NMoreira BOOT Ransomware – How to Remove It

NMoreira BOOT Ransomware – How to Remove It

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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
Detection Tool See If Your System Has Been Affected by Ransomware NMoreira BOOT


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User ExperienceJoin Our Forum to Discuss Ransomware NMoreira BOOT.
Data Recovery ToolWindows Data Recovery by Stellar Phoenix Notice! This product scans your drive sectors to recover lost files and it may not recover 100% of the encrypted files, but only few of them, depending on the situation and whether or not you have reformatted your drive.

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:


All your files have been ENCRYPTED!
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:


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


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:


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.


Ventsislav Krastev

Ventsislav has been covering the latest malware, software and newest tech developments at SensorsTechForum for 3 years now. He started out as a network administrator. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for discovery of new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management and then Network Administration, he found his passion within cybersecrurity and is a strong believer in basic education of every user towards online safety.

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