Remove [].adage File Virus (+Recover Files)

[].adage virus is another file encrypting malware that belongs to Phobos Ransomware family. It is a nasty computer infection that silently intrude your computer and encrypt all your personal files, pictures, videos, music, documents everything. After encryption, it adds id[XXXXXXX-XXXX].[].adage extension to end of all your files. Here x represents your personal ID which is also the serial number of the decryption key. This unique ID is different for every computer and for unlocking your data you will need the private decryption key that matches to your ID. This nasty virus does not disclose the ransom amount upfront because it will decide the amount according to how soon you contact to hackers. [].adage Ransomware is a dangerous malware which is only intended to cheat your money so it uses the intimidation technique to find out how eager you are to get your files back.

[].adage File Virus : Threat Analysis

Name [].adage Ransomware Virus
Type Ransomware, Cryptovirus
Family Phobos Ransomware
Extension id[XXXXXXX-XXXX].[].adage
Description This Ransomware will encrypt your files by adding its own extension to file names and demands a ransom to give decryption key
Symptoms You will not be able to access any files on your system. You will find Ransom note in each folder demanding money.
Distribution Spam Emails, Email Attachments, bundled freeware, porn or torrent sites
Detection Tool Download Automatic Removal Tool
Data Recovery ParetoLogic Data Recovery Pro

[].adage file virus is a notorious ransomware infection which is a recently found version of a prior malware. It means hackers have good experience about how to force users to pay ransom money. So if your computer is infected by this file locking virus then do not play its game. This virus also leave ransom note on your computer suggesting you to contact hackers on email address to negotiate the terms of decryption. It also offers to unlock a few files in good will and show that you can recover your files after you pay the ransom money. You should not get carried away by this sales pitch of [].adage Virus Ransomware because it is just a fake promise that it does not intend to keep. You can check a screen short of the ransom note left by this nasty virus on computer in the below picture:

[].adage File Virus

So now as know about the origin and working of this malware, you must be thinking how it got on your system. Actually hackers behind this [].adage file virus are not new in file encrypting business, so they know all the tricks to infect a perfectly fine computer. They can deliver this threat directly into your email box with some legitimate and catchy title that you wont be able to skip. When you open that kind of spam email attachments on your PC, virus slip in to your machine and start doing its evil work. You can also download this [].adage virus bundled with free third party programs, shareware, cracked software, illegal patches and fake update. Your system can infected by this file encrypting virus when you visit malicious websites, click of misleading ads, browse porn or torrent sites or share files on unsafe network. So if you want to avoid these kind of unpleasant malware attack in future, check the security tips mentioned at the end of this guide.

[].adage virus

This [].adage file ransomware is another tool of destruction created by hackers which is meant to force victims into paying the ransom money. If this threat is inside your system there is no point of creating more new files or downloading your backup files because this virus will encrypt those new files as well. You should also not connect any external hard drive or sync to your cloud drive because this virus can lock all those files. You cannot trust [].adage file virus to give you decryption key after paying the ransom money. In our research we found that most of the victims were not able to recover their files after paying the extortion fees. We strongly suggest all the victims to delete this nasty [].adage ransomware before making any attempt to recover their data. Many security company are actively creating free decryptors to restore locked files, you can also recover your data through backup or third party data recovery software. So it risky to make deal with hackers because they are intended to infect your system again as soon as they launch new version of this malware. So you are advised to completely remove [].adage file virus as soon as possible and recover your files using alternative data recovery options.

How To Remove [].adage File Virus

The first most important thing for you is to remove this nasty [].adage File Virus Ransomware infection from your computer. It is a nasty malware infection which can keep creating new problems until you remove this threat completely from your machine. It can re-encrypt your files again if anyhow you manages to recover your files. Apart from this it can also bring other threats and malware on your system without permission. If you wait much longer, it will make several harmful changes to your system settings and registry which can make it more difficult to get rid of this nasty [].adage File Virus. So you are advised to backup all your encrypted files on a cloud drive and then delete this nasty malware from your PC. It is a highly advanced and sophisticated malware infection due to which you will need to a powerful Automatic Malware Removal Tool to remove this infection. You can download this software from the below button.

