Virus Name: .Horon file virus
Categories: Ransomware, Decryption Virus
Detailed Description of .Horon file virus
.Horon file virus is a newly detected Ransomware that enters Windows OS through social networking and spam email. When you receive a Twitter or Facebook link from your friend whose computer have been infected by virus, .Horon file virus may sneak into your system silently. Besides, when you open a image and document file downloaded from spam email attachment, .Horon file virus may be activated as well. In case the ransomware is loaded, you will feel despairing because your personal files will all be encrypted by hacker.
Have you seen “What happened to your files” alert on your PC? If so, your PC is infected with .Horon file viruss. And when you see it, the first step should be removing it because it is tricky and malicious. You don’t need to bring in it purposely, but it is here with some normal behaviors, such as spam emails, porn websites, or fake links. In most of time, freeware bundle can also play an important role. So it is no need to prevent it coming because few of users can successfully do it.
All kinds of system files such as .avi, .mkv, .pdf, .xml, .doc, .png, .jpeg, .jpg, .ay, .md, .mdb and .dxg will all be encrypted with .Horon file virus. After that, the virus shows you a file recovering instruction on a wallpaper or TXT file or popup webpage, which demand you to send money in form of bitcoin to their account. The ransom fees is usually over $300 and will be required to paid within 48 hours. .Horon file virus warns that if you do not pay it within the period, and if you attempt to recover them with other methods, you will never have chance to get them back at all. It is horrible to every victim while reading such random messages, though most of people do not want to pay and do not trust the hacker, our researcher found that lots of them pay the ransom fees because those personal files were so important. But was it the right decision? Not really, many victims paid for nothing, and their files cannot be restored. You may get scammed by the hacker and you may give them a chance to steal you banking account, so we suggest all victims not buying the suspicious decryption key from hacker, it may be a big trap.
More Problems Caused by .Horon file virus
1-.Horon file virus strikingly slows down your system speed;
2-.Horon file virus adds, changes or replaces Keys and Values on your Registry, triggering various system errors;
3-.Horon file virus harasses you with annoying ads and displays page you haven’t requested;
4-.Horon file virus installs malicious programs without your permission.
Guides to Detect .Horon file virus
(First, Choose your system; Second, For Computer Expert, choose Manual Removal Guide; for other users, try Auti-malware tools; Third, restore infected files with application)
- Windows–Part One
⇒ Easy Removal Guide–No.1 Step (Easy Way for All Users)
⇒ Manual Removal Guide–No.2 Step (Only for Computer Expert)
⇒ Restore damaged files–No.3 Step
- Mac OS–Part Two
⇒ Easy Guide–No.1 Step (Easy Way for All Users)
⇒Manual Removal Guide–No.2 Step (Only for Computer Expert)
(Attentions!!! Manual removal of .HORON FILE VIRUS is only for computer experts! If you are a ordinary user, you may make severe mistakes in the manual removal process and then more system problems and risks may occur. )
Part One Guides to Detect .Horon file virus from Windows PC
(Easy way for all users)
Best Combination: SpyHunter Anti-Malware+PC Cure+
⇒Scan .Horon file virus with SpyHunter Anti-Malware
(Warning！ONLY scan is free. If these anti-malware tools detect virus on your computer, you need to purchase full-version. Here we just provide you best recommendation but we are not the maker of this app. If your computer have already installed another anti-malware software such as MalwareBytes, they may block this download due to False Positive detection. Please shut down these software or just uninstall it, then come back here and click to download again. It will work. )
Note: Only scanner is free. If it detects a virus or malware, you’ll need to purchase its full version to remove it. Here we just provide you best recommendation but we are not the maker of this app. And these tools could only help detect to see if you have .Horon file virus but not recover all the files encrypted by .Horon file virus.
2-After downloading, double-click SpyHunter-Installer and start the installation.
3-After installing SpyHunter, click on Start Scan Now to check the presence of rootkit and virus.
4-When the scan is completed, click View Scan Results to display all the threats and all the dangerous results.
⇒Keep protecting computer with WiperSoft
1-Click this link: Download WiperSoft or the button below to download WiperSoft safely：
(Warning！If your computer have already installed another anti-malware software such as MalwareBytes, they may block this download due to False Positive detection. Please shut down these software or just uninstall it, then come back here and click to download again. It will work. )
2-Start the installation, and click “Scan now” to detect files related to .Horon file virus:
3-Check if the computer is cleanup:
(WiperSoft will help fix all the registry error and system bugs. It guides the PC from the viruses infection and malware re-activated. And it can periodically maintain the system for you. It is a good choice for users who has busy schedule and little knowledge here.)
