How to remove .Horros File Virus/Ransomware (Decrypt Personal Files)

10 Apr

.Horros File Virus/Ransomware is a hidden Tear data encrypting malware infection that intrudes in the targeted PC secretly and starts encrypting personal files and programs. It was discovered by search-researcher in early April, 2018 and its early inspection reveals that it uses AES-256 cipher data encryption algorithm to lock the targeted files. Like any other data-encrypting malware, the primary aim of .Horros File Virus/Ransomware is to extort money from the innocent victims. The money is asked to be paid in Bitcoin crypto-currency so that cyber-criminals identity remains hidden. According to its ransom note, the decryption key is provided in exchange of the ransom money however this is a just bogus claim.

The related payload of .Horros File Virus/Ransomware is FileEcnryptor.exe. This is developed using Visual Studio 2017. After settling down, it starts a basic scan of System hard-disk in order to search the files and programs that it can encrypt. It can encrypt wide range of files including dd, .dd, .db,  .docx, .dot,, .jpeg, .jpg, .js,..mdb, .mdb, .swf, .tif, .txt, .vcf, .wpd, .wps, .xlm, .xls, .xlsb, .xlsm, .xlsx, .xlt, .xltm, .xltx, .xml, .zip, , .dotx, .dwg, .dxf, .eps, .fla, .gif, .ico, .indd, .jar and so on. These are extensions of most used files and programs including MS Office, multimedia and so on. Very quickly it encrypts all of them and makes it totally inaccessible.

How to Recover Encrypted Files:

In order to retrieve encrypted files, it is normally asked to pay ransom money. In returns, cyber-criminals promises to provide the decryption key. However, this is never recommended by cyber-experts. In most cases, the original decryption key is not given even after the money is paid. So, it is better to use alternate tricks. First of all, you should look for back up files. If back-up is not available then you may also try using the “Volume Shadow Copies”. You may also try data recovery tool to recover the files. However, before using any of these options, it is advised to scan the work-station with a powerful anti-malware tool. It is important that all the payloads and files associated with .Horros File Virus/Ransomware are removed. Otherwise, it will continue encrypting other programs and files and the problems will continue persisting.

Remove .Horros File Virus/Ransomware using powerful Windows Scanner
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Now, if you don’t want to face all these functions later inside the PC with .Horros File Virus/Ransomware then you were highly suggested to delete .Horros File Virus/Ransomware by installing expert’s anti-malware tool inside the PC.

So, what is anti-malware tool?

Anti-malware tool (SpyHunter 4) is a powerful real time protection programs for the Windows Operating System which has been created by Enigma Software Group. It is fully capable to protect the Computer against threat like .Horros File Virus/Ransomware. However, you can also remove this threat by manual process but it is little bit complexly. Besides that, the manual process requires Computer skill. That means, you need to put some extra effort on your PC in order to remove .Horros File Virus/Ransomware. As well as, you should have ability to revert back any wrong steps which you have taken in manual process. Otherwise the PC might be goes even worst conditions. On the other hand with the anti-malware tool you don’t requires any extra Computer skill or effort. The Spy Hunter has been designed between experts and novice Users level. Thus, you can easily operate without any worries of harm your Computer. Therefore, in my opinion I would like to prefer anti-malware tool in order to uninstall .Horros File Virus/Ransomware from Computer.

Complete tutorial to delete .Horros File Virus/Ransomware using automatic removal method


  1. As you will run anti-malware tool, you will see two options located in middle of screen. Please click on **Scan Computer Now** option in order to proceed to full System scan.step-1
  2. You can also see the error result while scanning of PC.step-2
  3. If you want to scan any particular volume drive or removal pen drives then you can use this Custom Scan option.step-3
  4. Spyware Helpdesk will help you in solving the PC’s errors online (just like Customer services).step-4
  5. System Guard, this functions will helps you to keep your Computer safe from offline threat.step-5
  6. By using Network Sentry Option your browser will safe from online threat and your online activities will be protected by this anti-malware tool.step-6
  7. Al last, by enabling the Scan Scheduler function, your Computer will automatically keep scanned timely by this tool and notifies you if this tool caught any error.step-7

How to get rid of .Horros File Virus/Ransomware manually?

Eliminate .Horros File Virus/Ransomware by going through Control Panel:

  1. Click on the Start menu icon located on below left of screen (Right click for Windows 8 and 8.1 Users).control-panel-1
  1. Select Control Panel option > Programs.control-panel-2
  1. The Programs which were installed on PC were located in this list.control-panel-3
  1. Please find out .Horros File Virus/Ransomware as well as their associated files and click on it to uninstall it.control-panel-4

Remove .Horros File Virus/Ransomware entries from Windows Registry box:

  1. In order to go to the Windows registry box, please click on Win logo button+ R key together.manual1
  1. Type **regedit** in run dialog box. (If it asks your permission to open this window then click on Yes button)manual2
  1. Registry Box will suddenly open up please go through every location given below in this window in order to find out and delete .Horros File Virus/Ransomware.manual3
  • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\.Horros File Virus/Ransomware.exe
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Opera Software
    Explorer\Main\Start Page Redirect=
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\virus name
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon Shell = %AppData%\IDP.ARES.Generic.exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run Random
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Random.

Method to prevent .Horros File Virus/Ransomware and other similar threats in future

After all, the single biggest factor in preventing a threat like .Horros File Virus/Ransomware infection is lies upon you. Even you already install anti-malware and you scan your Computer timely, if you don’t be carefully towards your PC while using it. It is obviously to get infected by .Horros File Virus/Ransomware again. Therefore, you just need vigilance to avoid being affected by threat in future and n some tips and suggestion mention here will hopefully prevent your Computer from infection in coming time.

  • Keep your anti-malware updated.
  • Use strong passwords for valuable information to prevent from hacking.
  • Disable auto-run functions for downloaded files and injected drives.
  • Block auto update from network inside System.
  • Leave it out unknown recipient email attachments.
  • Avoid connecting to open source network like Wi-Fi.
  • Use hardware based firewall in order to protect your System against infections.
  • Deploy DNS protection from automatically get modified.
  • Use ad blocker extension and software in order to surf without getting any additional commercial ads and junk notifications.
  • Do not use any untrusted or unofficial domain for surfing and downloading files inside browser.

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