About this infection

Age Virus malicious software is classified as a very malicious threat because it will try to encrypt your data. File encrypting malware is generally referred to as ransomware, which is a term you may be more accustomed to hearing. If you’re confused how you managed to obtain such a threat, you probably opened a spam email attachment, clicked on an infected advert or downloaded something from a source you should have bypassed. We’ll further discuss this in a further paragraph. There’s a reason ransomware is believed to be so damaging, if you wish to avoid possibly dire consequences, make sure you know about its distribution methods. It may be particularly surprising to find your files encrypted if you’ve never come across ransomware before, and you have no idea what it is. A ransom message ought to make an appearance soon after the files are locked, and it’ll explain that you must pay money in exchange for a decryptor. Do keep in mind that you’re dealing with cyber criminals and it’s unlikely that they’ll feel any responsibility to help you. It’s much more likely that you won’t get a decryption utility. It should also be pointed out that the money will probably support future malware projects. Sometimes, malware specialists can crack the ransomware, and may release a free decryption software. Before making any rash decisions, carefully research other options first. File restoring should be easy if backup was made prior to the ransomware getting in, so if you just uninstall Age Virus, you may restore files.

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Ransomware spread ways

There are various ways you might have gotten the threat. Ransomware likes to to employ quite basic ways for infection but a more elaborate method is not out of the question. And by simple, we mean methods such as spam email, malicious adverts and downloads. Infecting a device by opening an email attachment is probably most common. Cyber crooks have huge databases with future victim email addresses, and all they have to do is write a semi-convincing email and attach the file infected with the malware to it. If you know the signs, the email will be rather obvious, but otherwise, it’s not difficult to see why some people would open it. You may see particular signs that an email could be malicious, such as grammar mistakes in the text, or the nonsense email address. We wouldn’t be surprised if you encountered big company names such as Amazon or eBay because users would drop their guard when dealing with a familiar sender. So, as an example, if Amazon sends you an email, you still need to check whether the email address really belongs to the company. If your name isn’t mentioned in the email, for example, in the greeting, that ought to raise doubt. Senders who have business with you ought to know your name, therefore general greetings like Sir/Madam, User or Customer would not be used. To be more clear, if you are a user of eBay, the name you’ve provided them will be automatically inserted into any email you are sent.

In short, you just have to be more cautious about how you deal with emails, which basically means you shouldn’t rush to open files attached to emails and ensure the sender is legitimate. Also, refrain from interacting with adverts when on dubious sites. If you press on a malicious advert, all types of malicious software could download. Ads are not always reliable so avoiding them is encouraged, no matter how attracting it might appear. We also advise to not download anything from questionable sources, which could harbor malicious software. Downloads via torrents and such, could be dangerous, therefore you ought to at least read the comments to ensure that what you’re downloading is not malicious. In other cases, ransomware can also use software flaws to enter. So that those vulnerabilities cannot be exploited, you need to keep your programs updated. Software vendors release vulnerability fixes regularly, you just have to allow them to install.

How does file-encrypting malware act

The data encrypting malicious program will begin file encryption as soon as it’s launched. Expect to find files like documents, photos and videos to become targets as those files are the ones you would possibly want to get back. As soon as the files are discovered, the file-encrypting malware will encrypt them using a strong encryption algorithm. You will notice that the files that were affected have a strange file extension added to them, which will allow you to identify locked files fast. The ransom message, which ought to pop up soon after the ransomware is finished locking your files, will then demand that you pay a ransom to get a decryptor. The decryptor might cost a $1000, or $20, depending on the ransomware. It is up to you whether you want to pay the ransom, but do think about why ransomware researchers don’t suggest complying. You ought to also research other data restoring options. There’s some possibility that researchers specializing in malicious software were able to crack the ransomware and release a free decryptor. You should also try to recall if maybe you did backup your files, and you just don’t remember it. You could also try file recovery via Shadow Explorer, the ransomware might have not erased the Shadow copies of your files. And if you don’t wish to risk losing your files again, make sure you do routine backups. If you did make backup prior to the infection taking place, you can restore files after you eliminate Age Virus.

How to delete Age Virus

We’d like to stress that manually terminating the threat isn’t suggested. If you make a mistake, your system might be permanently harmed. It would be wiser to use a malicious software removal tool as the program would take care of everything. The utility would successfully erase Age Virus as it was made for this purpose. Your files will not be recovered by the program, however, as it does not posses that ability. File restoring will need to be done by you.


Learn how to remove Age Virus from your computer

Step 1. Delete Age Virus via Safe Mode with Networking

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart. win7-restart Age Virus - How to remove
  2. When it is restarting, start pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appear.
  3. Go down to Safe Mode with Networking. win7-safe-mode Age Virus - How to remove
  4. Once your computer loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete Age Virus.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Click the power button from the Start menu, hold the key Shift and press Restart. win10-restart Age Virus - How to remove
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Startup settings. win-10-startup Age Virus - How to remove
  3. Go down to Enable Safe Mode and press Restart. win10-safe-mode Age Virus - How to remove
  4. Once your browser loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete Age Virus.

Step 2. Delete Age Virus via System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart win7-restart Age Virus - How to remove.
  2. When it is restarting, start pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appear.
  3. Go down to Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win7-safe-mode Age Virus - How to remove
  4. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  5. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win7-command-prompt Age Virus - How to remove
  6. In the System Restore window that appears, click Next, select restore point, and press Next again.
  7. Press Yes.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Click the power button from the Start menu, hold the key Shift and press Restart. win10-restart Age Virus - How to remove
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Command Prompt. win-10-startup Age Virus - How to remove
  3. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  4. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win10-command-prompt Age Virus - How to remove
  5. In the System Restore window that appears, click Next, select restore point, and press Next again.
  6. Press Yes.

Step 3. Recover your data

If ransomware has encrypted your files, it may be possible to recover them using one of the below mentioned methods. However, they will not always work, and the best way to ensure you do not lose your files is to have backup.

a) Method 1. Recover files via Data Recovery Pro

  1. Download Data Recovery Pro.
  2. Once it's installed, launch it and start a scan. data-recovery-pro Age Virus - How to remove
  3. If the program is able to recover the files, you should be able to get them back. data-recovery-pro-scan Age Virus - How to remove

b) Method 2. Recover files via Windows Previous Versions

If System Restore was enabled before you lost access to your files, you should be able to recover them via Windows Previous Versions.
  1. Find and right-click on the file you want to recover.
  2. Press Properties and then Previous Versions. win-previous-version Age Virus - How to remove
  3. Select the version and press Restore.

c) Method 3. Recover files via Shadow Explorer

If the ransomware did not delete Shadow Copies of your files, you should be able to recover them via Shadow Explorer.
  1. Download Shadow Explorer from shadowexplorer.com.
  2. After you install it, open it.
  3. Select the disk with the encrypted files, choose a date.
  4. If folders that you want to recover appear, press Export. shadowexplorer Age Virus - How to remove