Nypd Virus


Nypd belongs to the class of malicious software better known as ransomware. Nypd is actually a cryptovirus, meaning that it encrypts data on its victims’ computers.

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The Nypd Virus will leave this message in a _readme.txt file.

This is what the hackers behind such malware variants use as leverage in order to blackmail their victims and demand a ‘ransom’ payment for, hence the name of this type of malicious code. Ransomware like Nypd can encrypt most commonly used file types, so there’s a fair chance that most of the data you deem important on your PC has been affected by its encryption. And as a result of this, you will no longer be able to open or in any way use your files, which can often prove to be a very serious problem. And that’s what the cybercriminals generally count on.

Generally, ransomware victims are notified about the infection as soon as the encryption process has ended via a ransom note that can be placed on the desktop of your computer or other locations where you won’t miss it. And as a rule, it will contain information regarding how you can regain access to your data, which will normally be via the execution of a cryptocurrency transfer to the hackers. In return, they promise to send a decryption key, which is unique for each instance of infection with Nypd.

We would recommend not immediately complying with the demands of these cybercriminals. Instead, there are other alternatives to paying obscene amounts of money (which by the way is in no way a guarantee that it will solve the problem), and we have listed a few of those in the second part of the removal guide below. Before undertaking any of those, however, it is highly important that you first remove Nypd from your system, which you can do by carefully following the instructions described in the first part of said guide.

The Nypd virus

The Nypd virus uses a very strong encryption algorithm in order to deny users access to their very own data. The Nypd virus infection can, therefore, be quite devastating if not treated properly.

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The Nypd Virus will start encrypting your files immediately after infecting your system.

Ransomware viruses like Nypd, Zwer and Kkll are also notoriously stealthy and there’s little chance that you would have been able to detect such an infection while it was underway. Even most antivirus systems are helpless against such threats as encryption is in and of itself not a harmful process that results in any real damage. It is simply a way to shield information from prying eyes. Only in this case the information is stored on your PC and the eyes are also your own.

What’s more, there are even ransomware viruses that can outright disable your antivirus, which is an even more harrowing possibility. But the bottom line is that preventing such attacks and taking the necessary precautions to minimize their effects beforehand is the only effective means of combating ransomware.

The Nypd file extension

The Nypd file extension is a suffix added to the end of the file names of the data that the virus encrypts. Different software is basically prevented from reading the data in question due to the Nypd file extension.


Name Nypd
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 Not Available
Detection Tool

Nypd Ransomware Removal

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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).

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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. 

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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.

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    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:

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    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:

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    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.

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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!

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    How to Decrypt Nypd 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!


    About the author


    Violet George

    Violet is an active writer with a passion for all things cyber security. She enjoys helping victims of computer virus infections remove them and successfully deal with the aftermath of the attacks. But most importantly, Violet makes it her priority to spend time educating people on privacy issues and maintaining the safety of their computers. It is her firm belief that by spreading this information, she can empower web users to effectively protect their personal data and their devices from hackers and cybercriminals.


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