MoWare H.F.D Ransomware has been around since the end of May, 2017, but when we were testing this dangerous-looking ransomware, we realized that its main server may have been shut down as there was no encryption at all. We cannot claim that this will not change in the near future and that you may not lose all your photos, documents, databases, and more in this attack. In any case, right now you could be in the luck and be able to remove MoWare H.F.D Ransomware without any problems and losses. Our research shows that this new threat belongs to the Hidden-Tear Ransomware family, i.e., the unofficial group of malware infections based on Hidden-Tear, which is an educational open-source ransomware. There are already several threats built on this ransomware, such as Angleware Ransomware and $ucyLocker Ransomware. This new variant could be a severe hit to your computer if it worked properly as it can attack hundreds of file extensions. Thus, it is essential to have a backup copy of your most important files so that you would not lose all of them in such an attack. Do not be mislead by the temporary luck that this version may not have encrypted your files, we still recommend that you remove MoWare H.F.D Ransomware right away because you cannot know when the server goes back online and starts it vicious mission on your system.
There are two main ways for you to let this infection into your virtual world. First, the most likely way is to get infected via spam. You may receive a mail that claims that you have forgotten to settle an invoice or a fine of some sort, you gave the wrong credit card details while shopping online or booking a hotel room, and similar ones. This spam contains a malicious attachment that appears to be an image or a document, but the message itself can also contain a link redirecting you to a file storage place to download the same malicious executable. You need to be aware that once you save this file and open it, you activate this threat. Do not be mislead by the temporary luck that you can delete MoWare H.F.D Ransomware without a price, although it is not that simple either. It is essential that you do not open questionable mails and their attachment. If you are in doubt, you can always contact the sender for more information. These spam mails may or may not use existing names and e-mail addresses. So even if you use Google to find out about your sender, you may find that it is actually a real name and address pair.
It is not only in your e-mail list that you need to be more careful with clicking; anytime you go online and are exposed to third-party content, there is a chance that you may drop such an infection or a bundle. You should avoid suspicious file-sharing websites, such as torrent and freeware pages, because you may download malicious software packages that again can contain this infection among other malware threats, such as adware programs, browser hijackers, Trojan. Such websites can also contain malicious codes and unsafe third-party contents, so one click on the wrong one could have the same effect, and you could get infected with this threat and others in one go. Therefore, we recommend that you scan your system with a proper online malware scanner right after you remove MoWare H.F.D Ransomware from your system.
This ransomware is supposed to target hundreds of file extensions on your system, and mostly files that could be important to you, including your personal photos, videos, documents, archives, databases, and third-party program files. Your encrypted files should get a ".H_F_D_locked" encryption normally when this infection is active. The ransom note comes up on your screen shortly after the theoretical encryption. This infection does not drop any text or .html ransom note files onto your desktop or anywhere on your system; it uses its program window to display the note. It may be scary first to see that this infection claims to have encrypted your files but if you do not find any of your personal files with this encryption, you can be sure that this vicious program failed its mission. Of course, it asks you to pay 0.02 Bitcoins ($45) within 4 days if you want to get your decryption key, but you should not even consider paying. You are supposed to send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org after the transfer and you would, in a very ideal case that almost never happens, receive the decryption key in a reply message. But we can forget about all this as right now all you need to do is remove MoWare H.F.D Ransomware from your system.
This ransomware infection disables three of your main system processes (Registry Editor, Task Manager, and Command Prompt) so even if no encryption takes place, you would think that your computer is blocked and you could not check whether your files are really inaccessible. This is why this infection is dangerous actually because if you are an inexperienced user, you may think that your only way to recover your files is to pay these attackers. But, fortunately, here we are with the solution for you. First of all, you need to close this program window by pressing Alt+F4 or clicking on the "X" button in the top-right corner of this window. Then, you need to enable all the necessary system processes. Finally, you can delete all related files and registry entries. You can follow our guide below this article if you feel skilled enough to take matters into your own hands. However, if you are looking for an automated solution, you may consider installing a trustworthy anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter.