If you cannot open .png, .mpeg, .mrv, .mpg, .docm, .docx, .dot, .pptx, .raf, .xls, .wav, .wma, .ods, .pdf, .pem, and other files, Honor Ransomware must have affected them all, especially if you can find .honor at the end of each file you can no longer open. This malicious application is a new ransomware infection that has been created on the My little Ransomware engine available at GitHub. It is a typical ransomware infection because it locks victims’ files mercilessly after infiltrating their computers. There is a possibility that this threat is still in development or has been developed just for fun because it does not demand money from users. To be more specific, it does not drop a ransom note. Of course, it might be fixed soon, but if you encounter the same version analyzed by specialists working at 411-spyware.com, i.e. the one that does not drop the ransom note, you should know that you could not purchase the decryptor from cyber criminals behind this ransomware infection and unlock your files. You could only restore files from a backup (if you have ever backed up your files) because free decryption software has not been released yet. Of course, it might be released one day, so do not rush to delete those encrypted files if it turns out that you do not have a backup. It should be emphasized that you cannot keep the ransomware infection active on your computer in any case because it is capable of starting together with the Windows OS, meaning that it might encrypt more files with every new launch.
We cannot say that Honor Ransomware is one of those sophisticated malicious applications, but it will definitely cause you problems if it ever infiltrates your computer. As mentioned in the first paragraph of this article, it acts as a typical ransomware infection. That is, it mercilessly encrypts users’ files. Those affected files get the .honor extension appended to them all. Also, their names are changed. You will not find a ransom note on your Desktop because Honor Ransomware does not demand money from users even though it locks their files. This is quite surprising because ransomware infections are developed to obtain money from users. It is very likely that Honor Ransomware is still in development, or it has been developed for educational purposes, specialists say. In any event, you must delete this threat from your system. Once you remove it, you could go to restore your files from a backup. Of course, this will only be possible if you have a backup of your files on a USB flash drive, a portable drive, Dropbox, Cloud Storage, or another service.
Ransomware infections are sneaky threats that manage to infiltrate users’ computers unnoticed. Unfortunately, we cannot confirm that users have nothing to do with that. They are the ones who allow ransomware infections to enter their computers, but, of course, they do not know that. For example, crypto-threats often enter users’ PCs when they open malicious email attachments. These attachments often look like ordinary documents. In some cases, they even have .doc and .pdf extensions. Also, some users might download these infections from the web by mistake. Last but not least, the entrance of the ransomware infection might indicate that there is another active malicious application that has dropped the crypto-threat on the system. There is no doubt that Honor Ransomware is the one that has locked your files if you can locate secret.txt, secret.AES.txt, sendBack.txt, and data recive files. If you are a more experienced user, you can also notice a new entry in HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce.
You will delete Honor Ransomware from your system quite easily if you follow our step-by-step manual removal guide you can find below. Unfortunately, we cannot say that it will be easy to unlock those encrypted files having .honor. To tell you the truth, it might even be impossible to do that because it is unclear whether free decryption software will ever be released and, in addition, it is impossible to purchase the decryptor from cyber criminals. As you can see, ransomware infections are harmful threats that might cause many problems, so you should not keep your system unprotected. After you remove Honor Ransomware fully, you should install a security application on your computer.