Virus Name: .aef file virus
Categories: Ransomware, Decryption Virus
Detailed Description of .aef file virus
.aef file virus is a severely malicious computer virus made to encrypt your files with weird extensions such as .aef file virus, .locked, or .crypt. This virus usually enters Windows systems through spam email attachments and freeware installers. For instance, when you open an attachments of spam email which allegedly is a payment invoice for your payment on EBay, .aef file virus will invade your computer without your knowledge. Its purpose is to force you to pay a ransom fee to get the so-called decryption key which can recover your infected files.
.aef file virus will encrypt the files or folders on your PC like any of ransomware. And it also boasts the function to analyze which ones are your preferences so it will blackmail them with you. When you contact them for help, you are introduced to buy bitcoin which is not necessarily a malware or virus but contains thousands of side effects. These sites are actually fishing websites and your privacy will be stolen in this situation.
The ransom fees is usually over $400 and there is no prove that the decryption key from .aef file virus can really restore the encrypted files, therefore we suggest all victims not sending money to the hackers to get the questionable decryption key. The right thing to do is to delete .aef file virus from system ASAP so that the amount of infected files can be minimized and then you will have chance to recover your files with some legitimate data recovery software.