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Remove .Heroset Virus Ransomware (+File Recovery) Sept. 2019 Update


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

.Heroset virus is another strain from the Stop 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:

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Digital data is one of the most valuable modern “currencies” and it is essential that yours stays well protected considering how often this is the main target of the creators of malware. The Ransomware cryptoviruses are a prime example of a malware family that is solely focused on targeting the data of its victims and using it as a means of money extortion. The way all of this happens is actually rather simply – instead of harming the computer system or corrupting the files in it, a Ransomware cryptovirus uses the harmless process known as data-encryption to make its victim’s files inaccessible to anyone who doesn’t have the unique access key that can decrypt the locked files. Of course, the malware victim is required to pay for that key – if the ransom is paid, the decryption key gets sent to the user and they become able to open their files or at least that is what the hackers would have you believe. .Heroset is one of the many representatives of this malware category – it is a new piece of malware and recently there have been many reports about users that have had their system infiltrated by it and their files taken hostage.

Ransomware detection – why detecting a cryptovirus is difficult

One of the major issues we can point out regarding cryptoviruses like .Heroset.Pidon .Davda .Lanset  is that their detection and timely removal is rather unlikely – they don’t really show any obvious symptoms and even the most vigilant of users are typically not able to spot such an infection before it’s too late. What’s even worse, however, is that even if you have a strong and reliable antivirus in your computer, this may still not help with the detection of an ongoing Ransomware infection. As we said, the encryption process that is the basis of any cryptovirus’ functionality is not really a harmful one. It locks the files but doesn’t damage them in any way and it also doesn’t really affect the system in a negative way. Most antivirus programs aren’t suited to detect such processes and flag them as hazardous and that is what allows .Heroset and other similar threats to fulfil their tasks without getting intercepted. Over time, many antivirus vendors have started including specialized anti-ransomware features in their products but even such features may not work perfectly and may still fail to spot some of the more advanced and newer versions of Ransomware – ones like .Heroset, for example.

What can one do once their files have gotten encrypted?

This is a tough question to answer – an obvious solution to some may be the ransom -payment but you must remember that paying the money and getting the decryption key are not always one and the same thing. After all, who’s to guarantee that the hackers would actually keep their promises and send you the key? And who’s to guarantee that they do actually have such a key? Alternatively, you can try the guide below – it should help you remove .Heroset and there are also some suggestions related to file recovery that do not involve paying the ransom. We can’t, however, promise you that those suggestions would always work so keep that in mind.

SUMMARY:

Name .Heroset
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Due to the specific way encryption processes work, the Ransomware temporarily requires some free disk space while locking-up your data which, in theory, may help you notice its presence before its too late.
Distribution Method Spam letters from unknown senders, clickbait download prompts from illegal or questionable sites, pirated content and more.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool

Remove .Heroset Virus File Ransomware


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.
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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 .Heroset 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!


8 Comments

  • I found these suspicious ip’s in my computer

    127.0.0.1 space1.adminpressure.space
    127.0.0.1 trackpressure.website
    127.0.0.1 htagzdownload.pw
    127.0.0.1 360devtraking.website
    127.0.0.1 room1.360dev.info
    127.0.0.1 djapp.info
    127.0.0.1 sharefolder.online
    127.0.0.1 telechargini.com
    127.0.0.1 fffffk.xyz
    127.0.0.1 smarttrackk.xyz

    127.0.0.1 space1.adminpressure.space
    127.0.0.1 trackpressure.website
    127.0.0.1 htagzdownload.pw
    127.0.0.1 360devtraking.website
    127.0.0.1 room1.360dev.info
    127.0.0.1 djapp.info
    127.0.0.1 sharefolder.online
    127.0.0.1 telechargini.com

    • Those IPs are likely related to the problem that you have and you should remove them from your Hosts file and then save the changes you have made to it.

  • Hi…. my pc is attasck by heroset file i have been try search and deleting the main virus and i think i have done it… however can you show me how to decrypt my file that have been attack by the heroset virus…. please contact me in email…

    best reagrds

    IGO

    • You can find some detailed recovery suggestions in out How to Decrypt Ransomware article – however, if nothing from there works for you, there’s sadly nothing more we can do to help you recover your data.

  • oh please help me..i use the spyware 5 but i cant buy the full version..all my data well that i really cared my family pic and my daughter when she wa a baby i dont have the backup data..please help me there so many viruses in my laptop over twenty thousand it blows my mind..oh please be kind and help me..

  • My system have been infected by .heroset ransomware virus attack. is there any solution to recover the data?? is there any decryption tool for decryt the data. please help me. i will pay charges for this to anyone who can help me. my whattsapp num is +923054856710

    Waiting for your response.

    • You are advised to complete the instructions from the guide, and maybe use the suggested tool to remove the malware. Then you should visit our How to Decrypt Ransomware article to find suggestions on potential data recovery methods.

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