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4help Ransomware

Posted: December 29, 2020

Modern malware is much more sophisticated than the cyber threats we had to deal with a decade ago. Unfortunately, the newest types of malware are also accessible to many cybercriminals, and even hackers without a programming background may be able to create and use dangerous file-encryption Trojans like the 4help Ransomware. This file-locker is based on the family known as the Dharma Ransomware and, unfortunately, its victims cannot rely on free decryption software. Falling victim to the 4help Ransomware attack means that you will be unable to use important documents, archives, backups, media, and other files. This is because the malware has encrypted their contents.

Of course, the creators of the 4help Ransomware do not want to cause damage to your files just for fun – their plan is to extort you for money by promising to provide you with a working decryption tool, but only if you agree to pay a ransom sum. The attack of the 4help Ransomware is noticeable because of the following changes:

  • Locked files are marked with the extension '.id-.[hlper4y@tutanota.com].4help.'
  • A ransom message is delivered via the text file 'FILES ENCRYPTED.txt.'
  • Windows System Restore is disabled, and Shadow Volume Copies are purged.

The authors of the 4help Ransomware are not reliable, and you should not consider agreeing to pay the ransom sum they ask for. They may opt to scam you, especially considering the fact that they want to be paid via Bitcoin – a payment option, which would make it impossible to reverse or track the transaction.

Users who fall victim to the attack of the 4help Ransomware should ignore the offer of the attackers. Instead, they need to run an anti-malware scanner capable of terminating the threat and then experiment with restoring from a backup or other data recovery tools.

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