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Horizon Ransomware

Posted: December 29, 2020

The Horizon Ransomware is a file-locker, which is being spread online with the use of fake downloads, malicious advertisements, and pirated content. The best way to protect yourself from such threats is to invest in a reputable anti-malware service, as well as to avoid visiting shady websites. Furthermore, you should consider maintaining up-to-date backups of important files as this is the best way to stay safe from the terrible consequences of ransomware attacks.

The Horizon Ransomware is a part of the VoidCrypt Ransomware family, and it is considered to be incompatible with free data decryption tools. Victims of the Horizon Ransomware are advised to ignore the demands of the perpetrators and to consider looking for an alternative data recovery solution. Remember that there is no reason to trust Horizon Ransomware's creators, and you should not consider paying the ransom fee they ask for.

When the Horizon Ransomware executes its attack, it will add a custom extension to locked files – '[price.decoding@tutanota.com].[].Horizon.' It also delivers a ransom message by spawning a new program window, which contains a message from the criminals. The ransom note is not surprising, it asks victims to pay for a decryption tool and threatens them that they will not find another decryption option.

It is never a good idea to try and pay for the services of cybercriminals, so victims of the Horizon Ransomware should run an antivirus tool to terminate the threat and then try out other data recovery software.

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