What is Hbdalna Ransomware
If you find that some files on your system (photos, videos, archives, text documents, tables, and much more) have changed their extension to .Hbdalna and cannot be opened or changed, then you have been attacked by Hbdalna Ransomware, which belongs to the Snatch family. Hbdalna Ransomware is a cryptovirus that encrypts user data using a complex algorithm. After that, the files become unusable.
Also, as it was written earlier, Hbdalna Ransomware changes the file extension to .Hbdalna.
The activity of this ransomware was first recorded in the first half of September 2020. In just a few days, the virus spread throughout the world, although it was originally targeted at English-speaking users.
The cybercriminals’ note is also written in English. Moreover, the virus uses the pop-up and text document HOW TO RESTORE YOUR FILES.TXT as informants.
Hello! All your files are encrypted and only we can decrypt them.
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Write us if you want to return your files – we can do it very quickly!
The header of letter must contain extension of encrypted files.
We always reply within 24 hours. If not – check spam folder, resend your letter or try send letter from another email service (like protonmail.com).
Do not rename or edit encrypted files: you may have permanent data loss.
To prove that we can recover your files, we am ready to decrypt any three files (less than 1Mb) for free (except databases, Excel and backups).
If you do not email us in the next 48 hours then your data may be lost permanently.
Fraudsters demand a ransom of 0.11 bitcoins. Also, they pointed out ways to purchase cryptocurrency. Of course, we do not recommend that you pay as there is no guarantee that your data will be decrypted. Follow our step by step instructions to remove Hbdalna Ransomware and decrypt .Hbdalna files.
How to remove Hbdalna Ransomware
First of all, don’t panic. Follow these easy steps below.
1. Start your computer in Safe Mode with networking. To do that, restart your computer before your system starts hit F8 several times. This will Hbdalna Ransomware system from loading and will show Advanced boot options screen. Choose Safe mode with networking option from the options list using up and down arrows on your keyboard and hit Enter.
2. Log in to the system infected with the Hbdalna Ransomware virus. Launch your Internet browser and download a reliable anti-malware program and start a full system scan. Once the scan is complete, review scan results and remove all entries detected.
You may find more detailed information about antivirus products in our article – Top 5 Antivirus Software for Windows
Restore your files using shadow copies
- Download and run Stellar Data Recovery.
- Select type of files you want to restore.
- Select the drive and folder where your files are located and date that you want to restore them from and press Scan.
- Once the scanning process is done, click Recover to restore your files.
Step 2: Remove following files and folders of Hbdalna Ransomware:
Related connections or other entries:
How to decrypt files infected by Hbdalna Ransomware?
You can try to use manual methods to restore and decrypt your files.
Decrypt files manually
Restore the system using System Restore
Although the latest versions of Hbdalna Ransomware remove system restore files, this method may help you to partially restore your files. Give it a try and use standard System Restore to revive your data.
- Initiate the search for ‘system restore‘
- Click on the result
- Choose the date before the infection appearance
- Follow the on-screen instructions
Roll the files back to the previous version
Previous versions can be copies of files and folders created by Windows Backup (if it is active) or copies of files and folders created by System Restore. You can use this feature to restore files and folders that you accidentally modified or deleted, or that were damaged. This feature is available in Windows 7 and later versions.
- Right-click the file and choose Properties
- Open the Previous Version tab
- Select the latest version and click Copy
- Click Restore
How to prevent your system from Ransomware?
Make sure your Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) connection is closed when you don’t use it. Also, we recommend using a strong password for this service. The most efficient way to avoid data lose is of course to make a backup of all important data from your computer.