What is Neon ransomware?
Neon ransomware is a malicious program that exists to make money and does so through exortion. Once it has infected a computer, it encrypts all files it can find, then demands payment for decryption.
Neon ransomware is not a unique program; rather, it is merely the latest version of the STOP/Djvu virus. Because of this, it is similar to other versions of this virus, like Neqp and Vatq.
Encrypting the files is not the only thing this virus does. For one, it also renames them, adding .neon file extension. But this is not terribly important, though it can help one identify the virus. The ransom note the virus creates – a text file named “_readme.txt” – is far more significant. It lets us know what the hackers know, after all.
Well, we already knew what they want – money. But the note specifies that they want $980 US dollars (or half as much for the first three days). Unfortunately for the criminal, paying the ransom is not your only option. There are other ways to remove Neon ransomware and decrypt .neon files; you should learn about them by reading the guide below.