If you face a ransom note asking to email firstname.lastname@example.org, there is no doubt that the malicious Nemesis Ransomware has invaded. Although this infection is primarily targeted at servers, it is possible that regular Windows users could become victims as well. The ransom note that this threat is introduced to by the infection informs that documents, photos, and databases are encrypted. It is not yet known which encryption algorithm this threat uses, but it is likely that decrypting data on your own might be impossible. The creator of this malicious infection developed it for one single purpose, and that is to make you pay a ransom. Unfortunately, this might be your only option at recovering your files and databases, unless, of course, they are already backed up. When it comes to the removal of the threat, it seems that you do not actually need to worry about deleting Nemesis Ransomware because it automatically erases itself.
Have you faced the ransom represented by Nemesis Ransomware? If you have, the chances are that an RDP exploit was used to infiltrate a malicious executable and initiate the encryption of data. RDP exploits are usually made possible when vulnerabilities exist. If you do not patch them in time by installing necessary security updates, all kinds of malware could slither in. One of the threats you could face is X3M Ransomware, and it is believed to be the predecessor of the Nemesis Ransomware. We cannot confirm or deny that both of these ransomware infections were created by the same malware developer, but that is possible. Unfortunately, in case of a Remote Desktop exploit, there is always a possibility that other infections are present, and that is something you have to be very cautious about after you delete the ransomware or its leftovers. If you ignore other potentially active threats, you might face other serious security issues.
If you choose to communicate with the creator of Nemesis Ransomware via Bitmessage or using the provided email address, be very cautious about the information you reveal and the steps you make. While the main thing that the developer of the ransomware will push you to do will be the payment of a huge ransom – which might go over 10 Bitcoins, or 7000 USD – other instructions could be attached as well. Of course, if the ransomware has corrupted your operating system or servers, it is unlikely that anything can be done. In case file backups exist, you should focus on recovering your files from them, but only after you remove Nemesis Ransomware (if any leftovers require removal). If you decide to pay the ransom, keep in mind that there is a possibility that you will achieve nothing by paying it. It is not yet known if a program called “Nemesis Decryptor” exists, and we cannot be sure that this tool would be provided to you if you paid the ransom.
As you now know, Nemesis Ransomware removes itself after it does the damage. Whether or not every single component of this threat will be eliminated is unknown, which is why we recommend using a legitimate, up-to-date malware scanner to inspect your operating system. For example, you might still need to erase the file representing the ransom note. If simple files are left behind, you might be able to delete them manually, but if a scanner discovers dangerous malware files, we advise using anti-malware software to have them erased automatically. We also want to remind you that anti-malware software is irreplaceable when it comes to your operating system’s protection. If you are dealing with the attack targeted at servers, make sure you take all appropriate measures to protect them reliably.