NSMF Ransomware

What is NSMF Ransomware?

According to our cyber security experts, NSMF Ransomware is a new ransomware-type infection that was designed to encrypt your files. However, it does not seem to work, as it is unable to encrypt your files, at least currently. Therefore, if your PC has become infected with this ransomware, then you should use this opportunity to remove it before it is fixed. This ransomware can enter your PC by stealth via email or via some other method. This ransomware is relatively new, so all of its distribution methods have not been discovered. One thing is for sure though: if your PC is not protected, then it can fall prey to this ransomware.

Where does NSMF Ransomware come from?

Our malware analysts at Anti-spyware-101.com have observed that the ransom note dropped by NSMF Ransomware is similar to that of Unikey Ransomware. Therefore, there is a reason to believe that both of these applications were created by the same developers. It would not be surprising because, when done right, ransomware can bring a lot of profit, so the developers create more similar programs to avoid detections of anti-malware applications.

As far as the distribution methods of NSMF Ransomware are concerned, researchers believe that its developers should distribute it using email spam. Email spam is by far the most effective and widely used distribution method for ransomware. The emails can be disguised as something legitimate and point you to the attached file. If you open the file attachment, then your PC will become infected with this ransomware. The executable file may look like a PDF as the developers can add a fake file extension in the name of the executable to trick you. The name of the file can be random, so there is no information on how to identify this ransomware.

Another way its developers can distribute this ransomware is malicious websites that can have exploits on them that inject this ransomware into your computer when you interact with JavaScript or Flash-based content. There is a number of ways this ransomware can enter your computer, and all of them are rather creative. So be sure to have your PC protected at all times because there is no telling when your PC will be attacked by malware such as this one.

What does NSMF Ransomware do?

Once NSMF Ransomware has infected your computer, it will not do anything, because its current iteration is unable to encrypt your files. This is very good news if you have been caught off guard because you can delete it without having to deal with the aftermath. However, if this ransomware were to work, then it would encrypt your files with a strong encryption algorithm that will render your file inaccessible. The reason for this program not working is unknown, but it may not have a connection with its server, so it is possible that it does not receive encryption instructions. It should append the encrypted files with a “.nsmf’ extension. Furthermore, this program would encrypt only those files that are located on the desktop. Regardless of whether it encrypts or does not encrypt your files, this ransomware drops a ransom note named “readme.txt” on the desktop that says that you need to pay 5 BTC to recover your files. The note also features a Bitcoin wallet address. However, we urge you not to make hasty decisions because you do not have to pay the ransom. You can simply get rid of NSMF Ransomware is its current version does not do anything.

How do I remove NSMF Ransomware?

As you can see from the information above, NSMF Ransomware is not all that dangerous, given that it does not work. Still, you should not allow it to remain as it can be fixed and then it will be able to encrypt your files. Therefore, you ought to remove this application as soon as you can. You can use the guide below to delete it manually or get an anti-malware program such as SpyHunter to delete it automatically.

How to delete NSMF Ransomware

  1. Hold down Windows+E keys.
  2. Type the following file paths in the address box and press Enter.
  3. %TEMP%
  4. %USERPROFILE\Downloads
  5. %USERPROFILE\Desktop
  6. Find the randomly-named executable.
  7. Right-click it and click Delete.
  8. Empty the Recycle Bin. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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