ADHUBLLKA Ransomware is a file encryptor, and it does not spare any personal files once it slithers into an operating system. Needless to say, an operating system that allows such an infection in must be unguarded and vulnerable. Even if you do not install legitimate security software to guard you, you can still minimize your risk of attracting malware by avoiding malicious links, downloaders, or spam emails, and also downloading updates in time. There are plenty of infections that can exploit such backdoors and vulnerabilities, including Somik1 Ransomware, C0hen Locker Ransomware, or Dever Ransomware. Without a doubt, if you use the combination of security software and your own caution, you should not face ransomware and other kinds of malware. Since you are reading this report, it is likely that you already need to delete ADHUBLLKA Ransomware. Hopefully, by the time you are done reading this article, you will know how to remove this threat.
Some malicious ransomware infections encrypt everything, including system files. Threats that can do that usually have no other purpose than to destroy systems, or they are malfunctioning because, most likely, they are created by amateurs. ADHUBLLKA Ransomware is a more traditional file-encryptor, in a sense that it only encrypts personal files. Have you checked which files were corrupted by this malware? You can try opening files to see which ones are unreadable, but it is enough to look for the “.ADHUBLLKA” extension attached to the original filenames. Next to the corrupted files – or maybe on the Desktop – you should find a file named “read_me.txt.” It is created by ADHUBLLKA Ransomware, and so we advise deleting it, but opening it is safe. That being said, you have to understand that the message delivered via the file was created by cybercriminals who care only about their own agenda, and so the promises and information introduced to you have to be taken with a grain of salt.
The ADHUBLLKA Ransomware ransom note is opened with an intimidating statement: “ALL YOUR FILES ARE ENCRYPTED.” To be more precise, all of your personal files were encrypted. Unfortunately, once they are encrypted, it is not possible to restore them without a decryptor that only the attackers might have. That being said, if you have backups, you do not need to restore the files because you can replace them after removing ADHUBLLKA Ransomware. Furthermore, how can you be sure that the attackers would give you the decryptor? The ransom note declares that all victims can restore their files using a decryptor that can be purchased at a certain price. We do not know how much the attackers want, but those interested are instructed to email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Hopefully, you have not contacted the attackers yet because that is very dangerous. If you decide you want to take the risk, at least create a new email account so that you would not be flooded with scam messages in the future. Of course, even if the ransom is small, we do not recommend paying it because it is unlikely that cybercriminals would give anything in return for the money.
Our researchers warn that the launcher of ADHUBLLKA Ransomware has a unique name, and might have a unique location in every case. This is why we cannot help you remove it manually. You could use a reliable malware scanner to assist you, but we believe that the best thing you can do is install a trusted anti-malware tool. It will inspect the system, remove ADHUBLLKA Ransomware along with any other threats, and also reestablish Windows protection. As we discussed already, securing the system is highly important if you want to avoid facing ransomware and other kinds of malware. However, you also need to be cautious so as not to let malware in yourself. If you have the ability to replace the corrupted files with backups, make sure you do that after you remove the threat.