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.