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What is Magniber (.ndpyhss) ransomware? And how does it carry out its attack?

Magniber (.ndpyhss) ransomware is a new and modified version of the infamous Magniber ransomware. It uses the .ndpyhss extension in marking its encrypted files, hence the name. There’s only a slight difference between this new variant and its predecessor. The initial infiltration begins once this crypto-virus is copied on the temp folder which can be changed depending on its configuration. Once it manages to infect a system, it will carry out a sequence of attacks. It may also feature different modules that are activated in the system. One of these modules is used to gather information about the infected PC and send them to its remote C&C server. Some of these modules are also used to modify the Windows Registry to set Magniber (.ndpyhss) ransomware for automatic startup every time the PC boots.
After the aforementioned modifications, Magniber (.ndpyhss) ransomware, just like the previous version, is set to encrypt files with the following extensions:
doc, docx, xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx, pst, ost, msg, em, vsd, vsdx, csv, rtf, 123, wks, wk1, pdf, dwg, onetoc2, snt, docb, docm, dot, dotm, dotx, xlsm, xlsb, xlw, xlt, xlm, xlc, xltx, xltm, pptm, pot, pps, ppsm, ppsx, ppam, potx, potm, edb, hwp, 602, sxi, sti, sldx, sldm, vdi, vmx, gpg, aes, raw, cgm, nef, psd, ai, svg, djvu, sh, class, jar, java, rb, asp, php, jsp, brd, sch, dch, dip, p, vb, vbs, ps1, js, asm, h, pas, cpp, c, cs, suo, sln, ldf, mdf, ibd, myi, myd, frm, odb, dbf, db, mdb, accdb, sq, sqlitedb, sqlite3, asc, lay6, lay, mm, sxm, otg, odg, uop, std, sxd, otp, odp, wb2, slk, dif, stc, sxc, ots, ods, 3dm, max, 3ds, uot, stw, sxw, ott, odt, pem, p12, csr, crt, key, pfx, der, 1cd, cd, arw, jpe, eq, adp, odm, dbc, frx, db2, dbs, pds, pdt, dt, cf, cfu, mx, epf, kdbx, erf, vrp, grs, geo, st, pff, mft, efd, rib, ma, lwo, lws, m3d, mb, obj, x, x3d, c4d, fbx, dgn, 4db, 4d, 4mp, abs, adn, a3d, aft, ahd, alf, ask, awdb, azz, bdb, bib, bnd, bok, btr, cdb, ckp, clkw, cma, crd, dad, daf, db3, dbk, dbt, dbv, dbx, dcb, dct, dcx, dd, df1, dmo, dnc, dp1, dqy, dsk, dsn, dta, dtsx, dx, eco, ecx,
After it finishes encrypting files with the listed extensions above, it will append the .ndpyhss extension on every encrypted file.
 
How does Magniber (.ndpyhss) ransomware spread online?
This new variant might spread using the Magnitude Exploit Kit just like the previous one. In addition, it could also spread using spam emails so you need to be cautious in opening attachments from suspicious-looking emails as they might contain the malicious payload of Magniber (.ndpyhss) ransomware.
Wipe out Magniber (.ndpyhss) ransomware from your PC with the help of the following removal guide.
Step 1: Tap the Ctrl + Alt + Delete keys to open a menu and then expand the Shutdown options which is right next to the power button.
Step 2: After that, tap and hold the Shift key and then click on Restart.
Step 3: And in the Troubleshoot menu that opens, click on the Advanced options and then go to the Startup settings.
Step 4: Click on Restart and tap F4 to select Safe Mode or tap F5 to select Safe Mode with Networking.
Step 5: After your PC has successfully rebooted, tap Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open the Task Manager.

Step 6: Go to the Processes and Applications tabs and look for any dubious processes and extension and then end each one of them.
Step 7: Exit the Task Manager and open Control Panel by pressing the Windows key + R, then type in appwiz.cpl and then click OK or press Enter.

Step 8: Look for an unknown and shady program that could be related to Magniber (.ndpyhss) ransomware and then uninstall it/them.

Step 9: Close Control Panel and tap Win + E keys to open File Explorer.
Step 10: Navigate to the following locations and look for the malicious components created by Magniber (.ndpyhss) ransomware and then delete them all.

  • %TEMP%
  • %APPDATA%
  • %Userprofile%\Robin
  • %Userprofile%\Cerber
  • %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
  • %USERPROFILE%\Downloads
  • %USERPROFILE%\Desktop

Step 11: Close the File Explorer.
Before you proceed to the next steps below, make sure that you are tech savvy enough to the point where you know exactly how to use and navigate your computer’s Registry. Keep in mind that any changes you make will highly impact your computer. To save you the trouble and time, you can just use [product-name] this system tool is proven to be safe and excellent enough that hackers won’t be able to hack into it. But if you can manage Windows Registry well, then, by all means, go on to the next steps.
Step 12: Tap Win + R to open Run and then type in regedit in the field and tap enter to pull up Windows Registry.

Step 13: Navigate to the listed paths below and look for the registry keys and sub-keys created by Magniber (.ndpyhss) ransomware.

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\Background
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\ScreenSaveTimeOut
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

Step 14: Delete the registry keys and sub-keys created by Magniber (.ndpyhss) ransomware.
Step 15: Close the Registry Editor and empty your Recycle Bin.
To ensure the complete removal of Magniber (.ndpyhss) ransomware you have to use a reliable program like [product-name]. How? Follow the advanced removal steps below.
Perform a full system scan using [product-code]. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Turn on your computer. If it’s already on, you have to reboot it.
  2. After that, the BIOS screen will be displayed, but if Windows pops up instead, reboot your computer and try again. Once you’re on the BIOS screen, repeat pressing F8, by doing so the Advanced Option shows up.

  1. To navigate the Advanced Option use the arrow keys and select Safe Mode with Networking then hit
  2. Windows will now load the SafeMode with Networking.
  3. Press and hold both R key and Windows key.

  1. If done correctly, the Windows Run Box will show up.
  2. Type in the URL address, [product-url] in the Run dialog box and then tap Enter or click OK.
  3. After that, it will download the program. Wait for the download to finish and then open the launcher to install the program.
  4. Once the installation process is completed, run [product-code] to perform a full system scan.

  1. After the scan is completed click the “Fix, Clean & Optimize Nowbutton.
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