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Heropoint Ransomware

Heropoint Ransomware is an incomplete file-encryption Trojan which attempts to extort its victims for money by encrypting their data, and then promising to provide them with decryption software as soon as they send the author some money via a Bitcoin transaction. The ransom sum that Heropoint Ransomware asks for is just $20, but we still advise against paying it, since there’s no guarantee that the perpetrators of the attack will fulfill their part of the deal. The good news is that Heropoint Ransomware is far from finished. Although its authors have added an encryption routine that relies on the XOR algorithm, the threat does not function as expected, and won’t cause any damage to the files stored on the infected computer. The source code reveals that the Heropoint Ransomware is only meant to target a very short list of files, and all locked files should have a random combination of numbers appended to their name.

Thanks to the lack of a working encryption method, Heropoint Ransomware can only work as a screenlocker which also disables some system utilities such as the command prompt, task manager, and registry editor. While this is annoying, at least the damage caused is not long-lasting, and victim should be able to swiftly restore their computer’s functional state by using a reputable anti-malware application to dispose of Heropoint Ransomware’s files.

Your precious files have been encrypted from my virus
How do i adjust this?
Pay 20$ in bitcoin to get password
Open the task manager
Open the cmd (command prompt)
Open Regedit and sethc…..
Run pc in Safe Mode
Delete rigestries from msconfig
Well …. to files, photos, texts, word / powerpoint projects you can say goodbye …

The screenlocker which victims of Heropoint Ransomware see also includes a field used to enter the decryption password that the attackers are meant to provide. In addition to this, victims will also see an e-mail address which can be used to get in touch with the cybercrooks behind Heropoint Ransomware. The good news is that neither of these will be necessary, since this file locker is dysfunctional, and you won’t need the assistance of its authors in order to recover from the attack.

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Heropoint Ransomware


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