(Note: If you are not a computer expert, Manual Guide may lead to severe problems with mistake handle or unsuccessful removal. But auto guide below can help you remove it smoothly. Please direct turn No.2 Step. )
1-Remove .Horon file virus from Chrome/Firefox/IE/Edge
Google Chrome ⇓
1.1 Run browsers, click the “Menu” button→”More tools “→”Extensions”
1.2 click the “trash can icon”
Mozilla Firefox ⇓
1.1 Run browsers, click the “Menu” button→”Add-ons“→”Add-ons Manager”
1.2 click the “Disable” or “Remove”
Internet Explorer ⇓
1.1 Run browsers, click the “Setting” button→”Manage add-ons”
1.2 Choose “Toolbars and Extentions” and click the “Disable”
Microsoft Edge ⇓
- Edge browser doesn’t support “extensions” now. As a Microsoft Edge users, you can skip this step and turn to step-2 directly .
2-Delete .Horon file virus related application or software
(for all-version Windows OS)
2.1 Press “Windows + R” keys on your keyboard to open Run window;
2.2 Put in appwiz.cpl and press ENTER key to view the programs list in Control Panel;
2.3 Select all suspicious software you want to remove and click Uninstall.
3-Remove dangerous registry entries added by .Horon file virus
3.1 Press “Windows + R” keys on your keyboard to open Run window;
3.2 Put in “Regedit ” and press “Enter”;
3.3 Press “CTRL + F” keys and put in the name of virus or malware to locate and delete its malicious files.
If you cannot find out the files through this way, please manually locate these entries:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\virus name
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon “Shell” = “%AppData%\.exe”
1-Download Stellar Phoenix RAID Recovery.
(Warning！If your computer have already installed another anti-malware software such as MalwareBytes, they may block this download due to False Positive detection. Please shut down there software or just uninstall it, then come back here and click to download again. It will work. )
2-install Stellar Phoenix RAID Recovery and click “Scan” Now to find all the damaged files.
3-Select the file you want to recover and click Recover button:
(Note: Not all decrypted files could be restored with these tools.)
Part Two Guides to Remove .Horon file virus from Mac OS
(Easy way for all users)
(Combo Cleaner is the good option. It guides the PC from the viruses infection and malware re-activated. And it can periodically maintain the system for you. It is a good choice for users who has busy schedule and little knowledge here. If it detects a virus or malware, you’ll need to purchase its full version to remove it. )
1-Download Combo Cleaner or the button below to download and install Combo Cleaner safely：
2-When Combo Cleaner is installed, it will be run automatically, choose “Dashboard” tab<< click SCAN to detect files of .Horon file virus
3-choose Antivirus <<click Remove all Threats to solve the problems happened on the computer system
4-Choose “Dask Cleaner ” << choose the files you want to clean up <<Click Remove to clean deeply to free up hard drive space
5-Choose “Big Files” << choose the application and click Remove selected files to wide out the files consuming lots of disk space (free)
6-Choose “Duplicates” << click Remove selected files to file multiple copies of the same files (free):
Besides, Combo Cleaner will also help you to keep track of your Mac usually, wipe out these caches and free up more space, optimize your startup items, and so on. So it is also recommended to keep MacBooster 6 on the Mac even after you have removed malicious files related to .Horon file virus.
1-Press “Command+Option+ESC” together to open Force Quit Ap-plication Window.
2-choose Terminal and click Force Quit
3-Remove Apps related to .Horon file virus from Mac OS. (you need to identify all related apps and remove them or .Horon file virus will be installed again with this apps.)
4- Open Finder, and then find Applications Tab in the left column. Choose the malicious Apps and select “move to Trash”
5-Reset Your Safari Web browsers. Open the safari and choose the menu. Click the “Reset Safari ” +”Reset”
6- Press “Command + Shift + G” and type ” ~/Library ” to remove all malcious files from Library.
Congratulation! Your computer is clean Now.
If you want to keep your computer clean, please keep in mind that you should keep away from the spam email, illegal website, and unlicensed software, or anything of unreliable source.