A new variant of ransomware virus has been discovered by experienced security professionals. It appends the .Neras file extension to encrypted files. You should beware of this virus if important files are stored on your hard drive because your files may be locked without your knowledge and without any warning. Only after all the files are locked and inaccessible to you, you will receive an unexpected message saying that if you want to get your data back, you have to pay for the key.
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This message tells you all the details of the money payment you are required to make: it tells how to make it and how to send it to the online criminal. The value of the purchased key is that this key helps to restore access to the locked data. Hackers are blackmailing users that they may never get access to their files again if they do not make a timely payment. This article is created for those who are looking for a way to remove .Neras file virus, and for those who want to learn as much as possible about how to decrypt all encrypted files. We hope you will find answers to all your questions in this article.
This type of virus is quite different from those with which we are all used to deal. If, for example, Trojans are a clear threat to the functioning of the computer, they can corrupt your files and have a strong impact on system processes, this type of virus was not created in order to have any influence on the processes ongoing in the system. Hackers who are working with this type of virus want to capitalize on your need for locked files. It is important for them to keep the data intact because it is a hostage you are going to pay a ransom for. Actually, the fact that the virus does not harm various processes is not the best news. Since the virus has no purpose to harm your device, most antiviruses cannot detect it. Therefore, Ransomware programs are able to remain undetected for long periods. In these viruses, there are not any characteristic features that occur during the encryption process. The user learns about the infection only after the data encryption process is over and a message with a payment request appears on the screen.
|Type||File locker, Crypto malware, Ransomware, Filecoder, Crypto virus|
|Encrypted files extension||.Neras|
|Ransom amount||$980, $490 in Bitcoins|
|Symptoms||Encrypted personal files. You get an error message like ‘Windows can’t open this file’, ‘How do you want to open this file’. Files called such as ‘_readme.txt’, ‘READ-ME’, ‘_open me’, _DECRYPT YOUR FILES’ or ‘_Your files have been encrypted” in every folder with an encrypted file. Your desktop is locked with a message about How to pay to unlock your system.|
|Distribution methods||Phishing emails that contain malicious attachments. Drive-by downloads (crypto malware is able to infect the PC system simply by visiting a web-page that is running harmful code). Social media posts (they can be used to force users to download malicious software with a built-in ransomware downloader or click a suspicious link). USB stick and other removable media.|
|Removal||To remove Neras ransomware use the removal guide|
|Decryption||To decrypt Neras ransomware use the steps|
Hackers who use .Neras file virus, try to block the most important data for the user and then take advantage of his emotional state so that he did not have time to think about the situation and take the necessary measures instead of paying for some strange key. Therefore, it is very important that even ordinary users are aware of this type of virus. Forewarned is forearmed. After reading this article, you will know how to deal with the Ransomware programs and will not fall for their bait.
In addition, one of the key points of these extortions is the fact that hackers require to pay a ransom in the Internet currency. There is quite a reasonable and understandable explanation. The fact is that Bitcoins cannot be tracked, so cybercriminals manage to remain anonymous. Therefore, hackers blackmail you and they are not afraid that they can be tracked. There are not many hackers in the world who extorted money and who were tracked and punished for their cybercrime. There is also the possibility that if you send money, you still will not get the promised key. Therefore, if you take into account this fact, you will understand that sending money for the key is a very bad idea. That is why we want to offer you alternative methods of fighting this type of virus.
However, it is important for you to remember that we also cannot guarantee you an absolute solution to all your problems. We can offer you a solution that might help. Nevertheless, this method is worth your attention because there is still a possibility that it will help you remove .Neras file virus and decrypt your files.
- How to remove Neras crypto malware
- How to decrypt .Neras files
- Use STOPDecrypter to decrypt .Neras files
- How to restore .Neras files
- How to protect your computer from Neras crypto virus?
