Do you know what Ahihi Ransomware is?
Ahihi Ransomware encrypts various documents and shows a ransom note asking to contact the malware’s creators. It is not a secret most of such threats are used for money extortion, which is why we believe the malicious application’s victims might be asked to pay a ransom. Therefore, we advise against contacting these cybercriminals. There is a possibility the money could be lost in vain, as you cannot be sure the hackers will hold on to their end of the deal. Of course, it is only for you to decide whether you want to risk your savings, but if you decide not to, we advise ignoring the displayed ransom note and deleting Ahihi Ransomware. To erase it manually you could follow the removal guide added at the end of the main text. Users can also get rid of it with a reputable antimalware tool of their choice.
A lot of ransomware applications enter the system through suspicious email attachments and software installers. We believe the hackers behind Ahihi Ransomware could use these channels to distribute this infection too. In which case, in order to avoid the threat users should stay away from questionable email attachments or setup files downloaded from the Internet. Extra precautions should be taken with data received from unknown senders, Spam emails, torrent and similar file-sharing websites, and so on. If you think the file could be malicious, it is best not to interact with it and eliminate it with no hesitation. Also, to be entirely sure, you could scan it with a reputable antimalware tool that could tell if there are any malicious components.Ahihi Ransomware screenshot
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It is important to stress at the time we tested the malware its website was down and without being able to connect to its server the malicious application does not save decryption keys, which are needed for decrypting user data. In other words, the decryption of one’s files becomes impossible. We cannot know for sure if Ahihi Ransomware’s website is dead for good, but if you encounter the threat at the time it is, it might display a note claiming the files cannot be decrypted. However, if the malicious application’s website gets fixed, the malware is supposed to show a ransom note claiming the victim has to contact the hackers behind Ahihi Ransomware to get the necessary decryption means. Nonetheless, considering it encrypts only PDF, Microsoft Word and Excel, and Notepad documents, it may not be worth to risk your money for a few files, especially when there are no guarantees the cybercriminals would deliver the needed decryption means.
If you think dealing with the hackers would be unwise too, we encourage you to get rid of the malware with the removal guide available below. It will explain how to look for the malicious application’s installer and erase it manually. If the process looks too complicated, you can always employ a reputable antimalware tool and let it delete Ahihi Ransomware for you.
Get rid of Ahihi Ransomware
- Click Ctrl+Alt+Delete simultaneously.
- Pick Task Manager.
- Take a look at the Processes tab.
- Locate a process associated with this malicious program.
- Select this process and tap the End Task button.
- Click Windows Key+E.
- Navigate to the suggested paths:
- Find a file launched when the system got infected, right-click the malicious file and select Delete.
- Go to %USERSPROFILE%\Desktop
- Locate the malware’s ransom note (README.TXT); right-click it and press Delete.
- Close File Explorer.
- Empty Recycle bin.
- Restart the computer.
In non-techie terms:
Ahihi Ransomware is a malicious application that encrypts user’s files to prevent the victim from accessing them. Soon after this process, the threat should display a ransom note demanding the user contacts the malware’s developers to receive decryption means. The problem is the hackers will most likely ask to pay a ransom, and since such people cannot be trusted, there is always a risk you could end up being scammed. Provided you do not want to risk it happening, we advise deleting the malicious application and then restoring files from backup copies you may have, instead of putting up with any demands. To eliminate the malware manually users should follow the removal guide available a bit above this paragraph. The other way to erase this malicious application once and for all is to employ a reputable antimalware tool, scan the infected computer with it, and press the given deletion button to clean it from the ransomware and other possible threats.