Remove Horon Ransomware (Restore .horon Files)

Horon Ransomware is another newly found file encrypting malware that belongs to STOP Ransomware family. It is a nasty PC virus that get inside your system secretly and encrypt all your files. It is also commonly known as .horon file virus because it add .horon extension to end of all your files. It uses a very powerful encryption algorithm to lock your files. It is very had to access those files without decryption key. It is able to infect all versions of Windows computers very easily including Windows 10. Once inside your system it will completely cripple your system security and performance.

Horon Ransomware : Threat Analysis

 Name Horon Ransomware, .horon file virus, .horon extension virus
 Type Ransomware, Cryptovirus
 Extension .horon
 Family STOP (DJVU) Ransomware
 Ransom note _readme.txt
 Ransom Amount $490 to $980 (in Bitcoins)
 Description Horon Ransomware encrypt your files by adding .horon extension to file names and demands a ransom to give decryption key
 Symptoms You will not be able to access any files on your system. You will find Ransom note in each folder demanding money.
 Distribution  Spam Emails, Email Attachments, bundled freeware, porn or torrent sites
 Detection Tool Download Automatic Removal Tool
 Data Recovery   ParetoLogic Data Recovery Pro

What is .horon file virus

Actually it is just another Ransomware from the STOP Ransomware family. It is one among many others like .Mogera, .Redmat, .rezuc, .gerosan which has terrorized computer users recently. When this nasty malware intrude your computer, it encrypts all your files. Then after it add its own malicious .horon extension to the end of all your file names. For an instance, if you any file with the name of “image.jpg” then it will be converted to “image.jpg.horon”. This new extension to the end of all your files names means that you can’t access those files. Apart from this you will also find “_readme.txt” file into all your folders. It is a ransom note which contains all the details about the encryption. In this note, .horon extension virus also demands the ransom money to decrypt your files. Actually the main purpose of this nasty Horon Ransomware virus is to scare users and extort their money by taking their files hostage.

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Don’t worry, you can return all your files!
All your files like photos, databases, documents and other important are encrypted with strongest encryption and unique key.
The only method of recovering files is to purchase decrypt tool and unique key for you.
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You can send one of your encrypted file from your PC and we decrypt it for free.
But we can decrypt only 1 file for free. File must not contain valuable information.
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What Types of Files Horon Virus Encrypt

This nasty malware infection can encrypt a wide range of file types. In other words it can lock down almost every types of files that a person can store on his/her computer. The main motive here is to force users to pay ransom money so hackers covers all the bases to ensure that users can’t ignore them. Some of the most common file types encrypted by .horon file extension virus are :

.sql, .mp4, .7z, .rar, .m4a, .wma, .avi, .wmv, .csv, .d3dbsp, .zip, .sie, .sum, .ibank, .t13, .t12, .qdf, .gdb, .tax, .pkpass, .bc6, .bc7, .bkp, .qic, .bkf, .sidn, .sidd, .mddata, .itl, .itdb, .icxs, .hvpl, .hplg, .hkdb, .mdbackup, .syncdb, .gho, .cas, .svg, .map, .wmo, .itm, .sb, .fos, .mov, .vdf, .ztmp, .sis, .sid, .ncf, .menu, .layout, .dmp, .blob, .esm, .vcf, .vtf, .dazip, .fpk, .mlx, .kf, .iwd, .vpk, .tor, .psk, .rim, .w3x, .fsh, .ntl, .arch00, .lvl, .snx, .cfr, .ff, .vpp_pc, .lrf, .m2, .mcmeta, .vfs0, .mpqge, .kdb, .db0, .dba, .rofl, .hkx, .bar, .upk, .das, .iwi, .litemod, .asset, .forge, .ltx, .bsa, .apk, .re4, .sav, .lbf, .slm, .bik, .epk, .rgss3a, .pak, .big, wallet, .wotreplay, .xxx, .desc, .py, .m3u, .flv, .js, .css, .rb, .png, .jpeg, .txt, .p7c, .p7b, .p12, .pfx, .pem, .crt, .cer, .der, .x3f, .srw, .pef, .ptx, .r3d, .rw2, .rwl, .raw, .raf, .orf, .nrw, .mrwref, .mef, .erf, .kdc, .dcr, .cr2, .crw, .bay, .sr2, .srf, .arw, .3fr, .dng, .jpe, .jpg, .cdr, .indd, .ai, .eps, .pdf, .pdd, .psd, .dbf, .mdf, .wb2, .rtf, .wpd, .dxg, .xf, .dwg, .pst, .accdb, .mdb, .pptm, .pptx, .ppt, .xlk, .xlsb, .xlsm, .xlsx, .xls, .wps, .docm, .docx, .doc, .odb, .odc, .odm, .odp, .ods, .odt

How Does Hororn Ransom Infect My PC

You might think how this nasty Horon Ransomware infection got into your system, so here is the answer. You don’t need to blame yourself for this intrusion. Hackers behind threat are very clever and they uses a lots of tricks to spread threats like this. You might never know when and how this threat sneak pass your system security. Hackers uses spam email attachments to share this malware through all over the Internet. When you get some suspicious or spam email from any unknown sender that contains attachment, do not open it. No matter how important the title of emails, first scan the attachment after downloading before you open. Apart from this, your system could also get infected by .horon file virus when you download bundled freeware software, cracked software, shareware software etc. This nasty virus could also spread through malicious websites, porn or torrent sites, misleading ads, public wi-fi or network file sharing sites.