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Alternative Data Recovery Option

If the shadow file explorer was not able to recover your files, then you can use professional data recovery software to recovery your files. ParetoLogic Data Recovery Pro software is a highly advanced and powerful data recovery suite. It can recover lost or permanently delete files. You should try the free version of this software to scan your PC. If the software can detect your files, then you will need to pay the recover all your files. But in this case you are not paying ransom money hackers. The Malware Removal Tool and Data Recovery are much more cheaper option than paying ransom money.

  • First you need to download the Data Recovery Pro Software.

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  • After installing the software launch the program and click on Start Scan to run full scan of your PC.

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  • When software detect all your files, then click on Recover button to get your files back.

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Manually Remove [].adage File Virus

 Part 1 – Start PC In Safe Mode With Networking 

  • Press “Windows Key + R” buttons together on your keyboard.

  • Run box will appear, type “msconfig” and hit enter button.

  • System configuration box will appear on your screen.

  • Go to boot tab and select Safe boot then hit enter button.

 Part 2 – Kill Malicious Process From Task Manager 

  • Press “Windows Key + R” buttons together on your keyboard.

  • Run box will appear, type “taskmgr” and hit enter button to open Task manager.

  • Find malicious process related to [].adage File Virus and right click on it then click End process.

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 Part 3 – Remove [].adage File Virus From Control Panel 

First you should check the Control Panel of your computer and remove any unwanted program that you have not installed by yourself. It might be possible that [].adage File Virus virus is listed in Control Panel with any other random name to avoid its removal.

Remove [].adage File Virus From Windows Vista/7

  • Click on Start menu and select Control Panel.

  • Select Uninstall a program option under Programs menu.

  • Find and remove all unwanted and malicious programs.

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Remove [].adage File Virus From Windows 8/10

  • Click “Windows + R” button together to open run box.

  • Type Control Panel in the Run Box then click OK.

  • Select Uninstall a program option under Programs menu.

  • Find and remove all unwanted and harmful programs.

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 Part 4 – Remove [].adage File Virus From Browser 

Remove From Google Chrome

  • Open Chrome browser > Click on Menu > select More Tools > Choose Extensions.
  • Find and remove malicious extension from chrome.

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Remove From Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Mozilla Firefox > Click on Menu > select Add-ons.
  • Find and remove malicious add-ons from Firefox.

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Remove From MS Edge

  • Open Edge browser > Click on More option > select settings > Choose Extensions.
  • Click on unwanted extension and hit uninstall button.

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Remove From Internet Explorer

  • Open Internet Explorer > Click on Gear icon > choose Manage Add-ons.
  • Click on unwanted extension and press disable button.

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 Part 5 – Remove [].adage File Virus From Registry Editor 

  • Press “Windows Key + R” buttons together on your keyboard.

  • Run box will appear, type “regedit” and hit enter button.

[].adage File Virus

  • Windows Registry editor will appear on your screen.

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  • Find and remove [].adage File Virus related keys.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msmpeng.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msseces.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Uninstall\”virus name”

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect” = ’0′

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “xas”

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[].adage File Virus

 Tips To Prevent Malware Like [].adage File Virus In Future 

  • You should use a powerful and reliable anti-virus program and scan your computer regularly.
  • Check Windows Firewall security and turn it on for the real time safety form malware and viruses.
  • You must avoid visiting to malicious, porn and torrent websites to stay safe online.
  • Avoid downloading any free or unknown program from any unreliable website or link.
  • Say a big No to download cracked software, themes and wallpaper, screensaver similar products.
  • Do not click on any misleading advertisement that flash on your browser when you go online.
  • Keep your Windows OS and other software up to date to avoid vulnerabilities.
  • Download updates and software patches only from official and trusted websites.
  • Always create a system restore point when you PC is running fine for security purpose.
  • Keep backup of all your important files and data to avoid any kind of data loss situation.

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