.Agho is a very harmful and advanced threat of the Ransomware virus category and it can block all your data in just a couple of minutes. Files blocked by .Agho are no longer accessible through regular means and require a secret key to be opened.
Even if the Ransomware virus category is not as widespread or as prevalent as the representatives of the infamous Trojan Horse family, threats like .Agho, .Vpsh, .Jdyi are undoubtedly some of the most advanced forms of malware that can infect a given computer. They are very stealthy, often cannot be detected by even the most advanced antivirus programs, and, most of all, use very advanced encryption algorithms to ensure that, once their work is done, nobody would be able to gain access to the files locked by them unless he or she is in possession of the private decryption key that the Ransomware generates during the encryption procedure.
The .Agho virus
The .Agho virus is a dangerous and stealthy malware piece that blackmails its victims by asking them to pay a ransom if they want to access their files. The .Agho virus is almost undetectable while encrypting the targeted files as it shows almost no symptoms.
Once it finishes putting encryption on the files of its victims, this infection promptly generates a message on the attacked computer’s desktop that contains the hackers’ terms as well as strict and detailed instructions on how to complete the ransom payment that is supposed to be carried out before the user can receive the decryption key for their data.
If you have already seen such a message on your screen and are currently wondering about what the best course of action might be, we have some good and some bad news for you.
The good news is that .Agho has probably not damaged and will not damage your computer. This means that, even if the encrypted files remain inaccessible, you should still be able to use the computer as per normal.
The bad news is that, even if you manage to remove the cryptovirus (instructions on this down below), the data would still remain inaccessible and the decryption key would still be required to lift the encryption.
The .Agho file
The .Agho file is a data piece locked by this Ransomware that cannot be accessed without the application of the matching decryption key. The .Agho file is not harmful and will not spread the infection but, in most cases, cannot be recovered without the key.
If you do not want to pay the hackers yet still get your data back, there are a few things that you could try and we show them to you after the removal section of the following guide. Keep in mind that, even if you are ready and willing to pay the ransom, it is still not something that we would advise you to do. Going for this option could easily backfire and result in money loss without any of your files getting recovered in the end. That is why we always advise the readers of our Ransomware-removal articles to stick to the instructions from our guides and only consider the payment if there is really no other available option.
Remove .Agho Ransomware
You are dealing with a ransomware infection that can restore itself unless you remove its core files. We are sending you to another page with a removal guide that gets regularly updated. It covers in-depth instructions on how to:
1. Locate and scan malicious processes in your task manager.
2. Identify in your Control panel any programs installed with the malware, and how to remove them. Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker that gets installed with a lot of malware.
3. How to decrypt and recover your encrypted files (if it is currently possible).
You can find the removal guide here.