How to remove HIP1 ransomware

What is HIP1 ransomware?

HIP1 is a computer virus that was made for financial gain known as ransomware. It encrypts the files on your computer so that they cannot be opened and gives these unusable files .HIP1 file extension. Because of this, you cannot simply remove HIP1 and forget about the incident. The hackers offer to decrypt the files, for a fee of course. People often have valuable files (unfinished work, memorable photos, etc.) stored on their computers, and it might very well make them pay. Doing so, obviously, is a terrible idea; the hackers do not offer any actual guarantees, the price they demand is often very steep, and paying them means encouraging more such attacks in the future. This is why they leave ransom notes filled with psychological tricks to create a sense of urgency.
HIP1’s ransom note is called “Read_Me!_.txt”. You can read the full text on the image above. The cybercriminals do not mention the price of their “decryption services”, only the website the victim needs to go to.
Despite the criminals’ claims, it is possible to remove HIP1 ransomware and restore .HIP1 files for free. The guide below will cover the details.

How to remove Oopu ransomware

What is Oopu ransomware

Oopu is a computer virus that illegally makes money for the hackers who made it. Using a special algorithm, files on your computer can be encrypted – password-locked, in very simple terms. The hackers take advantage of this by creating viruses that encrypt (lock) all files on your computer and then demand money to decrypt (unlock) them. Since you don’t know the algorithm or the password, you cannot easily do it yourself (though there are still options available).
This type of viruses is called ransomware. Oopu belongs to the STOP/Djvu ransomware family – a group of viruses that behave very similarly to each other (compare Vvwq, another virus in this family).
A ransom note, called “_readme.txt”, is placed on the desktop by the virus to communicate the hackers’ demands. You can read the full text on the image above. The virus also renames all the files that it encrypts, giving them .oopu file extension; this is how it got its name.
Either way, paying ransom is expensive and unreliable, so it’s much better to remove Oopu for free, and decrypt .oopu files yourself while you’re at it. The guide below will explain how to accomplish this.

How to remove IceFire ransomware

IceFire ransom note:

********************Your network has been infected!!!********************
IMPORTANT : DO NOT DELETE THIS FILE UNTIL ALL YOUR DATA HAVE BEEN RECOVERED!!!
All your important files have been encrypted. Any attempts to restore your files with thrid -party software will be fatal for your files! 
Restore your data possible only buying private key from us. We have also downloaded a lot of private data from your network. If you 
do not contact us in a 5 days, we will post information about your breach on our public news webs.
You should get more information on our page, which is located in a Tor hidden network.
1.Download Tor browser - https://www.torproject.org/
2.Install Tor browser
3.Open link in Tor browser : kf6x3mjeqljqxjznaw65jixin7dpcunfxbbakwuitizytcpzn4iy5bad.onion
4. Follow the instructions on this page
Your account on our website
*******************************************************************************
username: [REDACTED]
password: [REDACTED]
ATTENTION:
1.Do not try to recover files yourself, this process can damage your data and recovery will become impossible.
2.Do not waste time trying to find the solution on the internet. The longer you wait, the higher will become the decryption key price.
3.Tor Browser may be blocked in your country or corporate network. Use Tor Browser over VPN.

This is the end of the ransom note. The guide below will explain how to remove IceFire ransomware.

What is IceFire ransomware

IceFire is a malicious program designed to infect computers and encrypt data on them. After this, the victim of the attack is prompted to pay a sum of money (often quite substantial) to the cybercriminal if they want to recover their valuable files. Due to this behavior, it is classified as ransomware. Unlike many ransomware programs, IceFire appears to be completely unique; it does not belong to any ransomware family. Unfortunately, this limits your options when it comes to recovering the files, but you will still be able to recover some files and remove IceFire without paying.
IceFire does a few more things beyond just encrypting the files. It gives all encrypted files the .iFire extension, to make the encrypted files easier for the victim to identify. And, of course, it leaves the ransom note (named “iFire-readme.txt”) with the instructions to follow. The image above contains full text of the note, but in short, the hackers simply tell the victims that they have to visit a Dark Web site for further instructions.
If you have been infected with IceFire, you will likely be unable to recover all of your data – unless you’ve kept backups – but you can still remove IceFire and recover some of the files without paying. Read this article to learn how to do it.

