Dharma-Ninja Ransomware Removal Guide

Do you know what Dharma-Ninja Ransomware is?

Dharma-Ninja Ransomware is obviously a new file-encrypting threat from the so-called Dharma/Crysis Ransomware family. Its title may suggest that it is sneakier than all the variants that came before it, but our researchers confirm that it works more or less the same. If you want to know how this malware works and what can be done if your computer gets infected with it, you should read the rest of this article. Below the main text, you should find our removal guide that explains how to erase Dharma-Ninja Ransomware manually. Have in mind that if the manual deletion process looks too complicated, you can employ a reputable antimalware tool and let it eliminate this malicious application for you. Also, if you need further help or have more questions about the malware, you could use our comments section available at the end of this page.

Same as many other threats from the Dharma/Crysis Ransomware family, Dharma-Ninja Ransomware might be spread via unreliable websites/advertisements or email. Also, our researchers say it could enter a system by exploiting vulnerabilities, such as unsecured RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) connections. Thus, what you should do if you want to keep away from this threat is to take care of weaknesses that your system might have and avoid opening data downloaded from untrustworthy websites or obtained via questionable emails. If you are not entirely sure a file you received is malware-free, we advise not to take any chance and scan it before you launch it with a reputable antimalware tool. After a scan, you should know whether it is safe to open the scanned file and if it is not, your chosen antimalware tool ought to help you remove it.Dharma-Ninja Ransomware Removal GuideDharma-Ninja Ransomware screenshot
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Furthermore, Dharma-Ninja Ransomware encrypts victims' personal files with a robust encryption algorithm just like other malicious applications based on Dharma/Crysis Ransomware. Each of them ought to receive a particular second extension that the malware generates for each infected device. For example, in our case, a file called forest.jpg could become forest.jpg.id-3F9E109B.[ninja777@cock.li].ninja. The email address and the .ninja part ought to be the same to everyone, but the ID number is supposed to be unique. Afterward, the malicious application should drop a text note called FILES ENCRYPTED.txt. It contains a short message explaining how to contact the infection’s developers. More detailed instructions ought to appear on Dharma-Ninja Ransomware’s window that should be placed on a victim’s screen.

According to the malware’s ransom note, all files can be decrypted with special decryption tools if victims a willing to pay to receive them. As you can imagine, dealing with hackers is risky, and there are no guarantees they will provide what they promise. However, it is up to you to decide if you want to risk your savings. Provided you do not wish to fund cybercriminals, we recommend erasing Dharma-Ninja Ransomware with no hesitation.

To delete Dharma-Ninja Ransomware manually, you could use the removal guide available below this article. The other way is to install a reliable antimalware tool, scan your computer with it, and click the deletion button it ought to provide after a scan.

Erase Dharma-Ninja Ransomware

  1. Restart your computer in Safe Mode with Networking.
  2. Click Windows Key+E.
  3. Navigate to the suggested paths:
  4. Identify a file launched when the system got infected, right-click the malicious file and select Delete.
  5. Find these paths:
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
  6. Locate copies of the malware’s launcher (the title could be random), right-click them and select Delete.
  7. Go to this location: %USERPROFILE%Desktop
  8. Find a file titled FILES ENCRYPTED.txt, right-click it and choose Delete.
  9. Navigate to these paths:
    %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
  10. Look for documents called Info.hta, right-click them and choose Delete.
  11. Exit File Explorer.
  12. Press Windows Key+R, type Regedit and choose OK.
  13. Navigate to this path: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  14. Look for value names that could be related to the malicious application.
  15. Right-click such value names and press Delete.
  16. Close the Registry Editor.
  17. Empty Recycle bin.
  18. Restart the computer.

In non-techie terms:

Dharma-Ninja Ransomware is after victims’ personal files as it encrypts them with a robust encryption algorithm. Such files should receive a second extension consisting of a unique ID number, email address, and the word “.ninja,” for example, .id-3F9E109B.[ninja777@cock.li].ninja. We should stress from the start that removing this extension will not decrypt files as for that, you need a unique decryption key and a decryptor. Sadly, the malicious application’s developers are the ones who may have such tools, and it seems they offer them only to those who agree to pay a ransom. Of course, there are no guarantees that the hackers will deliver needed decryption tools even if you put up with all of their demands. Therefore, we advise not to trust them blindly and think about whether you want to risk losing your money in vain. Lastly, we recommend not to leave this malware on your system for too long. It seems it might be able to auto start with windows, which might mean it could encrypt new data upon each relaunch. The removal guide available above this paragraph or a reputable antimalware tool should help you deal with Dharma-Ninja Ransomware.