Hermes666 Ransomware

What is Hermes666 Ransomware?

Your files do not stand a chance if Hermes666 Ransomware slithers into your operating system. This malicious threat is a file-encryptor, and as soon as it invades your system, it starts corrupting your personal files, including documents, videos, photos, and music files. If you have these files backed up, you do not need to worry about losing anything, but if backups do not exist, you might end up losing everything. That is because it is not possible to decrypt files manually. Even if you delete Hermes666 Ransomware successfully, the files will not get restored magically. That is because you need to change the data of the files back to normal to make them readable again, and that is impossible to do without the decryptor. At the time of research, a third-party decryptor that could restore the files did not exist, and so you need to be extremely careful about installing such software. If you have done it already, and the files remain encrypted, remove the suspicious software immediately.test

How does Hermes666 Ransomware work?

Hermes666 Ransomware belongs to the same family of malware as TROLL Ransomware, and this family is known by the name “Maoloa.” These threats are likely to employ the usual security backdoors (e.g., emails and RDP access) to slither in without the victim’s notice. Once inside, they encrypt files right away. Hermes666 Ransomware adds the “.Hermes666” extension to the corrupted files, and so identifying them should be easy. Don’t bother removing the extension because it has nothing do with the encryption. When files are encrypted, you need a decryptor, and that is exactly what the infection’s creators are offering with the message represented via the “HOW TO BACK YOUR FILES.txt” file. Copies of this file should exist next to the corrupted files, and opening it is not dangerous. The first statements in the message declare that files were encrypted and that instructions need to be followed for the decryption tool to be obtained. The gist of the message is that you need to email the attackers – their email address is – and wait for further instructions.

Once the attackers behind Hermes666 Ransomware know that you have become the victim of their malicious threat, they can demand money from you. The infection is classified as ransomware because its creators demand a ransom in return for something that the victims need, and a working decryptor is what the victims of Hermes666 Ransomware need. Does this tool exist? Will it be sent to every victim after they pay an unspecified sum of money? We cannot give you answers to these questions, and that is why you need to think very carefully if you should follow the instructions. Our research team does not recommend it due to the lack of assurance. At the end of the day, it is unlikely that you will get a decryptor if you pay the ransom, and so you should consider keeping your money to yourself. If you are determined to contact the attackers, create a new email account (one that you could remove later on), and do not mindlessly click on any links or open any attachments that the attackers might send you. If you are not careful, you could get yourself into more trouble.

How to delete Hermes666 Ransomware

You need to remove Hermes666 Ransomware launcher and its ransom note. These are the only elements of the infection that are dropped onto your operating system. That being said, because the launcher’s name could be random, and because it could be dropped anywhere, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to find and delete it yourself. This might seem like a big problem, but it is not a problem that cannot be solved. The easy fix is to install an anti-malware tool that could delete Hermes666 Ransomware automatically. Most likely, you are already looking into security software to help you protect your operating system against malicious threats in the future, and if you install it now, it will take care of threats that are already active too. As for your files, you are lucky if you have backups that could replace the corrupted files. If backups do not exist, you might have to come to terms with the loss.

Removal Guide

  1. Find the [unknown name].exe file that launched the ransomware.
  2. Right-click the malicious file and then select Delete.
  3. Delete every copy of the ransom note file called HOW TO BACK YOUR FILES.txt.
  4. To eliminate these files completely, Empty Recycle Bin.
  5. Scan your system to check for malware leftovers using a trusted malware scanner. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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