prompt
  5. In Command Prompt, input cd restore and tap Enter. Uninstall Nochi ransomware - command prompt restore
  6. Type in rstrui.exe and tap Enter again. Delete Nochi ransomware - command prompt restore execute
  7. Click Next in the new System Restore window. Get rid of Nochi ransomware - restore init
  8. Choose the restore point prior to the infection. Nochi ransomware - restore point
  9. Click Next and then click Yes to restore your system. Nochi ransomware removal - restore message

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