Heran Ransomware – Another high-risk member of DJVU ransomware family! This malicious ransomware attacks the main system with the motive to encrypt targeted files. To fulfil its damaging intentions, Heran gains access via multiple methods.
Once, it makes itself comfortable in your system, it initiates its damaging activities. It starts with making the infected data unreadable! Then begins the real game! The hacker asks for hefty ransom in exchange of the decryption key, which is generated for every locked file. The ultimate goal of Heran developers is to lure large amount in the form of bitcoins – most used crypto currency.
However, paying the demanded ransom is not the way out! Scroll down to get the insights of the menace caused by malicious .heran file virus and the ways to stop Heran ransomware. Let’s begin!
|Symptoms||After successful infiltration, it appends a unique extension to the filenames, which makes it unreadable. It also demands large ransom for file recovery.|
|Damage||Since the files are locked, you might lose your data permanently. In addition, it might also increase the malicious payload in your system.|
Primarily, these infections are distributed via spam e-mails. These e-mails are sent with deceptive message embedded within the malicious attachment. The source of such e-mails may seem legitimate however, sender hide malicious macros within it. Generally, they are sent using the name of some well-known shipping company. It informs you about an undelivered package or a shipment that you made.
In any case, when you access the attachment in your system, it will release the malicious macros of Heran extension. Once in your system, it will exploit in your system and increase the malicious payload.
Hence, always avoid the suspicious e-mails and delete them immediately from your inbox. The link given may redirect you to questionable websites. Once you reach certain sites, your system will be exposed to the risk of Heran ransomware.
To conclude, we can say, the major two reasons for such infiltration are – the reckless behavior of users and lack of proper knowledge.
Being a variant of the most infamous DJVU ransomware family, it has the same methodology! The malicious activity begins with encrypting the files and culminated at extorting money. In order to execute its mal intentions, it infiltrates the system and scans for targeted files. Once the files are located, it appends .heran extension to them and makes them unreadable.
Apart from it, it generates a unique decryption key to recover .Heran files. As the key is secured at the hacker’s server, it is not an easy task to get it back. And, here begins the blackmailing! Hackers say, if you fail to make the payment within the specified time, they will destroy the decryption key and your data will be lost permanently. Hence, with the fear of losing the data/files, victim users get ready to pay asked amount. They got trapped in the hacker’s tricks! Unfortunately, reality has a different face!
In addition to extorting money, the malicious Heran ransomware may alter the Windows registry entries. More specifically Shell sub-key! Eventually, it may result in malicious malware booting along with Windows start-up process.
After successfully encrypting the files, the malicious crypto virus drops a copy of ransom – demanding message in each folder. The notification of Heran attacks is dropped in a text file named – ‘_readme.txt’. It pops-up the message on your screen every time you try to access any locked file.
Furthermore, the developers ask for hefty amount of ransom in exchange of the .Heran decryption tool. Generally, it demands $980 to enable the decryption key. However, if you are a lucky victim, you can assert a discount of 50% in the ransom. To become the lucky one, you have to contact the hackers within first 72hours of .Heran file virus attack. As a result, the ransom will be reduced to $490 for you. In any case, you have to make the payment in bitcoins!
In addition, if you are unaware about the transactions of bitcoins, hackers provide you the solution. You can contact them at the given e-mail addresses, in case of any difficulty regarding the payment. In case of Heran attack, you can contact the developers on – firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com . It is not the end users!
Hackers trick you into believing that you can actually restore data after successful payment. Hence, they allow you to send any one encrypted file, which they decrypt for free. And this is how you fall in the real trap!
Instead of funding the criminals, download Heran ransomware removal tool in your system. Moreover, below are a few possible steps to decrypt .heran files without the key.
Be aware! Be cautious! Do not end up believing these devils!
5 Click on the username and enter the password (if any).
Once the system starts, ensure to use an account with administrative privilege to access Safe Mode with Command Prompt.
After the user enters admin credentials, Command prompt window is displayed wherein you are entitled to enter the below commands:
Continue to follow steps 4 & 5 of Method 2 to restore the System Files and settings.
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