Remove Novasof Virus Ransomware

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

What is the Novasof Virus?

Novasof virus

The Novasof virus will leave a _readme.txt file with instructions inside.

If you do not keep many important files in your computer or if you have an extensive backup of all your important data, then a Ransomware attack from a cryptovirus such as the Novasof Virus on your computer may not be a particularly serious issue because all you’d need to do is remove the virus which, in and of itself, isn’t so difficult. However, the truth is that most people do gave sensitive an important files in their machines but do not have them properly backed up. And, this is exactly when a Ransomware cryptovirus attack can be particularly devastating – here’s why: When a Ransomware file-locking virus (also known as a cryptovirus) infiltrates a given computer system, it makes sure to place its advanced encryption on every user file that it finds in the hard-drive. Once the process is finished and all user data – rendered inaccessible, the victim gets harassed by the malicious program – they are told that the only way to bring the inaccessible files back is through the payment of a ransom. Needless to say, there are usually strict detailed instructions on what the user needs to do in order to make sure that the ransom money ends up exactly where the hackers want them to. If all instructions are followed and the Ransomware victim sends the money to their blackmailers, they’ supposedly receive a unique key that can unseal the data. However, sadly, there are more than enough instances where this hasn’t exactly gone as planned or expected. Many users who have gone for the ransom-payment option have eventually realized that no decryption key would get sent to them. Of course, even if the key isn’t received, the money is still gone and cannot be refunded. Also, the fact that most hackers demand that the payment is made in BitCoin makes it very difficult, nearly impossible, for anyone to trace the transaction and find out who the receiver really is. This further contributes to the effectiveness of the Ransomware cryptovirus scheme and makes these infections so problematic.

What to do with your .novasof files?

.novasof files

The Novasof Virus will encrypt your files with .novasof extension.

We won’t lie to you, if your files have already gotten encrypted by a Ransomware virus (Todar, Lapoi), then there isn’t all that much you can do in order to restore them. The Novasof Virus, for example, is a new addition to this malicious virus family and liberating one’s files from its encryption can be a particularly difficult task. Because of the advanced encryption algorithm of this virus, most conventional data-recovery methods may prove to be ineffective. However, this doesn’t mean that going for the payment is a good idea – we already mentioned why this isn’t really something you’d like to opt for. Instead, we advise you to try the suggested Ransomware removal steps from below. Those should allow you to remove the Novasof Virus and then you can attempt to recover some of your files through alternative means. We have included some data-restoration methods in our guide that may help some of you so we advise you to start from there.


Name Novasof
Type Ransomware
Detection Tool

Novasof Virus Removal

Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker – you might want to see if you’re not infected with it as well.

You can find the removal guide here.


About the author


Brandon Skies

Brandon is a researcher and content creator in the fields of cyber-security and virtual privacy. Years of experience enable him to provide readers with important information and adequate solutions for the latest software and malware problems.

Leave a Comment

We are here to help! Use SpyHunter to remove malware in under 15 minutes.

Not Your OS? Download for Windows® and Mac®.

* See Free Trial offer details and alternative Free offer here.

** SpyHunter Pro receives additional removal definitions and manual fixes through its HelpDesk in cases where they are needed.

Spyware Helpdesk 1