Hermes Ransomware

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

This article describes Hermes Ransomware (a kind of Ransomware) in detail. Everything you need, such as a description and an explanation, you can find in the next few paragraphs. The official term for ransom-requiring software is exactly Ransomware. This means that it is going to ask you for money if you want your personal data back. In reality, there’s also another thing that is essential for all forms of Ransomware and that is the locking element – this software version locks up either your data, or your screen. Another thing is that there are various subtypes of Ransomware viruses – you can find that some of them encrypt files and are parts of the file-encrypting type. There are others that could block your PC or the screen of your mobile phone and fall into the screen-locking category. The most dangerous group is made up of the viruses that encode files. Below we will be describing Hermes Ransomware which is exactly a member of this, more deleterious Ransomware category – first it encrypts your files and after that it attempts to extort money from you.

Hermes Ransomware could be caught in the following ways:

If you have no clue how a hazardous program like this one travels across the web, here you can find a few possible options.

  1. Together with a Trojan horse virus: Hermes Ransomware might get distributed together with a Trojan. The aim is to ensure that the Ransomware will enter the targeted system; that’s why these two versions of malware often travel together. The virus that is responsible for letting the Ransomware inside is the Trojan. Both of the viruses could be found most often inside contagious emails – either the letter itself or any of its attachments.
  2. Being included in malvertising campaigns: Every Ransomware may contaminate a machine if you (the device’s owner) click on an infected fake online ad. The method of distribution is nasty and hazardous mostly as you can’t ever know which advertisement is dangerous until in the end something bad happens.
  3. As a drive-by download from a contaminated website: Ransomware may also be found on infected webpages, the only aim of which is to distribute viruses to careless online users.
  4. Downloadable content: Ransomware could also be hiding in torrents, shareware or pirated software, mostly on illegal websites.

Once Hermes Ransomware has become a part of your system

This virus is able to precisely determine which files exactly you use most via a complete and detailed scan of all your data storage space. After that a two-part key is used for the encryption of every single one of them. Such a double-component-key encryption is very complex and its reversing could be complicated as well. In fact, one of the key parts you may receive for free right after the completion of the encryption. The other, the Private part will be available to you upon payment of the requested ransom. You find out that the hackers believe you owe them money because Hermes Ransomware usually displays a large notification, which normally contains all the payment details, some more threats and sometimes preset deadlines.

What could you do in such a case?

If the ransom-demanding alert has already been shown, you don’t really have many options. The only thing that we can guarantee you is that your encoded files are under true risk. It does not matter what you are doing, who offers their help to you or what type of specialized software you might use, because you will risk them anyway. As we have already explained, a contamination like this is really among the most mischievous ones. And at this point there is no universal guide or tool that could completely reverse the effects of a virus like this yet.

On the other hand, you can always try to realize the instructions of our Removal Guide. They may help you delete the virus, but we are not sure that they will bring back your encrypted files. You could call an expert to deal with Hermes Ransomware, too, but it is not really easy to fight with such a piece of malware and sometimes even a professional with experience can’t do it. In spite of that, it’s always a good idea to spend your money this way than just to give it to people who are blackmailing you. There is another option and it is to purchase a piece of software from a trustworthy source against Ransomware. We hope that at least one of these options will be effective. We cannot recommend you to just pay the wanted ransom. Nonetheless, we can’t guarantee anything and you may lose either your locked-up data, or your money. This is your choice so read the article again carefully in order to make an informed decision.


Name Hermes
Type Ransomware
Detection Tool

Hermes Ransomware Removal

You are dealing with a ransomware infection that can restore itself unless you remove its core files. We are sending you to another page with a removal guide that gets regularly updated. It covers in-depth instructions on how to:
1. Locate and scan malicious processes in your task manager.
2. Identify in your Control panel any programs installed with the malware, and how to remove them. Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker that gets installed with a lot of malware.
3. How to decrypt and recover your encrypted files (if it is currently possible).
You can find the removal guide here.


About the author

Violet George

Violet is an active writer with a passion for all things cyber security. She enjoys helping victims of computer virus infections remove them and successfully deal with the aftermath of the attacks. But most importantly, Violet makes it her priority to spend time educating people on privacy issues and maintaining the safety of their computers. It is her firm belief that by spreading this information, she can empower web users to effectively protect their personal data and their devices from hackers and cybercriminals.

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