Short notes of .doubleoffset Files Virus
.doubleoffset Files Virus is the perilous file-encrypting infection that comes under the category of ransomware family. It is mainly created by cyber criminals with the main motive to extort money from the infected users. Malware analysts confirmed that it is the new version of dangerous Cryakl Ransomware. Once it enters in the system, it takes full control over the system and encrypts your various file or data and demand ransom for its decryption key. It uses the combination of AES and RSA encryption algorithm to encrypt the file and append the file name as .doubleoffset extension. After encryption, it will create a ransom note named as README.txt and display on the computer screen. According to the ransom note, it contains a short message about encrypted files and displays on the computer screen.
Demand for Ransom from .doubleoffset Files Virus
Cyber criminals behind this ransomware demand ransom in the form of Bitcoins in exchange for decryption key and encourage users to buy it from the designated wallet address. The cost of the decryption key is still unknown but research shows that the price may vary between 500 USD to 1500 USD. They can also warn the users that if you not make payment in given time and want to remove this virus from the PC then you will permanently lose your important file.
Distribution and malicious behaviour of .doubleoffset Files Virus
.doubleoffset Files Virus is mainly infiltrated via spam email attachments, via infected media, p2p file or network sharing, clicking on malicious ads, freeware and shareware downloads, via exploit kits, visiting suspicious sites like porn and torrent sites and much more. After infiltration, .doubleoffset Files Virus makes new registry entries in Window Registry to achieve high-level persistence that can allow other malware infection in the system. It can also block Window Firewall and other security tools to be undetected. Through this file-encoder virus, criminals steal your privacy and monitor your online activities for misuse.
Experts suggested that never make any type of payment to the cyber criminals. It is not sure that you will successfully receive decryption key after making payment. Once you pay money then you also support their malicious business. Therefore, it is highly advised you to remove .doubleoffset Files Virus immediately from the PC.