- Slow Computer
- System crashes
- Normal system programs crash immediatelly
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Installs itself without permissions
- Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel
Nemty Ransomware is a computer infection that has recently caught our attention. It is not a massive threat, but it can still encrypt your files. What’s more, since the program is quite recent, no public decryption tool is available, so it might be quite challenging to restore your files. Nevertheless, no matter how hard it might be to get your files back, you should never pay the ransom fee. On the contrary, you need to keep your money to yourself, and then remove Nemty Ransomware from your system for good. To accomplish that, make sure you invest in a powerful antispyware tool.
While most of the ransomware infections tend through spread through spam email attachments, it is suspected that Nemty Ransomware travels through corrupted RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) channels. Thus, it is very likely that someone targets specific networks and computer systems through the RDP connections, and send the ransomware installer files directly to their victims.
Needless to say, users can choose to ignore the files they receive, but they are often tricked into thinking that the files are important documents, and they have to open them immediately. What are you supposed to do if the file looks important, but you don’t know if it’s safe to open it? Well, you can always scan the file before opening it. For that, you may invest in a powerful antispyware tool.
Aside from acquiring a computer security program, you should also consider backing up your files on an external hard drive. Or maybe you have a cloud drive somewhere, and you can use it to store your files there. Either way, saving copies of your files someplace else is practically the best way to protect yourself from a ransomware attack. Until it is possible to create decryption tools on the spot, file backups are the most efficient way to save your data.
When Nemty Ransomware enters the target system, the program behaves just like any other ransomware infection. You can expect it to run a full system scan looking for the types of files it can encrypt. There is a list of file extensions that this infection doesn’t touch, too. For instance, it doesn’t encrypt LOG, CMD, EXE, DLL, LNK, URL, TTF, and a number of other formats. Likewise, this infection doesn’t encrypt certain system files and folders, including ProgramData, AppData, Microsoft, and Common Files. This shows that Nemty Ransomware needs your computer to work properly lest it cannot receive the ransom payment.
Once the encryption is complete, Nemty Ransomware drops a ransomware note in every single folder that has encrypted files. The ransom note is called NEMTY-DECRYPT.txt, and here’s what it has to say:
Nemty Ransomware doesn’t say how much you have to pay for the decryption tool. It only shows you how you are supposed to contact the criminals behind this infection. To make matters worse, the program also deletes the Shadow Volume copies (provided, they have been enabled) thus, making sure that users have no other option but to contact the malware developers.
Nevertheless, we have already established that contacting these criminals is not an option. Paying the ransom would only help them create more malware infections, and there is also no guarantee that they would issue the decryption key in the first place. Hence, it is your job to focus on malware removal rather than following their orders.
To remove Nemty Ransomware, you need to get rid of the files that launched the infection. Check all the locations where you save downloaded files and delete the most recent files. To make sure that you have gotten rid of all the threats, scan your system with a licensed antispyware tool. If necessary, remove detected threats automatically.
Aside from investing in a powerful security application, you should also reconsider the way you interact with unfamiliar content online. Be careful about the files you download, especially if they come from unfamiliar sources. For all its worth, that might be just another malware installer.
How to Remove Nemty Ransomware