Heropoint Ransomware

Heropoint Ransomware Description

The Heropoint Ransomware is an encryption ransomware Trojan. These threats are quite common and can be devastating. Ransomware Trojans like the Heropoint Ransomware will encrypt the victim's files using a strong encryption algorithm and then request the payment of a ransom in exchange for the decryption key, necessary to restore the affected files. In most cases, the encryption method is strong and cannot be cracked without the decryption key, essentially allowing the extortionists to hold the victim's files hostage.

How the Heropoint Ransomware may be Delivered to Victims

The Heropoint Ransomware was first reported on January 2, 2018. The Heropoint Ransomware seems to not be in a finished condition and is still early in development. Like most ransomware Trojans active currently, it is likely that the Heropoint Ransomware may reach its victims by using spam email attachments. One of the most favored methods for delivering ransomware like the Heropoint Ransomware is to attach a DOCX file to a spam email message. These spam emails will use social engineering techniques to convince the victim to download and execute the file attachments that may disguise themselves as messages from Amazon, Facebook, various banks, or other legitimate sources.

The Well-Known Attack of the Heropoint Ransomware

Once the Heropoint Ransomware is downloaded and installed on the victim's computer, the Heropoint Ransomware will run on the infected computer as 'HeropointRansomware.exe.' The Heropoint Ransomware is a small program that will use the XOR encryption to make the victim's files inaccessible. Unlike other encryption ransomware Trojans, which target a wide variety of file types, the Heropoint Ransomware targets only ten different file types in its attack. The Heropoint Ransomware will encrypt the files with the following file extensions:

.TXT, .PNG, .ICO, .MP3, .EXE, .JPG, .PPTX, .XLSX, .HTLM, .MP4

The files encrypted by the Heropoint Ransomware attack will no longer be recognized by the Windows Explorer and appear as blank icons on the infected computer.

How the cybercrooks may Profit from Attacks Like the Heropoint Ransomware

The Heropoint Ransomware will generate a lock screen with a message that reads as follows:

'WHAT HAPPENED ?
Your precious files have been encrypted from my virus
How do i adjust this?
Pay 20$ in bitcoin to get password
WHAT DO NOT HAVE TO DO?
Open the task manager
Open the cmd (command prompt)
Open Regedit and sethc.....
Run pc in Safe Mode
Delete rigestries from msconfig
WHAT DOES IT HAPPEN IF I DO NOT PAY?
Well .... to files, photos, texts, word / powerpoint projects you can say goodbye ...
My email is: Heropointyt@gmail.com'

The Heropoint Ransomware ransom note does not function merely as a text message, but also as a lock screen. It prevents the victim from accessing the Task Manager, Command Line or the Registry Editor or closing the Heropoint Ransomware note. Because of this, it will be necessary to restart the affected computer using Safe Mode or another alternate start-up method to bypass the Heropoint Ransomware lock screen. Unfortunately, the currently files encrypted by the Heropoint Ransomware attack are not recoverable without the decryption key. Because of this, it will be necessary to restore the affected files from file backups.

Protecting Your Data from Threats Like the Heropoint Ransomware

The best protection against threats like the Heropoint Ransomware is to have file backups on the cloud or external memory devices. This allows victims of the Heropoint Ransomware attack to restore the affected files from a backup copy without having to engage with the cybercrooks or pay the Heropoint Ransomware ransom. Apart from this, they should use a security program to protect their computers and prevent the Heropoint Ransomware from running on their computers. The combination of a reliable security program and file backups should be effective against threats like the Heropoint Ransomware. Since the likely distribution vector for this threat involves spam email messages, measures against these misleading content also can be effective.

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Security Doesn't Let You Download SpyHunter or Access the Internet?

Solutions: Your computer may have malware hiding in memory that prevents any program, including SpyHunter, from executing on your computer. Follow to download SpyHunter and gain access to the Internet:
  • Use an alternative browser. Malware may disable your browser. If you're using IE, for example, and having problems downloading SpyHunter, you should open Firefox, Chrome or Safari browser instead.
  • Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
  • Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in "Safe Mode with Networking" and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
  • IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.
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Technical Information

File System Details

Heropoint Ransomware creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5
1 HeropointRansomware.exe 29,184 dfa8129b30f1340fd912c6492069777b

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