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Nemty Revenge 2.0 Virus (.NEMTY_ Files) – Remove It (November 2019)


SIDENOTE: This post was originally published in October 2019. But we gave it an update in November 2019.

Update November 2019! What is Nemty Revenge 2.0 ransomware? How does Nemty Revenge 2.0 work? How to open Nemty Revenge 2.0 files? How to remove Nemty Revenge 2.0 and try to restore files, encrypted by it?

The Nemty Revenge 2.0 is actually a ransomware infection, whose main idea is to make sure that you won’t be able to use your files anymore, until you pay ransom to the cyber-criminals who are behind it. The main idea of this is that your files get blocks of their data replaced with data from the AES encryption algorithm used by the Nemty Revenge 2.0. The virus then adds its own file extension and drops a ransom note file. This file’s main purpose is to get victims to pay ransom to get your files to be decrypted using the unique decryption key that is generated and held by the crooks. Read this article to learn how to remove Nemty Revenge 2.0 from your computer and learn how to recover data encoded by it.

Threat Summary

Name Nemty Revenge 2.0
Type Ransomware, Cryptovirus
Short Description Aims to encrypt files and then ad its custom file extension to them.
Symptoms Files are encrypted and cannot be opened. The Nemty Revenge 2.0 also drops a ransom note file, containing the extortionist message.
Distribution Method Spam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files
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Nemty Revenge 2.0 Ransomware – Update November 2019

In November 2019, Nemty Revenge 2.0 ransomware continues to infect the computer machines of users around the globe. The newest variant of the Nemty Revenge 2.0 files virus features a brand new ransomware note, which is displayed below:


The above portrayed ransom note states the following:

—> NEMTY REVENGE 2.0 <--- Don't worry, some of your files have extension .NEMTY_VFF and they are encrypted. But you can return them! In confirmatiom, that we have private decryption key, We can provide test decryption for 1 file (png, jpg,bmp,gif). It‘s a business, if we can’t provide full decryption, other people won't trust us. There is no way to decrypt your files without our help. Don’t trust anyone. Even your dog. main mail: elzmflqxj@tutanota.de if no answer: helpdesk_nemty@aol.com Don*t change decryption key below!!! NEMTY DECRYPTION KEY: GPNveonhZibludYY@lqufREKtkO7Y4ztcw1kh5GX5q25L v61xqXqhF dOAQaZMmQnkUbm2Y1USBkCBtTpZX/3eVRc2VKB15vGZpY7yIZD8TNHdcWLtsiNtZ/u8 H3xUyD8R fof @aWZv/rPUK6aj JX8QP7SCL IJvzNdBqut JMAVW17hfSNM57BYer 1tRwzZjf1jnXYUOghbYsan8msnvQ+V1Wkay jCdbCfB15cx61RjQYwYM3FnpE! VyilUfrIwJUL@zdaDaw6cEcCDIiwqy4MR@qHEwBY5SdfS9NOE /mebPb61iz9YkJydExsbScVfldyftkV8ebihF1@U5SyV5NBeEV2A1qc9VdL8avjgatWOUcNe8Za

Ransomware cryptoviruses such as Nemty Revenge 2.0 keep being a threat as their authors tweak their malicious code further.

Nemty Revenge 2.0 Ransomware – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?

The Nemty Revenge 2.0 virus is the latest release of the Nemty family of malware which has received numerous updates and has been used as an effective weapon against victims worldwide. The hackers behind the ongoing campaigns are focusing on launching the attacks against computer users around the world. Taking the experience from previous campaigns it is very likely that the most popular distribution technique are going to be used.

Usually such ransomware are sent via phishing campaigns — they can be used in mediums such as email messages and hacker-created sites. They will impersonate commonly used services and companies and send out fake notifications, letters and host such content on pages. All of them are hosted on similar sounding domain names — this is done to manipulate the users into thinking that they have accessed a safe and legitimate location. The emails will likely contain the virus files attached or linked.

An alternative mechanism is to create infected files. A popular technique is to embed the virus installation code into dangerous documents including all popular formats: text documents, presentations, databases and spreadsheets. The criminals can also create virus-infected setup bundles — these are malware copies of popular software installers which are often installed by end users. They are made by taking the legitimate files and adding in the necessary code.

