HFGD Virus (.hfgd File) Ransomware — Remove & Decrypt Files

If you cannot open your images, documents, or files and also see the .hfgd extension on them, your PC is definitely infected with Hfgd ransomware. It belongs to STOP/Djvu ransomware family

Hfgd ransomware ciphers personal files found on the victim’s computer with the extension “.hfgd” and after that creates the ransom note in each folder which contains encrypted files. The instructions are put on the victim’s PC in the “readme.txt” file. Its activity is pretty much similar to other samples of the same family: Kkia, Mmuz, Stax.

What is Hfgd Ransomware?

NameHfgd Virus
Ransomware family1DJVU/STOP2 ransomware
Extension.hfgd
Ransomware note_readme.txt
RansomFrom $490 to $980
Contactmanager@mailtemp.ch, helprestoremanager@airmail.cc
SymptomsThe images, videos, and other documents have the “.hfgd” extension and cannot be opened by any programs
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Hfgd is file-encrypting ransomware that prevents access to your text files, Excel tables, videos and pictures by ciphering them. It marks the encrypted files with the “.hfgd” extension. Then Hfgd ransomware adds a money ransom note (readme.txt) to each folder. In this note, you can see the instructions to pay the ransom ($490-$980 in Bitcoin) to a specified BTC wallet. The AES-256 or RSA-1028 cipher it uses to encrypt the documents is not decryptable with modern computers. Even quantum PCs that already exist will likely spend hundreds of years to get the decryption key.

How dangerous is the Hfgd ransomware?

When Hfgd ransomware appears in your system, it will scan your system for images, videos, and also important documents. It [ciphers all widespread file formats- .psd, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .pdf, .jpeg, .png, et cetera. When these documents are found, the ransomware will encrypt them and also change their extension to “.hfgd” to ensure that you understand what happened.

After the Hfgd ransomware encrypted the data on your computer, it will drop the last “readme.txt” file on the main screen. Besides the money transferring instructions, the victims also see the emails to contact the cybercriminals – helprestoremanager@airmail.cc and manager@mailtemp.ch.

Here is the ransom note that the Hfgd ransomware shows to its victims:

ATTENTION!

Don't worry, you can return all your files!
All your files like pictures, databases, documents and other important are encrypted with strongest encryption and unique key.
The only method of recovering files is to purchase decrypt tool and unique key for you.
This software will decrypt all your encrypted files.
What guarantees you have?
You can send one of your encrypted file from your PC and we decrypt it for free.
But we can decrypt only 1 file for free. File must not contain valuable information.
You can get and look video overview decrypt tool:
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Price of private key and decrypt software is $980.
Discount 50% available if you contact us first 72 hours, that's price for you is $490.
Please note that you'll never restore your data without payment.
Check your e-mail "Spam" or "Junk" folder if you don't get answer more than 6 hours.

To get this software you need write on our e-mail:
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Reserve e-mail address to contact us:
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How did the Hfgd ransomware get on my computer?

The Hfgd ransomware spreads by posting links to download hacked programs or games. They keep their eye on all hype subjects which can be used to spread ransomware. New games introductions, new popular films – Hfgd creators make whatever to get their victims on that. One of the most common strategies these crooks use is one-day sites with torrent downloading links. Nonetheless, using the contemporary news is not the only way these burglars use. Options that have already turned into classic, such as e-mail spamming, are also usual for STOP/Djvu ransomware spreading.

Malicious email spam
The example of email spamming that may lead to Hfgd ransomware injection

Avoiding this ransomware does not need a lot of initiative. Adhering to the ordinary principles of PC hygiene will noticeably minimize all risks. Keep in mind that starting all files you get on e-mail is not a good idea. Even worse case is to enable macros in Microsoft Office documents. But it is far better to avoid the malware attack at the moment when you have just opened the e-mail message. Inspecting the sender’s address can point out a lot about what you can anticipate, and when you see things like “support@amazon.com”– it is likely a legit e-mail. On the other hand, stuff that tries to resemble Amazon or FedEx shipment alert, however, uses the e-mail address of “amazonspurrot1363@gmail.com”– must make you be on the alarm. Above, you can see the example of such a message.

Outlaw sources of different digital things need some extra description. Violating copyright regulation already exposes you to the chance of being fined. However, using torrent trackers or third-party sites to download “free” programs likewise exposes you to a wide range of malware. Nobody can oversee anonymous people that launch the torrent seeding or release the hacked program version on the site with pirated program.

Hfgd virus removal instructions.

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This guide below shows how to use Trojan Killer Portable3 for Hfgd virus detection and removal:

  • STEP 1. Download and install Trojan Killer.

  • STEP 2. Click on "Finish".

  • STEP 3. Wait until necessary updates are downloaded and installed.

  • STEP 4. Select computer scan type.

  • STEP 5. The software will begin scanning your computer.

  • STEP 6. Click on "Cure PC".

Restore the files encrypted by the Hfgd ransomware

In most cases, it’s impossible to recover the files encrypted by the Hfgd ransomware because the private key needed to unlock the encrypted files is only available through cybercriminals. However, we’ve listed one option you can use to recover your files below.

Warning! Make sure you remove the ransomware from your system first, otherwise, it will repeatedly encrypt your files.

If your files were encrypted with an offline key, there is a chance you can recover them by using Emsisoft Decryptor for the STOP/Djvu decryption tool. Follow the below guide to recover your files using the Emsisoft Decryptor for STOP/Djvu.

  1. You can download Emsisoft Decryptor for STOP Djvu by clicking this link.
  2. When the decryptor has finished downloading, double-click on “decrypt_STOPDjvu.exe” to run this program on your computer.
  3. Click the “Decrypt” button to start the decryption process for Hfgd files. The screen will switch to a status view, informing you about your files’ current process and decryption status.
  4. The decryptor will inform you once the decryption process will be finished. If you require the report for your records, you can save it by clicking the “Save log” button.

If the Emsisoft Decryptor can’t decrypt your .hfgd files and you do not plan on paying the ransom, it is advised that you make an image of the encrypted drives so that you can decrypt them in the future.

Your computer should now be free of the Hfgd ransomware infection. However, suppose your current antivirus allowed this malicious program on your computer. In that case, you might want to consider purchasing the full-featured version of Trojan Killer to protect against these types of threats in the future.

HFGD Ransomware — How To Remove Virus & Decrypt Files?

Name: HFGD Virus

Description: HFGD Virus is a STOP/DJVU family of ransomware-type virus. It encrypts files, video, photos, documents. Encrypted files can be tracked by a specific hfgd extension. HFGD ransomware asks victims for a ransom fee about $490 - $980 in Bitcoin.

Offer price: 480

Currency: $

Operating System: Windows

Application Category: Virus

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I am from Ireland. My parents bought me a computer when I was 11, and several months after I have got a virus on this PC. I decided to enter the INSA Centre Val de Loire university after being graduated from the school. This French educational institution was offering a brand-new cybersecurity course. After getting the master's degree in cybersecurity, I've started working as a virus analyst in a little anti-malware vendor.