What is a Nvetud file? A file with the .nvetud extension is a file that has been locked by Nvetud file virus which similar to other ransomware (such as Cosakos and Mogranos). These security threats are also known as crypto malware that use a strong encryption algorithm with long key in order to lock users’ data. It’s not possible to open the files by simply changing the file extension. The files will be decrypted only if users pay for the special code key that will decrypt these files.
The Nvetud virus was created by online criminals to encrypt various files on the user’s system, using very strong hybrid encryption with a large key, that makes it impossible for the user to independently decrypt the encrypted photos, documents and music that have received .nvetud extension. Nvetud file virus known to encrypt almost all file types, including files with extensions:
.0, .ppt, .xbdoc, .odc, .r3d, .xx, .bkf, .db0, .xmmap, .wire, .xar, .wsc, .fpk, .vdf, .re4, .itl, .xll, .dxg, .layout, .eps, .p7b, .hkdb, .xlk, .mef, .z3d, .zdc, .wav, .wma, .xml, .rar, .wri, .pkpass, .zip, .wbm, .x3d, .wmo, .dmp, .d3dbsp, .kf, .wb2, .wn, .mdb, .webp, .wot, .hplg, .litemod, .pst, .wpe, .wbc, .wps, .wpg, wallet, .m3u, .mdf, .rgss3a, .wmv, .xbplate, .dwg, .lvl, .xld, .erf, .apk, .p7c, .mrwref, .arch00, .srf, .zip, .xlsx, .ai, .yml, .epk, .xls, .xyw, .lbf, .wp6, .wmv, .pem, .psd, .wdb, .ybk, .xy3, .wcf, .sidd, .gdb, .cas, .jpg, .flv, .bar, .der, .wm, .bkp, .map, .3ds, .itm, .3fr, .jpe, .tor, .fos, .qdf, .ltx, .das, .vtf, .dbf, .sr2, .x3f, .js, .cr2, .ibank, .sql, .iwi, .wsd, .xlsx, .xdl, .rofl, .rw2, .wp7, .hvpl, .wdp, .forge, .rtf, .xlsb, .ysp, .vpp_pc, .mddata, .wsh, .7z, .wgz, .snx, .srw, .dcr, .cer, .pfx, .doc, .2bp, .accdb, .py, .xyp, .ztmp, .asset, .zw, .vfs0, .y, .blob, .menu, .kdb, .t13, .wpl, .orf, .gho, .t12, .csv, .png, .ws, .lrf, .vpk, .raf, .xlsm, .zif, .xf, .ods, .z, .1, .wbz, .sis, .wmd, .ptx, .indd, .rb, .sav, .txt, .nrw, .wpb, .crw, .wpd, .ntl, .zi, .sie, .docx, .xxx, .bc7, .upk, .wpw, .sb, .psk, .mpqge, .wbk, .wp4, .jpeg, .bsa, .sidn, .mov, .zabw, .odm, .avi, .xpm, .big, .iwd, .syncdb, .3dm, .xls, .pdf, .mp4, .odb, .pptx, .pak, .x3f, .docm, .css, .zdb, .bik, .svg, .odp, .mcmeta, .sum, .dng, .qic, .tax, .m2, .webdoc, .arw, .ff, .p12, .wps, .bc6, .m4a, .bay, .mlx, .pdd, .xmind, .crt, .wbd, .fsh, .cfr, .desc, .wmf, .xlsm, .vcf, .hkx, .wotreplay, .xwp, .wpa, .kdc, .yal, .itdb, .xdb, .wpd, .ncf, .pef, .rwl, .wma, .wpt, .w3x, .wp, .xlgc, .slm, .odt, .x, .wbmp, .esm, .dba, .icxs, .sid, .wp5, .rim, .cdr, .dazip, .raw, .mdbackup
Documents, archives, images, database, web application-related files, music and videos and other files which are affected by Nvetud virus ransomware become unusable and the victim has no choice but to pay cybercriminals the amount of money they indicate in the ransom instructions called ‘_readme.txt’. After the transfer of this amount, the fraudsters promise to send the user a private key. and an unique Nvetud decryption tool for unlocking files.
|Name||Nvetud file virus|
|Type||File locker, Filecoder, Crypto virus, Crypto malware, Ransomware|
|Encrypted files extension||.nvetud|
|Ransom amount||$980 in Bitcoins|
|Symptoms||Your personal files fail to open. Your files now have a new extension. Files named like ‘_readme.txt’, or ‘_readme’ in each folder with at least one encrypted file.|
|Distribution methods||Phishing emails that look like they come from a reliable source. Drive-by downloads (crypto malware has the ability to infect the computer simply by visiting a web-site that is running malicious code). Social media posts (they can be used to entice users to download malware with a built-in ransomware downloader or click a suspicious link). Malicious web-pages.|
|Removal||To remove Nvetud ransomware use the removal guide|
|Decryption||To decrypt Nvetud ransomware use the steps|
If you came across this post, you were likely searching for a way on how to remove Nvetud ransomware, which does not involve paying the ransom. The goal of this post is to provide you with the necessary information that can help you understand how delete crypto malware and decrypt documents, photos and music which have been encrypted.
