Remove National Security Bureau Virus (NSB Ransomware)

By | Posted on November 21, 2014 | Updated on April 18, 2016

National Security Bureau virus is one of many terrible creations by cyber crooks. You may discover that this tragic virus infects your PC when you see nothing but a warning message coming from National Security Bureau. Before you get panic, we want to inform you that this is just a fake alert coming from bogus authorities as well. To know more about this virus please do keep on reading.

Your computer was trying to access a restricted area and was automatically blocked.” is the usual message used by attackers. Then, it followed by some violations that accusing PC users who had been liable for illegal activities such as violating the copyright law and so on, using your computer. Don’t be surprised if you see also an amount, which you have to pay to unlock your desktop. It is more likely about 250 Canadian Dollars  fine to be paid via BitCoin in exchange of returning to you the computer access. You may now see the point why there is an existing virus like National Security Bureau. It is attacker’s ways and means in order to gain money. It was only the main point, because of money.

So now, what you have to do is to merely delete the National Security Bureau virus. Such simple thing helps you to keep your system in order, contrary to what cyber crooks wanted you to do. You have no need to do anything except to remove it right away, no need to pay any amount.


How to Remove National Security Bureau Ransomware

Ransomware files are placed deeply into the system and on various locations, thus, thorough scanning is vital to totally remove National Security Bureau virus. Aside from our suggested tool, you may also run your own security program.

Though affected files may be impossible to decrypt due to complexity of the encryption, you can still try recovery method like Shadow Explorer or Previous Version as described below.

Stage 1: Scan the Computer with ESET Rogue Application Remover (ERAR)

1. Download the free scanner called ESET Rogue Application Remover.
Download Link for ERAR (this will open a new window)

2. Choose appropriate version for your Windows System. Save the file to a convenient location, preferably on Desktop.

3. After downloading the file, Windows will prompt that download has completed. Click Run to start the program. Another option is to browse the location folder and double click on the file ERARemover_.exe.


4. On ESET Rogue Application Remover SOFTWARE LICENSE TERMS, click Accept to continue.

5. The tool will start scanning the computer. It will prompt when it finds National Security Bureau and other malicious entities. Follow the prompt to proceed with the removal.


Stage 2: Double-check for National Security Bureau’ leftover with Microsoft’s Malicious Software Removal Tool

1. Download the free scanner called Malicious Software Removal Tool.
Malicious Software Removal Tool Download Link (this will open a new window)


2. The tool automatically checks the operating system and suggest appropriate download version. Click on Download button to begin. Save the file to a convenient location, preferably on Desktop.

3. After downloading the file, Windows will prompt that download has completed. Click Run to start scanning for National Security Bureau. Another option is to browse the location folder and double click on the file to run.


4. The tool will display Welcome screen, click Next. Please note the message “This tool is not a replacement for an antivirus product.” You must understand that this program is made specifically to find and remove malware, viruses, Trojans, and other harmful elements on the computer. It was not designed to protect the computer.


5. Next, you will see Scan Type. Please choose Full Scan to ensure that all National Security Bureau entities and other harmful files left on the computer will be found and removed. For advanced computer user, you can opt for Customized Scan, if there are other drives or folders you wanted to include in this scan.


6. Full scan may take a while, please wait for Malicious Software Removal Tool to complete the tasks. However, you may cancel the scan anytime by clicking on the Cancel button.


7. After scanning, the tool will reveal all identified threats. There may be other threats that our first scan fails to detect. Please remove/delete all detected items.

8. When removal procedure is complete, you may now close Malicious Software Removal Tool. We hope that National Security Bureau have been completely deleted from the computer. Please restart Windows to proceed with the normal operation.

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