HiddenBeer Ransomware is a harmful malicious application that might enter computers without permission. This threat is one of the HiddenTear-based ransomware infections, so we know exactly how it is distributed. First, it might enter your system if you tend to open attachments from all emails you receive. Second, if you use an RDP connection but it is secured by a weak password and login combination, you might one day find HiddenBeer Ransomware installed on your computer as well. Ransomware infections try to get onto users’ computers using various illegal tactics, but it is impossible not to notice them once they enter computers. We say so because these infections lock files immediately after the successful entrance. You will find .bin, .config, .docm, .xls, .ppt, .pptx, .jpg, .png, .mkv, .avi, .7zip, .ace, .gzip, .z, .001. .mpeg, .mp3, .core, .ico, .torrent, and many other files encrypted on your system after the entrance of HiddenBeer Ransomware. This infection, just like many other ransomware infections, performs this activity seeking to help cyber criminals to extract money from ordinary computer users. This computer threat will demand money from you too, but you should not pay a cent for the decryption. If you have a backup, you could restore all encrypted files free of charge after the HiddenBeer Ransomware removal. As for the special decryptor, only cyber criminals have it, but you should not purchase it from them because you do not even know whether you will really get it.
Do not be surprised if you one day discover your files encrypted because there are many actively spread ransomware infections these days. They no doubt target those users who keep their PCs unprotected, i.e. those who do not install any automated antimalware tool on their computers. Once the ransomware infection enters the system successfully, it finds where users’ files are located and then locks them all immediately. It is impossible not to notice these files because they all get the .beer extension appended. You will also find a ransom note @FILES-HELP-<Users_Computer_name>.txt on your Desktop and a window with the same message opened on your screen. They contain some information for users. First of all, they find out that the reason they see a strange window on their Desktops and can no longer open any of their files is because they have encountered ransomware and all their files have been encrypted. The ransomware infection targets only personal files, so your Windows OS will continue working normally even if you encounter this nasty infection. If you read the ransom note, you will find out that the only way to decrypt your files is to send 100 USD in Bitcoin to cyber criminals, but whether it is really worth doing that is a different story. If we were you, we would never trust cyber criminals because they might decide not to give you the working decryptor when they receive your money. In this case, you could say goodbye to your money too. Also, no matter you pay a ransom to cyber criminals or not, the ransomware infection will not be deleted from your system. You will have to delete it yourself so that it could not encrypt more files on your computer or help similar infections to enter your system.
“What can I do to protect my PC against harmful software?,” you may ask. First of all, you should stop downloading applications from random websites, including torrent and file-sharing websites. Second, stop opening attachments emails sent to you by unknown senders hold. Third, set strong RDP credentials so that malware could not be dropped on your system via it. Last but not least, always keep your system clean because active malware might help new harmful infections to enter your system.
If HiddenBeer Ransomware has entered your system, there is no doubt that this nasty infection has already encrypted your files. Unfortunately, they will stay encrypted even if you remove this threat completely. It is no doubt easier to erase malware automatically, but if you do not want to invest in any special tool, you can delete this threat yourself. You just need to follow our manual removal guide (you can find it placed right below this paragraph). Speaking about the decryption of files, you could restore them from your backup. Sadly, a free decryptor that could unlock your personal files is unavailable.