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Nemesis Ransomware Virus (Removal Steps and Protection Updates)

The Nemesis ransomware is a new type of encrypting malware that uses the AES cipher to compromise valuable user data and extort the victims for a ransom payment. Our removal guide will show you how you can remove existing infections from your computer and protect your computer in the future.


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

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

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Nemesis Ransomware Description

Nemesis ransomware is a recently discovered ransomware which is of unknown origin. The security experts are still analyzing it and it is not confirmed if the virus is descendant from one of the famous ransomare families or it is an independent creation.

At the current moment not much details are known about it except for the fact that it uses typical infection patterns by activating its encryption engine upon infection. The compromised data receives the .v8dp extension and viruses like this one usually target commonly used and important file types – various multimedia files (audio, video and photos), backup images, configuration files, office documents and more.

Once this is accomplished the following ransomware note is displayed to the victim:

Your documents, photos, databases and other important fíles have been encrypted! To decrypt your files you need to buy the special software – «Nemesis decrypt»
To obtain decryptor, please, contact me by email: [email protected]
Write me in online Service:
Address: BM-2cVcW2PHuo8HsWtmoY3oFPcU76bqJ*****
Your personál identification ID: id-8932*****

Like other related threats the Nemesis ransomware appends a unique victim id to every infected host.

Nemesis Ransomware Distribution

The first Nemesis ransomware infections were reported by victims on January 8. It is not known which infection method is primarily used by its operators, however we can assume that spm email campaigns and infected software bundles as well as updates and games downloaded from hacked or malicious sites or BitTorrent peers may be the primary medium.

It appears that Nemesis ransomware primarily targets English-speaking users.

Nemesis Ransomware Removal

For a faster solution, you can run a scan with an advanced malware removal tool and delete Nemesis 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


    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


    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 Nemesis Ransomware Using SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

Manual removal of Nemesis requires being familiar with system files and registries. Removal of any important data can lead to permanent system damage. Prevent this troublesome effect – delete Nemesis 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


      – Hit the “Restore” button

    3) Using System Restore Point

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


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.