This article provides information about a version of XiaoBa data locker ransomware dubbed .AdolfHitler files virus. The threat encrypts important files and demands a ransom payment. In the article you will also find how to remove the threat and how to restore .AdolfHitler files.
.AdolfHitler files virus encrypts important files with RSA-4096 cipher algorithm and restricts the access to the information they store. Corrupted files are renamed with the specific extension .AdolfHitler. This data locker ransomware plagues the system by modifying various settings. After encryption it displays a ransom message that extorts a ransom payment.
|Name||.AdolfHitler Files Virus|
|Short Description||A data locker ransomware that utilizes strond cihper algorithm to encrypt files on stored on the infected computer. Then it demands a ransom for decryption solution.|
|Symptoms||Important files are locked and renamed with .AdolfHitler extension. They remain unusable until a ransom is paid.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments|
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|Data Recovery Tool||Windows Data Recovery by Stellar Phoenix Notice! This product scans your drive sectors to recover lost files and it may not recover 100% of the encrypted files, but only few of them, depending on the situation and whether or not you have reformatted your drive.|
.AdolfHitler Files Virus – Distribution
An infection with .AdolfHitler crypto virus begins after its payload is executed on the system. The payload file could be spread with the help of various shady techniques like email spam messages, corrupted web pages, malvertising campaigns, software bundles, freeware packages and more.
Most of the attacks happen after an interaction with malicious component presented in an email message. Hackers often embed malicious code in documents, images, and PDFs which they then send in massive email spam campaigns to large number of targeted users. To trick more users into infecting their computer systems with the ransomware, cybercriminals impersonate popular websites, services and online stores. The email message usually urges users to click a presented link or download an attached file. Both actions could result in an infection with .AdolfHitler ransomware.
Next time when you need to open a dubious file on your PC you can use a free online extractor to understand whether the file contains malicious elements or not. This way you could easily prevent severe malware infections like .AdolfHitler ransomware from infecting your system.
The ransomware payload may also land on the system along with a desired free program. The installers of many freeware apps contain potentially unwanted programs or malicious code that downloads the ransomware payload directly on the system. Installed PUPs on the computer could cause browser redirects to corrupted web pages. Such pages could automatically drop the ransomware infection code on users’ systems.
.AdolfHitler Files Virus – Overview
The .AdolfHitler files virus is new iteration of another ransomware called XiaoBa reported back in October 2017 by our team. The threat is primarily released with the purpose to encrypt important data stored on the compromised hosts and then extorts a ransom payment from victims.
At first, .AdolfHitler files virus needs to establish its malicious files and objects on the system. For the purpose its payload either creates new files or drops additional ones after it connects to its command and control server. It could be a hard task to locate and recognize all malicious files especially for users without any computer experience.
Furthermore, the ransomware creates some values under predefined registry sub-keys stored in the Registry Editor. The affected sub-keys could be Run and RunOnce as they manage the automatic execution of all essential system files needed for its proper operation. With the help of Run sub-key functionalities, .AdolfHitler ransomware starts its malicious files each time the operating system is launched.
After all needed system modifications, the threat utilizes its built-in encryption module to complete its main mission. Target data is encrypted with the help of the sophisticated cipher algorithm RSA-4096. All corrupted files receive the extension .AdolfHitler.
It is likely that all types of files that store valuable information are set in the encryption list. So at the end of the encryption process is likely that the access to all documents, images, archives, databases, text files, music, videos and other files will be restricted.
A specific trait of .AdolfHitler files virus is a ransom note file named # # DECRYPT MY FILE # #.bmp that could be dropped on the desktop. So in case of infection with this new XiaoBa ransomware version, the desktop wallpaper could be replaced with the image that depicts the following message:
All your source files are encrypted
I am very sorry that all your program source code files are encrypted!
Your file is not destroyed, it is only encrypted, and you can restore it after decryption.
Do not use third-party tools to decrypt files. This may result in file corruption. Please contact us to obtain the only valid decryption method!
Contact email: [email protected] for more content.
We use the powerful RSA-4096 asymmetric algorithm, please do not try to crack the file! Contact us it the rightway.
A window named AdolfHitler with a black and white photo of Adolf Hitler and a text message could appear on the PC screen after the encryption stage. The message depicted on this window reads:
I am very sorry that all your files have been encrypted!
Your file is not destroyed it is only encrypted, and it can be recovered after decryption.
Do not use third-party tools to decrypt files. This is very likely to result in corruption. Please contact us for decryption!
Contact email: [email protected] for more content.
We use a powerful RSA-4096 (asymmetric algorithm), please do not try to crack the file! Contact us is the right choice.
About RSA asymmetric algorithms you can get more on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSA_(cryptosystem)
Only we can decrypt the file, don’t trust anyone else!
Please contact us within seven days. We can decrypt a file of no more that 250KB for free, contact us by e-mail and send the file to be decrypted. We will send a decrypted file later.
Additionally, the threat plays music in the background. .AdolfHitler virus is not the first ransomware that symbolically uses the image of the evil-minded German politician. There are several other threats among which are EXOTIC Squad and Hitler-Ransomware that use the image of the Führer.
Beware! Contacting hackers could lead to additional misuses of sensitive data. Furthermore, there is no guarantee that they could provide a working decryption solution. They can try to scam you and make you a victim of their malicious intentions once again.
Remove .AdolfHitler Files Virus and Restore Data
The removal of .AdolfHitler ransomware demands a bit of technical experience and ability to recognize traits of malware files. And there is no doubt that you should remove this nasty threat from the infected PC as soon as you detect it. Otherwise, it has the chance to spread its infection files among the whole network. Below you could find how to remove it step by step. Beware that ransomware has highly complex code that could plague not only your files but your whole system. So as recommended by security researchers you need to utilize an advanced anti-malware tool for its complete removal. Such tool will keep your system protected against devastating threats like .AdolfHitler crypto virus and other kinds of malware that endanger your online security.
After you remove the ransomware make sure to check the “Restore Files” step listed in the guide below. But before you take any further actions, don’t forget to back up all encrypted files to an external drive in order to prevent their irreversible loss.