If you can’t open your pics, documents, or data and also see the .hhew extension on them, your PC is definitely infected with Hhew ransomware. It pertains to STOP/Djvu ransomware family
Hhew ransomware encrypts personal files located on the victim’s computer with the extension “.hhew” and after that leaves the ransom note in each folder which contains encrypted files. The instructions are placed on the victim’s desktop in the “readme.txt” file. Its activity is generally similar to other representatives of the same family: Hhwq, Peet, Jjww.
What is Hhew Ransomware?
|Ransomware family1||DJVU/STOP2 ransomware|
|Ransom||From $490 to $980|
|Symptoms||The images, videos, and other documents have the “.hhew” extension and cannot be opened by any programs|
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Hhew is file-encrypting ransomware that prevents access to your text files, Excel tables, videos and photos by ciphering them. It marks the encrypted files with the “.hhew” extension. Then Hhew ransomware adds a ransom note (readme.txt) to each folder. In it, 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 computers that currently exist will likely spend thousands of years to brute force the decryption key.
How dangerous is the Hhew ransomware?
When Hhew ransomware gets in your system, it will examine your disks for images, videos, and important documents. It [ciphers all widespread file formats- .psd, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .pdf, .jpeg, .png, et cetera. When these files are located, the ransomware will encrypt them and change their extension to “.hhew” so that you understand what happened.
After the Hhew ransomware ciphered the files on your PC, it will drop the last “readme.txt” file on the main screen. Besides the money transferring instructions, the victims also see the email addresses to contact the crooks – firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Here is the ransom note that the Hhew ransomware shows to its victims:
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.
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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.
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How did the Hhew ransomware get on my computer?
The Hhew ransomware spreads by placing websites to get hacked programs or games. They try to keep their eye on all buzz themes which can be chosen to spread ransomware. New games releases, new popular movies – Hhew developers make whatever to get their money on that. Some of the most common strategies these crooks put to use is one-day sites with torrent downloading links. However, using the contemporary news is not the single manner these crooks use. Options that have already turned into standard, such as email spamming, are also typical for STOP/Djvu ransomware distribution.
Preventing this ransomware does not require a lot of effort. Following the regular principles of PC hygiene will significantly decrease all hazards. Remember that launching all documents you get on e-mail is not a great idea. Even worse scenario is to allow macros in Microsoft Office files. But it is better to avoid the malware attack at the moment when you have just opened the email message. Inspecting the sender’s address can point out a lot about what you can expect, as well as when you see the thing like “firstname.lastname@example.org”– it is likely a trustworthy e-mail. On the other hand, stuff that tries to look similar to Amazon or FedEx delivery alert, but uses the email address of “email@example.com”– must make you get on the alarm. Above, you can see the illustration of such a message.
Illegal sources of different digital things require some extra explanation. Going against copyright policy already exposes you to the possibility of being fined. However, using torrent trackers or third-party websites to download “free” programs likewise exposes you to different malware. No one can oversee unnamed individuals who start the torrent seeding or release the hacked program version on the website with pirated software.
Hhew virus removal instructions.
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This guide below shows how to use Trojan Killer Portable3 for Hhew 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 Hhew ransomware
In most cases, it’s impossible to recover the files encrypted by the Hhew 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.
- You can download Emsisoft Decryptor for STOP Djvu by clicking this link.
- When the decryptor has finished downloading, double-click on “decrypt_STOPDjvu.exe” to run this program on your computer.
- Click the “Decrypt” button to start the decryption process for Hhew files. The screen will switch to a status view, informing you about your files’ current process and decryption status.
- 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 .hhew 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 Hhew 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.
HHEW Ransomware — How To Remove Virus & Decrypt Files?
Name: HHEW Virus
Description: HHEW Virus is a STOP/DJVU family of ransomware-type virus. It encrypts files, video, photos, documents. Encrypted files can be tracked by a specific hhew extension. HHEW ransomware asks victims for a ransom fee about $490 - $980 in Bitcoin.
Offer price: 480
Operating System: Windows
Application Category: Virus
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