- How to remove Nvetud file virus
- How to decrypt .nvetud files
- Nvetud decryption tool
- How to restore .nvetud files
- How to protect your computer from Nvetud ransomware?
- Finish words
How to remove Nvetud file virus
Using a malicious software removal utility to search for and remove crypto virus hiding on your computer is probably the simplest solution to remove Nvetud virus. We suggests the Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) program for Microsoft Windows personal computers. MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and KVRT are other anti malware utilities for Windows that offers a free malicious software removal.
How to remove Nvetud virus with Zemana
Zemana is a free malicious software removal tool. Currently, there are two versions of the application, one of them is free and second is paid (premium). The principle difference between the free and paid version of the tool is real-time protection module. If you just need to check your machine for malware and remove Nvetud file virus, worms and trojans, then the free version will be enough for you.
Download Zemana Anti Malware on your MS Windows Desktop from the following link.
Author: Zemana Ltd
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Update: July 16, 2019
Once the downloading process is complete, close all apps and windows on your PC. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as on the image below.
When the install starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you set up Zemana Anti-Malware on your personal computer.
Once installation is complete, you will see window like below.
Now click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the Nvetud virus, other malware, worms and trojans. This task can take quite a while, so please be patient. During the scan Zemana Anti-Malware will locate threats exist on your computer.
As the scanning ends, Zemana Free will display a list of all items found by the scan. Once you’ve selected what you wish to remove from your computer click “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti Malware will delete Nvetud virus, other malicious software, worms and trojans and add threats to the Quarantine.
Run MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) to remove Nvetud virus
Manual Nvetud file virus removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the crypto virus can be not fully removed. We recommend that use the MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) that are fully free your PC system of ransomware. Moreover, this free program will allow you to delete malicious software, potentially unwanted programs, adware and toolbars that your PC system can be infected too.
- Download MalwareBytes Free on your system from the following link.
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- After the download is done, close all software and windows on your PC. Open a file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once setup is finished, click the “Scan Now” button to start scanning your computer for the Nvetud virus, other kinds of potential threats such as malicious software and trojans. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the count of files on your PC system and the speed of your system. During the scan MalwareBytes will find threats present on your computer.
- Once MalwareBytes completes the scan, MalwareBytes Free will produce a list of unwanted software and crypto malware. Review the results once the tool has done the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Quarantine Selected”. After the cleaning process is finished, you can be prompted to reboot your personal computer.
The following video offers a instructions on how to remove hijackers, adware and other malicious software with MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM).
Double-check for Nvetud virus with KVRT
KVRT is a free removal utility that can scan your system for a wide range of security threats such as ransomware, adware, trojans as well as other malware. It will perform a deep scan of your system including hard drives and Windows registry. After a malicious software is found, it will help you to uninstall all found threats from your machine by a simple click.
Download Kaspersky virus removal tool (KVRT) from the link below.
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Update: March 5, 2018
When the download is complete, double-click on the Kaspersky virus removal tool icon. Once initialization procedure is done, you will see the Kaspersky virus removal tool screen as shown on the image below.
Click Change Parameters and set a check near all your drives. Click OK to close the Parameters window. Next click Start scan button . KVRT tool will begin scanning the whole PC to find out Nvetud file virus, other trojans and harmful apps. This task can take some time, so please be patient. When a threat is detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
Once Kaspersky virus removal tool has completed scanning, you’ll be displayed the list of all found items on your computer as displayed on the image below.
When you are ready, click on Continue to start a cleaning procedure.
How to decrypt .nvetud files
To date, there is no other method to recover the encrypted files, but only to pay the money to fraudsters. Developers of free Nvetud decryption utilities which can unlock these files are working on creating them, but the result is not yet, and it is not known when it will be.
Never pay the ransom! However, the victim who will pay the ransom to authors of the Nvetud file virus cannot be completely sure of obtaining a special code key, because he is dealing with unscrupulous and dishonest people who are ready to commit any immoral actions, including hiding after receiving the ransom from the victim, and not providing a decryption utility (key) to decrypt locked personal files.
The Nvetud virus is not the only one of its kind, for some of them, there are already ways to restore access to blocked personal files that were designed by experienced security professionals. This gives hope that the Nvetud decryption tool can be created for this crypto malware as well. However, since each case of coding is original, victim should seek help and provide an identifier that will give the opportunity to get the special code key and decryption utility.
