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.ADAME File Extension

  • Category: Encoded Files

What is an .ADAME file?

.ADAME file extension has been classified as Encoded Files.

.ADAME is Adame Ransomware Encrypted File

A file with an .adame extension is a file that has been encrypted by the Adame virus, which is a variant of Phobos ransomware that became prevalent in early 2019. It is encrypted so it is not possible to open the file by simply changing the .adame file extension.

Adame is a type of malware utilized by cybercriminals that takes a user's files hostage and forces him to pay the perpetrator to unlock the files. It is most often introduced to a victim's computer through spam emails with malicious file attachments that contain macros and are downloaded and run by unsuspecting users. The virus may also be introduced when a user clicks on malicious online advertisements or downloads malicious files from torrent websites.

When the ransomware runs on a user's computer, it encrypts files on the computer and adds the .adame extension onto the names of the files. The targeted files are typically documents, images, videos, and backup files, such as .PDF, .PNG, .MP4, and .DB files. For example, a spreadsheet.png file becomes spreadsheet.png.adame.

The virus then generates an info.hta and info.txt file on the desktop of the user's computer. The info.hta file contains an HTML program that displays a pop-up window explaining the hostile takeover of the user's files. The info.txt file is the plain text version of the HTML program. The information in the two files includes an explanation about what occurred on the computer, the encryption used on the files, and how the user can recover his files by paying a ransom payment.

Currently, there are several options for removing the Adame virus, which includes Malwarebytes Premium software. However, there is no program available to effectively restore infected files. If the user has a recent backup of his files, he can perform a system restore to remove the virus but any changes made to files after the backup was made will be lost.

Common ADAME Filenames[1K748H90-3283].[].Adame - Example of an ADAME file with the ID assigned to the victim and email address of the virus developer appended onto the file extension.

How to Open .ADAME file on different platforms

Open .ADAME File on Windows

  • Right-click a .ADAME
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .ADAME file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .ADAME files" Press "Ok"

Open .ADAME File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .ADAME file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .ADAME File on Linux

Right click on the .ADAME file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .ADAME File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .ADAME file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .ADAME File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .ADAME files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .ADAME files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .ADAME files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .ADAME file format
  2. You need to check the .ADAME file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)