Nacro Virus Removal (+.Nacro File Recovery)

The encrypted files may not be the only damage done to you. parasite may still be hiding on your PC. To determine whether you've been infected with ransomware, we recommend downloading SpyHunter.

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This page aims to help you remove Nacro for free. Our instructions also cover how any Nacro file can be recovered.

Getting attacked by Ransomware can be very unpleasant and incredibly difficult to deal with. Not only will be deprived of the access to your personal data, but your privacy and personal (or professional) information is seriously compromised. One of the latest Ransomware threats that have been released goes under the name of Nacro. This infection is a cryptovirus, and as such, it can secretly encrypt the files on the infected computer with a very sophisticated encryption code. By doing so, it prevents the users from opening or using their information in any way. Once the file encryption process completes, the attackers ask for a ransom payment in order to restore the files to their previous state.

Luckily, on this page we are happy to provide you with some alternative methods which don’t involve giving your hard-earned money to some anonymous crooks. Below, you will find a detailed removal guide, which you can use to remove Nacro and potentially recover some of the encrypted files.

Specifics of the .Nacro virus

Nacro Virus

After the ransomware is done encrypting your files, it will leave a _readme.txt file with instructions.

Computer infections such as Nacro, Nasoh and Coharos have one distinctive trait that most other malware categories lack. Unlike Trojans, Rootkits or Spyware, this malware type is relatively harmless in terms of direct damage. It uses encryption as its main tool, which is actually not a harmful procedure. Many people use encryption on a day-to-day basis to keep their files safe. Also, this is what keeps the data you share with other over the Internet safe and inaccessible to third parties. This is the reason why the majority of antivirus programs available do not flag the file encryption as a malicious process, so they normally do nothing to stop it. This helps the Ransomware to apply its encryption without getting disturbed.

In addition to that, you probably won’t notice any visible symptoms that could indicate the presence  of the Ransomware on your computer, and that’s one more trait of this malware category – stealth. The infection can silently encrypt your files, one by one, right under your nose, only to surprise you with a frightening ransom note when the encryption process is finished.

.Nacro file encryption solutions

Nacro File

These are the infected files by a new strain of the STOP Ransomware, modifying the extension with .Nacro

The goal of this nefarious blackmailing scheme is one – to make you give your money to the hackers behind it. The hackers behind the Ransomware ask the victims to send them money in the form of cryptocurrencies such BitCoin since such transactions cannot be traced, and this allows the criminals to remain completely anonymous. When people keep paying money to the blackmailer with the hopes of having their documents restored, however, they only encourage the crooks to keep developing Ransomware viruses and unleashing them upon more unsuspecting online users.

For this reason we often advise the people who land on our site to exhaust their other alternative options of dealing with the Ransomware, before deciding on paying the ransom payment. If you don’t’ know where to start, you can use the removal guide right after this article. It will certainly assist you in detecting and deleting Nacro, which is, by no means, a small thing. In addition to that, the guide might also help you recover some of your encrypted files wherever this is possible. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that this will be the case for each and everyone of you, but it won’t hurt if you try.


Name Nacro
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Very few and unnoticeable ones before the ransom notification comes up.
Distribution Method From fake ads and fake system requests to spam emails and contagious web pages.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool

Nacro Virus Removal


Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).



We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to see if it can detect parasite for you.

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Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 


Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.


Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

hosts_opt (1)

If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:


Go in Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

  • Please note that ransomware may even include a fake Manufacturer name to its process. Make sure you check out every process here is legitimate.


To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.

If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter
a professional malware removal tool.

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Type Regedit in the windows search field and press EnterOnce inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. 

Search for the ransomware  in your registries and delete the entries. Be extremely careful –  you can damage your system if you delete entries not related to the ransomware.

Type each of the following in the Windows Search Field:

  1. %AppData%
  2. %LocalAppData%
  3. %ProgramData%
  4. %WinDir%
  5. %Temp%

Delete everything in Temp. The rest just check out for anything recently added. Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!


How to Decrypt Nacro files

We have a comprehensive (and daily updated) guide on how to decrypt your files. Check it out here.

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!

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