Do you know what Haters Ransomware is?
Haters Ransomware in a highly malicious computer infection that can encrypt your files with an advanced encryption algorithm. Nevertheless, it is a unique ransomware in that it does not offer its users the ability to buy a decryption key even though it has a window where you can enter that key. Therefore, we recommend that you remove it from your PC as soon as the opportunity arises. Furthermore, its developers have included the default decryption key in the source code of this ransomware, so you can get your files back easily. For more information, please read this whole article.
Our malware analysts have obtained a sample of this program and tested it. There is nothing special about it especially since it is nearly identical to FuckTheSystem Ransomware, a program that we recently analyzed as well. In any case, Haters Ransomware was configured to encrypt your personal files using an AES encryption algorithm. This algorithm ensures a secure encryption, so if your PC has been infected with this particular ransomware, then you should be concerned for your files. Researchers say that this ransomware is capable of encrypting many of your files. They say that it targets file formats such as .scr, .swf, .sav, .tiff, .txt, .vsd, .wmv, .xls, and many others. While encrypting them, it appends them with a “.haters” file extension.
Once the encryption is complete, this ransomware is set to show you a window with text that reads “All Files Are Encrypted.” However, that is all you get as this program does not provide the users with a ransom note or any information that would help users get their files back. Interestingly, and to the benefit of all those whose computers have been infected, Haters Ransomware features a decryption key built into it that we have extracted. The key is “masihmaubullyguaanjeng,” and it is the same key used for all infected computers because this program does not generate an encryption or decryption key.
Now let us take a look at how this program is distributed. According to our malware analysts, Haters Ransomware is most likely distributed via email spam. We believe that its developers must have set up an email server dedicated that sends emails containing this ransomware to random email addresses. The emails can be disguised as invoices, receipts, tax return forms, or business-related correspondence and contain an attached zipped file archive that features Haters Ransomware’s executable. If you run the executable inside it, then it will start to encrypt your files secretly.
As you can see, Haters Ransomware is one highly dangerous program and can enter your PC using clandestine methods. Once on your PC it will spring into action immediately and start encrypting your personal files. Once the encryption is complete, it opens a window for entering the decryption key but fails to provide you with instructions on how to pay. We believe that it must have been poorly made or it has not been completed yet. In any case, its encryption works, and you will not be able to access your files. Luckily, you can use the “masihmaubullyguaanjeng” decryption key to unlock your files. We recommend that you remove Haters Ransomware using our guide. You can delete it manually, but if you cannot locate its executable, then we invite you to use SpyHunter for detecting it.
How to uninstall this program
- Go to http://www.spyware-techie.com/download-sph
- Download SpyHunter-Installer.exe
- Install the program and run it.
- Click Scan Computer Now!
- Copy the file path of the malware from the scan results.
- Press Windows+E keys.
- Enter the file path of the malware in File Explorer’s address box.
- Press Enter.
- Locate, right-click the malicious files and click Delete.
- Empty the Recycle Bin.
In non-techie terms:
Haters Ransomware is a malicious program that can encrypt your personal files, but cannot ask you to pay a ransom fee. It encrypts your files but does not provide you with the means to get them back. The good news is that you can get your files back for free by entering the decryption key featured in this article. After you do that, you should remove this ransomware for good.