Proven Ways To Delete Ransom.Hermes From Affected PC Easily And Completely

What is Ransom.Hermes? Have you any idea about it? Somehow my Windows PC gets infected with it. I have no idea how it lurks inside my PC but too much familiar with its negative impacts. It automatically modifies my crucial settings and makes PC weird. To delete it from my affected PC, I have tried several methods but each time failed to do. Please, anyone, help me to get rid of Ransom.Hermes as soon as possible.

Delete Ransom.Hermes

Technical Details of Ransom.Hermes

Threat's Name Ransom.Hermes
Type Trojan
Risk Level High
Discovered February 20, 2017
Updated February 20, 2017 4:25:14 PM
Infection Length Varies
Systems Affected All versions of Windows OS

Complete Details of Ransom.Hermes

Ransom.Hermes has been detected as a win-locker Trojan infection. This threat is compatible with all version of Windows OS such as Windows Server 2000, Server 20005, Server 2008, NT, XP, Me, Vista, 7, 8, 10 and so on. It has been specially designed and used by cyber offenders for unethical means. Gradually, it replicates its supporting component at various locations and consumes a big part of the memory space and Computer resources which as a result slows down entire System performance. Sometimes, it affects browser badly and takes researchers to the unsafe domain and third-party web pages.

The origin or Ransom.Hermes is unknown but it has been expected by malware analysts that cyber hackers use it to communicate with their victims. The creators of this malware use two email accounts to the corresponding email. The main email is hosted by a Swiss client while other has been registered on an Indian platform. It is usually spread through spam email campaigns. When you open or access any attachments that sent from the unknown sender, it secretly gets inside your PC. Apart from these, it can also be distributed via exploit kits, drive-by-downloads, torrent files, hacked sites, infected devices etc. 

Once successfully executed on the targeted PC, Ransom.Hermes performs the unusual tasks. It encrypts the user's System files without appending extension and proceeds to notify victim about the occurrence by displaying ransom note which is titled as DECRYPT_INFORMATION.html. To get data or files back, it may ask you to pay the ransom amount. The ransom note contains instructions to users on how they may pay to have their files decrypted. You can see the ransom note which given below:

Ransom.Hermes_Ransom note

The creators of this malware have set the malicious program to generate a unique ID for each infected device. As long as stays on PC, it will gather your crucial data such as username, IP address, System and network configuration, password, debit or credit card details, contact details, password etc. After gathering all sensitive data, it shares the, with scammers for unethical purposes. For the sake of privacy and keep PC safe from future infections, it is highly recommended to eliminate Ransom.Hermes.


A. Ransom.Hermes Manual Removal

How to Change the System Folder Settings to view hidden files

On Windows 7 | Vista

Windows Logo button is to be selected and then you need to Open Windows Explorer.

Click on Organize selecting Folder and Search Options.

Now Click on View Tab and select Show hidden files and folders Option to view Ransom.Hermes related files.


Click on OK to Apply

On Windows 8

Select on Windows + E keys in combination on the keyboard.

Click on View Tab option

win 8

File name Extensions along with hidden items is to be checked

Step 2: Delete Ransom.Hermes Related Files in Hidden Folders as given

  • %Temp%\[adware name]
  • %AppData%\[adware name]
  • %LocalAppData%\[adware name]
  • %LocalAppData%\[adware name].exe
  • %CommonAppData%\[adware name]
  • %AllUsersProfile%random.exe

Step 3 : Remove Ransom.Hermes Related Registry Files on Windows

First, Open Registry Editor

On Windows 7| Vista

Click on Start Button

Select on Run Button

Type regedit

Finally Click on OK button

On Windows 8 Computer

Click on Win [Window Key] + R in Combination on Keyboard

Type regedit.exe in dialog box and press OK.


Confirm OK to open the registry editor.

Look for Ransom.Hermes related files and entries created in Win Registry.

Note: This step is only suitable for users having Technical Skills, if you delete any other entries other than Ransom.Hermes, it will permanently damage your PC.

B. Ransom.Hermes Removal from Windows OS

How to Uninstall Ransom.Hermes related program on PC

on Windows 10

1. On Win 10 Screen, Click on Start Menu and Select All apps.

  1. this will show entire list of apps installed on Win 10, Find Ransom.Hermes or any other suspicious program from the list. Right Click on the Selected item to uninstall it.

On Win 7 | Vista

  1. Select and Click on the Start Button and Click on Control Panel using Start Menu.

control panel2. You need to Select Uninstall Program under the Program Category in Control Panel.

uninstall program


3. Using the Window, Program and Features option, select Installed on to view all the recently installed programs, Now uninstall Ransom.Hermes or any other suspicious programs.

From window 8 PC

1. Press Windows key + I simultaneously , then open Setting Bar, click Control Panel to open it

2. Under Programs category, select Uninstall a program

3. Search Ransom.Hermes program in Program and Features window, then click on Uninstall


Step 2:- Uninstall Ransom.Hermes toolbar, add-on, plug-in and extension from browser IE/Microsoft Edge/Firefox/Google Chrome

From Chrome Browser

1. On Chrome browser, select menu


2. Select Advanced Settings option


3. Click on Extension


4. To remove Ransom.Hermes extension, click on Trash icon

5. Select the Remove option in dialog box

From Microsoft Edge Browser

( Microsoft Edge does not support extension, now you have to just reset the search engine and homepage of Edge browser)

1. Set homepage on Edge browser to remove Ransom.Hermes

  1. On address bar click More(..), and then select Settings option

Edge-Browser-Settings3. View Advanced Settings for specific page, to set homepage to Open with option

advance-settings-edge4. To set your own homepage click on Custom, the then type URL of your own homepage


2. To remove Ransom.Hermes set default Search Engine

  • On address bar click More(..), and then select Settings option
  • select the View advanced settings option
  • Select “Search in the address bar with”, then enter the search engine by clicking on <Add new> option, then click on Add as default


  •  Custom option is to be selected, enter the URL of the homepage to be set as


From IE Browser

1. To open Manage add-ons on your IE browser, click on Tools button


2. Select Toolbars and Extensions, them make a selection of Ransom.Hermes to remove it


3. Now click on Reset button to remove  Ransom.Hermes add-ons


From Firefox browser

1. To open Add-on Manager tab, select Menu button, and then click on Add-ons


2. Click Extensions

FF Ext

3. Select Remove or Disable button


How to Remove Ransom.Hermes Automatically

Well, in the fast growing technology and day by day increasing malicious activities of cyber criminals, it is necessary for every computer user to protect their PC from Ransom.Hermes. You must own a best removal tool which can provide safety and security to your windows machine. Ransom.Hermes Free Scanner is one of the best tool which is capable to detect Ransom.Hermes or any malware completely from compromised machine. However you need to purchase its licensed version to delete Ransom.Hermes completely.

User Guide : Automatic Ransom.Hermes Free Scanner

Step 1 Download the software and now install it on your computer. Click on “Scan Computer” to detect presence of Ransom.Hermes and its harmful traces.


Step 2 Scan in progress can be viewed


Step 3 Use System Guard feature to block entry of Ransom.Hermes and its infectious files.


Step 4 HelpDesk is an additional feature which is can sort out all your troubles usually you face when PC is infected with Ransom.Hermes


Step 5 Ransom.Hermes Free Scanner has Network Sentry feature which helps to block modification done through Internet connectivity on your computer system.

Network-senetary (1)

Step 6 Enable Scan Scheduler feature on your computer to perform scanning at pre set time like daily, weekly or monthly.