Remove .Adobe Ransomware (+.Adobe File Recovery) Dec. 2018 Update


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This page aims to help you remove .Adobe Ransomware for free. Our instructions also cover how any .Adobe file can be recovered.

Today, in this article, we will tell you about one specific piece of malware capable of preventing you from accessing the personal files on your computer by locking them up with an advanced encryption code and then requiring of you a ransom payment for the release of the sealed files. The malware program we are referring to is called .Adobe and it is of the Ransomware cryptovirus category. You may have already heard about Ransomware cyber threats – after all, they have consistently been some of the most widespread and some of the most problematic malware programs throughout the past several years and one of the reasons for that is because it is normally quite difficult to deal with them and to restore everything back to normal after they have attacked your computer. The most dangerous and difficult to handle Ransomware sub-category – the so-called cryptoviruses, is exactly the one to which .Adobe belongs. It is, in fact, one of the latest and most advanced cryptoviruses right now and that is why users need to have at least a basic understanding of how it works and what are the options for counteracting it in case it manages to enter the computer system.

.Adobe Ransomware

 

Once .Adobe Ransomware strikes

Instead of harming your PC and messing with its processes, .Adobe would simply lock-up your files and then tell you that if you don’t pay the required ransom, you will never again be able to open any of the locked files. A lot of users who have gotten faced with this do pay the ransom in hope of retrieving their valuable data. However, here we need to tell you that though a lot of times the hackers would indeed send back a decryption which would allow you to restore your files after you have paid, this is not always the case and therefore, we have prepared some alternative solutions down below which might help you.

Remove .Adobe Ransomware


Step1

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

malware-start-taskbar

Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.

Step3

Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

hosts_opt (1)

If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

msconfig_opt

Go in Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

  • Please note that ransomware may even include a fake Manufacturer name to its process. Make sure you check out every process here is legitimate.

Step4

WARNING!
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Type Regedit in the windows search field and press EnterOnce inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. 

Search for the ransomware  in your registries and delete the entries. Be extremely careful –  you can damage your system if you delete entries not related to the ransomware.

Type each of the following in the Windows Search Field:

  1. %AppData%
  2. %LocalAppData%
  3. %ProgramData%
  4. %WinDir%
  5. %Temp%

Delete everything in Temp. The rest just check out for anything recently added. Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!

Step5 

How to Decrypt .Adobe files

We have a comprehensive (and daily updated) guide on how to decrypt your files. Check it out here.

Choose wisely

Sadly, when it comes to threats like .Adobe, there aren’t any surefire methods that would guarantee the full recovery of your data. You can pay the ransom but still not receive the decryption key and you might try some alternative recovery methods and still not be able to bring all of your files back. However, if you use our guide instead of paying the hackers, you will at least not risk your money and you will also most likely be able to eliminate the threat so that your PC is safe for further use. Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee that the instructions from our guide will be enough to restore your data so you must bear that in mind.

Keeping your PC safe

Ransomware, similarly to other threats on the Internet, could come to you in many different ways – through misleading offers coming from obscure sites, through spam letters with harmful attachments, via pirated and illegally distributed programs as well as through many other methods. The important thing is to stay vigilant and to keep away from any form of content that you do not think that you can trust – do not take any needless risks and always have your PC security as your top priority.

SUMMARY:

Name .Adobe
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms There are are few symptoms that might indicate the presence of a Ransomware virus – normally, those would be high use of CPU and RAM and unusual slow-downs of your PC.
Distribution Method Deceitful and fake software update requests, random low-quality or illegal downloads, all sorts of online spam and malvertising and even other kinds of malware such as Trojans that can serve as a backdoor for the Ransomware.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!


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