Virus Name: .gold file virus
Categories: Ransomware, Decryption Virus
Detailed Description of .gold file virus
.gold file virus is the latest ransomware infection that gets your personal files encrypted once it attacks your system. According to our research, .gold file virus is spread through exploit kits, attached files of spam email, porn website and torrent files shared by third party websites. With the incursion of .gold file virus, huge troubles is coming to you.
According research by our lab, it has been confirmed that .gold file virus can encrypt almost all the file types on your system, including .avi, .png. mp4, .jpg, .cer, .doc, .PDF and so on. When you double click the encrypted files, you will get a error all the time. After that, .gold file virus displays a instruction for you to restore your files, that is to visit hacker’s websites and send money to them to get the decryption key. You may take it as a last straw to recover your files, however, our research team has found that this could be a scam. That means you may not get your files back even you purchase the expensive key. Moreover, the payment process may be monitored by hacker and you may lose all money in your account. Therefore, do not send money to the maker of .gold file virus virus. Now it is important to delete .gold file virus from system completely so that the amount of encrypted files can be minimized and your new files will be threatened. After that, you can try to use some legitimate data recovery app to restore your files, at least a small part of them. Follow the guide below to get rid of .gold file virus now: