NMoreira BOOT Ransomware – How to Remove It
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NMoreira BOOT Ransomware – How to Remove It

What is NMoreira BOOT Ransomware virus? How to remove NMoreira BOOT Ransomware from your computer? How to prevent NMoreira in the future?

NMoreira BOOT Ransomware is the latest version of the NMoreira ransom family of viruses. The virus has recently been updated with a new variant that encrypts the Master Boot Record (MBR), preventing you from even booting Windows. If your computer has been locked by Nmoreira ransomware, we recommend that you read this article thoroughly.

Threat Summary

NameRansomware NMoreira BOOT
TypeRansomware, MBR Encrypter
Short DescriptionAims to encrypt the MBR(Master Boot Record) of your computer and hold it hostage until you pay ransom fee in BitCoin.
SymptomsA boot screen appears, called “RANSOMWARE NMoreira BOOT”
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files
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NMoreira Boot Ransomware Update April 2020

Additional information is available about the NMoreira Boot ransomware threat since the last major campaign. It appears that a new attack is currently being organized by an unknown hacking group. It follows the familiar sequence of the previous virus by modifying the boot records. This will make it impossible to boot into the operating system in the proper way, these changes may also bock access to recovery menus and such operations. Writing to the MBR records may also delete important system files which can corrupt the system and even lock it so that repair will be very difficult. As this is a very low-level erasure of system files data recovery will be almost impossible when it comes to the boot loader.

As an advanced malware it will make sure that it stays undetected by the owners. This is done by emulating physical devices interaction . To hide its tracks the processes associated with the ransomware will be hidden from the task manager. Dynamic resolution of system and user-installed applications will be done to further evade detection by security software. This will include anti-virus software, firewalls, intrusion detection systems and others.

The current configuration of the virus is to scheduled a shut down task every 30 minutes. At boot it will display a ransom screen. A ransom note will also be generated in folders where there are affected files, this note will have the YOUR_DRIVE_HAS_BEEN_ENCRYPTED.TXT name.

NMoreira BOOT Ransomware – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?

The NMoreira BOOT Ransomware can infect computers via many different ways. One of those ways is to spread on your computer as a result of a file you may have opened. Such files may be downloaded via e-mail or from sites that make them seem as the following legitimate files:

  • Invoices.
  • Receipts.
  • Installers.
  • Portable programs.
  • Patches.
  • Cracks.
  • Key generators.

They can be opened as an e-mail attachment, a torrent download or simply by downloading them from a compromised site.

Either way, once you get compromised by the NMoreira ransomware, the following ransom note is what you will see after your computer resets:

Text from Image:

RANSOMWARE NMoreira BOOT

All your files have been ENCRYPTED!
YOUR ID:
if you want to restore them write us the e-mail:6699nm@protonmail.com

if it is not answered within 24 hours, use the next step to receive a new contact e-mail!

If neither of the links is online for a long period of time, there is another way to open it, you should install the Tor Browser installation and use of Tor Browser:

enter the address http://www.torproject.org/download.

One the site you will be offered to download Tor Browser:
download and run Tor Browser:
connect with the button ‘Connect’ (if you use the English version):

type the address
http://{TOR LINK}

Enter key: _

Once the victim opens the Tor web link, the following message becomes visible:

NMoreira ransomware is different from other viruses in the sense that it does not encrypt the files, but the MBR. This may work out good for you and you still could retrieve your files without paying. One way to do this is if you extract manually the hard drive by following the steps underneath.

How to Try and Recover Drives By RANSOMWARE NMoreira BOOT Ransomware

We have decided to create theoretical instructions to help you try and recover at least some of your important files. Here is what you will need to have for the instructions:

  • A screwdriver, corresponding to your desktop/laptop.
  • A secure computer that is scanned for malware and cleaned and has a proper ransomware protection.
  • Patience.

First of all, you should choose the safe computer from which to scan your files to be a powerful Windows machine which is also secured. This is why we recommend following these steps to secure it:

1. Download an ransomware and malware protection program.

Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter
2. Download a relevant ransomware protection program.
3. Download a relevant cloud backup program that backups copies of your files on a secure server and even if your computer is affected you will stay protected. For more information you can also check another methods to safely store your data here.

