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.AdolfHitler Files Virus – How to Remove and Restore Data

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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.

Threat Summary

Name .AdolfHitler Files Virus
Type Ransomware, Cryptovirus
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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.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: BaYeCheng@yeah.net for more content.
We use the powerful RSA-4096 asymmetric algorithm, please do not try to crack the file! Contact us it the rightway.

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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: BaYeCheng@yeah.net 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.

# # DECRYPT MY FILE # #.bmp ransom note .AdolfHitler XiaoBa ransomware

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.

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Windows Mac OS X

How to Remove .AdolfHitler Files Virus from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove .AdolfHitler Files Virus

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1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall .AdolfHitler Files Virus and related software from Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by .AdolfHitler Files Virus on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by .AdolfHitler Files Virus there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

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Step 4: Scan for .AdolfHitler Files Virus with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

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3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

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4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

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If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.

Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by .AdolfHitler Files Virus.

Ransomware infections and .AdolfHitler Files Virus aim to encrypt your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decrypt. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.

1. Download the reccomended Data Recovery software by clicking on the link underneath:

Simply click on the link and on the website menus on top, choose Data Recovery - Data Recovery Wizard for Windows or Mac (depending on your OS), and then download and run the tool.


Windows Mac OS X

Get rid of .AdolfHitler Files Virus from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall .AdolfHitler Files Virus and remove related files and objects

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1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to .AdolfHitler Files Virus:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to .AdolfHitler Files Virus. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to .AdolfHitler Files Virus. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • Go to Finder.
  • In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
  • Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
  • If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.

In case you cannot remove .AdolfHitler Files Virus via Step 1 above:

In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as .AdolfHitler Files Virus. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


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Step 3 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by .AdolfHitler Files Virus.

Ransomware infections and .AdolfHitler Files Virus aim to encrypt your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decrypt. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.

1. Download the reccomended Data Recovery software by clicking on the link underneath:

Simply click on the link and on the website menus on top, choose Data Recovery - Data Recovery Wizard for Windows or Mac (depending on your OS), and then download and run the tool.


.AdolfHitler Files Virus FAQ

What is .AdolfHitler Files Virus ransomware and how does it work?

.AdolfHitler Files Virus is a ransomware infection - the malicious software that enters your computer silently and blocks either access to the computer itself or encrypt your files.

Many ransomware viruses use sophisticated encryption algorithm how to make your files inaccessible. The goal of ransomware infections is to demand that you pay a ransom payment to get access to your files back.

How does .AdolfHitler Files Virus ransomware infect my computer?

Via several ways..AdolfHitler Files Virus Ransomware infects computers by being sent via phishing e-mails, containing virus attachment.

This attachment is usually masked as an important document, like an invoice, bank document or even a plane ticket and it looks very convincing to users.

After you download and execute this attachment, a drive-by download occurs and your computer is infected with the ransomware virus.

Another way, you may become a victim of .AdolfHitler Files Virus is if you download a fake installer, crack or patch from a low reputation website or if you click on a virus link. Many users report getting a ransomware infection by downloading torrents.

How to open ..AdolfHitler Files Virus files?

You can't. At this point the ..AdolfHitler Files Virus files are encrypted. You can only open them once they are decrypted.

Decryptor did not decrypt my data. What now?

Do not panic and backup the files. If a decryptor did not decrypt your ..AdolfHitler Files Virus files successfully, then do not despair, because this virus is still new.

One way to restore files, encrypted by .AdolfHitler Files Virus ransomware is to use a decryptor for it. But since it's a new virus, advised that the decryption keys for it may not be out yet and available to the public. We will update this article and keep you posted as soon as this decryptor is released.

How Do I restore "..AdolfHitler Files Virus" files (Other Methods)?

Yes, sometimes files can be restored. We have suggested several file recovery methods that could work if you want to restore ..AdolfHitler Files Virus files.

These methods are in no way 100% guarantee that you will be able to get your files back. But if you have a backup, your chances of success are much greater.

How do I get rid of .AdolfHitler Files Virus ransomware virus?

The safest way and the most efficient one for the removal of this ransomware infection is the use a professional anti malware software. It will scan for and locate .AdolfHitler Files Virus ransomware and then remove it without causing any additional harm to your important ..AdolfHitler Files Virus files.

Also, keep in mind that viruses like .AdolfHitler Files Virus ransomware also install Trojans and keyloggers that can steal your passwords and accounts. Scanning your computer with an anti-malware software will make sure that all of these virus components are removed and your computer is protected in the future.

What to Do If nothing works?

There is still a lot you can do. If none of the above methods seem to work for you, then try these methods:

  • Try to find a safe computer from where you can can login on your own line accounts like One Drive, iDrive, Google Drive and so on.
  • Try to contact your friends, relatives and other people so that they can check if they have some of your important photos or documents just in case you sent them.
  • Also, check if some of the files that were encrypted it can be re-downloaded from the web.
  • Another clever way to get back some of your files is to find another old computer, a flash drive or even a CD or a DVD where you may have saved your older documents. You might be surprised what will turn up.
  • You can also go to your email account to check if you can send any attachments to other people. Usually what is sent the email is saved on your account and you can re-download it. But most importantly, make sure that this is done from a safe computer and make sure to remove the virus first.

More tips you can find on our forums, where you can also asks any questions about your ransomware problem.

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