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Update October 2019. What is NEMTY ransomware ransomware? How does NEMTY ransomware work? How to open NEMTY ransomware files? How to remove NEMTY ransomware and try to restore files, encrypted by it?

The NEMTY ransomware 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 ransomware. 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 ransomware from your computer and learn how to recover data encoded by it.

Threat Summary

NameNEMTY ransomware
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionAims to encrypt files and then ad its custom file extension to them.
SymptomsFiles are encrypted and cannot be opened. The NEMTY ransomware also drops a ransom note file, containing the extortionist message.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files
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NEMTY Ransomware Decryptor Released – Update October 14, 2019

Apparently, the NEMTY project ransomware is now being spread with the help of RIG exploit kit. The version that is being pushed by the EK is NEMTY project v.1.6, as visible by the new ransom note:

The good news is that files encrypted by NEMTY version 1.6 can still be decrypted with the tool mentioned in the October update below.

NEMTY Ransomware Decryptor Released – Update October 2019

There is a decryptor released for the current versions of the Nemty ransomware. It is not sure if it works with Nemty Ransomware v1.6.
The files that are said to be decrypted are the following:

avi, bmp, gif, mp3, jpeg, jpg, mov, mp4, mov, mp4, qt, 3gp, mpeg, mpg, doc, docb, dot, ole, pot, pps, ppt, wbk, xlm, xls, xlsb, xlt, pdf, png, tif, tiff, nef, , doc, txt, docm, docx, dotm, dotx, jar, potm, potx, ppsm, ppsx, pptm, pptx, xlsm, xlsx, xltm, xltx, zip

So, not all files can be recovered but at least the files with the extensions listed above are fully unlockable. The decryptor is released by Tesorion which is a cybersecurity company with specialists in the IT industry. If you wish to try out their decrypter program for free, you have to contact them via their website at Tesorion.nl.

NEMTY ransomware Ransomware – Update October 2019 — Nemty V1.5 Released

This month a new release of the NEMTY ransomware has been identified. It is named as Nemty V1.5 and uses a randomly-generated extension in order to rename the target files. The most likely way that this is done is by using an algorithm that will take the profile of the infected hosts and use the values of the parts to generate an unique ID. It may be used as part of the extension. The ransomware note will also follow the following pattern: _NEMTY__-DECRYPT.txt.

NEMTY ransomware Ransomware – Update September 2019 — Radio Exploit Kit Infections

A large-scale attack carrying the NEMTY ransomware ransomware is being done by a popular exploit kit known as RadioEK. The exact mechanism which has been discovered by the security experts shows that the infiltrations are done via phishing email messages that are sent in bulk to the intended recipients. In them a malicious file is placed which is actually a double extension — the image appears to the users as JPG but is in fact an EXE file. When the victims open it they will actually start the infection engine. This means that there are two possible options of persuading them in the case of email messages:

  • Multimedia Embedded File — The dangerous JPG file may be placed inside the rich content that contains the design layout. This means that there is a possibility that it is immediately started as soon as the users click on the phishing email message.
  • File Attachment or Malware Link — The criminals can also send out the associated file through file attachments or links that are sent to the victims. When they are opened the JPG file will be downloaded onto their local machine. When they run it the infection will start.

As a result the associated infection sequence will be launched. The virus will begin with an application bypass by extracting the list of running applications and stopping any processes that are of common user applications. This is done in order to temporarily prevent the users from performing ordinary actions.

This is also related to the bypass of security applications and services — using the same mechanism the criminals can stop running anti-virus engines, virtual machine host, firewalls, intrusion detection systems and etc.

The NEMTY ransomware ransomware will start a local client that will establish and maintain a secure connection to a hacker-controlled server. This will allow the criminals to take over control of the hosts, steal user data and spy on the activities of the users. The next step is to delete system data making recovery very difficult: backups, restore points and shadow volume copies. After all of these steps have finished the actual file encryption will be carried out in the usual fashion.

