Nols File Virus (+Recovery)

How to Remove Nols Ransomware?

Readers recently started to report the following message being displayed when they boot their computer:


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File Virus is yet another parasite of the STOP Ransomware family. It is a destructive malware that sneaks into your computer, spreads its roots throughout your entire OS, and corrupts the user-generated data. And it does so in complete silence! .Nols File Virus is a typical member of its destructive family. It is stealthy and deadly. The virus follows programming to avoid detection. It lurks in the shadows and runs its processes in the background. You can’t notice it in time to prevent its corruption. The virus alters settings, drops files, modifies the registry, and runs its encrypting processes. .Nols File Virus is after your pictures, music, videos, documents, databases, and archives. It encrypts your precious data with strong encryption algorithms and blocks your access. You can still see the icons of your files, but everything that ends with the “.nols” extension can’t be viewed, much less edited. The ransomware keeps your data under lock and key. It, of course, promises a solution. But that solution has a price. The ransomware drops a ransom note which lists the hackers’ demands. They want $490 paid in Bitcoin within 72 hours. The criminals threaten to double the ransom if you don’t open your wallet immediately. Do not swing into action, though! Such actions are inadvisable as these criminals often double-cross their victims. You are dealing with professional manipulators who know how to push you into unwanted actions. Don’t make their job easier! Take your time and consider your options!

How did I get infected with?

Fake updates corrupted links, pirated software, malicious bundles, spam messages – .Nols has numerous tricks up its sleeve. It uses various distribution methods, yet, the classic spam messages and corrupted downloads seem to be its main distribution vectors. Do not let the crooks fool you! Their tricks prey on your naivety and negligence. No anti-virus app can protect you if you throw caution to the wind. Preventing infections is no easy feat, but if you arm yourself with the right knowledge and patience, you can spare yourself numerous future headaches. Don’t visit questionable websites. Download software and updates from reputable (preferably official) sources only. And be wary of your inbox. Whether it’s an instant message or an email, treat all unexpected messages as potential threats. Always take a minute to verify their senders. If, for example, an organization sends you an unexpected email, go to their official website. Compare the email addresses listed there to the questionable one. If they don’t match, delete the pretender immediately. You can also enter the suspicious addresses into a search engine. Someone might have complained online if the email was used for shady activities. Even a little extra attention can spare you an avalanche of problems! Don’t be lazy. Make the right decision: choose caution over carelessness!

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Why is Nols dangerous?

Nols File Virus is a complete and utter menace. It sneaks into your computer, wrecks your OS, and kidnaps your data. You can’t access your documents. You can’t create new files, either. Everything you download or save gets corrupted. The virus pushes you into paying the ransom. Don’t give in! You are dealing with cyber-criminals. These people promise a lot, but they rarely keep their end of the bargain. The hackers are known to ignore their victims once they receive the money. What will you do if this happens to you? You can’t ask for a refund! No one can help you get your money back! The crooks demand Bitcoin – an untraceable currency. There is no going back once you complete a transaction. So, don’t make mistakes! Don’t pay the ransom! Bear in mind that practice shows that the victims usually lose both their money and files. There are cases when the victims paid just to be blackmailed for more. There are also instances when the victims received nonfunctional or just partly functional decryption software. .Nols File Virus promises one free decryption as proof of the criminals’ abilities. Yet, you have no guarantees that their software can decrypt everything! Do not open your wallet! Don’t encourage the crooks to continue with their criminal activities! Consider discarding your files. If you have backups saved on external devices, you can use them to restore your files. Just make sure that the virus is completely removed before you attempt any such operations!

Nols Removal Instructions

STEP 1: Kill the Malicious Process

STEP 2: Reveal Hidden Files

STEP 3: Locate Startup Location

STEP 4: Recover Nols Encrypted Files

STEP 1: Stop the malicious process using Windows Task Manager

  • Open your task Manager by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESC keys simultaneously
  • Locate the process of the ransomware. Have in mind that this is usually a random generated file.
  • Before you kill the process, type the name on a text document for later reference.


  • Locate any suspicious processes associated with Nols encryption Virus.
  • Right click on the process
  • Open File Location
  • End Process
  • Delete the directories with the suspicious files.
  • Have in mind that the process can be hiding and very difficult to detect

STEP 2: Reveal Hidden Files

  • Open any folder
  • Click on “Organize” button
  • Choose “Folder and Search Options”
  • Select the “View” tab
  • Select “Show hidden files and folders” option
  • Uncheck “Hide protected operating system files”
  • Click “Apply” and “OK” button

STEP 3: Locate Nols encryption Virus startup location

  • Once the operating system loads press simultaneously the Windows Logo Button and the R key.


Depending on your OS (x86 or x64) navigate to:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] or
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] or

  • and delete the display Name: [RANDOM]

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  • Then open your explorer and navigate to:

Navigate to your %appdata% folder and delete the executable.

You can alternatively use your msconfig windows program to double check the execution point of the virus. Please, have in mind that the names in your machine might be different as they might be generated randomly, that’s why you should run any professional scanner to identify malicious files.

STEP 4: How to recover encrypted files?

  • Method 1: The first and best method is to restore your data from a recent backup, in case that you have one.

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  • Method 2: File Recovery Software – Usually when the ransomware encrypts a file it first makes a copy of it, encrypts the copy, and then deletes the original. Due to this you may try to use file recovery software to recover some of your original files.
  • Method 3: Shadow Volume Copies – As a last resort, you can try to restore your files via Shadow Volume Copies. Open the Shadow Explorer part of the package and choose the Drive you want to recover. Right click on any file you want to restore and click Export on it.

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