Ransomware attacks continue to be a very profitable campaign for both experienced and inexperienced cybercriminals. Every week cybersecurity experts identify dozens of new file-locker variants, and, unfortunately, many of them use secure file-locking mechanisms that cannot be reversed for free. This is the case of the newly identified Niros Ransomware – this threat encrypts a wide variety of files and adds the '.niros' extension to their names. The Niros Ransomware will work in the background until its job is completed fully, and after this, it will spawn a ransom note in a new window.
According to the message of the ransomware's operators, they demand a ransom payment of $300, and victims who pay the sum will receive a working decryptor. The criminals also warn their victims to stay away from alternative data recovery tools, because they may end up rendering their files impossible to repair.
Unfortunately, the Niros Ransomware is not compatible with free decryption tools, and its victims may need to resort to 3rd-party file recovery options. These may help recover some of the data, but the only guaranteed way to make a full recovery is to restore the damaged files from a backup. You should not consider completing the ransom payment, because there is no valid reason to trust Niros Ransomware's creators – they provide zero proof that they have the ability to decrypt your files. Start by running an anti-virus tool to eliminate the file-locker, and then experiment with the recovery options mentioned above.
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