How to remove Vvwq ransomware

What is Vvwq ransomware

Vvwq is an piece of software created by hackers to illegally make money via extortion. This is done by infecting the victim’s computer and manipulating the data on it – encrypting it – to render it inaccessible. However, this encrypted data can still be accessed, if it is decrypted; the hacker, of course, isn’t going to tell you how to do that. No, they will offer you “decryption services”, for “a reasonable fee”, even though it is not actually reasonable and the whole process is, again, extortion.
Vvwq in particular is a strain of STOP/Djvu, a family of ransomware programs all very similar to each other; compare Hhuy, for example.
To communicate its demands, Vvwq places a ransom note on the desktop, named “_readme.txt”. The full text of the note is available on the image above, but the most important thing to know is that the hackers demand a whooping $980 for decrypting the files (though paying quickly will get the victim 50% discount). This, of course, is a very steep price, and there’s no guarantee that the hackers will decrypt the files at all. So this guide will explain how to remove Vvwq ransomware and decrypt .vvwq files (the extension given to files encrypted by this virus) for free.

How to remove Vvew ransomware

What is Vvew ransomware

Vvew is a ransomware program that is a part of STOP/Djvu virus family. Viruses designed to target general public are typically not hand-crafted by the hackers; instead, they write a program that generates many near-identical viruses with only small variations. Because of their similarities, they get grouped together. You can see just how similar all STOP/Djvu viruses are for yourself by comparing, for example, Jhgn ransomware to this one.
Though it is certainly an annoyance to track all the constantly emerging viruses, the lack of creativity has benefits; when one is dealing with a ransomware that is a part of STOP/Djvu family, one knows what to expect. All of them give the files they encrypt a new extension, “.vvew” in this particular case. They all create a “_readme.txt” file on the victim’s desktop to communicate their demands for ransom (see image above for Vvew’s ransom note). They all demand $980 to decrypt the files, and offer to slash the price in half if the victim pays quickly.
This is a steep price, even with the discount, and without any guarantee of restoring your files, it is not an attractive option at all. This guide offers an alternative – it will explain how to remove Vvew ransomware for free and decrypt .vvew files.

How to remove Flscrypt ransomware

What is Flscrypt ransomware

Flscrypt is a malicious program designed to infect computers and encrypt files of them, rendering them inaccessible. This is not done out of malice; the hackers behind the program have the ability to decrypt the files, and use this ability to extort money out of those who fell victim to the virus, holding the data hostage. This is why these programs are called ransomware. Flscrypt, in particular, belongs to the Phobos ransomware family; this means it is similar to other viruses that are also a part of it.
When Flscrypt infects and encrypts the victim’s files, it changes the files’ names, adding some information to the end. Most importantly, it gives the encrypted files .FLSCRYPT file extension.
It also creates two ransom notes, “info.txt” and “info.hta”. They both have the same information – the only difference is that .hta version is formatted, making it easier to read. The .txt version is shown on the image below. Because Flscrypt targets companies, no prices are given; the victims are simply expected to contact the hackers. Additionally, the hackers threaten to publish all sensitive data if they are not contacted.
If you have been targeted by Flscrypt but do not wish to pay (for example, if you’re an ordinary citizen whose computer got infected by accident), this guide will teach you how to remove Flscrypt ransomware and decrypt .FLSCRYPT files for free.

How to remove Hhuy ransomware

What is Hhuy ransomware

Hhyu is a malicious program that makes money by hacking the victims’ computers, encrypting their data, and demanding ransom to decrypt it back. This class of viruses is called ransomware, while Hhuy in particular is a part of the STOP/Djvu ransomware family. STOP/Djvu can be understood as a group of viruses that were created using the same method, that share a lot of characteristics as a result. Compare Hhuy to, say, Jhgn ransomware and you will see that they’re almost identical.
All STOP/Djvu ransomware programs create a file on the victim’s desktop to communicate hackers’ demands, and Hhuy is no exception. The image above contains the full text of the note. To summarize, the hackers demand $980 from the victim, however this price is cut in half if the victim pays within the first 72 hours after infection.
Files affected by Hhuy (typically all files except for the ransom note) are given the .hhuy file extension. This means that a file that was previously named “myphoto.jpg” would now have a name “myphoto.jpg.hhuy”. This is done because the hackers want the victim to notice that something is wrong with their files as soon as possible.
In this guide, we will explain how to remove Hhuy ransomware from your computer, and what one can do to decrypt .hhuy files without paying the hackers.

