- Slow Computer
- Annoying Pop-up's
- System crashes
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Installs itself without permissions
- Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel
If you see the Doublelocker Ransomware ransom note window on your Android mobile phone's screen, it is quite possible that you may lose all your personal files and data. Of course, most people synchronize their phone with either their PC or cloud storage nowadays, which means that you may have a recent backup to save your phone. Still, the appearance of this dangerous ransomware program should not be taken lightly at all. In fact, it is an unfortunate lesson to all mobile users to learn from because all you need to do to infect your phone with this threat is tap the wrong pop-up. Cyber criminals are rather sophisticated and can trick you quite easily. Safe surfing and caution are two vital things on the Internet today since crooks are there around every corner waiting for their next victim. We would like to share with you what we have found out about this ransomware program in the hope that you can prevent the next such attack from happening by being more aware and prepared. Please continue reading our article for further information.
Although PC users have got used to the fact that the Internet is not the safest to surf to say the least, mobile users tend to believe that there are no malware infections for their device simply because they have not seen one yet. Well, this may change in the near future as cyber criminals may see a great opportunity here to steal banking information or extort money from their victims in other ways like this ransomware does. In this case, for example, you need to tap an Adobe Flash updater pop-up that is obviously fake. However, as an unsuspecting phone user, you may not realize it right away and it is more likely that you would rush to tap the pop-up to have that update right away. Somehow having all the mobile technologies has made us more impatient and hasty.
This pop-up may come up, for instance, when you are viewing an unfamiliar questionable website that has Flash content, such as an embedded video, and you are told that the only way for you to see the content if you update your driver. If you are not a tech-savvy person, you would not possibly doubt whatever this pop-up claims because seemingly it is indeed an Adobe Flash updater, which you may have seen already. Please note that one single tap on your screen and you can drop such a dangerous threat onto your mobile phone. Also, remember that deleting Doublelocker Ransomware will not bring your files back as they will be encrypted.
You need to be more alert when an application asks you for administrator rights. Once you give these rights to this ransomware before installing it, it can change your PIN to lock you out completely and it can also set itself as your home application, i.e., the one that starts up when you press the home button on your device. Practically, you are the one who downloads, installs, and initiates this attack. This could come as a shocker and hopefully it shakes you up a bit to become more alert and cautious whenever surfing the web or when such pop-ups are offered to you.
The first damage this ransomware does is very similar to that of a banking Trojan as it hacks your financial accounts, such as bank accounts and PayPal as well. Once it has all the information it needs, it locks your phone and starts to encrypt all your files and personal data using the AES-256 encryption algorithm. Then, it displays its ransom note window on your screen. This note tells you that your personal documents and files have been encrypted and the original files deleted from your device. You have to pay 0.0130 BTC, which is around 74 USD, if you want to get your files back and unlock your mobile.
We do not advise you to send money or contact these cyber criminals because it never really end well. You could be infected with further threats or these crooks may just simply disappear after you paid the fee. Hopefully, you have a backup that you can use to recover your data. But before you could do anything, you need to unlock your phone and remove Doublelocker Ransomware. It is possible that you will have to reset your mobile device to factory default in order to be able to access it again. If you cannot do this alone, you should ask a friend or take your phone to a specialist. It is also possible that your phone is rooted and you have root access, which means that you may be able to use a debugging tool to change your PIN and delete Doublelocker Ransomware from your phone. All in all, we suggest that you look for a reliable anti-malware program that can protect your Android OS if you do not want to experience similar attacks in the future.