A ransomware virus reported to be an iteration of the notorious Globe ransomware version 3 has been reported to be spread on a global scale. The ransomware infection has also been reported to drop a ransom note named How To Recover Encrypted Files.hta in which it points out that the victims must pay the sum of 0.5 BTC to decrypt the encrypted files. However, malware researchers have come up with a decryption software with which you can decode your files for free. If you want to get rid of the HappyDayzz threat and recover your files, we recommend that you read this article carefully.
HappyDayz Globe v3 Virus – More Information
This particular ransomware infection is believed to be widespread via multiple different methods on a global scale. One of those methods is e-mail spam of deceitful messages, containing malicious e-mail attachments, like the image below shows:
When victims open the malicious archive, it It, they can either discover a file that is a document and infects after you click on the “Enable Content” button or a file that is actually an executable type of file (.js, .exe, .dll, .tmp, .vbs) and can infect simply by being opened.
After the malicious file is opened, infection is immediate and done via malware obfuscator which actually hides the HappyDayzz ransomware’s malicious files while they are being downloaded. The files may be more than one and may be in various Windows folders under different names:
After the files are downloaded on the computer of the victim, the virus begins to change it’s settings. Among it’s activity is modifying Windows Registry entries and deleting shadow volume copies on the compromised machine. The virus also drops Globe ransomware’s ransom note, as shown by the image on the top of this article.
Then, HappyDayzz ransomware may employ encryption on the files of the victim PC. Among the encrypted files may be documents, images, database files, music, video files and archives as well. The files encrypted by the virus may look like the following image:
Fortunately, users do not have to pay a hefty ransom fee to get the files back. Instead, we have provided instructions on how to use the Emsisoft Globe decrypter and get your data back for free. We advise you to make sure to backup your files and remove the HappyDayzz virus before attempting the decryption instructions and read them carefully.
HappyDayzz Ransomware Removal Instructions
In order to remove this virus firstly, you can try either the Manual instructions or the Automatic ones in case you are not tech savvy. Be sure to know that reverse engineers and security experts always recommend scanning your computer with an advanced anti-malware software for maximum effectiveness during removal.
- Guide 1: How to Remove HappyDayzz from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of HappyDayzz from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove HappyDayzz from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase HappyDayzz from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall HappyDayzz from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove HappyDayzz from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate HappyDayzz from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove HappyDayzz from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove HappyDayzz
Step 2: Uninstall HappyDayzz and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by HappyDayzz on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by HappyDayzz there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of HappyDayzz from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall HappyDayzz and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove HappyDayzz via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove HappyDayzz from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase HappyDayzz from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall HappyDayzz from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove HappyDayzz from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the HappyDayzz will be removed.
Eliminate HappyDayzz from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.