Is this a serious infection

.Adage file virus ransomware will do severe harm to your files as it’ll encrypt them. Because of how easily the infection is caught, ransomware is categorized as a highly severe infection. As soon as the ransomware launches, it searches for specific files to encrypt. People usually find that the encrypted files are photos, videos and documents because of how valuable they are likely to be to you. Unfortunately, you will need to get the decryption key to decrypt files, which the ransomware makers/distributors will try to sell you. Do keep in mind, however that people researching malicious software sometimes release free decryptors, if they can crack the ransomware. This is your best option if you haven’t made backup.

A ransom note will be placed on your operating system after the ransomware finishes the encryption process. The ransom note will include information about your file encryption, and you will be requested to pay a ransom in order to recover your files. You shouldn’t be surprised when told this but paying criminals isn’t recommended. It is possible for criminals to just take the money and not help you. What’s there to stop them from doing just that. A better investment would be backup. If backup is available, simply terminate .Adage file virus and recover files.

You quite possibly opened a contaminated email attachment, or downloaded something malicious, and that’s how it gained access into your device. These are two of the most frequent methods used for ransomware spreading.

How is ransomware distributed

The most probable way you got the contamination was through spam email or fake software updates. We suggest you familiarize yourself with how to identify infected spam emails, if you believe ransomware infected your device when you opened a file attached to a spam email. When you encounter senders you’re not familiar with, do not rush to open the attached file and check the email carefully first. It should also be mentioned that hackers often pretend to be from well-known companies so as to make people lower their guard. For example, they may use Amazon’s name, pretending to be emailing you because of a weird transaction noticed on your account. Nevertheless, these kinds of emails are not difficult to investigate. Look up the company the sender claims to be from, check the email addresses that belong to their employees and see if your sender’s is among them. If you are unsure scan the attachment with a malware scanner, just to be sure.

If spam email wasn’t the cause, bogus program updates might have been used. Often, you will see the bogus updates on questionable web pages. In certain cases, they pop up as ads or banners and can see quite convincing. However, for those who knows that no real updates will ever be pushed this way, it will immediately be clear as to what’s going on. Since nothing valid and secure will be offered via such bogus alerts, be cautious to stick to legitimate download sources. If you have automatic updates turned on, you won’t even be alerted about it, but if manual update is required, the software will notify you.

How does ransomware behave

We probably don’t need to explain that your files have been encrypted. Soon after the infected file was opened, the ransomware started the encryption process, probably unknown to you. All files that have been affected will have a file extension added to them. Your files were encrypted using a complex encryption algorithm, so do not bother attempting to open them. Information about file recovery will be given in the ransom note. If it isn’t your first time running into ransomware, you’ll see that notes follow a certain pattern, hackers will initially attempt to intimidate you into thinking your only option is to pay and then threaten to eliminate your files if you refuse. It’s not impossible that cyber crooks behind this ransomware have the only way to restore files but even if that is true, it isn’t advised to pay the ransom. The people who are to blame for encrypting your files in the first place won’t feel obliged to restore them after you make a payment. The same cyber criminals might make you a target again because in their belief if you paid once, you might do it again.

Before you even consider paying, try to recall if you have uploaded some of your files anywhere. If you are out of choices, back up the encrypted files and keep them for the future, it’s not impossible that a malware researcher will release a free decryptor and you could restore files. Whatever it is you’ve chosen to do, eliminate .Adage file virus as quickly as possible.

No matter what decision you have made, you need to start backing up your files on a regular basis. If you do not, you could end up losing your files again. Quite a few backup options are available, and they are quite worth the investment if you do not want to lose your files.

Ways to terminate .Adage file virus

Unless you are completely sure about what you are doing, do not try manual removal. Instead, obtain malicious software removal program to deal with the threat. The malware could stop you from running the anti-malware program successfully, in which case you have to reboot your system and boot it in Safe Mode. The anti-malware program should be working fine in Safe Mode, so you should be able to erase .Adage file virus. Unfortunately, anti-malware program will not be able to aid you with file decryption, it’ll simply just take care of erasing the threat.

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Learn how to remove .Adage file virus from your computer

Step 1. Delete .Adage file virus via Safe Mode with Networking

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

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

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

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

Step 2. Delete .Adage file virus via System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart win7-restart How to unlock extension from .Adage file virus.
  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 How to unlock extension from .Adage file virus
  4. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  5. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win7-command-prompt How to unlock extension from .Adage file virus
  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 How to unlock extension from .Adage file virus
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Command Prompt. win-10-startup How to unlock extension from .Adage file virus
  3. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  4. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win10-command-prompt How to unlock extension from .Adage file virus
  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 How to unlock extension from .Adage file virus
  3. If the program is able to recover the files, you should be able to get them back. data-recovery-pro-scan How to unlock extension from .Adage file virus

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 How to unlock extension from .Adage file virus
  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 How to unlock extension from .Adage file virus