Ransomware

.Nols Virus


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This page aims to help you remove .Nols Virus for free. Our instructions also cover how any .Nols Virus file can be recovered.

.Nols

.Nols Virus is a cryptovirology computer threat intended to blackmail its victims. .Nols Virus triggers no symptoms, and its presence is only revealed once its job is done.

.Nols

The .Nols Virus virus will encrypt your files

The lack of symptoms is one of the main problems with this type of computer viruses. They can enter the targeted machine unnoticed, and complete their job without revealing their presence in the system. This is why most people are unable to do anything to stop the virus before it has reached its goal, and the goal of this one in particular is to make its victims’ data inaccessible through data encryption, and then make a ransom demand. The user is told via a message that this malware places on their screen that their only hope of bringing their files back is through the payment of a certain sum of money. This blackmailing practice is very common, and there’s a whole class of computer malware that’s used in this way. This malware category is called Ransomware, and the virus we are currently focusing on belongs to it.

The .Nols Virus

The .Nols Virus virus is only revealed once it’s done locking the files. The .Nols Virus virus will then make its demands through an intimidating pop-up note.

It is through this note that the users learn how they are supposed to send their money to the cyber criminals responsible for the Ransomware infection. In most cases, the ransom would be demanded in a cryptocurrency – BitCoin, Ukash, or another one. These cryptocurrencies are really difficult to trace, and a regular user would have no way of knowing who they are really sending their money to. This, in turn, makes it highly unlikely that the hacker’s true identity would ever get revealed. Ii is exceedingly rare for a Ransomware hacker to get brought to justice, and the use of cryptocurrency as the demanded payment method is the main reason for that.

The .Nols Virus file encryption

The .Nols Virus file encryption is not going to go away after the virus is removed. The .Nols Virus file encryption access key is promised to you in exchange for the ransom sum.

However, it is not uncommon for the hackers behind such infections to promise their victims a recovery key for their encrypted data only to refuse to send that key once the payment gets made. Of course, if you end up in a situation like this, you wouldn’t be able to do anything about it – your money would be gone, and your files would still be under a lockdown. This is why it isn’t a particularly wise decision to opt for the payment, especially if you haven’t tried any alternative solutions that may help you.

Although we said that the encryption would stay on your files even after the Ransomware is no longer in the computer, removing the virus is still crucial. After you get rid of the Ransomware, you will be free to try the alternative data recovery methods we have prepared for you, and also your new data won’t be at risk of getting encrypted. To remove this cryptoviral threat, you are advised to complete the steps you will see below.

SUMMARY:

Name .Nols Virus
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms A Ransomware virus like this one would typically not show its presence until the files get locked up.
Distribution Method Methods like spam e-mail distribution, and malvertising are usually the ones used to spread Ransomware.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool

Remove .Nols Virus Ransomware


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

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

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:

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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 .Nols Virus 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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