What is Neflim Ransomware

Neflim is a ransomware infection that encrypts data stored on the compromised devices. By doing so, cybercriminals have a good occasion to blackmail users into paying the so-called ransom. There are two forms of the Neflim virus known at the moment. First appends the .neflim extension, whilst another uses .f1 to rename the encrypted data. Some experts tend to classify these versions as separate ransomware infections, yet they are both parts of the common family. To illustrate how encrypted files are changed, let’s take a look at the original 1.pdf data piece. At the end of encryption, it will change either to 1.pdf.neflim or 1.pdf.f1 depending on which versions captured your data. The same encryption pattern will be applied to the rest of the files stored on your device. As soon as all of the data appears under the lock of swindlers, victims have to read instructions on recovering data inside of the NEFLIM-DECRYPT.txt or f1-HELP.txt notes.

NEFLIM-DECRYPT.txtNEFLIM-DECRYPT.txt (version 2)f1-HELP.txt

All of your files have been encrypted with military grade algorithms.
We ensure that the only way to retrieve your data is with our software.
We will make sure you retrieve your data swiftly and securely when our demands are met.
Restoration of your data requires a private key which only we possess.
A large amount of your private files have been extracted and is kept in a secure location.
If you do not contact us in seven working days of the breach we will start leaking the data.
After you contact us we will provide you proof that your files have been extracted.
To confirm that our decryption software works email to us 2 files from random computers.
You will receive further instructions after you send us the test files.
jamesgonzaleswork1972@protonmail.com
pretty_hardjob2881@mail.com
dprworkjessiaeye1955@tutanota.com

Two things have happened to your company.
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All of your files have been encrypted with military grade algorithms.
The only way to retrieve your data is with our software.
Restoration of your data requires a private key which only we possess.
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Information that we deemed valuable or sensitive was downloaded from your network to a secure location.
We can provide proof that your files have been extracted.
If you do not contact us we will start leaking the data periodically in parts.
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To confirm that our decryption software works email to us 2 files from random computers.
You will receive further instructions after you send us the test files.
We will make sure you retrieve your data swiftly and securely and that your data is not leaked when our demands are met.
If we do not come to an agreement your data will be leaked on this website.
Website: hxxp://corpleaks.net
TOR link: hxxp://hxt254aygrsziejn.onion
Contact us via email:
bobbybarnett2020@protonmail.com
friedashumes@protonmail.com
markngibson10@protonmail.com

Two things have happened to your company.
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Gigabytes of archived files that we deemed valuable or sensitive were downloaded from your network to a secure location.
When you contact us we will tell you how much data was downloaded and can provide extensive proof of the data extraction.
You can analyze the type of the data we download on our websites.
If you do not contact us we will start leaking the data periodically in parts.
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We have also encrypted files on your computers with military grade algorithms.
If you don't have extensive backups the only way to retrieve your data is with our software.
Restoration of your data with our software requires a private key which only we possess.
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To confirm that our decryption software works send 2 encrypted files from random computers to us via email.
You will receive further instructions after you send us the test files.
We will make sure you retrieve your data swiftly and securely and your data that we downloaded will be securely deleted when our demands are met.
If we do not come to an agreement your data will be leaked on this website.
TOR link: hxxp://aadt3ubydzifdyjbsprf3flwxw5t6bwhwjjdol73glinzrdnnnh5jbad.onion/pay?victim=NYQsxHxizZJooaWw

The content of these notes is slightly different in terms of interpretation, yet not in their eventual sense. Extortionists inform victims that vast amounts of data have been encrypted with military-grade algorithms. It is also said that all the encrypted data has been uploaded to their servers. Unless you contact cyber criminals within several days, your data will be gradually leaked to the public. To avert it and decrypt your data, extortionists push their victims into purchasing unique decryption software able to unlock the appended ciphers. Before doing so, however, users are asked to send max. 2 files via e-mail communication to test free decryption. After this, the team of swindlers will provide further instructions on how to acquire the decryption tools. Unfortunately, although cybercriminals are the only figures who can unlock your data, it is yet quite risky to pay the required ransom. All because swindlers are inclined to fool their victims by not sending the promised decryption tools at the end of payment. This is why the best way out in this situation is to use backup copies to recover your data. If you do not have any, then it is shame to admit that your files will remain encrypted until you obtain the decryption from malware developers. Whatever the case, it is extremely important to delete Neflim or F1 Ransomware without traces as it might start running further encryption of other networks as well. To do this, follow our removal tutorial below.

How Neflim Ransomware infected your computer

Infections like ransomware are known to abuse various distribution channels, such as e-mail spam, trojans, backdoors, keyloggers, unprotected RDP configuration, fake software updaters, pirated installers, and other dubious vectors that could carry infections. E-mail spam is a popular environment used by extortionists to deliver malware via malvertising attachments. Normally, users can see MS Office documents, PDFs, executable, or even Javascript files linked to the message. To make users open them up, cyber criminals pretend to be part of legitimate delivery companies (e.g. DHL, Dpd, FedEx, etc.). By doing so, they uplift the trust and curiosity of potential victims to click on such content. Unfortunately, as a result of personal inexperience or lack of control in some corporate systems, networks end up infected with various malware including Neflim and F1 Ransomware. To make sure it is no longer a threat in the future, we recommend you to follow our guidelines below.