- Finish words
How to remove Neras crypto malware
The Neras ransomware virus can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and get rid of completely. This can lead to the fact that after some time, the crypto malware again infect your computer and encrypt your photos, documents and music. Moreover, I want to note that it’s not always safe to delete ransomware virus manually, if you don’t have much experience in setting up and configuring the Windows operating system. The best method to scan for and remove Neras ransomware virus is to run free malware removal programs which are listed below.
How to remove Neras virus with Zemana Anti-Malware
Zemana Anti-Malware can scan for all kinds of malicious software, including ransomware, as well as a variety of Trojans, viruses and rootkits. After the detection of the Neras ransomware virus, you can easily and quickly remove it.
Installing the Zemana Anti-Malware is simple. First you will need to download Zemana Anti Malware from the following link.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
After downloading is complete, close all software and windows on your personal computer. Double-click the install file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up like below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Zemana on your system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once install is done successfully, Zemana will automatically start and you can see its main screen similar to the one below.
Now click the “Scan” button . Zemana AntiMalware tool will begin scanning the whole PC to find out Neras ransomware virus and other security threats. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient. While the Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) utility is checking, you may see number of objects it has identified as being infected by malware.
Once that process is done, the results are displayed in the scan report. Make sure to check mark the items which are unsafe and then click “Next” button. The Zemana Free will get rid of Neras ransomware and other security threats and add threats to the Quarantine. When the procedure is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the machine.
Automatically remove Neras ransomware with MalwareBytes
We suggest using the MalwareBytes Free. You can download and install MalwareBytes Anti-Malware to look for and delete Neras ransomware virus from your computer. When installed and updated, this free malicious software remover automatically searches for and removes all threats exist on the PC.
Click the link below to download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM). Save it to your Desktop.
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Update: April 15, 2020
When downloading is complete, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the MalwareBytes will try to update itself and when this process is complete, click the “Scan Now” button . MalwareBytes tool will start scanning the whole computer to find out Neras crypto malware, other malicious software, worms and trojans. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the count of files on your computer and the speed of your machine. While the MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) is scanning, you can see number of objects it has identified either as being malicious software. Make sure to check mark the threats which are unsafe and then press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes is a free program that you can use to remove all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about this malware removal tool, we suggest you to read and follow the few simple steps or the video guide below.
Double-check for crypto virus with KVRT
KVRT is a free portable program that scans your personal computer for adware, potentially unwanted applications and crypto malwares like Neras and helps delete them easily. Moreover, it’ll also help you remove any harmful internet browser extensions and add-ons.
Download Kaspersky virus removal tool (KVRT) by clicking on the following link.
Author: Kaspersky® lab
Category: Security tools
Update: March 5, 2018
When the download is complete, double-click on the KVRT icon. Once initialization process is complete, you will see the KVRT screen such as the one below.
Click Change Parameters and set a check near all your drives. Click OK to close the Parameters window. Next press Start scan button to perform a system scan for the Neras ransomware . This process may take quite a while, so please be patient. While the Kaspersky virus removal tool tool is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified as being affected by malicious software.
When the scanning is complete, KVRT will show a list of detected items as on the image below.
Next, you need to click on Continue to begin a cleaning task.
How to decrypt .Neras files
The Neras ransomware offers victim to contact it’s authors in order to decrypt all documents, photos and music. These persons will require to pay a ransom (usually demand for $300-1000 in Bitcoins).
Should you pay the ransom? A majority of cyber threat analysts will reply immediately that you should never pay a ransom if affected by ransomware! If you choose to pay the ransom, there is no 100% guarantee that you can decrypt all documents, photos and music!
Use STOPDecrypter to decrypt .Neras files
Michael Gillespie (@) released a free decryption tool named STOPDecrypter (download from download.bleepingcomputer.com/demonslay335/STOPDecrypter.zip).
