Specialists can immediately tell what kind of computer infection Nhtnwcuf Ransomware is after looking at it once. They have no doubts that this computer infection should fall into the category of ransomware, but they also want to emphasize that this ransomware-type infection differs from other threats placed in the same category, e.g. Vortex Ransomware, Lock2017 Ransomware, and Wallet Ransomware in a sense that it does not encrypt any users’ files. Despite the fact that it does not lock any files, it has still been placed under this category because its main goal is to obtain money from users. It tries to achieve this goal not by going to encrypt users’ files and then demanding a ransom from users in exchange for the decryption tool. According to results of research carried out by specialists working at 411-spyware.com, it only pretends to encrypt users’ files with a strong cipher, but, in reality, it damages those files irreparably. Because of this, it is impossible to get them back either, so do not send cyber criminals behind Nhtnwcuf Ransomware money although they promise that the personal data will be fixed once they get what they want.
Nhtnwcuf Ransomware scans the computer and then corrupts such files as pictures, documents, music, etc. in all directories on the computer. After finishing this evil activity, it drops a .txt file, either !_RECOVERY_HELP_!.txt or HELP_ME_PLEASE.txt. As it turns out after reading any of these files, cyber criminals want money from users. To convince them to make a payment, they tell users that their files have been encrypted, and only the private key can unlock them. It is also emphasized there that “antivirus companies are not and will not be able to restore your files.” As this .txt file informs the victims of Nhtnwcuf Ransomware, they need to perform three steps to get the tool for decrypting files: 1) create a Bitcoin wallet, 2) send 1 Bitcoin (~$1250) to the provided Bitcoin address, and 3) send the payment confirmation to firstname.lastname@example.org (a different email address might be used too). Our specialists are sure that you will not receive any tool because this ransomware infection has overwritten the first 10.24 MB of all your files with the random data thus damaging them completely, and a tool that can fix that does not exist. Even cyber criminals behind Nhtnwcuf Ransomware cannot fix the damage, so all these promises to make it possible to access files again are all lies. Do not listen to them and do not send money to cyber criminals. It surely does not mean that you can keep Nhtnwcuf Ransomware installed and let it work on your system. If you do not disable it soon, it might corrupt your files one more time. We are sure you would not want to lose the personal data again.
Users, undoubtedly, should know how Nhtnwcuf Ransomware acts and what they can expect from it, but it is not less important to know how this ransomware infection is distributed. The knowledge you will get here should help you to prevent similar ransomware infections from entering your computer too. First of all, we need to admit that not much is known about the distribution of Nhtnwcuf Ransomware, but it seems that cyber criminals use the same old good method to disseminate this malicious program. According to specialists, it must be true that this infection is distributed through spam emails. Most probably, you will not find a link in this email to download Nhtnwcuf Ransomware. Instead, it should come as an email attachment. Once this attachment is opened, this ransomware-type infection enters the computer and starts actively working. Although this is the main ransomware distribution method, it does not mean that they cannot be spread in a different way too. Therefore, security specialists highly recommend installing a legitimate security tool.
Nhtnwcuf Ransomware is not that type of ransomware which drops executable files and places them in several directories. It does not make any modifications in the system registry either, so it should not be that hard to erase this infection from the computer. The first removal step is to locate and remove the opened malicious file. The second one is to delete a ransom note left by Nhtnwcuf Ransomware. If you cannot find this malicious file or do not trust your skills, let an automatic tool, such as SpyHunter, to take care of this malicious application for you. Needless to say, this removal method is quicker if compared to the manual one.