Nols Ransomware might disable your Task Manager and start encrypting your files if it gets in. Our specialists say that the malware’s victims might be tricked into thinking they are launching updates when, in reality, they may open the threat’s installer. To make it look more convincing, the malicious application could open a fake updates message that might claim a user should not turn off his computer while the system is being updated. If you fall for this, the malware might be able to encipher all of your photos, archives, documents, and various other personal files. You can find out about what happens next as well as more details about the threat further in this article. Users who wish to get rid of the malware manually should also have a look at the instructions located below that show how to remove Nols Ransomware step by step.
As usual, we wish to start from how the malicious application in question might be spread. Our researchers say that the most likely distribution channels are Spam emails and unreliable file-sharing websites. Nols Ransomware’s installer may not necessarily raise suspicion as it could look like an update. There are cases when such installers are disguised as receipts, pictures, or similar files too. Thus, you should be careful with all files no matter their appearance if they are received unexpectedly or via Spam emails. Under such circumstances, it would be safest to employ a reputable antimalware tool and scan the data in question. If it appears to be carrying malicious material, your chosen tool ought to help you get rid of it. Otherwise, opening a possibly malicious file could result in your system becoming infected. The worst part with such threats is that you might not realize that your system got infected until it is too late. It seems to us it is best not to rush and be cautious if you want to keep your computer protected.
This malicious application may show a fake update window to confuse users and prevent them from doing anything that could interfere with the encryption process. During it, the malware ought to encipher various files that could be precious or valuable to victims. Such data can be decrypted, but in order to do so, a user would need special decryption tools. Such tools are difficult to come by as the threat’s developers might be the only ones to have them. Thus, it should become clear that Nols Ransomware was created for money extortion. As you see, once a victim’s data becomes encrypted, the threat ought to show a ransom note (_readme.txt) with instructions on how to pay a ransom and get decryption tools. Needless to say, there is not knowing if the hackers would hold on to their end of the deal if you decide to pay. Since the price is not that small (from 490 to 980 US dollars), we do not recommend taking any chances if you do not want to put your savings at risk.
It could be risky to leave Nols Ransomware unattended, which is why we recommend not to wait too long and erase it. There are two ways to eliminate it. For starters, you could try to remove it manually by completing the steps located below this text. If the task seems too challenging, we advise selecting the second option, which is erasing Nols Ransomware with a reliable antimalware tool of your choice.