.heroset Files Virus (STOP) – How to Remove It

.heroset Virus File (STOP) – How to Remove It

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What are .heroset files? What is STOP ransomware? How to open .heroset encrypted files? How to remove STOP virus and try to restore data?

The .heroset files are files, that are AES-256 encrypted as a result of a ransomware infection infecting the computer. They cannot be opened, because they are encoded by a variant of STOP/DJVU ransomware family of viruses. The main aim of those viruses is to encrypt the files on the computers infected by them and then ask victims to pay BitCoin to the cyber-criminals. If your computer has been infected by the .heroset ransomware virus, we advise that you read this article.

Threat Summary

Name.heroset Files Virus
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionAims to encrypt the files on your computer and then make them no longer usable.
Symptoms Files cannot be opened and they have the .heroset file extension added to them.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files
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User ExperienceJoin Our Forum to Discuss .heroset Files Virus.
Data Recovery ToolWindows Data Recovery by Stellar Phoenix Notice! This product scans your drive sectors to recover lost files and it may not recover 100% of the encrypted files, but only few of them, depending on the situation and whether or not you have reformatted your drive.

.heroset Files Virus – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?

The main method via which computers can become infected with the .heroset variant of STOP ransomware is if they open a malicious e-mail attachment or download the infection file from compromised websites. If by e-mail, the attachment may seem as if it is an invoice of some sort. If the files are downloaded from a site, the site could be compromised to alter the download file with the infection file, tricking you into thinking that you are downloading your favorite legitimate software.

Whatever the case of .heroset may be, once the ransomware infects your computer, it may immediately start encrypting the following file types:

  • Documents.
  • Audio files.
  • Videos.
  • Images.
  • Archives

Once the files are encrypted, they assume the following appearance:

In addition to this, .heroset ransomware adds the following _readme.txt ransom note:

This ransom note contains the decryption information and instructions on how to pay ransom to the criminals in order to retrieve your files – something that we will advise you not to do. In addition to those activities, STOP ransomware may also perform the following actions on infected computers:

  • Gather system and network information.
  • Copy files.
  • Obtain administrator rights.
  • Create registry entries in the “Run” and “RunOnce” Windows registry keys.
  • Make sure to create most of the virus files silently.
  • Perform checks if it’s running on a real or a virtual environment.
  • Self-delete it’s virus files after encryption to prevent researchers from reverse engineering it.

Remove .heroset Files Virus and Try Restoring Data

The .heroset files virus can be removed if you combine the manual removal steps 1 and 2 below with an advanced anti-malware program. Downloading and scanning your computer with such professional malware removal tool can help you a lot in removing all the virus files from your computer effectively. In addition to this, such software also has the capability of providing protection against such viruses in the future too.

If you want to try and get back files, encrypted by the .heroset virus, we suggest that you read the instructions in the “try to restore” step below. They may not come with a 100% guarantee, but with their aid, you could be able to recover at least some of the files.


Ventsislav Krastev

Ventsislav has been covering the latest malware, software and newest tech developments at SensorsTechForum for 3 years now. He started out as a network administrator. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for discovery of new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management and then Network Administration, he found his passion within cybersecrurity and is a strong believer in basic education of every user towards online safety.

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  1. Avataramir shahzad

    sir i am a poor man sir main 10 Year’s sy Photo studio Ka Kam Kar Raha Hun Sir Mera Deta Sary Ka Sara Documents-Video-Audio-XL-Word-PDF-PSD-JPG-CDR Sir Sara Dera exe.heroset main convert ho gya hy sir main bohat poor man hun mujhy miri mehnat [er bohay naaz hy mujy koi Solution Nikal Dain
    God Bless You


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