How to remove HakunaMatata ransomware

Don’t get tricked by the funny name of this ransomware program as it will certainly give you a major headache after breaching defense of your system. This ransomware is another modified version of infamous NMoreira ransomware. Once it gets access to your computer, it initiates the encryption process based on complex algorithms (RSA-2048 plus AES-256). According to the information on related resources, the first one is used for encrypting your files while the second one is needed for encrypting a private key that will restore the data. Just like other cyber threats of this kind HakunaMatata targets most valuable personal files it finds on the infected PC. There is not free decryption program yet so your personal might be in danger. After the encryption is complete, they will receive the “.HakunaMatata” extension in addition to the normal one. For example, a video file named Weekend.mov will be transformed into Weekend.mov.HakunaMatata. The ransomware informs the user about encryption by creating an HTML file on the desktop (“Recovers files yako.html”).

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From now on you can choose either start communicating with hackers or remove the malware by yourself. The first option is not advisable as there are no guarantees that cyber criminals will send you a decryption program, key, or password to recover infected files after you pay them. In this case, you will lose your money, plus you will become a sponsor for further development of malicious software like this one. We strongly suggest against paying a ransom for the Hakunamatata Ransomware decryptor. In order to get rid of this malware check our guide below.

But before we get to deleting the program we should clarify one moment – how exactly HakunaMatata gets into your system. Nothing new here as the main source of infection is spam emails. There is always a suspicious attachment in each one of them that contains a seemingly harmless file. Shortly after opening it the encryption process begins. HakunaMatata ransomware does not corrupt system files because hackers need victim’s OS operating perfectly to follow the instructions and receive money. Furthermore, system files can be easily replaced meaning that asking a ransom for them is useless. Only the most valuable files on your PC are targeted for encryption by this ransomware. To avoid losing such files we recommend them backed up somewhere safe. This way you can delete Hakunamatata Ransomware along with the infected files and copy backups.

There are two ways to get rid of the Hakunamatata Ransomware. You can do it manually if you know where the original malicious file is hidden. But it might take time. Plus, if you don’t know where to look you can accidentally delete wrong files. To avoid this, we recommend using an anti-malware program such as Plumbytes Anti-Malware or SpyHunter. If your computer is infected with Hakunamatata Ransomware, it will be eliminated along with other threats found. Having an additional protection against cyber-attacks is highly recommended because other threats might come your way after previous are eliminated.

HakunaMatata ransomware Removal Instruction

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Manual Removal Instruction for HakunaMatata ransomware

Step 1
UNINSTALL HAKUNAMATATA RANSOMWARE AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Click on the Start button in the left lower corner and select → Control Panel. After that find the Programs and Features (if you are running Windows XP , then click on Add/Remove Programs).
    HakunaMatata ransomware remove from Windows - step 1.1
Windows 8/8.1/10
  • If you are running Windows 8 or Windows 10 operating system , then right-click on the Start which is in the lower left corner of the screen. After that select Control Panel and go to Programs/Uninstall a Program.
    HakunaMatata ransomware remove from Windows - step 1.2
Uninstall HakunaMatata ransomware and related programs
  • In the list of installed programs find the HakunaMatata ransomware or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Click on them to select and then click on Uninstall button to remove them.
    HakunaMatata ransomware remove from Windows - step 1.3
Step 2
REMOVE HAKUNAMATATA RANSOMWARE FROM YOUR WEB BROWSERS
  • Step 3
Remove suspicious add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Manage Add-ons.
    Remove HakunaMatata ransomware from Internet Explorer - Step 2.1
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Now, find the HakunaMatata ransomware and other suspicious add-ons. Disable them by right clicking and selecting Disable:
    Remove HakunaMatata ransomware from Internet Explorer - Step 2.2
How to change your homepage if it was modified by browser hijacker:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Internet Options.
  • On General tab remove unwanted URL and enter your desired domain name such as google.com. Click Apply to save changes.
    Remove HakunaMatata ransomware from Internet Explorer - Step 2.3
Resetting Internet Explorer browser
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and chose Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Now click on Reset button, the new window should appear. Select the Delete Personal settings option and click on Reset button again. Now you have deteled HakunaMatata ransomware completely.
  • Remove HakunaMatata ransomware from Internet Explorer - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon which is located in the top right corner. Now select Add-ons and go to Extensions.
  • Remove HakunaMatata ransomware from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.1
  • Now you can see the list of extensions installed within Mozilla Firefox, simply select HakunaMatata ransomware and other suspicious extensions and click on remove button to delete them.
  • Remove HakunaMatata ransomware from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.2
Resetting Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu icon which is on the upper left corner of the browser and click on the question mark. Now, choose Troubleshooting Information option.
  • Remove HakunaMatata ransomware from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.3
  • New windows will pop-up where you can see Refresh Firefox to its default state message and Refresh Firefox button. Click this button to remove HakunaMatata ransomware completely.
  • Remove HakunaMatata ransomware from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon in the upper right corner and select More Tools and then select Extensions.
  • Remove HakunaMatata ransomware from Google Chrome - Step 2.1
  • Now, find the HakunaMatata ransomware and other unwanted extensions and click on trash icon to delete them completely.
  • Remove HakunaMatata ransomware from Google Chrome - Step 2.2
  • Click on menu icon once again and select Settings and then Manage Search engines it will be right under the Search section.
  • Remove HakunaMatata ransomware from Google Chrome - Step 2.3
  • Now you will see all of the Search Engines installed in your browser. Remove any suspicious search engines. We advise you to leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
  • Remove HakunaMatata ransomware from Google Chrome - Step 2.4
Resetting Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon which is on the top right corner of your Google Chrome browser. Now select Settings. Click Show Advanced Settings...
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and find there Reset settings and click on it.
  • Remove HakunaMatata ransomware from Google Chrome - Step 2.5
  • New window will pop-up where you click on Reset button to confirm the action and remove HakunaMatata ransomware completely.
  • Remove HakunaMatata ransomware from Google Chrome - Step 2.6
Step 3
FINAL HAKUNAMATATA RANSOMWARE REMOVAL PROCEDURE

After performing all of the steps above you should have all of your web browsers clean of the HAKUNAMATATA RANSOMWARE and other suspicious add-ons and extensions. However to complete the removal procedure we strongly advise to scan your computer with antivirus and anti-malware tools like SpyHunter, HitmanPro 32-bit, HitmanPro 64-bit or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Those programs might help to you find registry entries of malware and remove them safely.

Information added: 01/24/2017 06:23 PM;