What is Dharma-Harma Ransomware

Being part of the Dharma family, Dharma-Harma Ransomware is a viral program based on AES-256 + RSA algorithms that are meant to encrypt user’s data. After the virus gets settled on the system, it blocks multiple files by putting unbreakable ciphers. Once encrypted, files undergo a couple of significant changes. Firstly, the affected files are altered according to such pattern: original_filename.{random-8-digit-alphanumerical-sequence}.[e-mail-address].harma. Note that cybercriminal’s e-mail may vary from person to person. Here is a list of most popular variants that have been noticed by victims:

[ban.out@foxmail.com].harma
[savemydata@qq.com].harma
[The777@tuta.io].harma
[Harmahelp73@gmx.de].harma
[Harmahelp73@protonmail.com].harma
[MerlinWebster@aol.com].harma
[ecnrypt98@cock.li].harma
[gillian.cher@aol.com].harma
[vite.mcclatchie@aol.com].harma
[marjut56@cock.li].harma
[writehere@onlinehelp.host ].harma
[maximum@onlinehelp.host ].harma
[manyfiles@aol.com].harma
[whitwellparke@aol.com].harma
[testfile1@protonmail.com].harma
[devil98@tutanota.com].harma
[harma277@gmx.de].harma
[MrRdx@cock.li].HARMA

Once the encryption is finished, Dharma-Harma generates a text file or image that contains ransom information. It says that your computer is unprotected and needs to be fixed. To restore the lost files, you have to contact them through the attached e-mail. After that, they will supposedly give further instructions and demand a payment in BTC. Unfortunately, those victims who decided to pay a ransom, often get fooled and do not get any decryption keys. Although decrypting the locked data appears to be impossible in most cases, it is still feasible to delete Dharma-Harma Ransomware from your PC and restore the data from external storage.

Dharma-Harma RansomwareFILES ENCRYPTED.txt

All your files have been encrypted!
All your files have been encrypted due to a security problem with your PC. If you want to restore them, write us to the e-mail ban.out@foxmail.com
Write this ID in the title of your message {random-8-digit-alphanumerical-sequence}
In case of no answer in 24 hours write us to theese e-mails:repairfiles@foxmail.com
You have to pay for decryption in Bitcoins. The price depends on how fast you write to us. After payment we will send you the decryption tool that will decrypt all your files.
Free decryption as guarantee
Before paying you can send us up to 1 file for free decryption. The total size of files must be less than 1Mb (non archived), and files should not contain valuable information. (databases,backups, large excel sheets, etc.)
How to obtain Bitcoins
The easiest way to buy bitcoins is LocalBitcoins site. You have to register, click 'Buy bitcoins', and select the seller by payment method and price.
hxxps://localbitcoins.com/buy_bitcoins
Also you can find other places to buy Bitcoins and beginners guide here:
hxxp://www.coindesk.com/information/how-can-i-buy-bitcoins/
Attention!
Do not rename encrypted files.
Do not try to decrypt your data using third party software, it may cause permanent data loss.
Decryption of your files with the help of third parties may cause increased price (they add their fee to our) or you can become a victim of a scam.


all your data has been locked us
You want to return?
Write email ban.out@foxmail.com or repairfiles@foxmail.com

How Dharma-Harma Ransomware infected your computer

There are many options for how ransomware is spread. The most effective and popular ones are via e-mail spams, trojans, exploits, fake updates (Adobe Flash Player), and untrustworthy downloads. To maximize the list of victims, extortionists set special bots that automatically send a stream of fake messages. These e-mails are often highlighted with appealing headings that urge users to do something. However, such messages often contain malicious attachments or dubious links that redirect to questionable websites that ask you to download something or fill a form with personal information. If you fell into this trick, then more likely your PC will be infected with malware. Besides that, trojans are meant to entail a range of malware that does irreversible damage. To evade such attacks, we strongly advise you to stop clicking on unknown content or downloading something you are not familiar with. Even if you accidentally picked up a ransomware, we are here to help you get rid of this parasite and recover the blocked data in the article below.

