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N-SpLiTTer Ransomware Virus (Removal Steps and Protection Updates)

The malware researcher Jakub Kroustek has discovered N-SpLiTTer ransomware, a new virus threat that uses the .кибер extension to mark the affected data. To learn more about it and help remove existing infections and protect your computer read our comprehensive removal guide.


Name
N-SpLiTTer

File Extensions
.кибер

Ransom
0.5 Bitcoins

Solution #1
You can skip all steps and remove N-SpLiTTer with the help of an anti-malware tool.

Solution #2
N-SpLiTTer ransomware can be removed manually, though it can be very hard for most home users. See the detailed tutorial below.

Distribution
Spam Email Campaigns, malicious ads & etc.

N-SpLiTTer Ransomware Description

The malware authority Jakub Kroustek has recently posted his findings on a new malware threat known as the N-SpLiTTer ransomware. This virus is a new HiddenTear offspring that follows the typical malicious patterns of other strains associated with this malware family.

The virus encrypts target user data, primarily the most widely used file types which include most Office documents, audio, video, photos, databases, configuration files and etc. The unusual thing about this iteration is that it uses the .кибер extension which features Cyrillic characters and is distinct from the usual .locked extension which is used by most other Hiddentear variants.

When encryption is complete the virus engine generates a ransom note which reads the following message:

Your files are encrypted By software “N-SpLiTTer’ ransomvvara and Your photos and all your data bases was
Encrypred
For Decrypting Your Data Send 0.5 Biwin To Account Biwin : 18ujMC98bu4cYcSszzZsSOiGc377p1xED

What is encryption?

Encryption is a reversible modification of information for security

reasons but providing full access to it for authorized users.

To become an authorized user and keep the modification absoluwa

reversible (in other words to have a possibility to decrypt your files)

you should have an individual private key.

The virus’s unique signature is being added to the updated definition lists of the major anti-spyware and anti-virus vendors.

N-SpLiTTer Ransomware Distribution

N-SpLiTTer Ransomware has already been used to attack various individuals and companies. The security reports indicate that the virus was able to penetrate several victims and this makes it a dangerous virus.

Like other Hiddentear variants the virus can be spread via different methods – primarily computer criminals use spam email campaigns and infected software binaries.

The virus is distributed as a single binary file – Ru.exe.

N-SpLiTTer Ransomware Removal

For a faster solution, you can run a scan with an advanced malware removal tool and delete N-SpLiTTer completely with a few mouse clicks.

STEP I: Start the PC in Safe Mode with Network
This will isolate all files and objects created by the ransomware so they will be removed efficiently.

    1) Hit WIN Key + R

Windows-key-plus-R-button-launch-Run-Box-in-Windows-illustrated

    2) A Run window will appear. In it, write “msconfig” and then press Enter
    3) A Configuration box shall appear. In it Choose the tab named “Boot
    4) Mark “Safe Boot” option and then go to “Network” under it to tick it too
    5) Apply -> OK

Or check our video guide – “How to start PC in Safe Mode with Networking

STEP II: Show Hidden Files

    1) Open My Computer/This PC
    2) Windows 7

      – Click on “Organize” button
      – Select “Folder and search options
      – Select the “View” tab
      – Go under “Hidden files and folders” and mark “Show hidden files and folders” option

    3) Windows 8/ 10

      – Open “View” tab
      – Mark “Hidden items” option

    show-hidden-files-win8-10

    4) Click “Apply” and then “OK” button

STEP III: Enter Windows Task Manager and Stop Malicious Processes

    1) Hit the following key combination: CTRL+SHIFT+ESC
    2) Get over to “Processes
    3) When you find suspicious process right click on it and select “Open File Location
    4) Go back to Task Manager and end the malicious process. Right click on it again and choose “End Process
    5) Next you should go folder where the malicious file is located and delete it

STEP IV: Remove Completely N-SpLiTTer Ransomware Using SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

Manual removal of N-SpLiTTer requires being familiar with system files and registries. Removal of any important data can lead to permanent system damage. Prevent this troublesome effect – delete N-SpLiTTer ransomware with SpyHunter malware removal tool.

SpyHunter anti-malware tool will diagnose all current threats on the computer. By purchasing the full version, you will be able to remove all malware threats instantly. Additional information about SpyHunter / Help to uninstall SpyHunter

STEP V: Repair Windows Registry

    1) Again type simultaneously the Windows Button + R key combination
    2) In the box, write “regedit”(without the inverted commas) and hit Enter
    3) Type the CTRL+F and then write the malicious name in the search type field to locate the malicious executable
    4) In case you have discovered registry keys and values related to the name, you should delete them, but be careful not to delete legitimate keys

Further help for Windows Registry repair

STEP VI: Recover Encrypted Files

    1) Use present backups
    2) Restore your personal files using File History

      – Hit WIN Key
      – Type “restore your files” in the search box
      – Select “Restore your files with File History
      – Choose a folder or type the name of the file in the search bar

    restore-your-personal-files-using-File-History-bestecuritysearch

      – Hit the “Restore” button

    3) Using System Restore Point

      – Hit WIN Key
      – Select “Open System Restore” and follow the steps

restore-files-using-system-restore-point

STEP VII: Preventive Security Measures

    1) Enable and properly configure your Firewall.
    2) Install and maintain reliable anti-malware software.
    3) Secure your web browser.
    4) Check regularly for available software updates and apply them.
    5) Disable macros in Office documents.
    6) Use strong passwords.
    7) Don’t open attachments or click on links unless you’re certain they’re safe.
    8) Backup regularly your data.

SpyHunter anti-malware tool will diagnose all current threats on the computer. By purchasing the full version, you will be able to remove all malware threats instantly. Additional information about SpyHunter / Help to uninstall SpyHunter

Martin Beltov

Martin graduated with a degree in Publishing from Sofia University. As a cyber security enthusiast he enjoys writing about the latest threats and mechanisms of intrusion.