What is Hakunamatata Ransomware
Hakunamatata Ransomware is new version of NMoreira Ransomware (NMoreira 2.0). Virus encrypts user files with RSA-2048 and AES-256 encryption algorithms and adds .hakunamatata suffix to affected files. After finishing infection process Hakunamatata creates file “Recovers files yako.html” on the desktop. Hackers offer users to contact them using Bitmessage system and pay the ransom. Amount of ransom is currently unknown, but likely it is somewhere between $300 and $1500. Decryption key is generated during encryption, and currently unknown. Therefore, there is no way to decrypt or restore files unless users has backup. It is currently unknown if developers of Hakunamatata Ransomware send decryption key, but according to the research of previous versions – often they ignore ransom payments. So, there is no point to pay malefactors and we recommend to remove Hakunamatata virus and preserve files for possible decryption in future.
How Hakunamatata Ransomware infected your PC
Hakunamatata Ransomware virus developers still use spam e-mails with malicious attachments for distribution. Usually, attachments are DOC or XLS documents. Such documents contain built-in macros, that runs in the background when user opens the document. This macros downloads and runs main executable with random name. Since that moment Hakunamatata starts encryption process. Antivirus may not catch this threat and we recommend you to use HitmanPro with Cryptoguard. This program can detect encryption process and stop it to prevent the loss of your files.
Download Hakunamatata Ransomware Removal Tool
To remove Hakunamatata Ransomware completely we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of Hakunamatata Ransomware.
As a good free alternative to remove Hakunamatata Ransomware use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. It will detect core files and processes of Hakunamatata Ransomware and eliminate them to allow you start decryption of your files.
How to remove Hakunamatata Ransomware manually
It is not recommended to remove Hakunamatata Ransomware manually, for safer solution use Removal Tools instead.
Hakunamatata Ransomware files:
Recovers files yako.html
Hakunamatata Ransomware reg keys:
How to decrypt and restore .hakunamatata files
Use following tool from Trend Micro called Trend Micro Ransomware File Decryptor, that can decrypt .hakunamatata files. Download it here:
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.
If you are infected with Hakunamatata 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. However, there is currently no automatic decryption tool for files encrypted by Hakunamatata. To attempt to remove them you can do the following:
Using Windows Previous Versions option:
- Right-click on infected file and choose Properties.
- Select Previous Versions tab.
- Choose particular version of the file and click Copy.
- To restore the selected file and replace the existing one, click on the Restore button.
- In case there is no items in the list choose alternative method.
Using Shadow Explorer:
- Download Shadow Explorer program.
- Run it and you will see screen listing of all the drives and the dates that shadow copy was created.
- Select the drive and date that you want to restore from.
- Right-click on a folder name and select Export.
- In case there are no other dates in the list, choose alternative method.
If you are using Dropbox:
- Login to the DropBox website and go to the folder that contains encrypted files.
- Right-click on the encrypted file and select Previous Versions.
- Select the version of the file you wish to restore and click on the Restore button.
How to protect computer from viruses like Hakunamatata Ransomware in future
Use Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware Beta
Famous anti-malware vendor Malwarebytes along with EasySync Solutions created tool that will help you with active anti-ransomware protection as additional shield to your current protection.
Use HitmanPro.Alert with CryptoGuard
Dutch vendor of legendary cloud-based scanner HitmanPro – Surfright released active antivirus solution HitmanPro.Alert with CryptoGuard feature that effectively protects from latest versions of cryptoviruses.