  1. Download Neflim Ransomware Removal Tool
  2. Get decryption tool for .neflim or .f1 files
  3. Recover encrypted files with Stellar Data Recovery Professional
  4. Restore encrypted files with Windows Previous Versions
  5. Restore files with Shadow Explorer
  6. How to protect from threats like Neflim Ransomware

Download Removal Tool

Download Removal Tool

To remove Neflim Ransomware completely, we recommend you to use WiperSoft AntiSpyware from WiperSoft. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of Neflim Ransomware and prevents future infections by similar viruses.

Alternative Removal Tool

Download SpyHunter 5

To remove Neflim Ransomware completely, we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of Neflim Ransomware. The trial version of SpyHunter 5 offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.

Neflim Ransomware files:


NEFLIM-DECRYPT.txt
f1-HELP.txt
{randomname}.exe

Neflim Ransomware registry keys:

no information

How to decrypt and restore .neflim or .f1 files

Use automated decryptors

Download Kaspersky RakhniDecryptor

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Use following tool from Kaspersky called Rakhni Decryptor, that can decrypt .neflim and .f1 files. Download it here:

Download RakhniDecryptor

There is no purpose to pay the ransom because there is no guarantee you will receive the key, but you will put your bank credentials at risk.

Dr.Web Rescue Pack

Famous antivirus vendor Dr. Web provides free decryption service for the owners of its products: Dr.Web Security Space or Dr.Web Enterprise Security Suite. Other users can ask for help in the decryption of .neflim or .f1 files by uploading samples to Dr. Web Ransomware Decryption Service. Analyzing of files will be performed free of charge and if files are decryptable, all you need to do is purchase a 2-year license of Dr.Web Security Space worth $120 or less. Otherwise, you don’t have to pay.

If you are infected with Neflim Ransomware and removed it from your computer you can try to decrypt your files. Antivirus vendors and individuals create free decryptors for some crypto-lockers. To attempt to decrypt them manually you can do the following:

Use Stellar Data Recovery Professional to restore .neflim or .f1 files

stellar data recovery professional

  1. Download Stellar Data Recovery Professional.
  2. Click Recover Data button.
  3. Select type of files you want to restore and click Next button.
  4. Choose location where you would like to restore files from and click Scan button.
  5. Preview found files, choose ones you will restore and click Recover.
Download Stellar Data Recovery Professional

Using Windows Previous Versions option:

  1. Right-click on infected file and choose Properties.
  2. Select Previous Versions tab.
  3. Choose particular version of the file and click Copy.
  4. To restore the selected file and replace the existing one, click on the Restore button.
  5. In case there is no items in the list choose alternative method.

Using Shadow Explorer:

  1. Download Shadow Explorer program.
  2. Run it and you will see screen listing of all the drives and the dates that shadow copy was created.
  3. Select the drive and date that you want to restore from.
  4. Right-click on a folder name and select Export.
  5. In case there are no other dates in the list, choose alternative method.

If you are using Dropbox:

  1. Login to the DropBox website and go to the folder that contains encrypted files.
  2. Right-click on the encrypted file and select Previous Versions.
  3. Select the version of the file you wish to restore and click on the Restore button.

How to protect computer from viruses, like Neflim Ransomware, in future

1. Get special anti-ransomware software

Use ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware

Famous antivirus brand ZoneAlarm by Check Point released a comprehensive tool, that will help you with active anti-ransomware protection, as an additional shield to your current protection. The tool provides Zero-Day protection against ransomware and allows you to recover files. ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware is compatible with all other antiviruses, firewalls, and security software except ZoneAlarm Extreme (already shipped with ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware) or Check Point Endpoint products. The killer features of this application are: automatic file recovery, overwrite protection that instantly and automatically recovers any encrypted files, file protection that detects and blocks even unknown encryptors.

Download ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware

2. Back up your files

idrive backup

As an additional way to save your files, we recommend online backup. Local storage, such as hard drives, SSDs, flash drives, or remote network storage can be instantly infected by the virus once plugged in or connected to. Neflim Ransomware uses some techniques to exploit this. One of the best services and programs for easy automatic online backup is iDrive. It has the most profitable terms and a simple interface. You can read more about iDrive cloud backup and storage here.

3. Do not open spam e-mails and protect your mailbox

mailwasher pro

Malicious attachments to spam or phishing e-mails are the most popular method of ransomware distribution. Using spam filters and creating anti-spam rules is good practice. One of the world leaders in anti-spam protection is MailWasher Pro. It works with various desktop applications and provides a very high level of anti-spam protection.

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