How to remove Hhwq ransomware

What is Hhwq ransomware

Hhwq is a name given to an illegal money-making program. The way it generates money is by infecting a victim’s computer and encrypting all data on it, rendering it inaccessible. As many people have important files on their computer, this can be very harmful – ranging from sad, but relatively harmless loss of years worth of pictures, to catastrophic such as losing a thesis that needs to be submitted in a week. Hackers know this loss of data can be very serious, in fact they’re banking on it. For a fee, they offer to decrypt the files – which effectively means they’re holding the data of their victims hostage and are demanding a ransom. This is why this type of viruses is called ransomware.
Hhwq is a part of STOP/Djvu ransomware family, which means it is very similar to other viruses in it (compare Jhgn).
To communicate their demands, the hackers made Hhwq leave a ransom note on the victim’s desktop. It is named “_readme.txt” – you may read the full text of the note on the image above, if you so choose. One important highlight is that hackers demand $980 in ransom, or $490 if the victim pays promptly.
Files encrypted by Hhwq are given the .hhwq file extension. For example, a file named “cat.png” would be renamed “cat.png.hhwq”. This visibly shows the victim that something is wrong with their files.
This guide will explain how to remove Hhwq ransomware, and will help you decrypt .hhwq files.

How to remove Jhgn ransomware

What is Jhgn ransomware

Jhgn is an illegal program classified as ransomware. This means that it is a virus that makes money by encrypting files on victims’ computers and demanding pay for decryption. You can learn more about ransomware in general here, while this guide will focus on Jhgn ransomware in specific – how it behaves, how to remove it, how to decrypt files that it encrypted.
The first thing important to note is that Jhgn belongs to the STOP/Djvu ransomware family. This is good news – STOP/Djvu is well-studied, which makes it more likely that you will be able to decrypt the files for free. It also means that Jhgn behaves in a very predictable manner – all STOP/Djvu strains are fairly similar (compare Zfdv, for example).
Jhgn leaves a ransom note on the victim’s desktop – a file named “_readme.txt” (the full text of the note is available on the image above). In the note, the virus asks for $980, or $490 if the victim pays within three days after infection.
When encrypting the files, Jhgn gives them the .jhgn extension. This means that a file “1.png” would be renamed “1.png.jhgn”. This is done to make sure the victim doesn’t dismiss what has happened as an error.
Below you can find a step-by-step instruction that will help you remove Jhgn ransomware and decrypt .jhgn files.

How to remove Eijy ransomware

What is Eijy ransomware

Eijy is a malicious program that encrypts all files on the victim’s computer. These types of viruses are called ransomware, because the hackers who made the virus will offer to decrypt the files – for a price. Eijy, in particular, belongs to the STOP/Djvu ransomware family. Most ransomware programs in this family are virtually indistinguishable from each other – for example, Zfdv is another virus in this family and it behaves almost identically.
The hackers communicate their ransom demands by making the virus leave a note on the victim’s desktop. As expected, the note is very similar to STOP/Djvu ransomware programs’ notes, and is called “_readme.txt”. It asks for $980 in ransom, through the price is halved during the first 72 hours after infection (a manipulative tactic to make the victims more likely to pay by creating a sense of urgency). The image above contains the full text of the note – that said, there’s not much more to it.
Eijy ransomware (and indeed most ransomware programs in general) change the extension of the files they encrypt to make sure the victim notices that something has happened. Eijy gives the files the .eijy extension – this means that a file called “1.jpg” would be renamed to “1.jpg.eijy”.
The guide below will offer you practical advice on dealing with this threat. It will explain how to remove Eijy ransomware and how to decrypt .eijy files.

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