“No More Ransom” Virus Removal (+File Recovery)

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This page aims to help you remove “No More Ransom” File Virus for free. Our instructions also cover how any “No More Ransom” file can be recovered.

In the following text we are about to discuss what the software term ’Ransomware’ really stands for. Furthermore, we are also going to give you some very important info about one specific member of this malware category – “No More Ransom” File Virus. What we can claim for sure about this kind of viruses is that some of them get used for encrypting files and stopping you from accessing them, regardless whether you decide to pay the demanded ransom or refrain from doing that.  This kind of contamination is really among the most horrifying ones you will and can ever experience.

What is a Ransomware program capable of performing?

Generally, what can be said about all Ransomware-like programs is that all of them are able to block something on your PC and make you incapable of reaching it. Right after the encryption process gets done, you get informed about what has just happened via a ransom-requiring alert. Below we are going to talk about which parts of your system and which devices may become victims of Ransomware, as well as about the exact subcategory of Ransomware “No More Ransom” File Virus falls into.

How many subcategories does Ransomware have and what can their related programs do?

This malware group includes several subtypes, which could be characterized by their different functions. Nonetheless, all of them are more than disturbing and hazardous, and should be removed and counteracted asap.

  • The File-Lock Ransomware Subcategory:
    This subgroup comprises all the viruses programmed to infiltrate your PC and access all your disks and data storage spaces. The next activity the programs from this subtype are likely to perform is to create a detailed list with all the data, which is going to get encrypted. Soon after that, the real encryption process is launched and all of the enlisted files get encoded one by one. The following stage of this process is the generation of the ransom-demanding alert that in fact lets you know about the completion of this terrible process.
  • The Desktop PC and mobile-device blocking viruses – this group comprises all the Ransomware-type programs which get used for rendering the desktops of your PCs and laptops, as well as the screens of your mobile devices like smartphones inaccessible to you. Actually, in this case none of your files are in danger, because nothing accesses them and encodes them. However, you are very likely to be unable to access them if you cannot access the shortcuts and icons on your desktop/screen. As with the previous subcategory, you will get informed about the infection, and the fact that you have to pay a ransom for the unlocking of your desktop/screen.

Which subcategory does the current virus “No More Ransom” File Virus belong to?

The malware version we are talking about – “No More Ransom” File Virus, may be classified as an exemplary file-encoding Ransomware from the first of the groups above. As you have already found out, such viruses are capable of reaching your drives and storages, and determining which data you commonly use, and later on – of locking it all up. More precisely, this is definitely the most awful Ransomware you can ever face, as well as one of the most hard to fight and remove.

Potential “No More Ransom” File Virus sources:

It’s unfortunately true that there is really little for you to do after the infection process is completed. Nonetheless, you can at least try to make sure you won’t catch such a virus by simply staying away from its main sources.  Here we have tried to list at least the majority of them:

  • Emails/ letter attachments:
    Any emails that you receive may be carrying Ransomware. We suggest that you should avoid opening any of them- especially the ones you haven’t expected, or the ones, which are coming from unknown senders. What’s more, remember to avoid even the most slightly suspicious email attachments you receive, even text documents and images.
  • Fake ads:
    The process called Malvertising is the practice of broadcasting pop-ups and other ads, which may lead to potentially dangerous websites. That’s the reason why you are supposed to always avoid clicking on any ad you see online.
  • Some torrents and illegal websites:
    Among the common Ransomware sources we can also point out the software, film and torrent-distributing pages, the majority of which are often illegal. Ensure that you exploit and download software, videos, and music only from authorized sources.

Are there any possible solutions when it comes to this Ransomware infection?

Firstly and most importantly, we would recommend not to pay the demanded ransom right after you receive the frightening ransom notification. We recommend that you should try some more tools and guides to remove this contamination. We have attached a special Removal Guide to help you with that task. However, we cannot promise it will be what you need. Ransomware-related issues are complex and sometimes require a lot of expertise, time and nerves.

 

SUMMARY:

Name “No More Ransom”
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Usually unnoticeable before the ransom notification pops up.
Distribution Method From malicious ads and fake system requests to spam and contagious websites.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

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 “No More Ransom” File Virus


Step1

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).

Step2

This is the most important step. Do not skip it if you want to remove “No More Ransom” File Virus successfully!

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

malware-start-taskbar

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.

Step3

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:

msconfig_opt

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.

Step4

WARNING!
To remove parasite, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. Making a mistake and deleting the wrong thing may damage your system.
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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!

Step5 

How to Decrypt “No More Ransom” File Virus files

We have a comprehensive (and daily updated) guide on how to decrypt your files. Check it out here.

If the guide didn’t help you, download the anti-virus program we recommended or ask us in the comments for guidance!