How to remove Nozelesn virus and restore encrypted files

If you've encountered an encrypting infection and have reasons to suppose that it is the Nozelesn ransomware – here you'll find useful info. We offer simple and tested instructions on Nozelesn uninstalling and possible ways to restore the spoiled files.

What is Nozelesn

Nozelesn is a worricow of mankind, and every user knows that if a pop-up says: “files are encrypted” – it’s time to worry. It’s a accurate reaction, by the way. Nozelesn threat is the worst threat that you can meet on the Internet because a regular man literally cannot delete it. The single situation when you can beat ransomware is when you aren't dealing with a real one, but a dummy, that blocks your screen and tries to lure your money. In any other case, if ransomware was developed and maintained in a proper way – you should just trust that malware fighters will beat it. If scammers made an error, and a malware has any vulnerabilities, that allow you to recover information – we will explain to you what to do in our guide.


Nozelesn ransomware


So, what we'd discover if we take a glance inside a ransomware? It consists of a totally legitimate cryptography system which ciphers the data on operator’s workstation, so customer cannot utilize them in any approach. The key is encrypted too, but with another algorithm. In most cases, these algorithms are AES and RSA, that are famous for their complexity and fail-safety. The mentioned methods and the tools built upon them are in free access on the Internet, so web-criminals just have to create security mechanisms, to block an admittance to a ransomware, and create the perfect control and update scheme. Some encrypting programs just function in standalone mode, and swindlers know of a new "client" only when he writes them and sends the money. Other ransomwares are highly active, and transmit files to hundreds servers, to puzzle the malware-fighters and throw them off virus’ track.

Regardless of ransomware’s kind, the AES and RSA methods are overly complicated to bruteforce them. It can take thousands of years to make all necessary calculations on a standard home PC or, possibly, 2-3 decades if you will use an industrial computer. We know only two effective ways to defeat a ransomware: to hack into it, or hack its server, to receive encryption keys. In some cases there is a switch, able to stop ransomware's activity completely or to leave unscathed the infected device. If someone finds that switch for this ransomware, or make a decryptor, we will provide you with complete info in this item.


Here you can find a few things to inspect, prior to giving up and looking for a decryptor. As we said before, swindlers make errors, and certain characteristics of the operating system can serve you to restore files.


  • If you don't use the OS via an admin account – you're very fortunate. The catch is that your OS creates copies of all files until their deletion or alteration. These backups are called SVC, and Nozelesn knows how to delete them. If you are working from the usual account – the operating system requests for a permission at the very moment Nozelesn goes to remove shadow copies. If you've seen suchlike confirmation and reversed it – your copies are secure, and could be used to recover the files.
  • A backup is the sole completely productive way to get your data back, but you should eliminate Nozelesn first. Make sure that the ransomware is uninstalled fully, because if it isn't – all information will be spoiled one more time, with the files that were stored on a flash disc.


In case you examined all these things and you have no possibility to recover lost files – you better uninstall the malware from the system and expect when a decryptor will be created.

How to remove Nozelesn

Unfortunately, you can't entirely avoid an installation of software. Nozelesn is incredibly cunning and there is a possibility to miss some parts and then regret it (for instance, when you attach an external data storage with the backups to a not-really-cleared system). It also hides pretty good, and you just won’t have a chance to uninstall it entirely with your own hands. Here's your uninstall guide which can suit all your needs. It has a few by-hand phases and an extra anti-viral program phase.

Removal instruction

If you are MAC user, follow this guide: how to decrypt files on MAC.




Step 1. Boot the system into safe mode

  • Press Start
  • Type Msconfig and press Enter

Safe mode. Step 1


  • Select Boot tab

Safe mode. Step 2



  • Select Safe boot and press Ok

More information about Safe mode: What is Safe Mode and how to boot computer in Safe Mode


Step 2. Show all hidden files and folders

  • Press Start
  • Click on Control Panel

Show hidden files. Step 1


  • Select Appearance and Personalization

Show hidden files. Step 2


  • Click on Folder Options
  • Select View tab
  • Select Show hidden files, folders and drives

Show hidden files. Step 3


  • Press Ok


Step 3. Remove virus files


Check next folders to find suspicious files:

  • %TEMP%
  • %ProgramData%


Step 4. Fix hosts file

  • Go to %SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\etc\ folder



  • Open hosts file using Notepad or other text editor
  • Delete suspicious elements
  • Basic hosts file looks like this:



Step 5. Clean registry (for experienced users)

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe and press Enter
  • Clean startup registry keys
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE(HKEY_CURRENT_USER)\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE(HKEY_CURRENT_USER)\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE(HKEY_CURRENT_USER)\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE(HKEY_CURRENT_USER)\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServicesOnce
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit

Step 6. Scan computer with antivirus

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Step 7. Disable Safe Mode and restart computer

  • Press Start
  • Type Msconfig and press Enter
  • Select Boot tab
  • Remove the check near Safe boot

How to restore files

When you removed Nozelesn, it's time for some file recovery. As you know now, if you logged in from an administrator account and you permitted Nozelesn a pass into the device – there is no method to get back your files save for the backups. If you use a common profile – you still have some chances, but you will need especial recovery program. The best ones of them are Recuva or ShadowExplorer tools. You can find these programs easily on the registered sites of their developers, with thorough guides.

  • Click Start
  • Click Control Panel

Decrypt files. Step 1


  • Click System and Security

Decrypt files. Step 2


  • Select Backup and Restore

Decrypt files. Step 3


  • Select Restore files from backup
  • Select checkpoint to restore


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