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Herbst is the ransomware that was first seen in the wild in August 2019. Herbst Ransomware is notable for its use of the “.herbst” extension for encrypted files, as well as for its ability to delete Volume Shadow Copies.


Attackers distribute this ransomware via malicious emails that contain a ZIP attachment. The ZIP attachment contains a JavaScript file that, when executed, will download and execute the Herbst Ransomware payload.


When Herbst Ransomware is executed, it will encrypt files on the infected computer using AES-256 encryption. Herbst Ransomware will append the “.herbst” extension to encrypted files. For example, a file named “sample.jpg” would be renamed to “sample.jpg.herbst”.


After Herbst has encrypted files, it will display a ransom note that contains instructions on how to pay the ransom and decrypt the encrypted files. Herbst Ransomware demands a ransom of 0.5 Bitcoin, which is currently equivalent to approximately USD 3,700.


Herbst also deletes Volume Shadow Copies, which makes it more difficult to recover encrypted files without paying the ransom.


Herbst Ransomware is a serious threat. To protect your computer from Herbst, you should use a reputable antivirus program and keep your operating system and software up-to-date. You should also avoid opening email attachments from unknown senders.

What should you do?

If attackers infected you with Herbst Ransomware, we recommend that you do not pay the ransom. Paying the ransom does not guarantee that you will get your files back, and it also supports the continued development of ransomware.

Instead, you should focus on trying to recover your files from a backup or using file recovery software. You can try SalvageData data recovery software.

How to remove Herbst Ransomware?

To remove ransomware from your computer, you can use a reputable antivirus program.

We recommend that you use Malwarebytes to remove Herbst.

Herbst is a dangerous ransomware that should be removed from your computer as soon as possible. Malwarebytes can remove the ransomware and protect your computer from future infections.

Is there a public decryption tool?

There is no public decryption tool available for Herbst Ransomware at this time.

Contact a data recovery service

If you cannot remove Herbst Ransomware or decrypt your files, you can try contacting a data recovery service.

Data recovery services can often decrypt files encrypted by Herbst Ransomware and other ransomware for a fee.

Before you contact a data recovery service, we recommend that you backup your files to an external drive. This way, if the data recovery service is unable to decrypt your files, you will still have a copy of your files.

SalvageData team of experts can often decrypt files encrypted by Herbst and other ransomware.

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