This page aims to help you remove .Adobee Virus Ransomware for free. Our instructions also cover how any .Adobee file can be recovered.
A new Ransomware cryptovirus is terrorizing the web users and attacking computers around the globe so beware! The newly discovered infection goes under the name of .Adobee and is a virus that belongs to one of the nastiest computer threat categories. .Adobee operates as a file-encrypting virus. It sneaks inside the system with the help of malicious transmitters and secretly starts to encrypt all the files which can be found on the hard drives. When the encryption process completes, a ransom messages gets generated on the screen, which message reveals the harmful consequences of the attack. None of the files can be opened or recognized by the system and no matter what you do or what software you may try to use, a message that tells you the file can’t be opened would appear each and every time you try to access an encrypted file. The victims of .Adobee are then blackmailed to pay a ransom (typically in the form of Bitcoins or some other cryptocurrency) and follow certain payment instructions if they want to regain the access to the encrypted files. The hackers who are in control of the infection and who use it to extort money from their victims usually promise to send a special decryption key once they receive the money. If the ransom demands are not fulfilled within a given deadline, however, they threaten to double the ransom amount or to simply delete the decryption key, thus leaving the data inaccessible forever. This is nothing more than a blackmailing scheme, the aim of which is to make the crooks rich while extorting money from unsuspecting web users for the access to their own data. Sadly, dealing with this kind of malware could be very difficult and not always successful. While the security experts work day and night to provide effective solutions to potential Ransomware victims, each case is very individual and a 100% recovery cannot be guaranteed with any of currently available methods. One thing is for sure – paying the ransom to the hackers would only encourage them to create more Ransomware threats such as .Adobee. That’s why, if you have been attacked by such an infection and are now looking for alternative solutions, we suggest you take a look at the Removal Guide below and its file-recovery instructions or use the professional .Adobee removal tool to detect and remove the infection from your system.
What are the characteristics of Ransomware and what could you do to remove it?
Ransomware is a huge malicious group which comprises different types of virus infections, the aim of which is to blackmail the web users in one way or another. The screen-locking Ransomware threats typically block the access to the screen of the infected device and ask the victims to pay a ransom in order to regain their access to the PC itself. File-encrypting viruses (sucha as .Adobee), on the other hand, place a complex encryption on all the files kept on the infected machine and threaten to leave them locked forever if a ransom payment is not issued. There are also special Ransomware viruses, which target smart devices such as tablets, and smartphones, again, with the same idea to block the access and to extort money from the victims. Basically, all the representatives of this malware category are extremely nasty and extremely difficult to deal with. Carriers of these threats could be all sorts of Internet content such as spam messages, email attachments, infected links, fake ads, illegal websites, contaminated software installers and even some Trojan horse infections. A single click is enough to silently activate the harmful payload and, sadly, there are no visible symptoms or indications which could give the Ransomware away before it competes it tasks and reveals itself with the ransom-demanding message.
.Adobee, as a representative of the file-encrypting type, could pose a serious challenge to its victims because not only could it block the access to your most valuable data files, but also it is not guaranteed whether you will be able to recover them and access them again. The hackers behind this Ransomware can be very pushy and usually insist for a fast ransom payment. The last thing they want is to give you time to research the malware and find an alternative solution. That’s why, they normally set a short deadline and threaten to double or triple the demanded amount or delete the decryption key if their ransom demands are not fulfilled. Instead of wondering how to pay the significant ransom amount, however, why don’t you really find out more about your alternatives and give a try to some other Ransomware removal methods and file-restoration steps? What we can suggest you do is use the instructions in the Removal Guide below and try to remove .Adobee from the system. In this way, you will surely make your computer safe for further use and might have a better chance of eventually getting back some of your data from system backups or from external backup copies. Our “How to remove” team has prepared some file-recovery steps which you might like to try which can be found in the removal guide from this page. We can’t promise any miracles, though, but we still advise you to first try the suggested methods and only then, if they do not work for you, (maybe) consider paying.
|Danger Level||High (.Adobee Ransomware encrypts all types of files)|
|Symptoms||.Adobee Ransomware is hard to detect and aside from increased use of RAM and CPU, there would barely be any other visible red flags.|
|Distribution Method||Most of the time, Trojans get distributed through spam e-mails and social network messages, malicious ads, shady and pirated downloads, questionable torrents and other similar methods.|
Remove .Adobee File Virus Ransomware
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2: Task Manager
Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to enter the Task Manager. Go to the Tab labeled Processes (Details for Win 8/10). Carefully look through the list of processes that are currently active on you PC.
If any of them seems shady, consumes too much RAM/CPU or has some strange description or no description at all, right-click on it, select Open File Location and delete everything there.
Also, even if you do not delete the files, be sure to stop the process by right-clicking on it and selecting End Process.
3: The Hosts file
Go to c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts. Open the hosts file with notepad.
Find where it says Localhost and take a look below that.
If you see any IP addresses there (below Localhost) send them to us here, in the comments since they might be coming from the virus.
To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.
If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter - a professional malware removal tool - to see whether it will find malicious programs on your PC.
4: Disable Startup programs
Re-open the Start Menu and type msconfig.
Click on the first search result. In the next window, go to the Startup tab. If you are on Win 10, it will send you to the Startup part of the task manager instead, as in the picture:
If you see any sketchy/shady looking entries in the list with an unknown manufacturer or a manufacturer name that looks suspicious , disable those programs and select OK.
5: Registry Editor
Press Windows key + R and in the resulting window type regedit.
Now, press Ctrl + F and type the name of the virus.
Delete everything that gets found. If you are not sure about whether to delete something, do not hesitate to ask us in the comments. Keep in mind that if you delete the wrong thing, you might cause all sorts of issues to your PC.
6: Deleting potentially malicious data
Type each of the following locations in the Windows search box and hit enter to open the locations:
Delete everything you see in Temp linked to .Adobee Ransomware. About the other folders, sort their contents by date and delete only the most recent entries. As always, if you are not sure about something, write to us in the comment section.
The previous steps were all aimed at removing the .Adobee Ransomware from your PC. However, in order to regain access to your files, you will also need to decrypt them or restore them. For that, we have a separate article with detailed instructions on what you have to do in order to unlock your data. Here is a link to that guide.
Daniel Sadakov has a degree in Information Technology and specializes in web and mobile cyber security. He harbors a strong detestation for anything and everything malicious and has committed his resources and time to battling all manners of web and mobile threats. He has founded MobileSecurityZone.com, a website dedicated to covering the top tech stories and providing useful tips for the everyday user, in an effort to reach and help more people.