NEMTY ransomware Ransomware – Update September 2019 — Second Wave of Attacks

The NEMTY Ransomware is a very dangerous virus which has seen multiple iterations over the last few weeks. The different hacking groups behind the campaigns have created several iterations of the threat making it one of the most popular. The short development time between them has allowed criminals to add in new mechanisms through which the hackers can reach their prospective targets.

What’s particularly dangerous about these viruses is that they are exercising a wide variety of techniques used to deliver the infection. One of the recent examples is the creation of numerous phishing PayPal pages that are constructed in order to make the visitors think that they are accessing a legitimate landing page or payment window.

The bulk of the infections are caused by the use of the RIG exploit kit which carries the ransomware as the main payload. Combined with the PayPal phishing this has led to the creation of a complex and very functional attack strategy. The pages which are showed to the victims will promise cashback rewards and other lucrative proposals in order to make the visitors enter in their credentials, personal information, bank card details or scam them into downloading the NEMTY ransomware. The newer version of the threat which is delivered onto the compromised hosts uses a faster engine in order to carry out the file encryption.

One of the new distinct features of a newer release of it is that it includes a country check which is done by the built-in isRU function which will check if the infected computer is located in any of the following countries: Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine or Tajikistan. If the result is positive then the virus will not proceed with the file encryption.

At the moment the majority of software which is targeted by the exploit kit are ones that are known to be frequently exploited by weaknesses: Internet Explorer and Adobe Flash Player.

NEMTY ransomware Ransomware – Update September 2019

A security researcher known as Mol69 reported that Nemty ransomware is being distributed with the help of RIG exploit kit. The researchers came across a malicious payload in malvertising campaigns associated with RIG.

The ransomware again used the .nemty file extension. However, the variant caught by Mol69 appended the ._NEMTY_Lct5F3C_ extension to encrypted files.

NEMTY ransomware Ransomware – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?

The primary method of distribution that is used by the NEMTY ransomware is believed to be either via malicious web links or infection files. If by infection files. The NEMTY ransomware may enter your computer as an e-mail attachment in an e-mail sent via various different types of convincing mail subjects. Such can pretend that you have received an invoice, receipt or a document from your bank.

Not only this, but you may also download various different types of files and objects that you believe are legitimate. They can however prove to be exactly the opposite as these files may turn out to be the virus infection file.

Once you have become infected with the NEMTY ransomware, you may immediately notice it as your files may start to appear with the .nemty extension.

The first thing that happens after an infection with the NEMTY ransomware is that the virus files are dropped in the following directories:

  • %AppData%
  • %AppData%
  • %Local%
  • %LocalLow%
  • %Roaming%
  • %Temp%

When this happens, the NEMTY ransomware ransomware will then begin to perform the following malicious actions on your computer:

  • Create mutexes.
  • Touch system files.
  • Modify the Run and RunOnce Windows registries.
  • Obtain system information from your computer.
  • Relay information.
  • Obtain rights as an administrator to read and write files.

Similar to other viruses just like it, the NEMTY ransomware, leaves a ransom note file named NEMTY-DECRYPT.txt that reads the following:

—=== NEMTY PROJECT ===—

[+] Whats Happen? [+]

Your files are encrypted, and currently unavailable. You can check it: all files on you computer has extension .nemty
By the way, everything is possible to restore, but you need to follow our instructions. Otherwise, you cant return your data (NEVER).

[+] What guarantees? [+]

It’s just a business. We absolutely do not care about you and your deals, except getting benefits.
If we do not do our work and liabilities – nobody will not cooperate with us.
It’s not in our interests.
If you will not cooperate with our service – for us, its does not matter. But you will lose your time and data, cause just we have the private key.
In practise – time is much more valuable than money.

[+] How to get access on website? [+]

1) Download and install TOR browser from this site: hxxps://torproject.org/
2) Open our website: – zjoxyw5mkacojk5ptn2iprkivg5clow72mjkyk5t***zxprjjnwapkad.onion

When you open our website, follow the instructions and you will get your files back.