Nvetud decryption tool
With some variants of Nvetud file virus, it is possible to decrypt encrypted files using free tools listed below.
Michael Gillespie (@) released the Nvetud decryption tool named STOPDecrypter. It can decrypt .Nvetud files if they were locked by one of the known OFFLINE KEY’s retrieved by Michael Gillespie. Please check the twitter post for more info.
STOPDecrypter is a program that can be used for Nvetud files decryption. One of the biggest advantages of using STOPDecrypter is that is free and easy to use. Also, it constantly keeps updating its ‘OFFLINE KEYs’ DB. Let’s see how to install STOPDecrypter and decrypt .Nvetud files using this free tool.
- Installing the STOPDecrypter is simple. First you will need to download STOPDecrypter on your Windows Desktop from the following link.
- After the downloading process is done, close all applications and windows on your machine. Open a file location. Right-click on the icon that’s named STOPDecrypter.zip.
- Further, select ‘Extract all’ and follow the prompts.
- Once the extraction process is finished, run STOPDecrypter. Select Directory and press Decrypt button.
If STOPDecrypter does not help you to decrypt .Nvetud files, in some cases, you have a chance to restore your files, which were encrypted by ransomware. This is possible due to the use of the tools named ShadowExplorer and PhotoRec. An example of recovering encrypted files is given below.
How to restore .nvetud files
In some cases, you can recover files encrypted by Nvetud file virus. Try both methods. Important to understand that we cannot guarantee that you will be able to restore all encrypted photos, documents and music.
Run ShadowExplorer to recover .nvetud files
An alternative is to restore .nvetud files from their Shadow Copies. The Shadow Volume Copies are copies of files and folders that Windows 10 (8, 7 and Vista) automatically saved as part of system protection. This feature is fantastic at rescuing personal files that were locked by Nvetud virus. The guide below will give you all the details.
Download ShadowExplorer on your Windows Desktop by clicking on the link below.
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Update: September 15, 2019
When the download is complete, extract the saved file to a folder on your PC system. This will create the necessary files as displayed in the figure below.
Launch the ShadowExplorerPortable application. Now select the date (2) that you want to recover from and the drive (1) you want to restore files (folders) from like below.
On right panel navigate to the file (folder) you want to recover. Right-click to the file or folder and press the Export button as shown in the following example.
And finally, specify a directory (your Desktop) to save the shadow copy of encrypted file and click ‘OK’ button.
Recover .nvetud files with PhotoRec
Before a file is encrypted, the Nvetud file virus makes a copy of this file, encrypts it, and then deletes the original file. This can allow you to restore your personal files using file restore programs like PhotoRec.
Download PhotoRec from the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 1, 2018
After the downloading process is done, open a directory in which you saved it. Right click to testdisk-7.0.win and choose Extract all. Follow the prompts. Next please open the testdisk-7.0 folder as displayed below.
Double click on qphotorec_win to run PhotoRec for Microsoft Windows. It will show a screen like the one below.
Select a drive to recover like below.
You will see a list of available partitions. Select a partition that holds encrypted documents, photos and music similar to the one below.
Press File Formats button and specify file types to recover. You can to enable or disable the restore of certain file types. When this is done, press OK button.
Next, click Browse button to choose where restored documents, photos and music should be written, then click Search.
Count of recovered files is updated in real time. All restored documents, photos and music are written in a folder that you have chosen on the previous step. You can to access the files even if the recovery process is not finished.
When the recovery is complete, press on Quit button. Next, open the directory where restored documents, photos and music are stored. You will see a contents as shown on the image below.
All recovered files are written in recup_dir.1, recup_dir.2 … sub-directories. If you are looking for a specific file, then you can to sort your restored files by extension and/or date/time.
How to protect your computer from Nvetud ransomware?
Most antivirus applications already have built-in protection system against the ransomware virus. Therefore, if your machine does not have an antivirus program, make sure you install it. As an extra protection, use the HitmanPro.Alert.
Use HitmanPro.Alert to protect your PC from Nvetud virus
HitmanPro.Alert is a small security tool. 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.
Installing the HitmanPro.Alert is simple. First you’ll need to download HitmanPro Alert by clicking on the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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Update: March 6, 2019
Once downloading is complete, open the file location. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the HitmanPro.Alert desktop icon. Once the tool is opened, you’ll be displayed a window where you can select a level of protection, as shown in the following example.
Now click the Install button to activate the protection.
Now your computer should be clean of the Nvetud file virus. Uninstall KVRT and MalwareBytes AntiMalware. We advise that you keep Zemana Free (to periodically scan your machine for new malicious software). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
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