The criminals can also create malicious web browser plugins (hijackers) which are dangerous extensions made for the most popular web browsers. They are usually found on their respective repositories with fake user reviews and developer accounts. To manipulate the visitors into installing them the criminals can promise new feature additions or performance enhancement. All of the dangerous files can be easily uploaded to social networks or file-sharing platforms where users freely share both legitimate and pirate data.

Any other attack mechanisms can be used in the future as well, an effective technique would be to deploy it by other infections.

Nemty Revenge 2.0 Ransomware – Virus Capabilities

Nemty Revenge 2.0 virus as an updated version of the previous NEMTY ransomware releases it can feature a long and complex malware sequence. To a large extent this can depend on the individual characteristics of the infected machine or the general hacker instructions.

Some of the common modules which are run following the infection can include a wide variety of tactics. Most of the virus infections of this type will begin by starting an information gathering process that is programmed to harvest the personal information of the users, as well as generate an identity marker (hardware ID = HWID) for each compromised machine. This is done by basing on the list of installed hardware components.

Other Nemty Revenge 2.0 virus actions will likely lead to system changes. This may include the setting of the threat to automatically start when the computer is powered on. This is important as in many cases this action will also block access to the recovery boot options. Coupled with the fact that most advanced ransomware will also delete sensitive user data this makes it very hard to remove such infections.

Some of the samples can also affect the Windows Registry where existing values can be edited or new ones made. This is one of the most severe changes as the direct consequences can be any of the following:

  • Data Loss
  • Unexpected Errors
  • Application Issues
  • Performance Problems

When everything has finished running the file encryption will be launched. Using a strong cipher the virus will encrypt sensitive user data:

archives, databases, backups, multimedia files, documents, recovery files and configuration data

The contaminated files will be renamed with the NEMTY_HWID extension. This means that the affected data will receive a random extension based on their unique hardware identity. The victims will be extorted to pay a ransomware decryption fee.

Remove Nemty Revenge 2.0 and Try Restoring Files

To remove Nemty Revenge 2.0 from your computer, we strongly recommend that you read the instructions underneath. They have been created with the primary purpose to help you remove the Nemty Revenge 2.0 files and try to restore all encrypted data. For a faster and effective removal, we strongly recommend that you download and run a scan of your computer using a professional malware removal software. Such program has been made with the main idea to help you erase all traces of the Nemty Revenge 2.0 from your machine by scanning for its files and objects. It can also protect you from future threats and intrusive software of this type.

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Windows Mac OS X

How to Remove Nemty Revenge 2.0 from Windows.

Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Nemty Revenge 2.0


Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your PC with SpyHunter

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1. Hold Windows key() + R

2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.

3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.

4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.

5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.

Step 2: Uninstall Nemty Revenge 2.0 and related software from Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.

2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.

3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.

Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Nemty Revenge 2.0 on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Nemty Revenge 2.0 there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.

2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.

3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for Nemty Revenge 2.0 with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.

It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.

2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.


3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.


4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.


If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.

Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by Nemty Revenge 2.0.

Ransomware infections and Nemty Revenge 2.0 aim to encrypt your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decrypt. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.

1. Download the reccomended Data Recovery software by clicking on the link underneath:

Simply click on the link and on the website menus on top, choose Data Recovery - Data Recovery Wizard for Windows or Mac (depending on your OS), and then download and run the tool.

Windows Mac OS X

Get rid of Nemty Revenge 2.0 from Mac OS X.

Step 1: Uninstall Nemty Revenge 2.0 and remove related files and objects

Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your Mac with SpyHunter for Mac
Keep in mind, that SpyHunter for Mac needs to purchased to remove the malware threats. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter’s EULA and Privacy Policy

1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:

2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:

3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to Nemty Revenge 2.0:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.

4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.

5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to Nemty Revenge 2.0. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.

6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to Nemty Revenge 2.0. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.

7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • Go to Finder.
  • In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
  • Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
  • If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.

In case you cannot remove Nemty Revenge 2.0 via Step 1 above:

In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as Nemty Revenge 2.0. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.