Configuration file path: –

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After it has becomes a reality, the NEMTY ransomware begins scanning your computer for different files to encyrpt. NEMTY ransomware carefully skips encrypting files in the default system directories of Windows and instead it begins to encrypt files that have the following file extensions:

Here is a screenshot of NEMTY PROJECT’s website’s homepage as well:

“PNG .PSD .PSPIMAGE .TGA .THM .TIF .TIFF .YUV .AI .EPS .PS .SVG .INDD .PCT .PDF .XLR .XLS .XLSX .ACCDB .DB .DBF .MDB .PDB .SQL .APK .APP .BAT .CGI .COM .EXE .GADGET .JAR .PIF .WSF .DEM .GAM .NES .ROM .SAV CAD Files .DWG .DXF GIS Files .GPX .KML .KMZ .ASP .ASPX .CER .CFM .CSR .CSS .HTM .HTML .JS .JSP .PHP .RSS .XHTML. DOC .DOCX .LOG .MSG .ODT .PAGES .RTF .TEX .TXT .WPD .WPS .CSV .DAT .GED .KEY .KEYCHAIN .PPS .PPT .PPTX ..INI .PRF Encoded Files .HQX .MIM .UUE .7Z .CBR .DEB .GZ .PKG .RAR .RPM .SITX .TAR.GZ .ZIP .ZIPX .BIN .CUE .DMG .ISO .MDF .TOAST .VCD SDF .TAR .TAX2014 .TAX2015 .VCF .XML Audio Files .AIF .IFF .M3U .M4A .MID .MP3 .MPA .WAV .WMA Video Files .3G2 .3GP .ASF .AVI .FLV .M4V .MOV .MP4 .MPG .RM .SRT .SWF .VOB .WMV 3D .3DM .3DS .MAX .OBJ R.BMP .DDS .GIF .JPG ..CRX .PLUGIN .FNT .FON .OTF .TTF .CAB .CPL .CUR .DESKTHEMEPACK .DLL .DMP .DRV .ICNS .ICO .LNK .SYS .CFG”

After the files are encrypted, you cannot open them and a unique file decryption key is generated and transferred to the cyber-criminals. This makes them the only ones who can unlock your files immediately. Despite this being the fact, we strongly advise you not to pay any ransom for that matter, because paying means that you lay your trust in the same people who encrypted your files and this is not a good idea.

Remove NEMTY Virus and Try Restoring Files

To remove NEMTY ransomware 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 ransomware 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 ransomware 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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Gergana Ivanova

Gergana has a bachelor's degree in Marketing. She has been with the STF team for five years, researching malware, reporting on the latest computer infections, and following digital marketing trends.

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As a site that has been dedicated to providing free removal instructions for ransomware and malware since 2014, SensorsTechForum’s recommendation is to only pay attention to trustworthy sources.

How to recognize trustworthy sources:

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  • Profile of the content creator.
  • Make sure that real people are behind the site and not fake names and profiles.
  • Verify Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter personal profiles.


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Windows Mac OS X

How to Remove NEMTY ransomware from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove NEMTY ransomware

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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 ransomware 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 ransomware 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 ransomware 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.

IMPORTANT!
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 ransomware 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.

SpyHunter-5-Free-Scan-Next-2018

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

Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by NEMTY ransomware.

Ransomware infections and NEMTY ransomware 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 ransomware from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall NEMTY ransomware and remove related files and objects

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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 ransomware:

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 ransomware. 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 ransomware. 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 ransomware 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 ransomware. 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
/Library/LaunchDaemons

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


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Step 3 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by NEMTY ransomware.

Ransomware infections and NEMTY ransomware 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 ransomware FAQ

What is NEMTY ransomware ransomware and how does it work?

NEMTY ransomware 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 ransomware ransomware infect my computer?

Via several ways.NEMTY ransomware 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 ransomware 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 ransomware files?

You can't. At this point the .NEMTY ransomware 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 ransomware files successfully, then do not despair, because this virus is still new.

One way to restore files, encrypted by NEMTY ransomware 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 ransomware" 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 ransomware 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 ransomware 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 ransomware ransomware and then remove it without causing any additional harm to your important .NEMTY ransomware files.

Also, keep in mind that viruses like NEMTY ransomware 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.

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