How to Remove the Hydra Ransomware

Ransomware is arguably one of the most dangerous types of malware. It’s specifically designed to lock down your files and hold them hostage in exchange for some form of payment, usually in the form of cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin. A relatively new type of ransomware has been making its way around the internet — known as Hydra Ransomware — and if you’re infected with it, it’s wise to remove it as soon as possible.

Files that this ransomware locks are marked with the '.HYDRA' extension but victims of the attack are likely to notice other changes as well. For starters, the Hydra Ransomware replaces the default wallpaper with a custom image created by the hackers, and it also spawns a new window called 'HYDRA' that contains a ransom message. The attackers ask to receive $10 via Bitcoin or PayPal and provide the email jigsaw3363@gmail.com for contact.

The situation seems very bad, but there is some good news. This ransomware is based on the JigSaw project, which is likely to mean that it is decryptable for free. However, before you try to recover any of the locked files, you need to ensure the removal of the threat. Do this by running an up-to-date antivirus tool. After this, download and run the 'jigSaw Decryptor' that should be able to help you get your data back.

April 26, 2021

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