  1. Download Dharma-Harma Ransomware Removal Tool
  2. Get decryption tool for .harma files
  3. Recover encrypted files with Stellar Data Recovery Professional
  4. Restore encrypted files with Windows Previous Versions
  5. Restore files with Shadow Explorer
  6. How to protect from threats like Dharma-Harma Ransomware

Download Removal Tool

Download Removal Tool

To remove Dharma-Harma Ransomware completely, we recommend you to use WiperSoft AntiSpyware from WiperSoft. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of Dharma-Harma Ransomware and prevents future infections by similar viruses.

Alternative Removal Tool

Download SpyHunter 5

To remove Dharma-Harma Ransomware completely, we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of Dharma-Harma Ransomware. The trial version of SpyHunter 5 offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.

Dharma-Harma Ransomware files:


{randomfilename}.exe
RETURN FILES.txt
DHL.exe

Dharma-Harma Ransomware registry keys:

no information

How to decrypt and restore .harma files

Use automated decryptors

Download Kaspersky RakhniDecryptor

kaspersky dharma ransomware decryptor

Use following tool from Kaspersky called Rakhni Decryptor, that can decrypt .harma files. Download it here:

Download RakhniDecryptor

There is no purpose to pay the ransom because there is no guarantee you will receive the key, but you will put your bank credentials at risk.

Dr.Web Rescue Pack

Famous antivirus vendor Dr. Web provides free decryption service for the owners of its products: Dr.Web Security Space or Dr.Web Enterprise Security Suite. Other users can ask for help in the decryption of .harma files by uploading samples to Dr. Web Ransomware Decryption Service. Analyzing of files will be performed free of charge and if files are decryptable, all you need to do is purchase a 2-year license of Dr.Web Security Space worth $120 or less. Otherwise, you don’t have to pay.

If you are infected with Dharma-Harma Ransomware and removed it from your computer you can try to decrypt your files. Antivirus vendors and individuals create free decryptors for some crypto-lockers. To attempt to decrypt them manually you can do the following:

Use Stellar Data Recovery Professional to restore .harma files

stellar data recovery professional

  1. Download Stellar Data Recovery Professional.
  2. Click Recover Data button.
  3. Select type of files you want to restore and click Next button.
  4. Choose location where you would like to restore files from and click Scan button.
  5. Preview found files, choose ones you will restore and click Recover.
Download Stellar Data Recovery Professional

Using Windows Previous Versions option:

  1. Right-click on infected file and choose Properties.
  2. Select Previous Versions tab.
  3. Choose particular version of the file and click Copy.
  4. To restore the selected file and replace the existing one, click on the Restore button.
  5. In case there is no items in the list choose alternative method.

Using Shadow Explorer:

  1. Download Shadow Explorer program.
  2. Run it and you will see screen listing of all the drives and the dates that shadow copy was created.
  3. Select the drive and date that you want to restore from.
  4. Right-click on a folder name and select Export.
  5. In case there are no other dates in the list, choose alternative method.

If you are using Dropbox:

  1. Login to the DropBox website and go to the folder that contains encrypted files.
  2. Right-click on the encrypted file and select Previous Versions.
  3. Select the version of the file you wish to restore and click on the Restore button.

How to protect computer from viruses, like Dharma-Harma Ransomware, in future

1. Get special anti-ransomware software

Use BitDefender Anti-Ransomware

bitdefender anti-ransomware

Famous antivirus vendor BitDefender released free tool, that will help you with active anti-ransomware protection, as additional shield to your current protection. It will not conflict with bigger security applications. If you are searching complete internet security solution consider upgrading to full version of BitDefender Internet Security 2018.

Download BitDefender Anti-Ransomware

2. Back up your files

idrive backup

As an additional way to save your files, we recommend online backup. Local storages, such as hard drives, SSDs, flash drives or remote network storages can be instantly infected by the virus once plugged in or connected to. Dharma-Harma Ransomware uses some techniques to exploit this. One of the best services and programs for easy automatic online backup is iDrive. It has the most profitable terms and simple interface. You can read more about iDrive cloud backup and storage here.

3. Do not open spam e-mails and protect your mailbox

mailwasher pro

Malicious attachments to spam or phishing e-mails is most popular method of ransomware distribution. Using spam filters and creating anti-spam rules is good practice. One of the world leaders in anti-spam protection is MailWasher Pro. It works with various desktop applications, and provides very high level of anti-spam protection.

Download MailWasher Pro

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