About this infection

Himynameisransom ransomware file-encoding malware, often known as ransomware, will encrypt your files. Depending on what type of ransomware it is, you may not be able to access your files again. Another reason why it’s thought to be a highly damaging malicious software is that it’s pretty easy to acquire the infection. Ransomware creators target careless users, as infection often occurs when users open malicious email attachments, press on dangerous adverts and fall for fake ‘downloads’. When the encryption has been carried out, victims are asked for a ransom, which is supposed to lead to data decryption. $50 or $1000 may be requested of you, depending on which file encoding malicious software you have. Whether you are requested for a lot of money, or a insignificant sum, complying with the demands isn’t recommended. Don’t trust cyber crooks to keep their word and restore your data, since they might simply take your money. It wouldn’t be surprising if you were left with encrypted data, and there would be many more like you. Backup is a better investment, since you wouldn’t be risking losing your files if this were to happen again. We are sure you will find a good option as there are many to pick from. And if by accident you do have backup, simply uninstall Himynameisransom ransomware and then proceed to data recovery. You’ll happen upon malware like this everywhere, and you will likely get contaminated again, so the least you could do is be prepared for it. If you want to remain safe, you need to familiarize yourself with likely contaminations and how to safeguard yourself.


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How does file encoding malware spread

Even though there are exceptions, a lot of file encoding malware use primitive spread ways, which are spam email, malicious adverts and fake downloads. Methods that need more skill can be used as well, however.

It is possible you downloaded an infected email attachment, which would prompt the file encrypting malware to start. You open the email, download and open the attachment and the file encrypting malware is now able to begin encoding your data. Because those emails commonly use sensitive topics, like money, many users open them without even considering what could occur. You can expect the ransomware email to contain a general greeting (Dear Customer/Member/User etc), grammatical mistakes, strong encouragement to open the attachment, and the use of an established firm name. Your name would definitely be used in the greeting if it was a legitimate company whose email you should open. It would not be shocking to see names such as Amazon or PayPal used, because when people notice a familiar name, they let down their guard. You could have also picked up the threat via malicious adverts or bogus downloads. Compromised sites might host malicious adverts so avoid interacting with them. And attempt to stick to legitimate download sources as much as possible, because otherwise you may be putting your system in danger. One thing to take into account is to never acquire anything, whether programs or an update, from strange sources, such as advertisements. Applications generally update without you even knowing, but if manual update was needed, you would be notified via the program, not the browser.

What happened to your files?

One of the reasons why data encoding malicious program are categorized as a dangerous-level infection is because it could make decryption not possible. Once it is inside, it will take a short while to find the files it wants and encode them. If not for other signs, the weird file extension added to the files should make everything clear. Strong encryption algorithms will be used to make your data inaccessible, which makes decrypting files for free likely impossible. When encoding is complete, a ransom note will appear, which is supposed to explain to you what you ought to do next. The note will declare that you need to buy a decryption key to recover files, but giving into the requests is not the most reasonable decision. Do not forget who you are dealing with, what’s stopping cyber crooks from simply taking your money. The money you provide them would also possibly be financing future ransomware or other malicious software activities. The easy money is regularly luring cyber criminals to the business, which reportedly made $1 billion in 2016. Investing into backup instead of giving into the requests would be a much better idea. And if a similar infection occurred again, you wouldn’t be risking losing your data as you could just access them from backup. Our recommendation would be to ignore the demands, and if the infection still remains on your device, erase Himynameisransom ransomware, for which you will find instructions below. And try to avoid these kinds of infections in the future.

Ways to uninstall Himynameisransom ransomware

You will need to acquire malicious program removal software to check for the presence of this malware, and its termination. If you are reading this, chances are, you aren’t the most tech-savvy person, which means you shouldn’t attempt to erase Himynameisransom ransomware manually. Instead of endangering your device, implement anti-malware software. There shouldn’t be any problems with the process, as those types of utilities are designed to eliminate Himynameisransom ransomware and other similar infections. So that you are not left on your own, we have prepared guidelines below this report to help you. Sadly, the anti-malware isn’t capable of decrypting your data, it will only erase the threat. Although in certain cases, a free decryptor may be developed by malicious software specialists, if the file encrypting malicious program may be decrypted.

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Learn how to remove Himynameisransom ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Delete Himynameisransom ransomware via Safe Mode with Networking

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

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

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

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

Step 2. Delete Himynameisransom ransomware via System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart win7-restart How to remove Himynameisransom ransomware.
  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 How to remove Himynameisransom ransomware
  4. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  5. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win7-command-prompt How to remove Himynameisransom ransomware
  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 How to remove Himynameisransom ransomware
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Command Prompt. win-10-startup How to remove Himynameisransom ransomware
  3. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  4. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win10-command-prompt How to remove Himynameisransom ransomware
  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 How to remove Himynameisransom ransomware
  3. If the program is able to recover the files, you should be able to get them back. data-recovery-pro-scan How to remove Himynameisransom ransomware

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 How to remove Himynameisransom ransomware
  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 How to remove Himynameisransom ransomware