Nyton Virus

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


Nyton is a malicious Windows virus with the ability to lock your files and prevent you from accessing or using them. Nyton remains hidden in the computer until it is time for it to make a ransom demand for the release of your files.

Nyton Virus

The Nyton Ransomware will stealthily infiltrate your system and encrypt your files with .nyton

Ransomware is a highly dangerous family of computer viruses that are mainly used to blackmail the targeted users. Upon entering the targeted computer, the Ransomware places encryption on the files present on the hard-drives, thus rendering the affected data inaccessible to the owners of the infected machine. The encryption can be unlocked but a special key is needed to achieve that. This key gets generated on the hackers’ computer during the encryption and they want their victims to pay money in order to receive the key. If no payment is made, the key would stay on the hackers’ computer and the user would never be able to recover their files. If you are on this page because the recently released Nyton Ransomware has done this to your files, then you should carefully read all of the information provided here in order to learn what your options of counteraction are.

The Nyton virus

The Nyton virus is a form of PC malware that is used for money extortion – it encryption-locks its victim’s files and demands a payment for the decryption key. Even if you remove Nyton, the files will still remain inaccessible without said key.

The payment of the ransom might seem like a compromise that may get your files back but you must remember that there’s a significant risk of never getting anything in return for your money. The hackers only care about the payment and they aren’t really concerned with whether you get your files back or not. This means that they may easily choose to send you no key and leave you incapable of opening your files. This doesn’t always happen but there are surely more than enough examples of people who have been deceived this way and who have utterly wasted a significant amount of money by paying a ransom for a decryption key they have received.

The Nyton file

The Nyton file is any piece of data that the virus has encrypted with its secret algorithm. No Nyton file can be opened, used, or edited unless the corresponding private key is present in the computer and applied to the encrypted files.

The unfortunate truth when talking about Ransomware is that there’s simply no perfect or universal solution that can get everything back to normal in all cases. We can offer you some potential solutions for the recovery of your files but their effectiveness can’t be guaranteed for all instances. However, if you choose to try our guide, you should at least be able to remove Nyton which is a crucial step towards ameliorating this unpleasant situation and minimizing the damage done by the malware. Also, remember that if you have any backups, you must always make sure to first get rid of the virus before you connect them to your computer!


Name Nyton
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Some Ransomware threats can slow-down your computer and cause errors but most such viruses don’t show any signs of their activity.
Distribution Method Clickbait ads, pirated content, and spam letters are the most common Ransomware distribution techniques.
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Remove Nyton Ransomware

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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).

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

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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.

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    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.

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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!

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    How to Decrypt Nyton 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!


    About the author


    Brandon Skies

    Brandon is a researcher and content creator in the fields of cyber-security and virtual privacy. Years of experience enable him to provide readers with important information and adequate solutions for the latest software and malware problems.

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