Also Read : Remove LooCipher Ransomware And Recover .lcphr Files

How To Remove Horon Ransomware

The first most important thing for you is to remove this nasty Ransomware infection from your computer. It is a nasty malware infection which can keep creating new problems until you remove this threat completely from your machine. It can re-encrypt your files again if anyhow you manages to recover your files. Apart from this it can also bring other threats and malware on your system without permission. If you wait much longer, it will make several harmful changes to your system settings and registry which can make it more difficult to get rid of this nasty Horon Ransomware. So you are advised to backup all your encrypted files on a cloud drive and then delete this nasty malware from your PC. It is a highly advanced and sophisticated malware infection due to which you will need to a powerful Automatic Malware Removal Tool to remove this infection. You can download this software from the below button.

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Alternative Data Recovery Option

If the shadow file explorer was not able to recover your files, then you can use professional data recovery software to recovery your files. ParetoLogic Data Recovery Pro software is a highly advanced and powerful data recovery suite. It can recover lost or permanently delete files. You should try the free version of this software to scan your PC. If the software can detect your files, then you will need to pay the recover all your files. But in this case you are not paying ransom money hackers. The Malware Removal Tool and Data Recovery are much more cheaper option than paying ransom money.

  • First you need to download the Data Recovery Pro Software.
  • After installing the software launch the program and click on Start Scan to run full scan of your PC.

Recover file encrypted by Horon Ransomware

  • When software detect all your files, then click on Recover button to get your files back.

Recover file encrypted by Horon Ransomware

Manually Remove Horon Ransomware

 Part 1 – Start PC In Safe Mode With Networking 

  • Press “Windows Key + R” buttons together on your keyboard.

  • Run box will appear, type “msconfig” and hit enter button.

  • System configuration box will appear on your screen.

  • Go to boot tab and select Safe boot then hit enter button.

 Part 2 – Kill Malicious Process From Task Manager 

  • Press “Windows Key + R” buttons together on your keyboard.

  • Run box will appear, type “taskmgr” and hit enter button to open Task manager.

  • Find malicious process related to Horon Ransomware and right click on it then click End process.

Block Horon Ransomware in Task Manager

 Part 3 – Remove Horon Ransomware From Control Panel 

First you should check the Control Panel of your computer and remove any unwanted program that you have not installed by yourself. It might be possible that Horon Ransomware virus is listed in Control Panel with any other random name to avoid its removal.

Remove Horon Ransomware From Windows Vista/7

  • Click on Start menu and select Control Panel.

  • Select Uninstall a program option under Programs menu.

  • Find and remove Horon Ransomware related programs.

Remove Horon Ransomware From Windows 7

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Remove Horon Ransomware From Windows 8/10

  • Click “Windows + R” button together to open run box.

  • Type Control Panel in the Run Box then click OK.

  • Select Uninstall a program option under Programs menu.

  • Find and remove Horon Ransomware related programs.

Remove Horon Ransomware From Windows 10

 Part 4 – Remove Horon Ransomware From Browser 

Remove From Google Chrome

  • Open Chrome browser > Click on Menu > select More Tools > Choose Extensions.
  • Find and remove malicious extension from chrome.

Remove Horon Ransomware From Chrome

Remove From Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Mozilla Firefox > Click on Menu > select Add-ons.
  • Find and remove malicious add-ons from Firefox.

Remove Horon Ransomware From Firefox

Remove From MS Edge

  • Open Edge browser > Click on More option > select settings > Choose Extensions.
  • Click on unwanted extension and hit uninstall button.

Remove Horon Ransomware From Edge

Remove From Internet Explorer

  • Open Internet Explorer > Click on Gear icon > choose Manage Add-ons.
  • Click on unwanted extension and press disable button.

Remove Horon Ransomware From Internet Explorer

 Part 5 – Remove Horon Ransomware From Registry Editor 

  • Press “Windows Key + R” buttons together on your keyboard.

  • Run box will appear, type “regedit” and hit enter button.

  • Windows Registry editor will appear on your screen.

  • Find and remove Horon Ransomware related keys.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msmpeng.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msseces.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Uninstall\”virus name”

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect” = ’0′

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “xas”

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Horon Ransomware

 Tips To Prevent Malware Like Horon Ransomware In Future 

  • You should use a powerful and reliable anti-virus program and scan your computer regularly.
  • Check Windows Firewall security and turn it on for the real time safety form malware and viruses.
  • You must avoid visiting to malicious, porn and torrent websites to stay safe online.
  • Avoid downloading any free or unknown program from any unreliable website or link.
  • Say a big No to download cracked software, themes and wallpaper, screensaver similar products.
  • Do not click on any misleading advertisement that flash on your browser when you go online.
  • Keep your Windows OS and other software up to date to avoid vulnerabilities.
  • Download updates and software patches only from official and trusted websites.
  • Always create a system restore point when you PC is running fine for security purpose.
  • Keep backup of all your important files and data to avoid any kind of data loss situation.

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