Dharma-Ninja Ransomware

What is Dharma-Ninja Ransomware?

Did Dharma-Ninja Ransomware encrypt files on your operating system? You can determine that by looking at the names of your files and by trying to open them. The “.id-{ID}.[ninja777@cock.li].ninja” extension should be added to the names, and when you try to open the files, you should be unable to do it. The files become unreadable after encryption because the threat changes the data within. Unfortunately, you cannot click a button or use an existing program to change things back to normal. Once files are encrypted, they are likely to be encrypted for good. Of course, the attackers want you to believe that you can restore files using their decryption software. Can you? That is unlikely to be the case, and Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers are ready to explain why. We also can explain how to delete Dharma-Ninja Ransomware. Keep reading to learn more, and do not forget to post questions in the comments section below if you want to.testtest

How does Dharma-Ninja Ransomware work?

Dharma-Ninja Ransomware has many clones, including Nvram Ransomware, Deal Ransomware, and RSA Ransomware. There are hundreds of clones because the same template was used to create them. All of these threats are modeled after the infamous Crysis Ransomware, also known as Dharma Ransomware. This malware might have multiple cybercriminals standing behind them, but, in most cases, the same paths are used to distribute them. First of all, we have to talk about vulnerabilities. When was the last time your operating system was updated? If you still use Windows XP, support has been terminated, and the same will soon happen with Windows 7 (expected date is January 2020). What about software updates? If you skip updates, your system is left vulnerable, and vulnerabilities can be used to drop malware. It is also important to note that spam emails and unreliable downloaders can be used too. If you are not cautious, Dharma-Ninja Ransomware is dropped silently, and you are unlikely to have the chance to remove the launcher before it is executed. After execution, files remain encrypted even once the threat is deleted.

The malicious Dharma-Ninja Ransomware is meant to encrypt files, but that is just one part of the attack. The second part starts with the “ninja777@cock.li” window that is launched. This window displays a message, according to which, victims need to email ninja777@cock.li or ninja777@420blaze.it to receive information on how to obtain a decryption tool. Obviously, this tool comes with a price tag, and although we do not know how much the attackers want, we can assume that they want too much. Even if the ransom was $1, we would consider it too big of a price. Why? First of all, you are instructed to email cybercriminals, and if you did that, you would expose yourself to a lifetime of risk; unless, of course, you created a new email account for yourself. Second, if you pay the ransom, you will never get that money back, and, unfortunately, a decryptor is unlikely to be sent to you either. To ensure that you understand just how important it is to email cybercriminals, Dharma-Ninja Ransomware also drops “FILES ENCRYPTED.txt,” a file that simply states that files were “locked,” and then lists the two email addresses. Although this might be the least dangerous file of all, you still need to remove it from your operating system. Also, pay no attention to the message inside!

How to delete Dharma-Ninja Ransomware

If you have faced Dharma-Ninja Ransomware, we recommend installing anti-malware software. It should be installed on your system anyway because you need reliable protection against malware at all times. In this situation, however, the right anti-malware tool can do much more. It can automatically remove Dharma-Ninja Ransomware as well. Of course, your files will not be restored once you do that, but you will have one less problem to worry about. When it comes to the decryption of software, while the tool proposed by the attackers is unlikely to be legitimate, it is possible that you could successfully employ a free decryptor created by malware researchers. Before installing such a tool, make sure you do your research. If you cannot decrypt your files, consider using backups as replacements. While it is not wise to rely on internal backups, if you use cloud storage or external hard drives, you should always have replacement copies. That’s your insurance.

Removal Instructions

  1. Locate the {random}.exe file that executed ransomware, right-click it, and choose Delete.
  2. Right-click and Delete the ransom note file, FILES ENCRYPTED.txt. If copies exist, erase them too.
  3. Launch Explorer (tap Win+E keys) and enter these linesinto the field at the top one by one:
    • %APPDATA%
    • %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
    • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
    • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
    • %WINDIR%\System32\
  4. Right-click and Delete ransomware-related Info.hta and {random}.exe files.
  5. Launch Run (tap Win+R keys) and enter regedit into the open box to launch Registry Editor.
  6. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  7. Right-click and Delete three {random} values that are connected to Info.hta and {random}.exe files.
  8. Empty Recycle Bin and then immediately install a malware scanner.
  9. Run a system scan to check if there is anything else that you need to erase. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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