If you are getting your computer files saved with .Horas-Bah file extension then unfortunately your computer system gets infected with deadly ransom-virus called RedAnts ransomware. Need not to worry as this article created with motive to help you remove the RedAnts ransomware infection from PC and easily restore files encrypted by the virus. Continue reading the post…
RedAnts ransomware is once recently identified ransomware reported by the security analysts. Just like other malicious program of same category cyber crooks created RedAnts with single motive to cheat money from victims through encrypting their own computer files. It is able to infect all Windows computer including the popular one and now once gets successfully activated starts performing malicious activities. It scans throughly your computer system for certain file types and once find them all using AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) encryption algorithm cause data encryption. RedAnts ransomware is able to encrypt all type of computer files including media files, documents, spreadsheets, and some other one, especially those are frequently opened. File gets affected can be easily identified as it appends .Horas-Bah file extension to them.
RedAnts ransomware is mainly distributed via spam emails carrying a malicious attachments or embedded bad URLs luring you to have a click. The email you receive seems convincing one as they may appear from some good reputation institutions alike Amazon, Bank, Ebay or some other. In addition, may comes bundled with freeware or shareware program, sharing data using infected drives are some commonly seen intrusion methods. As said, earlier it mainly spread through spam emails as malicious attachments. As soon as you opens malicious e-mail attachment, this nasty virus drops two malicious files onto the compromised computer:
The “RedAnts” file may be dropped into several other important Windows folders alike:-
%AppData% %LocalRow% %Windows% %Roaming% %Local%
The malicious executable is set to encrypt the files onto the following folders:
%Desktop% %Pictures% %Downloads% %Documents%
After so much modification, RedAnts ransomware performs multiple other harmful activities on the compromised computer. It begins modification into the file extensions of encrypted files. It mainly target the following computer files:-
Microsoft office files. Online wallet type of data. Database files. Files related to often used programs. Adobe files. Virtual image files. Images. Audio and Video files.
File affected by the RedAnts ransom-virus adds .Horas-Bah file extension into the encrypted files. Following successful encryption it leaves back information in READ_ME.txt file notifying the victims about current situation and too ask the victims to contact criminals in their e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. RedAnts ransomware follows AES encryption algorithm, also known as Rijndael. The very harmful virus also delete the shadow volume copies and make it a tough job to recover the encrypted files. Although data are important but you need not to pay cyber criminals as they may cheat you. Instead try our Free Scanner an ultimate guide to delete RedAnts ransomware from computer system.
Manual Step to Get Rid of RedAnts ransomware
If you want your PC to be safe you must need to delete RedAnts ransomware as soon as possible. Below there are given some manual step to do so:-
From Control Panel
If you are using Windows Xp/Vista and Windows 7
- Click on start button
- Go to the Control Panel
- Select Add/Remove programs
- Locate RedAnts ransomware from installed program
- Uninstall them.
If you are using Windows 8 or Windows 8.1
- Press Windows and Q key together to open charm box.
- Type “Control Panel”
- Hit enter>>Search “Install/Uninstall” Program
- Search RedAnts ransomware
- Uninstall them.
If you are using Windows 10
- Menu>>Settings>>System(double click)
- Click App & Features
- Select RedAnts ransomware related program
- Click Uninstall after button appears.
From Task Manager
- Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys to open Windows Task Manager
- Under Windows Task Manager
- Click on Processes Tab.
- Search for the suspicious process that running
- Click on End Process.
Hope you have successfully remove RedAnts ransom-virus from your browser but in case if the problem persist then you are advised to make use of effective Free Scanner to get rid of RedAnts ransomware.