Click the button below below to download SpyHunter for Mac and scan for Nemty Revenge 2.0:


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Step 3 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by Nemty Revenge 2.0.

Ransomware infections and Nemty Revenge 2.0 aim to encrypt your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decrypt. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.

1. Download the reccomended Data Recovery software by clicking on the link underneath:

Simply click on the link and on the website menus on top, choose Data Recovery - Data Recovery Wizard for Windows or Mac (depending on your OS), and then download and run the tool.

Nemty Revenge 2.0 FAQ

What is Nemty Revenge 2.0 ransomware and how does it work?

Nemty Revenge 2.0 is a ransomware infection - the malicious software that enters your computer silently and blocks either access to the computer itself or encrypt your files.

Many ransomware viruses use sophisticated encryption algorithm how to make your files inaccessible. The goal of ransomware infections is to demand that you pay a ransom payment to get access to your files back.

How does Nemty Revenge 2.0 ransomware infect my computer?

Via several ways.Nemty Revenge 2.0 Ransomware infects computers by being sent via phishing e-mails, containing virus attachment.

This attachment is usually masked as an important document, like an invoice, bank document or even a plane ticket and it looks very convincing to users.

After you download and execute this attachment, a drive-by download occurs and your computer is infected with the ransomware virus.

Another way, you may become a victim of Nemty Revenge 2.0 is if you download a fake installer, crack or patch from a low reputation website or if you click on a virus link. Many users report getting a ransomware infection by downloading torrents.

How to open .Nemty Revenge 2.0 files?

You can't. At this point the .Nemty Revenge 2.0 files are encrypted. You can only open them once they are decrypted.

Decryptor did not decrypt my data. What now?

Do not panic and backup the files. If a decryptor did not decrypt your .Nemty Revenge 2.0 files successfully, then do not despair, because this virus is still new.

One way to restore files, encrypted by Nemty Revenge 2.0 ransomware is to use a decryptor for it. But since it's a new virus, advised that the decryption keys for it may not be out yet and available to the public. We will update this article and keep you posted as soon as this decryptor is released.

How Do I restore ".Nemty Revenge 2.0" files (Other Methods)?

Yes, sometimes files can be restored. We have suggested several file recovery methods that could work if you want to restore .Nemty Revenge 2.0 files.

These methods are in no way 100% guarantee that you will be able to get your files back. But if you have a backup, your chances of success are much greater.

How do I get rid of Nemty Revenge 2.0 ransomware virus?

The safest way and the most efficient one for the removal of this ransomware infection is the use a professional anti malware software. It will scan for and locate Nemty Revenge 2.0 ransomware and then remove it without causing any additional harm to your important .Nemty Revenge 2.0 files.

Also, keep in mind that viruses like Nemty Revenge 2.0 ransomware also install Trojans and keyloggers that can steal your passwords and accounts. Scanning your computer with an anti-malware software will make sure that all of these virus components are removed and your computer is protected in the future.

What to Do If nothing works?

There is still a lot you can do. If none of the above methods seem to work for you, then try these methods:

  • Try to find a safe computer from where you can can login on your own line accounts like One Drive, iDrive, Google Drive and so on.
  • Try to contact your friends, relatives and other people so that they can check if they have some of your important photos or documents just in case you sent them.
  • Also, check if some of the files that were encrypted it can be re-downloaded from the web.
  • Another clever way to get back some of your files is to find another old computer, a flash drive or even a CD or a DVD where you may have saved your older documents. You might be surprised what will turn up.
  • You can also go to your email account to check if you can send any attachments to other people. Usually what is sent the email is saved on your account and you can re-download it. But most importantly, make sure that this is done from a safe computer and make sure to remove the virus first.

More tips you can find on our forums, where you can also asks any questions about your ransomware problem.

How to Report Ransomware to Authorities?

In case your computer got infected with a ransomware infection, you can report it to the local Police departments. It can help authorities worldwide track and determine the perpetrators behind the virus that has infected your computer. Below, we have prepared a list with government websites, where you can file a report in case you are a victim of a cybercrime:

Cyber-security authorities, responsible for handling ransomware attack reports in different regions all over the world:

Reports may be responded to in different timeframes, depending on your local authorities.

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