Avaddon Ransomware Description
The Avaddon Ransomware is a threat that may be spread online with the help of various tricks – phishing emails that contain a bogus attachment, torrent trackers, game cracks, software activators, etc. Malware operators often rely on shady online content to distribute their threatening applications, and the Avaddon Ransomware is not an exception. Dealing with the consequences of an Avaddon Ransomware attack may be a very challenging task that is often impossible to accomplish – this is because of Avaddon Ransomware's ability to cause long-term damage to your files by encrypting their contents. This means that even if the Avaddon Ransomware is removed successfully, the locked files will still be inaccessible.
When the Avaddon Ransomware infiltrates a system, it will look to encrypt valuable files such as documents, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, archives, photos and more. If it locks a file successfully, it will mark its name by using the '.avdn' extension. Finally, it drops a ransom note that has the name '<RANDOM NUMBERS>-readme.txt' – for example, '98h249-readme.txt.'
The ransom note tells us more about the offer of the attackers – they want to be paid $500 in exchange for the 'Avaddon General Decryptor' that can be used to decrypt the locked files. Unfortunately, they do not offer any proof that the decryption tool works, and we would not advise you to try to purchase the shady utility. The attackers do not provide any ordinary contact details and, instead, they urge the victim to download the TOR browser to access a TOR-based payment page where they will find out more about the payment process. Of course, the Avaddon Ransomware authors want to receive the money via a Bitcoin transaction since this is an untraceable and irreversible payment option.
If you think that the Avaddon Ransomware has corrupted your data, we advise you to start by using an anti-malware service to eliminate the threat and prevent it from causing any other problems. Once this is applied, you will need to try out various recommended data recovery techniques and utilities that may help you to restore access to your files.
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