If you are not careful about the emails you open, you may get infected with Nuke Ransomware. The name of this infection sure sounds daunting. While the program does not literally “nuke” your computer, it can still cause quite a lot of damage. You have to remove Nuke Ransomware as soon as possible; otherwise, you will not be able to operate your PC properly. The most efficient way to terminate this infection is using a licensed security application, but you may also attempt to delete the infection manually. We have added the manual removal instructions below this description for your convenience.
One of the reasons users accidentally install this malicious program is that the installer file for Nuke Ransomware looks very much like a genuine document file. These files come with spam emails, and users open them without giving it a second thought. Actually, you can always scan email attachments with your security tool before opening them. This way, you would avoid a lot of potential security risks, practically stopping a ransomware program from entering your system. Of course, if you forgot to do that, this dangerous program barged into your PC without any prior notice, and now you have to deal with the consequences.
Unfortunately, at the moment there is no public decryption tool that would offer to decrypt your files for free. In this situation, it might seem that paying the ransom is your only option, but you should never give your money away to these criminals. Cyber security experts always note how important it is to keep a system backup. It is not just about your system files, it is more about your personal data, and it is for the best to keep it either in an unplugged external hard drive or on some file storage space online. If you have such backup, you can simply delete the encrypted files and paste the healthy files back into your computer. Remember, however, to do that only when you remove Nuke Ransomware.
This malicious infection does not affect your browser, your system files, and most of the security applications that might currently be on the target computer. It means that it does not care about being removed as long as it manages to encrypt your files. For the most part, it certainly achieves that. After the encryption, it creates two files in the %AppData% directory. These two files hold the decryption instructions where the ransomware says you need to contact them by sending an “email with the subject “FILE RECOVERY” to firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Supposedly, after you contact these criminals, they will send you instructions how to restore your files. That is, how much money you have to pay for that. Usually, the response comes within twenty-four to forty-eight hours, but it is highly possible that the program’s servers go down and you cannot communicate with these hackers anymore. Then what? Once again, refer to your file backup for the data restoration, and make sure to terminate Nuke Ransomware immediately.
What’s more, please get yourself a powerful antispyware tool that will protect your system from other infections you may encounter in the future. Such security issues do not occur individually, so you have to be ready for the worst.