The File Extensions Database


.HA3 File Extension

  • Category: Ransomware encrypted Files

What is an .HA3 file?

.HA3 is El-Polocker affected file

The ha3 file extension is also related to a ransomware labelled as El-Polocker. Much like similar ransomware it encrypts users files and demands ransom to be paid in dollars.

El-Polocker encrypts all data files that match the jpg, csv, vsdx, ai, pub, one, dotx, xml, doc, xls, docx, xlsx, crt, pem, p12, db, mp3, jpg, jpeg, txt, rtf, pdf, rar, zip, psd, msi, tif, wma, lnk, gif, ppt, pptx, docm, xlsm, pps, ppsx, ods, raw, pst, ost extensions.


How to open:

Such files can only be accessed again and recovered when you pay the ransom in dollars. You can also wait until new decrypter is made and available for public.

How to convert:

You cannot convert or recover .ha3 files without some decryption utility.

How to solve problems with HA3 files

  • Associate the HA3 file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any HA3 file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.HA3 files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the HA3 file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .HA3 is El-Polocker affected file. Because only the current version supports the latest HA3 file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the manufacturer website after an available .HA3 is El-Polocker affected file update.
  • To make sure that your HA3 file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.