'.AdolfHitler File Extension' Ransomware

'.AdolfHitler File Extension' Ransomware Description

The '.AdolfHitler File Extension' Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan. PC security researchers first observed the '.AdolfHitler File Extension' Ransomware in June 2018. The '.AdolfHitler File Extension' Ransomware receives its name because it uses the file extension '.AdolfHitler' to mark the files encrypted by the attack. The '.AdolfHitler File Extension' Ransomware is merely a copy of the XiaoBa Ransomware, a Chinese ransomware Trojan released before the '.AdolfHitler File Extension' Ransomware. There is almost nothing original about the '.AdolfHitler File Extension' Ransomware, and it even uses the same contact email as its predecessor, the BaYuCheng@yeah.net. The '.AdolfHitler File Extension' Ransomware attack is simple to understand: the '.AdolfHitler File Extension' Ransomware uses a strong encryption algorithm to make the victim's files inaccessible, and then the victim is requested to make a ransom payment to restore access to the affected files.

How the '.AdolfHitler File Extension' Ransomware Attacks a Machine

The '.AdolfHitler File Extension' Ransomware will scan the victim's drives for the user-generated files, which may include several media file types, configuration files, databases, and numerous other document types. Threats like the '.AdolfHitler File Extension' Ransomware will target certain file types in their attacks, which include:

.3dm, .3g2, .3gp, .7zip, .aaf, .accdb, .aep, .aepx, .aet, .ai, .aif, .as, .as3, .asf, .asp, .asx, .avi, .bmp, .c, .class, .cpp, .cs, .csv, .dat, .db, .dbf, .doc, .docb, .docm, .docx, .dot, .dotm, .dotx, .dwg, .dxf, .efx, .eps, .fla, .flv, .gif, .h, .idml, .iff, .indb, .indd, .indl, .indt, .inx, .jar, .java, .jpeg, .jpg, .js, .m3u, .m3u8, .m4u, .max, .mdb, .mid, .mkv, .mov, .mp3, .mp4, .mpa, .mpeg, .mpg, .msg, .pdb, .pdf, .php, .plb, .pmd, .png, .pot, .potm, .potx, .ppam, .ppj, .pps, .ppsm, .ppsx, .ppt, .pptm, .pptx, .prel, .prproj, .ps, .psd, .py, .ra, .rar, .raw, .rb, .rtf, .sdf, .sdf, .ses, .sldm, .sldx, .sql, .svg, .swf, .tif, .txt, .vcf, .vob, .wav, .wma, .wmv, .wpd, .wps, .xla, .xlam, .xll, .xlm, .xls, .xlsb, .xlsm, .xlsx, .xlt, .xltm, .xltx, .xlw, .xml, .xqx, .xqx, .zip.

The '.AdolfHitler File Extension' Ransomware uses a strong encryption method to make the files it damages inaccessible. Unfortunately, when the '.AdolfHitler File Extension' Ransomware is done with the files' encryption, they become unrecoverable unless one has the decryption key. The criminals responsible for the '.AdolfHitler File Extension' Ransomware attack offer to decrypt one file for free, as long as it's a small file no larger than 250 KB.

How the '.AdolfHitler File Extension' Ransomware Affects Your Files

The '.AdolfHitler File Extension' Ransomware's whole purpose is to extort the victim. The '.AdolfHitler File Extension' Ransomware delivers a ransom note, which merely tells the victim to contact the criminals via email. After establishing contact, the criminals will demand a ransom payment through Bitcoin, which may vary depending on the extent of the encrypted content on the victim's files. The '.AdolfHitler File Extension' Ransomware delivers its ransom note in the form of a pop-up window, as well as by replacing the image file used as the infected computer's desktop picture with the file '# # DECRYPT MY FILE # #.bmp,' which merely contains the '.AdolfHitler File Extension' Ransomware ransom note written in red text over a black background. The '.AdolfHitler File Extension' Ransomware's ransom note contains images of Adolf Hitler giving speeches as part of their branding.

Dealing with a '.AdolfHitler File Extension' Ransomware Infection

Contact with the criminals responsible for the '.AdolfHitler File Extension' Ransomware attack or paying the '.AdolfHitler File Extension' Ransomware ransom is not recommended by security experts. Doing this allows the criminals to continue creating and distributing threats like the '.AdolfHitler File Extension' Ransomware and is detrimental to other computer users. Instead, it is important to take precautions to ensure that you can recover your data if it ever becomes compromised by a ransomware threats. The best preemptive protection against the '.AdolfHitler File Extension' Ransomware is to have file backups on the cloud or an external memory device. This, coupled with a reliable security program, can be enough to protect your data fully from threats like the '.AdolfHitler File Extension' Ransomware.

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