The information we will be presenting to you with today is about aes_ni_0day Ransomware – a representative of the Ransomware software family. This term refers to the software, which is able to encrypt your data or lock up your screen. After that these programs can further harass you by displaying a ransom-requiring notification on the screen of your computer. Inside them you can find all the payment information that you need in order to give in to the requests of the hackers. We have assembled this article with the hope to help you successfully deal with aes_ni_0day Ransomware. Sometimes it’s possible, more often it’s not, however, all you have to do is to make a choice and try.
The ways Ransomware viruses normally act
In general, no matter what these malicious programs have been programmed to do, it always pretty much the same, whatever version of Ransomware you have caught. The idea of this malware is to infect your PC, do something very wrong and make you pay the hackers behind it for reversing the malicious process that has occurred.
- In the first possible case, the actual case when we talk about aes_ni_0day Ransomware, you will have to face contamination, caused by the file-encrypting Ransomware. This means that some of your files will be encoded, and a ransom will be demanded for setting these files free again. Normally, such a program can make all the data you really value inaccessible to you. After that you usually get informed about that by a ransom alert that appears on your screen, according to which the only working solution for you is to pay off the demanded money to the hackers.
- Another possible cause for a terrible infection may be a screen-blocking Ransomware. These viruses are further divided into: mobile device blocking ones; and the ones that block the monitors of desktop computers and laptop screens.
In fact, there is only one occasion, on which Ransomware-based viruses could be used for making criminals pay for their deeds. Often this is the only possible way to make hackers pay for their wrongdoings. Definitely, this possible usage is the only one intended for good, when it comes to ransom-demanding viruses. But back to catching such an extremely harmful program as aes_ni_0day Ransomware, as this is a really interesting topic, so read on to find out more about this particular Ransomware version.
Getting infected with aes_ni_0day Ransomware – the possibilities
The list below contains the most usual sources of all the Ransomware categories:
- Unexpected emails and their attachments:
Spam emails are among the most popular Ransomware sources. If aes_ni_0day Ransomware comes from such an email or an attachment, it is also likely to come assisted by a Trojan horse virus. The way these two malicious programs may work together is the following: the Trojan can help the Ransomware by penetrating your PC from a system/program weakness. All email attachments may be infected with such a virus – even if they are text documents or images.
- Malicious ads, update requests and pop-ups that are at times displayed on your screen:
aes_ni_0day Ransomware may automatically infect your system if it comes from a contaminated ad, update request or pop-up in any form, which could be broadcast on your monitor. If you click on any of them, ( no matter whether that happens unintentionally), your device can becomes a victim of this malicious program (or another one of this kind).
- Video/movie, program and torrent-sharing web pages:
In spite of the fact that all websites you load may be contagious, the ones that, for example, illegally distribute movies, software and other torrents are among the most common Ransomware sources.
What are you supposed to do? To pay or not to pay? Is there a right answer to this question?
To be completely honest, there is no right answer to this question and you will have to decide. Furthermore, whatever you decide to proceed with – to pay or not to pay, is going to be a big risk, as both of these solutions cannot promise the decryption of your affected files or the removal of the virus from your system. What you need to if you don’t want to fund the hackers is to exploit your alternative possibilities. One of them is the Removal Guide we have attached below – it is supposed to help you at least to some extent. Another one is to search for a good anti-Ransomware tool, though, there are many versions and you are unlikely to find a particular one dealing with the virus, which affects you and your PC. Also, be more careful and prevent your machine from catching such a virus next time by minding the web pages you visit, the web content you deal with. Ultimately, learn to keep copies of your data and no one will be able to disturb you.
aes_ni_0day Ransomware Removal
Prior to starting to execute the steps from the guide, we advise you to either bookmark this page or open it on a separate device since throughout the process of completing the guide, you might need to exit your browser.
1: Using Safe Mode
Before beginning to troubleshoot the issue, you are advised to enter Safe Mode on your PC. If you do not know how to do that, use this guide on how to enter Safe Mode.
2: Spotting the process
Open your Task Manager using the Ctrl + Shift + Esc key combination. Next, go to the processes tab and carefully look through the list for any shady entries. Usually, malicious processes will be consuming large amounts of CPU and RAM and will either have no description or will have a suspicious-looking one.
Once you identify the virus’ process, right-click on it and select Open File Location. Delete everything in the folder that opens if you are sure that the process was malicious. If you are not sure, contact us in the comments.
Go back to the Task Manager and end the potentially harmful process.
3: Hosts file IP’s
Go to your start menu and in the search field, paste the following address: notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts. Select the first result and look at the bottom of the newly opened notepad file. See if there are any IP’s below “Localhost” and tell us in the comments if there were any IP addresses.
4: System Configuration Startup Programs
Type System Configuration in the Windows search bar and open the first result. Go to the Startup tab and take a look at the list of startup programs (on Windows 10, the Startup programs can be seen in the Startup Section of the Task Manager). If any of them look shady or have unknown manufacturer or a manufacturer with a sketchy name, uncheck those entries and click on OK.
Open the Run window (WinKey + R), type regedit and press Enter. Once the Registry Editor opens, press Ctrl + F and type the name of the virus. Select Find Next and delete whatever gets found that has the virus’ name. Do that with all search results.
6: Deleting potential virus files
Open the Start Menu and separately type each of the following locations: %AppData% %LocalAppData% %ProgramData% %WinDir% %Temp% . Open each of those folders and sort their contents by date. Delete the most recent files and folders. When you open the Temp folder, delete everything in it.