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.