HTRS Ransomware is a another famous file encryption Trojan that is used to force target users to extort huge amounts of ransom money. To fulfill its nasty goal, ransomware Trojans include the HTRS Ransomware to take the victim’s files hostage, encrypt them with a strongest encryption algorithm and then demanding the payment of a ransom in exchange for the means needed to recover the affected files. This ransomware was first introduced in May, 2017 globally.
Apart from this, the HTRS Ransomware may be propagate to victims through the use of infected with embedded links along with spam email attachments. The HTRS Ransomware is a variant of HiddenTear which is an open source ransomware Trojan firstly announced in 2015. This open source ransomware engine, released for educational purposes initially, has been responsible for spawning countless variants. Security analysts suggested computer users to take prevention measures to keep there data safe from ransomware threats like the HTRS Ransomware.
HTRS Ransomware Also Spreading Infection As NewHT Ransomware
The HTRS Ransomware also may be indicated as NewHT Ransomware because it seems that the HTRS Ransomware is part of a wave of ransomware malware that have been built by improving on the original HiddenTear framework to develop new threats. The ransomware carries out a typical ransomware attack over target PC. Once the ransomware delivered to the victim’s computer, it may be contained in a file that has macros enabled. A message from the Windows User Account Control system may appear when the affected system opens the corrupted file. The HTRS Ransomware will be circulated as an executable file named ‘htrs.exe.’ When victims agree to run this executable file, the HTRS Ransomware will be installed on the victim’s PC and carry out its attack. The attack is relatively straightforward. Some steps involved in most the HTRS Ransomware infection are as follows.
- The ransomware scans the target computer for data, searching for user generated files.
- It creates a list of files that are eligibile for its attack, specially looking for certain file extension.
- The HTRS Ransomware creates a unique encryption key, which will be used to encrypt the victims files.
- The ransomware will encrypt the compromised PC’s files and make them completely inaccessible.
- It connect to its command and control server, putting the decryption key out of reach of the victim.
- After encryption successfully, it will deliver a ransom note to the victim’s computer, which alerts the victim of the attack.
Some More Facts About HTRS Ransomware
The HTRS Ransomware deliver ransom note in the form of a text file named ‘readme.txt,’ which affected user may found in the documents directory and on there desktop also. The ransomware’s ransom note states a following message
‘Files have been encrypted!
[67 RANDOM CHARACTERS]’
The system files encrypted by the ransomware attack will add the file extension ‘.htrs‘ which notifies to know which files have been encrypted in the attack. Since the HTRS Ransomware ransom note does not having payment instructions or any way to contact the developers of the ransomware. security experts suspect that the HTRS Ransomware is in a developeing version, which is not designed to carry out a full fledged threat attack on the target system currently. It might possible that new versions of the HTRS Ransomware will be announced very soon, which will carry out a full attack on the infected computer.
Removal Method Of HTRS Ransomware From Infected PC
Get Rid Of HTRS Ransomware From Registry
Click on Start button → Then Clink on Run → And type “regedit” command in the Run box to open Windows Registry Editor. Then delete all suspicious registries entries which is secretly generated by infection in your Windows PC.
Uninstall HTRS Ransomware From Control Panel
Open Control Panel and click on Uninstall Program and select unwanted programs and HTRS Ransomware from the appearing then click on Uninstall button to get rid of uninvited application completely from PC.
Delete the HTRS Ransomware Process From Task Managers
In order to terminate running process of HTRS Ransomware from Task Manager then all you need to press CTRL+ALT+ DEL button from keyword → Click on Task Manager → Right Click on the harmful processes → Click on End Task.