Ransomware

Remove .Nusar Virus Ransomware (+File Recovery) July 2019 Update


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

The Ransomware .Nusar will encrypt your files and it will demand payment for decrypting them.

When the encryptng is finished .Nusar Ransomware will leave a _readme.txt file which will hold instructions for you to follow

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Ransomware is a type of computer malware that has a long history in the darkest corners of the Internet. In the last several years, however, the representatives of this malware category have been becoming more and more common, partially due to the increasing popularity of the BitCoin currency as a method of payment for the extortion attacks: this is a currency that is really difficult to trace, making it ideal for carrying out this type of fraudulent practices.

One of the latest infections of this type, which has been reported to our “How to remove” team, is called .Nusar. This is a Ransomware-based cryptovirus, like .Lotep and .Truke which uses a special encryption algorithm to block the files stored on the compromised computer. In order to extort money from its victims, .Nusar secretly applies encryption to all the files that it finds in the targeted machine, and then displays a ransom-demanding message on the screen, in which message it is explained that the files have been locked and that, in order to decrypt them, a ransom will have to be paid. The crooks behind the infection usually ask for a payment in BitCoin and give the victims a short deadline to transfer the money. In exchange for the completion of the payment, they promise to send a special decryption key that can reverse the encryption applied by .Nusar. Those who don’t agree to pay are threatened to never access their files again, as the key for them will be destroyed.

Payment of the ransom – can this save your files?

If the victim agrees to follow the ransom payment instructions, they basically leave the future of their files in the hands of criminals, as there is absolutely nothing that can guarantee that they will send the decryption key, let alone, that it will work. In fact, the security experts have reported many cases in which the ransom has been paid, yet the access to the encrypted information has not been recovered. Therefore, most official sites belonging to security professionals, including our “How to remove” team, do not recommend the payment of the ransom since this not a reliable solution and only encourages the growth of this type of crime and the increasing number of infections like .Nusar.

Prevention is the key.

This is something that you must have heard a lot, but prevention is better than cure and this sentence is even more valid when it comes to Ransomware infections such as .Nusar. If the success of the attack is only achieved when the victims pay the ransom, then, if most of the web users attacked have backups of their data and do not need to pay ransom to recover it, the crooks will easily lose interest in developing this type of infections. Of course, there are many other precautions one can take such as avoiding sites that may spread malware and not downloading anything that may be illegally distributed or pirated. However, it is necessary to emphasize on the importance of backing up the data, something that many people still forget to do.

Another recommendation, which may be banal but very important, is to always check the senders of suspicious messages that include links. It seems stupid to repeat this again and again, but a very big protion of the Ransomware attacks are made possible through the use of misleading online messages and e-mails that contain the malware or a link to it, which the users may be tricked into opening.

SUMMARY:

Name .Nusar
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Very few and unnoticeable ones before the ransom notification comes up.
Distribution Method From fake ads and fake system requests to spam emails and contagious web pages.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool

Remove .Nusar Virus File 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. 

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:

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:

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 .Nusar 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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