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Remove .Heroset Virus File Ransomware (+File Recovery) Remove .Heroset Virus File Ransomware (+File Recovery)
About .Heroset Virus File After the ransomware encrypt your files, it leaves a _readme.txt file with instructions to follow: ATTENTION! Don’t worry my friend, you can return all... Remove .Heroset Virus File Ransomware (+File Recovery)

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About .Heroset Virus File

.Heroset Removal guide

.Heroset virus is another strain from the Stop/Djvu Ransomware family. It will modify the extension of your files to .Heroset

After the ransomware encrypt your files, it leaves a _readme.txt file with instructions to follow:

ATTENTION!

Don’t worry my friend, you can return all your files!
All your files like photos, databases, documents and other important are encrypted with strongest encryption and unique key.
The only method of recovering files is to purchase decrypt tool and unique key for you.
This software will decrypt all your encrypted files.
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A Ransomware cryptovirus like .Heroset is not your everyday malware infection – this is an advanced form of malware and what may work against other less complex viruses may turn out to be utterly useless against this one. One of the key elements of the way a Ransomware infection like this one operates is the overall lack of system or data damage. This is one of the things that actually make these viruses so tricky to detect and take care of. Instead of initiating anything that may cause direct damage to your files or to your OS, a cryptoviruses like .Heroset ,.Pidon .Davda.Lanset.Poret simply locks the personal data on your hard-drives with the help of a file-encryption process – the same type of process that many users use as means of making their files more secure. The only difference here is that the key that can open the files after they’ve gotten locked-up is held by the hackers. Needless to say, to receive this key which is supposedly the only way to recover your data, you’d need to pay up – anything from a couple of hundred to a couple of thousand dollars is the price that the hackers may demand for the decryption key. And since, as we pointed out, the encryption process doesn’t actually cause any form of direct harm, most types of conventional antivirus software fail to spot the infection on time and fail to prevent it from locking up the users’ files. And the fact that Ransomware threats like .Heroset don’t really show any easily-noticeable symptoms doesn’t help either. There are some antivirus solutions out there that have specialized Ransomware-detection and prevention features but even those may not always be perfectly effective against the newer cryptoviruses (.Heroset is one such newly-released cryptovirus). And, because all of this, a Ransomware virus is definitely a piece of malware that can’t be handled easily.

After the encryption – what options do you have?

After you get your files locked and the malware presents you with a note on your screen with the ransom demand in it and instructions on how to pay the money, you really only have two options – follow through with the payment or try some alternatives that may or may not work. In fact, whatever you choose, you may still not manage to recover your files. You see, even if you pay, this doesn’t necessarily mean that the hackers behind .Heroset won’t simply refuse to give you the key (if they even have a working decryption key). However, what’s paid can’t be refunded either way meaning that you’d have lost not only your files but some of your money as well. As we said, you can also try some alternatives – we have added some potential file-recovery solutions in the second part of our .Heroset removal guide below. However, we cannot promise you that you will restore your files if you try them out. Still, the removal instructions should at least allow you to remove the infection so that any new files you make on your computer won’t get sealed which is very important and it is why we advise you to try out the guide we have prepared.

.Heroset SUMMARY:

Name.Heroset
TypeRansomware
Danger Level High (.Heroset Ransomware encrypts all types of files)
Symptoms.Heroset Ransomware is hard to detect and aside from increased use of RAM and CPU, there would barely be any other visible red flags.
Distribution Method Most of the time, Trojans get distributed through spam e-mails and social network messages, malicious ads, shady and pirated downloads, questionable torrents and other similar methods.

 

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Remove .Heroset Virus File Ransomware 

1: Preparations

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2: Task Manager

Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to enter the Task Manager. Go to the Tab labeled Processes (Details for Win 8/10). Carefully look through the list of processes that are currently active on you PC.

If any of them seems shady, consumes too much RAM/CPU or has some strange description or no description at all, right-click on it, select Open File Location and delete everything there.

Also, even if you do not delete the files, be sure to stop the process by right-clicking on it and selecting End Process.

3: IP related to .Heroset

Go to c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts. Open the hosts file with notepad.

Find where it says Localhost and take a look below that. 

hosts_opt (1)

If you see any IP addresses there (below Localhost) send them to us here, in the comments since they might be coming from the .Heroset.

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4: Disable Startup programs

Re-open the Start Menu and type msconfig.

Click on the first search result. In the next window, go to the Startup tab. If you are on Win 10,  it will send you to the Startup part of the task manager instead, as in the picture:

If you see any sketchy/shady looking entries in the list with an unknown manufacturer or a manufacturer name that looks suspicious as there could be a link between them and .Heroset , disable those programs and select OK.

5: Registry Editor

Press Windows key + R and in the resulting window type regedit.

Now, press Ctrl + F and type the name of the virus.

Delete everything that gets found. If you are not sure about whether to delete something, do not hesitate to ask us in the comments. Keep in mind that if you delete the wrong thing, you might cause all sorts of issues to your PC.

6: Deleting potentially malicious data – .Heroset

Type each of the following locations in the Windows search box and hit enter to open the locations:

%AppData%

%LocalAppData%

%ProgramData%

%WinDir%

%Temp%

Delete everything you see in Temp linked to .Heroset RansomwareAbout the other folders, sort their contents by date and delete only the most recent entries. As always, if you are not sure about something, write to us in the comment section.

7: .Heroset Decryption

The previous steps were all aimed at removing the .Heroset Ransomware from your PC. However, in order to regain access to your files, you will also need to decrypt them or restore them. For that, we have a separate article with detailed instructions on what you have to do in order to unlock your data. Here is a link to that guide.

Daniel Sadakov

Daniel Sadakov has a degree in Information Technology and specializes in web and mobile cyber security. He harbors a strong detestation for anything and everything malicious and has committed his resources and time to battling all manners of web and mobile threats. He has founded MobileSecurityZone.com, a website dedicated to covering the top tech stories and providing useful tips for the everyday user, in an effort to reach and help more people.

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