What is H34rtBl33d Ransomware
H34rtBl33d Ransomware encrypts data files on servers, and then demands a ransom 0.1337 in Bitcoins for a decryption. The name H34rtBl33d is hidden words Heart Bleed. Documents, videos, databases are at risk. Every encrypted file has .d3g1d5 extension and after encryption you can not to open or edit files. Besides, virus creates notes with a following message:
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A virus spreads mostly in English-speaking countries, but it can also spreads in other countries. The main purpose of these actions is to get ransom in #BTC from victims. Fraudsters offer to send test file for encryption to several emails (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com). We urge you not to pay them as it’s fraught with money loss without any results. Use our article to remove H34rtBl33d Ransomware from Windows 10, 8, 7 and decrypt .d3g1d5 files.
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How H34rtBl33d Ransomware infected your PC
At this moment, we know that several e-mails are used to distribute files with malicious macroses. E-mails are distributed all over the world. You can also get this ransomware on file-sharing networks, including torrent files. Ransom is asked to be paid in BitCoins, that also makes the task difficult for the police, as the user in this network is often anonymous. Encryption starts in the background. Way to protect your computer from such threats is to use antiviruses with crypto-protection like HitmanPro.Alert with CryptoGuard.using email, spam and malicious attachments, fraudulent downloads, exploits, web injects, fake updates and repacked infected installers.
First of all, don’t panic. Follow these easy steps below.
1. Start your computer in Safe Mode with networking. To do that, restart your computer before your system starts hit F8 several times. This will stop system from loading and will show Advanced boot options screen. Choose Safe mode with networking option from the options list using up and down arrows on your keyboard and hit Enter.
2. Log in to the system infected with the H34rtBl33d Ransomware virus. Launch your Internet browser and download a reliable anti-malware program and start a full system scan. Once the scan is complete, review scan results and remove all entries detected.
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Step 2: Remove following files and folders of H34rtBl33d Ransomware:
Remove following registry entries:
Remove following files and folders:
How to decrypt files infected by H34rtBl33d Ransomware (.d3g1d5 files)?
Use automated decryption tools
There is ransomware decryptor from Kaspersky that can decrypt .d3g1d5 files. It is free and may help you restore .d3g1d5 files encrypted by H34rtBl33d Ransomware virus. Download it here:
You can also try to use manual methods to restore .d3g1d5 files.
Decrypt .d3g1d5 files manually
Restore the system using System Restore
Although latest versions of H34rtBl33d Ransomware remove system restore files, this method may help you partially restore your files. Give it a try and use standard System Restore to revive your data.
- Initiate the search for ‘system restore‘
- Click on the result
- Choose the date before the infection appearance
- Follow the on-screen instructions
Roll the files back to the previous version
Previous versions can be copies of files and folders created by Windows Backup (if it is active) or copies of files and folders created by System Restore. You can use this feature to restore files and folders that you accidentally modified or deleted, or that were damaged (in our case – H34rtBl33d Ransomware). This feature is available in Windows 7 and later versions.
- Right-click the file and choose Properties
- Open the Previous Version tab
- Select the latest version and click Copy
- Click Restore
Restore .d3g1d5 files using shadow copies
- Download and run Shadow Explorer.
- Select the drive and folder where your files are located and date that you want to restore them from.
- Right-click on folder you want to restore and select Export.
- Once the scanning process is done, click Recover to restore your files.
Protect your computer from ransomware
Most modern antiviruses can protect your PC from ransomware and crypto-trojans, but thousands of people still get infected. There are several programs that use different approach t protect from ransomware and lockers. One of the best is HitmanPro.Alert with CryptoGuard. You may already know HitmanPro as famous cloud-based anti-malware scanner. Check out ultimate active protection software from SurfRight.
Information provided by: Tim Kas