After securing the test PC, you should prepare it for the decryption process which will most likely be lengthy. This is why we recommend changing the power settings so that your decryption computer does not automatically hibernate or sleep while left decrypting the drive.

Step 1: Click on the battery icon in your system tray (next to the digital clock) in Windows and then click on More Power Options.
Step 2:The Power options menu will appear. In your power plan click on Change Plan Settings.
Step 3: In your plan’s settings make sure you set “Turn off the display” and “Put computer to sleep” to “Never” from the drop down minutes menu.
Step 4: Click on Save Changes and close it.

Recovery Phase

For the recovery process, we have outlined several often-met drive migration scenarios which can be possible between different computers:

  • From Laptop to Laptop with no extra components.
  • From Desktop to Desktop with no extra components.
  • From Laptop to Desktop with a SATA cable if the Desktop has an outdated chipset.
  • From Desktop to Laptop with a SATA cable if the Laptop has a newer chipset.

To simplify the process, we recommend you to choose machines that do not require any extra cables or components for the drive to run on them. In case you do not have such possibility, we recommend using an external SATA-USB adapter.

Step 1: Remove battery and power from your laptop. For desktop computers, please remove eliminate the power from the contact.

Step 2: Using the screwdriver, unscrew the case which carries the hard drive. For laptops, you should follow these steps:

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Step 3: Remove the hard drive again with the screwdriver. It will look similar to the one on the picture below:

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Step 4: Plug-in the hard drive on a secure computer which has an internet connection and Windows installed and screw it in firmly. If connected directly, the hard drive should be detected by the OS as a separate partition, similar to the picture below:

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Step 5: After you have connected the drive, you will likely not be able to open it, because it’s sectors are encrypted. However, because only some of the sectors are encrypted, enough to render the drive no longer openable, you may have a chance if you use a data recovery software to recover the files from the drive as you were scanning a lost partition. Most data recovery programs have support for scanning broken partitions, but we recommend you to try the following:

Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery

Remove NMoreira BOOT Ransomware

After you have done this, you should scan the connected hard drive with an advanced anti-malware software or use the manual removal steps below if you can access your hard drive from another operating system. For maximum effectiveness, we strongly recommend scanning the infected drive with a preferred and professional anti-malware software. Such tool can effectively help you get rid of the virus files of NMoreira BOOT ransomware. This will prevent another infection from happening on your computer and more so, such software can also protect your PC against further damage too.

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Windows Mac OS X

How to Remove Ransomware NMoreira BOOT from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Ransomware NMoreira BOOT

OFFER

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


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 Ransomware NMoreira BOOT 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 Ransomware NMoreira BOOT 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 Ransomware NMoreira BOOT 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 Ransomware NMoreira BOOT 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.

Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by Ransomware NMoreira BOOT.

Ransomware infections and Ransomware NMoreira BOOT 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:

If the above link does not work for you and your region, try the other two links below, that lead to the same product:

and

2. On the download page, click on the "Download" button:

3. Click on "Save File" button:

4. Accept all agreements and click "Next":

5. After all the "Next" steps, click on "Install" and then wait for the installation to complete:

6. Run the software. Click on the location to scan for missing or deleted files and click on "Scan":

7. Wait for the scan to complete, it may take some time. Be advised that this scan is not 100% guaranteed to recover all files, but it does have some chance to get your data back:


Windows Mac OS X

Get rid of Ransomware NMoreira BOOT from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall Ransomware NMoreira BOOT and remove related files and objects

OFFER
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 Ransomware NMoreira BOOT:

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 Ransomware NMoreira BOOT. 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 Ransomware NMoreira BOOT. 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 Ransomware NMoreira BOOT 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 Ransomware NMoreira BOOT. 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.


Step 2: Scan for and remove Ransomware NMoreira BOOT files from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Ransomware NMoreira BOOT, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.


Step 3 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by Ransomware NMoreira BOOT on your Mac.

Ransomware for Mac Ransomware NMoreira BOOT aims to encode all your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decode, unless you pay money. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files, but only in some cases. 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 Mac app by clicking on the link underneath:

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