Ransomware

.Harma Ransomware Virus


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This page aims to help you remove .Harma Ransomware Virus for free. Our instructions also cover how any .harma file can be recovered.

.Harma Ransomware Virus removal guide for windows and mac

The .Harma Ransomware will stealthily encrypt your files with the .harma extension.

As soon as the .Harma Virus is done with the encryption you will find a RETURN FILES.txt with instructions for paying ransom for your files.

All FILES ENCRYPTED “RSA1024”
All YOUR FILES HAVE BEEN ENCRYPTED!!! IF YOU WANT TO RESTORE THEM, WRITE US TO THE E-MAIL [email protected]
IN THE LETTER WRITE YOUR ID, [REDACTED]
IF YOU ARE NOT ANSWERED, WRITE TO EMAIL: [email protected]
YOUR SECRET KEY WILL BE STORED ON A SERVER 7 DAYS, AFTER 7 DAYS IT MAY BE OVERWRITTEN BY OTHER KEYS, DON’T PULL TIME, WAITING YOUR EMAIL
FREE DECRYPTION FOR PROOF
You can send us up to 1 file for free decryption. The total size of files must be less than 1Mb (non archived), and files should not contain valuable information. (databases,backups, large excel sheets, etc.)
DECRYPTION PROCESS:
When you make sure of decryption possibility transfer the money to our bitcoin wallet. As soon as we receive the money we will send you:
1. Decryption program.
2. Detailed instruction for decryption.
3. And individual keys for decrypting your files.
!WARNING!
Do not rename encrypted files.
Do not try to decrypt your data using third party software, it may cause permanent data loss.
Decryption of your files with the help of third parties may cause increased price (they add their fee to our) or you can become a victim of a scam.

If a Ransomware cryptovirus such as .Harma.Cezor or .Lokas has sneaked inside your system and has placed its complex encryption on all of your files, you probably are desperate to remove the infection and regain access to your most valuable data. Dealing with a malware of this type, however, may not be very easy. That’s why, below, we have prepared a special removal guide with detailed instructions on how to handle the malware and how to effectively remove it without causing more damage. Don’t worry if you are not an expert in computers because there is also a professional removal tool for automatic assistance, which can help you detect and delete the harmful files in only a few clicks. Before you scroll down to the actual steps, however, let us tell you a few more words about .Harma and the Ransomware cryptoviruses in general.

A Ransomware cryptovirus attack can affect you in the following ways:

  • Loss of important information: a threat like .Harma Ransomware can block the access to your most important files by placing a complex encryption on all of them. Because the files are encrypted, the attacked user cannot open them without the application of a special decryption key. Unfortunately, that key is kept in a server which is controlled by the hackers who stay behind the infection, and they ask you to pay a certain amount of money in the form of a ransom to send it to you. The problem is that even if you pay the ransom, there is no guarantee that the criminals will give you the key and that you will have your files decrypted. This, in turn, leads to another risk of losing your money in vain.
  • Financial loss: Imagine that you don’t get the decryption key? Or that it doesn’t work properly? In this scenario, not only would your money be gone for good, but you will still be unable to recover the encrypted information.

 

This, however, doesn’t have to be the case if you don’t fall for the blackmailing scheme and do everything possible to avoid the ransom payment. That’s why we encourage you to take a series of measures as soon as you detect an attack from .Harma Virus. These measures are important to ensure that no other machine in your network or other connected devices get infected, and may increase the chances of recovery.

So, let’s take a step-by-step look at what should be done in case of a Ransomware attack:

  • Isolate the contaminated machine – it is very important that the contaminated machine is isolated immediately to avoid contaminating other machines or connected devices. To do that, unplug the connected devices and the local network cable immediately.
  • Install an antivirus or a professional removal tool and run a full scan with it. If a virus is found during the scan, remove it immediately – you can also use the manual steps from the guide below.
  • Restore your files from a backup – if you have a backup of the encrypted files, now is the time to use it and thus avoid any ransom payment. It is very important that, if your backup is on an external device, you do not connect it directly to the affected machine. At least, not before you are sure that you have removed .Harma Virus completely. For extra safety, copy the backup files to another device and then connect the backup to the machine. If you have no backup, you can try the methods we have explained in the recovery section of the removal guide.

SUMMARY:

Name .Harma
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Very few and unnoticeable ones before the ransom notification comes up.
Distribution Method From fake ads and fake system requests to spam emails and contagious web pages.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool

Remove .Harma Ransomware Virus


Step1

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

malware-start-taskbar

Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.

Step3

Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

hosts_opt (1)

If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

msconfig_opt

Go in Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

  • Please note that ransomware may even include a fake Manufacturer name to its process. Make sure you check out every process here is legitimate.

Step4

WARNING!
To remove parasite, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. Making a mistake and deleting the wrong thing may damage your system.
Avoid this by using SpyHunter - a professional Parasite removal tool.

Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware & virus scanner is free. To remove the infection, you'll need to purchase its full version. More information about SpyHunter and steps to uninstall.

Type Regedit in the windows search field and press EnterOnce inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. 

Search for the ransomware  in your registries and delete the entries. Be extremely careful –  you can damage your system if you delete entries not related to the ransomware.

Type each of the following in the Windows Search Field:

  1. %AppData%
  2. %LocalAppData%
  3. %ProgramData%
  4. %WinDir%
  5. %Temp%

Delete everything in Temp. The rest just check out for anything recently added. Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!

Step5 

How to Decrypt .Harma files

We have a comprehensive (and daily updated) guide on how to decrypt your files. Check it out here.

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!


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