Do you know what Adonis Ransomware is?
Adonis Ransomware is a new computer malware that can enter your PC by stealth and, supposedly, encrypt many of your files. However, testing has shown that it is unable to encrypt anything. As a result, you can remove it from your PC and not worry about decrypting your files. It appears that this particular ransomware was made that way, but it is also possible that its developers have run into some issues and cannot get this program to encrypt. Still, you can be duped into paying the ransom. To find out more about how it works, how it may be distributed and its removal possibilities, please read this whole article.
If Adonis Ransomware were to infect your PC, then the only thing it would do is drop two ransom notes — one named DE.html which is in the German language and EN.html which is in English. This ransomware’s ransom notes state that your files have been encrypted and that you have to send 0.8 Bitcoins to the given Bitcoin wallet address to either receive a decryption key or tool. Adonis Ransomware would be a typical ransomware-type program is it was not for the fact that it cannot encrypt your files.
Our malware analysts have concluded that this program may currently experience issues such as not having a connection to the C&C server or it may not have been created to encrypt your files at all. Research has shown that this ransomware was written in AutoIT, a freeware automation language for MS Windows. AutoIT has features such as a scripting language with BASIC-like structure, support for TCP and UDP protocols, support for COM (component object modeling) objects, 64-bit code support, and so on. It is a very versatile freeware that serves as the basis of Adonis Ransomware. The good news is that all of its potential is wasted because this program cannot encrypt your files.
While there is no information regarding Adonis Ransomware’s distribution, it is quite likely that this program’s developers have employed several methods for distributing it. The most commonly used method for distributing ransomware is email spam. This ransomware’s executable file can be attached to a fake email that presents this ransomware’s file as an MS Word or PDF file. Apart from that, you may also get this ransomware from infected websites with exploits on them that can download this ransomware automatically by stealth. This ransomware can also be featured on torrent websites as a legitimate application and trick you into running it. All in all, it is evident that this ransomware is distributed using craft, malicious methods so you ought to protect your PC from the likes of it.
As you can see, Adonis Ransomware is a bogus ransomware made by lazy cyber criminals to extract money from you. The good thing about it is that it does not encrypt your files, so you can just remove it and be done with it. We recommend using SpyHunter’s free scanner to detect this ransomware and then go to its location to delete it manually because there is no telling where its executable is dropped as it depends on the distribution method.
- Visit http://www.spyware-techie.com/download-sph
- Download SpyHunter-Installer.exe and install it.
- Run it.
- Click Scan Computer Now!
- Copy the file path of the malware from the scan results.
- Press Win+E keys.
- Type the file path of the malware in File Explorer’s address box.
- Press Enter.
- Locate and right-click the malicious files and click Delete.
- Empty the Recycle Bin.
In non-techie terms:
Adonis Ransomware is supposed to be a ransomware program that encrypts files. However, all it can do is drop its ransom notes and demand that you pay money for nothing. It wants to trick you into thinking that your files have been encrypted while they were not. Therefore, you can simply remove this program and forget about it because this ransomware does nothing to compel you to pay the ransom.