Nesa Ransomware
Ransomware | 09/27/2019

How to remove malicious .Nesa Ransomware from your system?

About: The dangerous .Nesa Ransomware is a newbie virus discovered to trouble computer users. Once in your system, it encrypts the data and keeps them hostage until ransom is paid! This article will help you with the removal steps.

| Ransomware | How to remove malicious .Nesa Ransomware from your system?

Understanding .Nesa Ransomware

Another high-risk malware is added in the endless list of DJVU ransomware family! Tech savvy calls it .Nesa Ransomware! Recently discovered the Nesa virus attacked a lot of systems till date. The malicious virus targets all versions of Windows Operating System, it majorly includes Windows 7, Windows 8 and Window 10. The ultimate motive behind this infiltration is to extort large amount of money from victim users! To fulfil its mal intentions, various techniques are used by the developers! This article will give you insights of the menace caused by .Nesa virus Ransomware.

Nesa Virus

Nesa ransomware, it might seem an ordinary file-encrypting software however, that is not the case! With the use of powerful cryptographic algorithm, the encryption is irreversible. As we say, every problem comes with a solution! Similarly, Nesa decryption key is its solution! However, obtaining the key is not a child’s play! Stored on hacker’s server, you have to pay large amount of money to get the key enabled. Also the developers threaten the victims about permanent disablement of decryption key, in case of unsuccessful payment. And, hence with the fear of losing the data, victim users eventually get ready to pay the demanded amount. However, this payment does not guarantee the restoration of locked files. The successful payment encourages cyber criminals to launch more malicious software to trouble users. Hence, read this article and be acquainted with the possible virus removal guidelines.

Threat Summary
Name Nesa
Type Ransomware
Category Malware
Targeted OS Windows
Symptoms It infiltrates your system with the motive to encrypt stored files. After successful encryption, the virus demands Ransom money to decrypt them.
Damage You cannot open a locked file without paying the asked ransom. Additionally, it may increase the malicious payload in your system.
Removal Download Removal Tool

Distribution Technique

.Nesa Ransomware is a newly discovered threat for computer users. Alike other ransomware-type software, developers of Nesa virus uses common strategies to distribution the malicious infection. The numerous ways are used to increase their victim count, which eventually boost the profit amount.

Among all, Spam campaigns are the most frequently used method! The attack begins with sending spammed emails with malicious attachments. These emails look legitimate and trustworthy, however the danger lies deep within the content or attachment. Sent with forged header information, it informs about an unauthorised shipment or undelivered package. In any case, as soon as you download/open the attachment, your system will be exposed to the risk of .nesa file virus.

The list of deceptive methods is long! Software cracks are also used by hackers nowadays! Though a useful computer program, yet the cyber criminals have re-designed its infected versions. Originally, it was designed to crack the paid versions of the licensed applications/software. However, now, instead of cracking the licensed version, they silently install the malwares in your system.

To conclude with, the two major reasons for this infiltration are reckless behavior of users and lack of proper knowledge. Be alert and keep your system safe!

Threat Behavior

Similar to its siblings, file encryption is the initial step to trouble the computer users. The developers infect the system with the motive to extort hefty amount of money from victim users! Furthermore, in order to ensure the file encryption, a powerful cryptographic algorithm is used. Unfortunately, these are unbreakable! And hence, manual decryption is a next to impossible task. In addition, Nesa file virus appends a unique Nesa extension to the filenames. For example, if a file is located on your system with the name ‘project.docx’ it will be renamed as ‘project.docx.nesa’ after encryption.

However, this is not the end of destruction! Once Nesa virus sneaks in your system, it corrupts the stored files, making them unreadable! It is a challenging task to recover .nesa files however, not impossible! In order to stop Nesa ransomware, you require Nesa decrypter. Keep in mind, obtaining this decryption key is not an easy task, as it is stored at the hacker’s server. It is exchanged for hefty amount of ransom. Hence, the .nesa files are kept hostage until the ransom is paid. Let us understand in detail the ransom note and ransom message generated by .nesa file infection.

Ransom Amount & Ransom Note

As already mentioned, in order to restore .nesa files, you have to pay hefty ransom amount. Furthermore, this ransom is demanded via a message! This message is send in a text file names ‘_readme.txt’.

Ransom Note - Nesa

This text file states about the attack of malicious ransomware in your system. The ransom demanding file is dropped in every folder containing corrupted files. In case of Nesa ransomware, developers demand amount equivalent to $980. Undoubtedly, payment in Bitcoins is mandatory! Besides, cyber crook behind .nesa file virus offers a discount of 50% in ransom amount. However, to avail this discount you have to contact the hackers within 72 hours of Nesa attack! As a result, amount of ransom reduces to $490.

Many of the users fall in the trap set by this expert marksman and end up paying to the demands. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee to the cure offered and the information may never be restored in many cases.

If you have been trapped by malicious Nesa ransomware, following are few possible steps to remove Nesa Ransomware.

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Removal guidelines for .Nesa Ransomware

STEP A: Reboot your system to Safe Mode

Windows 7/ Vista/ XP

  1. Click on Windows icon present in the lower left corner of the computer screen.
  2. Select and click  Restart.
  3. When the screen goes blank, Keep tapping  F8  Key until you see the Advanced Boot Options window.
  4. With the help of arrow keys on keyboard, Select Safe Mode with Networking  option from the list and press the Enter Key. The system will then restart to Safe Mode with Networking.

5 Once the system restarts, click on the username and enter the password (if any) to log in.

Windows 10 / Windows 8

  1. Press and hold the Shift Key and simultaneously click on the windows icon present in the lower left corner of your computer screen.
  2. While the Shift key is still pressed click on the Power button and then click on Restart.
  3. Now select Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings.
  4. When the Startup Settings screen appears which is the first screen to appear after restart, select and click on Enable Safe Mode with Networking. The system will then restart to Safe Mode with Networking.
  5. Once the system restarts in Safe Mode, click on the username and enter the password, if any to log in.

STEP B: Delete the suspicious file from Configuration Settings

  1. Type “Msconfig” in search box / Run Box, select it and press Enter.
  2. Click on “Services” Tab and click on “Hide all Microsoft services”.
  3. Select .Nesa Ransomware from the list of remaining services and disable it by removing the tick mark from the checkbox and click on Apply button.

Windows 7

  1. Click on the next tab – “Startup”.
  2. Find any blank or suspicious entry or the entry with .Nesa Ransomware mentioned and remove the check mark.
  3. Click on Apply button and then click on OK.

Windows 10

  1. Click on the next tab – “Startup”.
  2. Take the mouse cursor to ‘Open task Manager‘ link and click on it.  This opens the Task Manager window.
  3. Find any blank or suspicious entry or the entry with .Nesa Ransomware mentioned and click on it.
  4. Then click on Disable button.

STEP C: Remove malicious file from Command Prompt

Deleting service from safe mode with command prompt

Once the system starts, ensure to use an account with administrative privilege to access Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

After the user enters admin credentials, Command prompt window is displayed wherein you are entitled to enter the below commands:

  1. Type the command “sc delete .Nesa Ransomware” in the command prompt and press Enter.
  2. Type “exit” to exit the command prompt and restart the system in safe mode with command prompt.

STEP D: Restore the system files & folders

From Control Panel

For Windows 7

  1. Click on the ‘Start’ button on the taskbar. This will open the Start menu.
  2. Click on the ‘Control Panel’ button in the Start menu. This will open the control panel window.Step 2-Windows 7 Control Panel
  3. In the Control Panel window, click on the ‘View by:’ button on the top right. Select the Large Icon optionStep 3 - Windows 7 Control Panel
  4. In the control Panel window click on the ‘Recovery Icon’. This will open a window that will ask ‘Restore the computer to an earlier point in time’.Step 4- Windows 7 Control Panel
  5. Click on the ‘Open system restore’ button. This will open the ‘system restore ’window where you need to click on the Next Button.Step 5- Windows 7 Control Panel
  6.  Select the restore point that is prior the infiltration of .Nesa Ransomware. After doing that, click Next.Step 6- Windows 7 Control Panel
  7. This will open the ‘Confirm your restore point’ dialog box. Click on Finish button. This will restore your system to a previous restore point before your system was infected by .Nesa Ransomware.Step 7-Windows 7 Control Panel

OR

From Command Prompt

  1. Type cmd in the search box and click on the command prompt to open the Command Prompt window. box and clicking on it.
  2. Once the Command Prompt window shows up, enter cd restore and click Enter.(Ensure that you in the system32 directory of Windows folder in C Drive)
  3. Now type rstrui and press Enter again.
  4. When a new window shows up, click Next and select your restore point that is prior the infiltration of .Nesa Ransomware. After doing that, click Next.Step 4- Windows 7 Command PromptStep 4 b- Windows 7 Command Prompt
  5. This will open the ‘Confirm your restore point’ dialog box. Click on Finish button. This will restore your system to a previous restore point before your system was infected by .Nesa Ransomware.Step 7-Windows 7 Control Panel

OR

Method 3 : Directly type 'rstrui' in the search box

  1. Type ‘Rstrui’ in the search box present on the task bar. This will open the System restore dialog box.

Continue to follow steps 4 & 5 of Method 2 to restore the System Files and settings.

Tips to prevent your system from .Nesa Ransomware

  1. Keeping the Operating System Updated- In order to remain protected and avoid such infections, it is recommended to keep your Operating System updated by enabling the automatic update on your system. The systems with outdated or older versions of Operating System become an easy target for the attackers.
  2. Resist clicking on spam emails – One of the major techniques used for malware distribution is forwarding spam emails to the user. The system gets infected as soon as the user clicks on the attachment. These mails appear to be genuine, so be aware and resist falling for these tricks.
  3. Keep an eye on third party installations- It is quite important that you take due care while installing any third party applications for they are major source of such infections. Such malware programs come bundled with the free applications thereby requiring the user to remain cautious.
  4. Regular periodical backup- In order to keep your data and files safe, it is recommended to take regular back up of all your data and files either on an external drive or cloud.
  5. Use Anti-Virus Protection- We strongly recommend the use of antivirus protection/internet security in your PC like Kaspersky and Bull Guard so that it remains safe.
  6. Enable the Ad Blocker/Popup Blocker in your browser- Enabling the popup blocker/ ad blocker in your chosen browser will help you to stay protected from annoying adware.

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