Homer Ransomware

What is Homer Ransomware?

If you happen to face Homer Ransomware, you must not panic. You must not take careless steps. And you must not take too much time deciding your next move. According to our research team at Anti-Spyware-101.com, if you delete Homer Ransomware quickly, your files will remain encrypted, but your system will become safer, and, hopefully, you will be able to take steps to restore or replace your personal files. Note that we do not claim that you will be able to restore or replace them, but that is something that might be available to some users. For example, if backup copies of files exist, replacing the corrupted files should be possible. More about that, later. Right now, continue reading to learn more about the infection and its removal. Do not forget that you can communicate with our research team via the comments section. And so if you have any questions that are left unanswered, do not hesitate to share them with us.testtest

How does Homer Ransomware work?

Homer Ransomware has hundreds of clones, Smpl Ransomware being one of the more recent ones. These clones belong to the Crysis/Dharma family, and they always work the same. That being said, because different attackers could stand behind them, they could create different distribution paths. Of course, there are some common trends. For example, ransomware – regardless of the family or variant – is most likely to be exposed to Windows users via email, downloads, and vulnerabilities. So, if you remove spam emails without opening them, if you stick to legitimate downloaders only, and if you patch vulnerabilities in time, you should be able to avoid Homer Ransomware and similar threats. Of course, even if you take care of all of these things, you want to install legitimate anti-malware software to guard you and your system. If you are unable to protect yourself against malware, and if security software does not exist to guard you, ransomware might slither in and encrypt all personal files. When Homer does that, the “.id-{unique ID}.[wecanhelpu@tuta.io].wch” extension sticks to the files’ names.

There are two versions of a ransom note that Homer Ransomware introduces. One of them is delivered via a window that pops up as soon as the encryption is complete. The second one is delivered using a text file named “FILES ENCRYPTED.txt” that you should find on the Desktop. The window ransom note, by the way, is introduced by a file named “Info.hta.” Both versions are meant to make you think that you must email homersimpson777@mail.fr or jackgreen13@protonmail.com. What would happen if you did that? The attackers would ask you to pay a ransom. And what would happen if you did that? Most likely, you would lose your money for nothing. Even if the attackers have a working decryptor, there is little chance (maybe no chance at all) that you would get it. If you cannot replace the corrupted files using backups, you might feel stuck. Hopefully, a tool named ‘Rakhni Decryptor’ can offer a solution. This is a free decryptor created for the victims of malware from the Dharma/Crysis family. If you are interested in installing, be aware of fake versions that could be introduced by schemers.

How to delete Homer Ransomware

Even if you are an experienced Windows user, deleting ransomware might be challenging. Hopefully, you are able to handle the task easily by following the manual Homer Ransomware removal instructions below. Of course, you can perform the removal completely only if you know where the launcher of the infection is. We can only point you to a few possible locations. There is also an .exe file that might be hard to identify as malware. Basically, the manual removal of Homer Ransomware is not something that we recommend to the less experienced users. If you are one of such users, or if you simply understand the need for legitimate security safeguards, we advise installing trusted anti-malware software. After fully cleaning your system from active threats, this software should also keep you protected afterward. Of course, remember that you must take care of your system’s security and files yourself too. Always watch out for suspicious emails, downloads, and unpatched vulnerabilities. Also, ALWAYS have backups of personal files stored somewhere safe.

Removal Instructions

  1. Open File Explorer by tapping Win+E keys at the same time.
  2. Enter %APPDATA% right into the quick access field at the top.
  3. Delete the file named Info.hta.
  4. Enter %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\.
  5. Delete the file named Info.hta.
  6. Delete the {random name}.exe file too.
  7. Delete the malicious .exe file that launched the infection. This file could be anywhere, but you want to check %TEMP%, %USERPROFILE%\Desktop, and %USERPROFILE%\Downloads directories first.
  8. Go to the Desktop, and Delete the file named FILES ENCRYPTED.txt.
  9. Empty Recycle Bin and then install a genuine malware scanner to help you run a full system scan. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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