STOPDecrypter has been updated to include decryption support for the following .djvu* variants (.djvu, .djvuu, .udjvu, .djvuq, .djvur, .djvut, .pdff, .tro, .tfude, .tfudeq, .tfudet, .rumba, .adobe, .adobee, .blower, .promos, .dotmap. STOPDecrypter will work for any extension of the Djvu* variants including new extensions (.Neras).
Please check the twitter post for more info.
How to restore .Neras files
In some cases, you can recover files encrypted by Neras crypto virus. Try both methods. Important to understand that we cannot guarantee that you will be able to recover all encrypted photos, documents and music.
Use ShadowExplorer to restore .Neras files
An alternative is to restore .Neras personal files from their Shadow Copies. The Shadow Volume Copies are copies of files and folders that MS Windows 10 (8, 7 and Vista) automatically saved as part of system protection. This feature is fantastic at rescuing files that were damaged by Neras crypto malware. The guidance below will give you all the details.
Visit the following page to download the latest version of ShadowExplorer for Windows. Save it directly to your Microsoft Windows Desktop.
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Update: September 15, 2019
After the downloading process is complete, open a directory in which you saved it. Right click to ShadowExplorer-0.9-portable and select Extract all. Follow the prompts. Next please open the ShadowExplorerPortable folder as displayed on the image below.
Double click ShadowExplorerPortable to launch it. You will see the a window like below.
In top left corner, select a Drive where encrypted documents, photos and music are stored and a latest restore point as shown on the image below (1 – drive, 2 – restore point).
On right panel look for a file that you wish to recover, right click to it and select Export as displayed on the screen below.
Restore .Neras files with PhotoRec
Before a file is encrypted, the Neras crypto malware makes a copy of this file, encrypts it, and then deletes the original file. This can allow you to restore your photos, documents and music using file recover apps like PhotoRec.
Download PhotoRec on your Windows Desktop by clicking on the following link.
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Update: March 1, 2018
After the download is complete, open a directory in which you saved it. Right click to testdisk-7.0.win and select Extract all. Follow the prompts. Next please open the testdisk-7.0 folder like below.
Double click on qphotorec_win to run PhotoRec for Windows. It will display a screen as on the image below.
Choose a drive to recover as displayed in the following example.
You will see a list of available partitions. Choose a partition that holds encrypted documents, photos and music as on the image below.
Press File Formats button and choose file types to restore. You can to enable or disable the restore of certain file types. When this is complete, press OK button.
Next, press Browse button to select where restored documents, photos and music should be written, then press Search.
Count of restored files is updated in real time. All recovered files are written in a folder that you have selected on the previous step. You can to access the files even if the restore process is not finished.
When the restore is finished, click on Quit button. Next, open the directory where restored photos, documents and music are stored. You will see a contents like below.
All recovered files are written in recup_dir.1, recup_dir.2 … sub-directories. If you’re looking for a specific file, then you can to sort your recovered files by extension and/or date/time.
How to protect your computer from Neras crypto virus?
Most antivirus applications already have built-in protection system against the ransomware. Therefore, if your PC system does not have an antivirus program, make sure you install it. As an extra protection, run the HitmanPro.Alert.
Run HitmanPro.Alert to protect your personal computer from Neras ransomware
HitmanPro.Alert is a small security utility. It can check the system integrity and alerts you when critical system functions are affected by malware. HitmanPro.Alert can detect, remove, and reverse ransomware effects.
Download HitmanPro.Alert by clicking on the following link. Save it directly to your Microsoft Windows Desktop.
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Update: March 6, 2019
After the download is done, open the file location. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the HitmanPro Alert desktop icon. Once the utility is launched, you will be displayed a window where you can choose a level of protection, as shown on the image below.
Now click the Install button to activate the protection.
Now your PC should be clean of the Neras ransomware virus. Delete MalwareBytes and KVRT. We recommend that you keep Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) (to periodically scan your system for new malicious software). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Microsoft Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new ransomware virus, harmful programs and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove Neras crypto virus from your computer, then ask for help here.