Neer is a malicious program based on Ransomware that uses a file encryption method to extort money from you. Neer encodes the files of the unsuspecting web users with a complex algorithm and demands a ransom payment for providing a decryption key.
Ransomware, as its name suggests, is software that basically “kidnaps” certain files from your computer by placing encryption on them and asking for some money (a ransom) to return the access to the encrypted data. It is not easy to remove such an infection but, in the removal guide below, you will find some instructions which may help you do that and even potentially recover your information. Before you jump right to the steps, however, let’s explain to you how a virus such as Neer works.
First, the malware sneaks inside your machine without your knowledge. This can happen if you accidentally click on one of its numerous transmitters which may include fake ads, malicious links, infected software installers, spam messages, malicious email attachments and more. Once in the system, the Ransomware scans its drives for specific file types and begins to encrypt them one by one. After the encryption process completes, a ransom-demanding message will be shown on the screen. The ransom you are required to pay is actually for a decryption key that is needed to “rescue” your “kidnapped” data.
The Neer virus
The Neer virus is a Ransomware infection that encrypts valuable user files and threatens the victims to never decrypt them unless a ransom is paid. After the file encryption gets applied, the Neer virus displays an on-screen notification with the ransom payment details.
One of the most dreadful abilities of infections like Neer, Piiq or Ddsg is to remain hidden in the system until they complete their file encryption process. It is unlikely that there will be visible symptoms during the entire process which allows the Ransomware to surprise its victims with its attack and to put pressure on them to pay as soon as possible.
The Neer file decryption
The Neer file decryption is a procedure that, in theory, should bring your files back to their normal state. Unfortunately, the Neer file decryption process can only be activated if a working decryption key is applied to the encrypted files.
Many web users, who have been infected by Neer ask us how they are supposed to act and how they can remove the Ransomware. Unfortunately, there is no universal solution that can work in all cases but it is strongly recommended that you avoid the ransom payment that the hackers ask from you as much as possible. For one, there is no reason to believe that some anonymous cyber criminals will really send you the decryption key they promise after they receive the money. Besides, if such a key really exists and you really obtain it, there’s absolutely no guarantee that it will successfully restore access to your encrypted information.
Therefore, our suggestion is to focus on how to remove Neer from your computer and explore some other alternatives to recover your files. The removal guide below can help you eliminate the virus if you decide to go for this course of action. Moreover, it contains a section with file-recovery instructions which could potentially help you extract some of your files from system backups. Ideally, once you remove the Ransomware, you can safely connect any personal data backups you may have lying around and thus minimize the loss caused by the file-encryption attack.
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Remove Neer Ransomware
Your computer may need to restart several times during the removal of Neer. Therefore, it is a good idea to bookmark this page with instructions in your browser or simply open it on another device, so you can refer to it forth and back as many times as you need.
Next, restart the system in Safe Mode (please use the instructions from the link) and once you do that, follow the instructions below.
Find the Windows search bar (in the Start menu or bottom left for Windows 10) and type msconfig in it. Press Enter and you will see a System Configuration window:
Select Startup and Uncheck any entries that you believe are not legitimate and could be linked to the ransomware that you want to remove.
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
After disabling the suspicious-looking entries from the Startup list, close System Configuraiton and press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC from the keyboard.
Next, in the Task Manager, click Processes and, just as you did above, search for entries that look suspicious, have unusual name, use too much CPU and Memory, etc., and try to determine if they are dangerous.
When a specific process grabs your attention, right-click on it and select Open File Location to view its files.
If you can’t decide about the legitimacy of the files just by looking at them, use the powerful free scanner below to check them:
If malware is found in them, end the processes they belong to and delete their folders.
In some cases, malicious IP addresses may be added to the Hosts file of your computer as a result of a ransomware infection. Therefore, it is a good idea to open that file by pasting the line written below in the windows search bar and pressing Enter:
Next, find Localhost in the text and check if some questionable IPs have been added there.
If you detect something disturbing, don’t rush to delete it. Instead, please write to us in the comments with a copy of what you have found, and we will reply to you with advice on what to do.
Next, you need to search for Neer in the registry of your system and delete any entries that are found there. To do that, first open the Registry Editor by heading to the windows search bar and typing Regedit it. Next, press Enter.
In the Registry Editor, press CTRL and F from the keyboard and write the exact name of the ransomware infection that you want to remove inside the Find box that appears on the screen. Then, search for entries that are matching that name. If anything appears in the results, it most likely should be deleted.
If you are not sure that it belongs to the infection, however, don’t delete anything because this may corrupt your OS. Instead, use a professional removal tool to scan the system and clean your registry automatically.Next, close the editor and go to the windows search field. In it, type each of the following and search for any recently added files and folders in there: