Hrhr Ransomware, or as it is also known as ".email@example.com File Extension" Ransomware, is a new dangerous threat that can hit you hard if you do not have a backup of your important files. This ransomware program can show up uninvitedly and stealthily to encrypt all your personal files so that it can extort money from you for the decryption. However, you should not really count on this and hope for a decryption key for your money since it rarely happens that cyber villains care enough to send you the key or a tool. It is more likely that malware experts can come up with a free file recovery tool that might help you restore your encrypted file. But we cannot confirm that there will be one, either. In any case, it is important that you remove Hrhr Ransomware from your computer as soon as you can say "malware." Please read our full article to learn more about this serious threat and how you could prevent similar attacks from happening.
When you find such a dangerous infection on your system, it is quite possible that your previously clicked on a dangerous spam that also had an attachment. Please note that this spam may not be easy to spot right away. You may easily believe that it is important for you to open it because it can claim that it has information about an online booking gone wrong (flight ticket or hotel), an unpaid invoice, invalid credit card information, and so on. Anyone can fall for it really, you do not need to be an inexperienced computer user. The danger in this, though, is that you can easily activate this serious attack once you click to open the attached file in this spam. This is the point when you cannot delete Hrhr Ransomware without the unfortunate consequence of losing your files to encryption. Hopefully, you will be more cautious next time when you find a questionable e-mail in your spam folder or inbox. We advise you to always double-check such mails with their sender for obvious safety reasons.
But this is not the only way for you to infect your system with this or similar threats. You can, for example, click on corrupt third-party ads or sponsored links presented to you by suspicious websites (e.g., gambling, gaming, dating, video sharing, file-sharing, and porn) or by malware infections hiding on your PC. A click on the wrong content can end very badly for you if it takes you to a malicious page that runs malicious scripts (Exploit Kits) in the background. This means that you do not even need to engage with the content on such a page because by the time it loads in your outdated browser, it can drop this infection without your knowledge. If you do not want to delete Hrhr Ransomware or any other dangerous infection because of such silly mistakes, we suggest that you update all your programs regularly and stay away from suspicious websites.
Our research shows that this new ransomware could be built on a previous dangerous threat called Yyto Ransomware. After encrypting your personal files using the AES algorithm, this malware infection drops its ransom note ("help.txt") onto your system. As its alternative name suggests, this infection is supposed to add ".firstname.lastname@example.org" extension to your encrypted files. The ransom note instructs you to send an e-mail with 1 or 2 small-sized files to "email@example.com" to get a reply message with the details regarding the money transfer. You have to pay in Bitcoin but we do not know how much, as a matter of fact. The ransom fee usually ranges from 10 up to 10,000 US dollars' worth of Bitcoins. But whatever this amount is, we suggest that you remove Hrhr Ransomware from your system right away.
You can relatively easily eliminate this malicious threat from your computer if you follow our instructions below. If you do not think you can identify the malicious files, you can always download and install a powerful up-to-date malware removal program like SpyHunter to automatically do all the detection and elimination for you. Since there could be other malicious and potential threats on your computer, we advise you to take your time to hunt them down before you try to copy all your clean files from your backup, if you have any. We also recommend that you keep all your programs always updated to prevent cyber criminals from attacking you via Exploit Kits and other malicious ways that take advantage of outdated software bugs.