How to remove Nemty Ransomware from your system

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How to remove Nemty Ransomware from your system
How to remove Nemty Ransomware
from your system?
Guide to Remove Nemty Ransomware Nemty Ransomware is the recent weapon in the arsenal of the gigantic
Ransomware family. It is a high-risk Ransomware-infection that has been
developed with a strong financial motive. It is currently spreading at an alarming
rate via exposed Remote Desktop Connections.
Once the system is infected, it searches every nook & corner of the system for the
targeted files. When found, it employs a complex Encryption Algorithms to make
encrypt the files & instantly makes its inaccessible. It renames the files by adding
Nemty extension to the file names.
Following the encryption of the targeted files, it drops a ransom-demanding note in
all the existing folders that contain .Nemty files. This ransom-demanding note is in
text format & named “NEMTY-DECRPYT.txt”
The note suggests that the only way to restore the encrypted files is to contact the
hackers & pay ransom amount. It further states that failing to co-operate with the
hackers can lead to permanent loss of the encrypted data.
The developers claim to restore the encrypted files, only if the victim agrees to
follow the instructions given by the hackers.
You may wonder about the authenticity of the claims made by hackers. Well, we
suggest you not to contact the hackers. Analysis by the cyber security experts has
revealed that victims that pay the ransom not always receive positive answer from
the hackers.
Hackers often avoid responding the victims after receiving the ransom amount.
Therefore, victims should act smart & not let the hackers extort money from them.
Wondering how can you stop Nemty Ransomware from infecting your system?
Read on to learn how you can protect yourself from Ransomware & prevent your
data from getting encrypted.
Threat Summary
Name
Nemty
Type
Ransomware
Category
Malware
Targeted OS
Windows
Symptoms
It infiltrates your system with the motive to encrypt stored files. After successful encryption, the
virus demands Ransom money to decrypt them.
Damage
You cannot open a locked file without paying the asked ransom. Additionally, it may increase
the malicious payload in your system.
Removal
Down Download Removal
Toolload Rdemoval Tool
Threat Behavior of Nemty Ransomware Nemty Ransomware is the name of the recent threat to the computer users around
the world. This brand-new addition to the gigantic family of Ransomware is
spreading mainly through the exposed Remote Desktop Connections.
While Remote Desktop Connections distribution technique is not new for
Ransomware propagation, it is considered a more treacherous method when
compared to phishing techniques.
After gaining illicit access to the systems via RDP, the hackers get an unregulated
entry to the targeted system to launch attacks & propagate wider distribution of
malware without the user’s intervention.
Once installed, Nemty crypto virus looks for certain targeted file extensions on the
infected system. When found, it employs highly complex Encryption Methods like
RAS (Rivest–Shamir–Adleman) & AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) to
encrypt the files. These algorithms are also used to generate unique decryption
keys for each targeted system.
The encrypted are renamed by appending .Nemty Extension to the file-names. For
example, a file named “presentation1.ppt” might be renamed as
“presentation.ppt.nemty”.
Detailed analysis has revealed that Nemty File virus also deletes the shadow copies
for the encrypted files. Hence, it effectively removes the only way using which the
victims could restore the encrypted files for free.
In addition to that, it modifies the Windows Registry & primarily targets certain
system files. It is capable of gathering personal information of the victim’s system
such as Username, OS Version, and Computer ID & send it back to the hackers
Details of the Ransom Note & Ransom Amount Demanded by Hackers
Once the files are encrypted, .Nemty virus Ransomware drops a ransom note in all
the existing folders that contain .Nemty files. This ransom note is a text file named
as NEMTY-DECRYPT.txt.
The note contains certain instructions for the victims for getting their data
decrypted. It asks the victims to visit a payment portal hosted on a Tor Network, a
dark web course designed for anonymous web surfing. Victims are required to pay
0.09981 Bitcoin (equivalent to $1,010.74) in exchange of the Nemty decryption
tool & unique key. Failing to pay the ransom in the predefined time limit can lead
to increase in the ransom amount by 50%.
However, contacting the hackers & paying the ransom is not always a reliable way
to recover .Nemty files. Studies have shown that hackers avoid responding the
victims once the payments are received.
Therefore, all the encouragements to contact the hackers & pay the ransom should
be ignored.
Sadly, the removal steps of Nemty & .Nemty file decryption are not known at this
time. Hence, computer users are advised to employ good security practices & take
back-up of the data regularly on an external storage device.
New Variant of Nemty Ransomware distributing through fake PayPal sitesWhile Nemty Ransomware is a relatively new addition to the family of
Ransomware, it has witnessed a few iterations in a considerable short span. Nemty
Ransomware variants used different spread techniques to propagate its infection.
• The first variant of Nemty File Virus was associated with the Russian
President and antivirus industry. The code for the Nemty contained a link
that redirected to the image of Russian President Putin and displayed a
message to the antivirus industry. This variant used exploited & weak
Remote Desktop Connections to spread.
• The second Nemty Ransomware variant used RIG Exploit Kits to spread its
infection. The attack occurred after a vulnerable software/application was
found on the targeted system. Successful exploit was followed by download
& execution of the payload, which is the Ransomware itself.
• The third wave of attack of the nasty Nemty Ransomware was carried out
using phishing & fake PayPal sites. These sites offer to return 3 to 5 % of
the amount if users make purchases using their payment system. However,
the prime motive behind this claim was to swindle the users & make them
download & run a malicious executable file named as “cashback.exe”.
Upon execution, this file loaded a malicious version 1.4 of the Nemty
Crypto Virus.
Behavior of the Latest Nemty Ransomware variant
The last of the Nemty Ransomware variants used an entirely different
exploit kit named Radio Exploit Kit to propagate. In addition to that,
phishing e-mails containing infected attachments are being used to trick the
users. A mere click on the infected attachments runs the executable files;
hence it makes the exploit successful. Thus, Nemty Ransomware is
downloaded & executed on the targeted system.
This new Nemty variant contains malign codes for killing the processes &
services so as to encrypt the files currently in use with ease.
Some of the processes at the target of the Nemty include WordPad,
Microsoft Word, SQL, VirtualBox Software, Microsoft Excel & Outlook
Thunderbird E-mail Clients.
Countries currently at the target of Nemty include Russia, Belarus,
Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and
Moldova.
Distribution Techniques of Nemty Ransomware -
How to remove Nemty Ransomware infection from the systemSTEP A: Reboot your system to Safe Mode
STEP B: Delete the suspicious key from the Configuration Settings
STEP C: Remove Malicious Program from Command Prompt
STEP D: Restore the System Files & Folders
How to prevent Nemty Ransomware from infecting your system-