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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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Step 1: 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.

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

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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.

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

Ransomware Automatic Removal - Video Guide

Step 2: Uninstall Nemty Revenge 2.0 and related malware 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.
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2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.
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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"
delete ransomware from windows step 3Follow the instructions above and you will successfully delete most unwanted and malicious 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.
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2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.
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3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
delete ransomware virus registries step 3 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: 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

Keep in mind, that SpyHunter’s scanner is only for malware detection. If SpyHunter detects malware on your PC, you will need to purchase SpyHunter's malware removal tool to remove the malware threats. Read our SpyHunter 5 review. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria

1. Hold Windows Key + R.
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2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.
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3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
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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.
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5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.
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Step 5: Try to Restore Files Encrypted by Nemty Revenge 2.0.

Method 1: Use STOP Decrypter by Emsisoft.

Not all variants of this ransomware can be decrypted for free, but we have added the decryptor used by researchers that is often updated with the variants which become eventually decrypted. You can try and decrypt your files using the instructions below, but if they do not work, then unfortunately your variant of the ransomware virus is not decryptable.

Follow the instructions below to use the Emsisoft decrypter and decrypt your files for free. You can download the Emsisoft decryption tool linked here and then follow the steps provided below:

1 Right-click on the decrypter and click on Run as Administrator as shown below:

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2. Agree with the license terms:

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3. Click on "Add Folder" and then add the folders where you want files decrypted as shown underneath:

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4. Click on "Decrypt" and wait for your files to be decoded.

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Note: Credit for the decryptor goes to Emsisoft researchers who have made the breakthrough with this virus.

Method 2: Use data recovery software

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 recommended Data Recovery software by clicking on the link underneath:

Simply click on the link and on the website menus on the 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?

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 algorithms 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.

What Does Nemty Revenge 2.0 Ransomware Do?

Ransomware in general is a malicious software that is designed to block access to your computer or files until a ransom is paid.

Ransomware viruses can also damage your system, corrupt data and delete files, resulting in the permanent loss of important files.

How Does Nemty Revenge 2.0 Infect?

Via several ways.Nemty Revenge 2.0 Ransomware infects computers by being sent via phishing emails, 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.

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 without a decryptor. At this point, the .Nemty Revenge 2.0 files are encrypted. You can only open them once they are decrypted using a specific decryption key for the particular algorithm.

What to Do If a Decryptor Does Not Work?

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.

Can I Restore ".Nemty Revenge 2.0" Files?

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% guaranteed that you will be able to get your files back. But if you have a backup, your chances of success are much greater.

How To Get Rid of Nemty Revenge 2.0 Virus?

The safest way and the most efficient one for the removal of this ransomware infection is the use a professional anti-malware program.

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.

Can I 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:

Germany - Offizielles Portal der deutschen Polizei

United States - IC3 Internet Crime Complaint Centre

United Kingdom - Action Fraud Police

France - Ministère de l'Intérieur

Italy - Polizia Di Stato

Spain - Policía Nacional

Netherlands - Politie

Poland - Policja

Portugal - Polícia Judiciária

Greece - Cyber Crime Unit (Hellenic Police)

India - Mumbai Police - CyberCrime Investigation Cell

Australia - Australian High Tech Crime Center

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

Can You Stop Ransomware from Encrypting Your Files?

Yes, you can prevent ransomware. The best way to do this is to ensure your computer system is updated with the latest security patches, use a reputable anti-malware program and firewall, backup your important files frequently, and avoid clicking on malicious links or downloading unknown files.

Can Nemty Revenge 2.0 Ransomware Steal Your Data?

Yes, in most cases ransomware will steal your information. It is a form of malware that steals data from a user's computer, encrypts it, and then demands a ransom in order to decrypt it.

In many cases, the malware authors or attackers will threaten to delete the data or publish it online unless the ransom is paid.

Can Ransomware Infect WiFi?

Yes, ransomware can infect WiFi networks, as malicious actors can use it to gain control of the network, steal confidential data, and lock out users. If a ransomware attack is successful, it could lead to a loss of service and/or data, and in some cases, financial losses.

Should I Pay Ransomware?

No, you should not pay ransomware extortionists. Paying them only encourages criminals and does not guarantee that the files or data will be restored. The better approach is to have a secure backup of important data and be vigilant about security in the first place.

What Happens If I Don't Pay Ransom?

If you don't pay the ransom, the hackers may still have access to your computer, data, or files and may continue to threaten to expose or delete them, or even use them to commit cybercrimes. In some cases, they may even continue to demand additional ransom payments.

Can a Ransomware Attack Be Detected?

Yes, ransomware can be detected. Anti-malware software and other advanced security tools can detect ransomware and alert the user when it is present on a machine.

It is important to stay up-to-date on the latest security measures and to keep security software updated to ensure ransomware can be detected and prevented.

Do Ransomware Criminals Get Caught?

Yes, ransomware criminals do get caught. Law enforcement agencies, such as the FBI, Interpol and others have been successful in tracking down and prosecuting ransomware criminals in the US and other countries. As ransomware threats continue to increase, so does the enforcement activity.

About the Nemty Revenge 2.0 Research

The content we publish on SensorsTechForum.com, this Nemty Revenge 2.0 how-to removal guide included, is the outcome of extensive research, hard work and our team’s devotion to help you remove the specific malware and restore your encrypted files.

How did we conduct the research on this ransomware?

Our research is based on an independent investigation. We are in contact with independent security researchers, and as such, we receive daily updates on the latest malware and ransomware definitions.

Furthermore, the research behind the Nemty Revenge 2.0 ransomware threat is backed with VirusTotal and the NoMoreRansom project.

To better understand the ransomware threat, please refer to the following articles which provide knowledgeable details.

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