Aes-Ni Ransomware (aes_ni_0day) Virus Removal

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 Aes-Ni Ransomware for free. Our instructions also cover how any Aes-Ni Ransomware file can be recovered.

In the following informative text we are going to answer the questions below:

What type of software does Aes-Ni Ransomware belong to?
How does it get distributed?
What are its potential negative consequences for you and your PC?

Furthermore, we are going to explain in detail the possible ways to counteract such software in our Removal Guide, which we have attached for free to make it easier for you to fight this infection. To start with, the majority of professionals in this field identify Aes-Ni Ransomware as a one of the most malicious software types ever developed: RansomwareEven though such malware may itself have some subtypes, the most usual and threatening one is the file-encrypting Ransomware subcategory, and the particular program we are talking about here, Aes-Ni Ransomware, is exactly a member of this group. Shortly speaking, this actually means that all the files located on your drives (and other PC storage space) are in danger, as the viruses from this group can access the most frequently used ones and lock them all up. Usually, after that you receive a scary notification, which informs you about the terrible ongoing infection you have become a victim of.

Ransomware could be divided into:

  • The data-locking Ransomware we have mentioned before:
    – as you have already read above, the viruses from this subcategory are used for file encryption and ransom-requiring harassment. This is possibly the worst kind of Ransomware you can ever catch.
  • Ransomware, whose targets are your mobile devices:
    – no matter what portable device you have – a tablet, a phablet, a mobile phone or a laptop, you can get contaminated by this type of Ransomware. To your relief, in this case, no files will get encoded, only your screen will get blocked. In fact, the ransom-demanding alert then covers your whole desktop/screen, and you will be made unable to access any icon or shortcut there. This is the reason why the hackers will then require you to pay a ransom – to unblock your screen. This type of Ransomware is not as malicious as the data-encrypting subcategory. Still, it is very dangerous and annoying.
  • Also, as you may expect, the screen of your desktop PC might also get blocked by Ransomware in the way these viruses affect your portable devices. Again, no data gets encrypted, but you will still be incapable of reaching your files, as the whole desktop will be covered with the ransom-demanding message, and you will be told you have to pay a ransom to access any system features and/or icons.

Is there anything that is really effective against Aes-Ni Ransomware (and generally against Ransomware)?

Unfortunately, there is no instrument, program and removal guide, which could be considered fully effective when it comes to encrypted data and Ransomware-inflicted contamination. The only advice we can give you is to always copy your files and keep the corresponding copies on another disk or another kind of storage. In this way, by backing them up you are going to greatly minimize the risks of being harassed into paying a ransom. Moreover, we strongly suggest that you refrain from paying the demanded ransom because there is really no point in risking your money since your files are already endangered. Don’t willingly fund the cyber criminals who have sent this horrible virus after you. On the other hand, try to make sure that you have explored all your options of removing the infection before proceeding with completing the ransom payment. Again, no one can ever guarantee you a complete and secure decryption of your data even if you pay the hackers. Try our special Ransomware Removal Guide below this article. We can’t promise your files will be saved and the contamination will be removed, but it is still worth checking out.

Some more protection advice:

In addition to backing up your data, another thing that could prove to be really efficient is always avoiding the probable sources of this kind of malware. We are going to mention the most common ones below. Make sure that you always stay away from them.

  • Any email coming from an unknown sender: For example, such contagious emails may be sent to your Spam Folder. Nonetheless, they may also be sent to your Inbox. If any email looks strange, avoid it.
  • Pop-ups, banners and other ads you might see on the web: Any pop-up ad which you see while surfing the web may be contagious. Since it’s very difficult to spot any difference between that harmless ones and the harmful ones, stay away from them all. 


Name Aes-Ni
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Very subtle – often unnoticeable. Sometimes a slower PC performance could be an indicator for the occurring infection.
Distribution Method Various sources – for instance – contagious emails, web pages, torrents and/or spam.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool

Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware detection tool is free. To remove the infection, you’ll need to purchase the full version. More information about SpyHunter and steps to uninstall.

Remove Aes-Ni Ransomware


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 files for you.

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. 

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
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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 Aes-Ni Ransomware 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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