About this threat

Horon Ransomware will encrypt your files, as it is ransomware. Ransomware is classified as a very severe infection because file-decoding is not likely in all cases. Another reason why it’s considered to be a highly dangerous malware is that it is very easy to acquire the infection. Infection may happen through spam emails, malicious advertisements or bogus downloads. Once it finished the encoding process, a ransom note will pop up and you will be requested to pay for a decryptor. The amount of money asked depends on the ransomware, you could be demanded to pay $50 or the price may go up to a couple of thousands of dollars. It isn’t advised to pay, even if giving into the demands is cheap. It isn’t 100% guaranteed you will get your data back, even after paying, considering you can’t prevent criminals from simply taking your money. You would not be the only person to get nothing. Instead of complying with the requests, it would be better to buy backup. You’ll be presented with many backup options, all you have to do is pick the one best matching you. Delete Horon Ransomware and then restore data if you had backup prior to contaminating your machine. It’s critical to prepare for all scenarios in these kinds of situations because you’ll likely get infected again. In order to protect a computer, one must always be on the lookout for possible malware, becoming familiar with how to avoid them.


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How does ransomware spread

You generally get the data encrypting malicious program when you open an infected email, press on an infected ad or use questionable platforms as a source for downloads. Sometimes, however, more elaborate methods may be used.

Since one of the ways you can obtain an infection is through email attachments, try to recall if you have recently obtained something strange from an email. You open the email, download and open the attachment and the ransomware is now able to start encoding your data. Because those emails commonly use sensitive topics, like money, plenty of people open them without even thinking about the consequences. When you are dealing with unknown sender emails, be vary of certain signs that it could be malicious, such as mistakes in grammar, strong encouragement to open the attachment. To explain, if someone important sends you an attachment, they would would know your name and wouldn’t use general greetings, and you wouldn’t have to look for the email in spam. Expect to come across company names like Amazon or PayPal used in those emails, as a known name would make users trust the email more. Clicking on ads hosted on questionable websites and getting files from unreliable sources might also result in an infection. If you regularly engage with ads while visiting weird websites, it is no wonder you got your device contaminated. Stop downloading from unreliable sites, and stick to valid ones. Bear in mind that you should never acquire anything, whether programs or an update, from pop-up or any other kinds of advertisements. Applications commonly update without you even seeing, but if manual update was needed, you would get an alert through the application, not the browser.

What does it do?

Due to ransomware’s ability to permanently lock you out of your files, it’s categorized to be a very dangerous infection. The process of encoding your files take a very short time, so you might not even notice it. If not for other signs, the weird file extension attached to the files will make everything clear. The reason why your files might be not possible to decrypt for free is because some data encrypting malicious programs use strong encryption algorithms for the encoding process, and can be impossible to break them. When the encryption process is complete, a ransom note will be dropped, with instructions on how to proceed. Even though you will be offered to buy a decryption tool, paying for it isn’t suggested. Remember that you’re dealing with hackers, and how would you go about stopping them from just taking your money and not providing you a decryptor in return. The money you give them would also likely be funding future ransomware or other malicious software activities. When victims give into the demands, they are making ransomware a pretty successful business, which already earned $1 billion in 2016, and evidently that attracts plenty of people to it. We advise you instead buy in some kind of backup, which would store copies of your files in case something happened to the original. In case of a similar infection again, you could just remove it without worrying about likely file loss. If giving into the demands isn’t something you are going to do, proceed to erase Horon Ransomware in case it is still running. And In the future, try to avoid these types of threats by familiarizing with their spread methods.

Horon Ransomware removal

We warn you that anti-malware utility will be needed to completely eliminate the data encoding malicious software. Because you have to know exactly what you’re doing, we do not recommend proceeding to erase Horon Ransomware manually. Instead of jeopardizing your system, implement anti-malware software. There should not be any issues with the process, as those kinds of programs are designed with the intention to delete Horon Ransomware and other similar infections. However, in case you aren’t sure about how to proceed, you may use the guidelines we have provided below to help you. Sadly, those programs cannot help you decrypt your files, they will just terminate the threat. However, if the file encoding malware is decryptable, a free decryptor might be developed by malware specialists.

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Learn how to remove Horon Ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Delete Horon Ransomware via Safe Mode with Networking

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart. win7-restart Horon Ransomware Removal
  2. When it is restarting, start pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appear.
  3. Go down to Safe Mode with Networking. win7-safe-mode Horon Ransomware Removal
  4. Once your computer loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete Horon Ransomware.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Click the power button from the Start menu, hold the key Shift and press Restart. win10-restart Horon Ransomware Removal
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Startup settings. win-10-startup Horon Ransomware Removal
  3. Go down to Enable Safe Mode and press Restart. win10-safe-mode Horon Ransomware Removal
  4. Once your browser loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete Horon Ransomware.

Step 2. Delete Horon Ransomware via System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart win7-restart Horon Ransomware Removal.
  2. When it is restarting, start pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appear.
  3. Go down to Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win7-safe-mode Horon Ransomware Removal
  4. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  5. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win7-command-prompt Horon Ransomware Removal
  6. In the System Restore window that appears, click Next, select restore point, and press Next again.
  7. Press Yes.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Click the power button from the Start menu, hold the key Shift and press Restart. win10-restart Horon Ransomware Removal
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Command Prompt. win-10-startup Horon Ransomware Removal
  3. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  4. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win10-command-prompt Horon Ransomware Removal
  5. In the System Restore window that appears, click Next, select restore point, and press Next again.
  6. Press Yes.

Step 3. Recover your data

If ransomware has encrypted your files, it may be possible to recover them using one of the below mentioned methods. However, they will not always work, and the best way to ensure you do not lose your files is to have backup.

a) Method 1. Recover files via Data Recovery Pro

  1. Download Data Recovery Pro.
  2. Once it's installed, launch it and start a scan. data-recovery-pro Horon Ransomware Removal
  3. If the program is able to recover the files, you should be able to get them back. data-recovery-pro-scan Horon Ransomware Removal

b) Method 2. Recover files via Windows Previous Versions

If System Restore was enabled before you lost access to your files, you should be able to recover them via Windows Previous Versions.
  1. Find and right-click on the file you want to recover.
  2. Press Properties and then Previous Versions. win-previous-version Horon Ransomware Removal
  3. Select the version and press Restore.

c) Method 3. Recover files via Shadow Explorer

If the ransomware did not delete Shadow Copies of your files, you should be able to recover them via Shadow Explorer.
  1. Download Shadow Explorer from shadowexplorer.com.
  2. After you install it, open it.
  3. Select the disk with the encrypted files, choose a date.
  4. If folders that you want to recover appear, press Export. shadowexplorer Horon Ransomware Removal