OFOQ Ransomware. How to decrypt .ofoq files?

If you cannot open your images, documents, or files and see the .ofoq extension on them, your PC is surely infected with Ofoq ransomware. It pertains to STOP/Djvu ransomware group

Ofoq ransomware ciphers personal documents located on the victim’s computer with the extension “.ofoq” and then creates the ransom note in each folder which contains encrypted files. The instructions are put on the victim’s desktop in the “readme.txt” file. Its task is basically similar to other samples of the same ransomware family: Ofww, Oflg, Aayu.

What is Ofoq Ransomware?

NameOfoq Virus
Ransomware family1DJVU/STOP2 ransomware
Extension.ofoq
Ransomware note_readme.txt
RansomFrom $490 to $980
Contactmanager@mailtemp.ch, helprestoremanager@airmail.cc
SymptomsThe images, videos, and other documents have the “.ofoq” extension and cannot be opened by any programs
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Ofoq is file-encrypting ransomware that prevents regular access to your text files, Excel tables, videos and photos by ciphering them. It marks the encrypted files with the “.ofoq” extension. Then Ofoq ransomware adds a ransom note (readme.txt) to each folder. In it, you can see the guidance to pay the ransom ($490-$980 in Bitcoin) to a certain Bitcoin wallet. The AES-256 or RSA-1028 cipher it utilizes to encrypt the documents is not decryptable with modern computers. Even quantum computers that already exist will likely spend hundreds of years to find the decryption key.

How dangerous is the Ofoq ransomware?

When Ofoq ransomware gets on your PC, it will check your computer for images, videos, and also important documents. It [ciphers all widespread file formats- .psd, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .pdf, .jpeg, .png, et cetera. When these documents are found, the ransomware will cipher them and also change their extension to “.ofoq” to make sure that you understand what happened.

After the Ofoq ransomware ciphered the data on your computer, it will drop the last “readme.txt” file on the desktop. Besides the ransom transactioning instructions, the victims also see the email addresses to contact the fraudsters – helprestoremanager@airmail.cc and manager@mailtemp.ch.

Here is the money ransom note that the Ofoq ransomware shows to its victims:

ATTENTION!

Don't worry, you can return all your files!
All your files like pictures, databases, documents and other important are encrypted with strongest encryption and unique key.
The only method of recovering files is to purchase decrypt tool and unique key for you.
This software will decrypt all your encrypted files.
What guarantees you have?
You can send one of your encrypted file from your PC and we decrypt it for free.
But we can decrypt only 1 file for free. File must not contain valuable information.
You can get and look video overview decrypt tool:
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Price of private key and decrypt software is $980.
Discount 50% available if you contact us first 72 hours, that's price for you is $490.
Please note that you'll never restore your data without payment.
Check your e-mail "Spam" or "Junk" folder if you don't get answer more than 6 hours.

To get this software you need write on our e-mail:
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Reserve e-mail address to contact us:
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How did the Ofoq ransomware get on my computer?

The Ofoq ransomware spreads by placing websites to get hacked programs or games. They try to keep their eye on all hype subjects which can be chosen to spread ransomware. New games releases, new popular films – Ofoq developers make whatever to get their money on that. Some of the most favored strategies these crooks utilize is one-day websites with torrent downloading links. Nonetheless, following the modern-day things is not the only tactic these crooks utilize. Methods that have already turned into classic, such as email spamming, are also common for STOP/Djvu ransomware spreading.

Malicious email spam
The example of email spamming that may lead to Ofoq ransomware injection

Preventing this ransomware does not require a lot of initiative. Considering the standard principles of computer hygiene will substantially reduce all risks. Keep in mind that opening all files you get on email is not a good tactic. Even worse case is to allow macros in Microsoft Office files. However, it is better to avoid the malware intrusion at the moment when you have only opened the e-mail message. Checking the sender’s address can say a lot about what you can anticipate, and also when you see the thing like “support@amazon.com”– it is likely a genuine email. Meanwhile, stuff that tries to resemble Amazon or FedEx shipment alert, but uses the email address of “amazonspurrot1363@gmail.com”– need to make you be on the alarm. Above, you can see the example of such a message.

Outlaw sources of different digital things need some additional explanation. Breaking copyright law surely throws you to the risk of being fined. However, utilizing torrent trackers or third-party sites to download “free” programs likewise exposes you to various malware. No one can control unnamed people who start the torrent seeding or publish the hacked program version on the site with pirated program.

Ofoq virus removal instructions.

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This guide below shows how to use Trojan Killer Portable3 for Ofoq virus detection and removal:

  • STEP 1. Download and install Trojan Killer.

  • STEP 2. Click on "Finish".

  • STEP 3. Wait until necessary updates are downloaded and installed.

  • STEP 4. Select computer scan type.

  • STEP 5. The software will begin scanning your computer.

  • STEP 6. Click on "Cure PC".

Restore the files encrypted by the Ofoq ransomware

In most cases, it’s impossible to recover the files encrypted by the Ofoq ransomware because the private key needed to unlock the encrypted files is only available through cybercriminals. However, we’ve listed one option you can use to recover your files below.

Warning! Make sure you remove the ransomware from your system first, otherwise, it will repeatedly encrypt your files.

If your files were encrypted with an offline key, there is a chance you can recover them by using Emsisoft Decryptor for the STOP/Djvu decryption tool. Follow the below guide to recover your files using the Emsisoft Decryptor for STOP/Djvu.

  1. You can download Emsisoft Decryptor for STOP Djvu by clicking this link.
  2. When the decryptor has finished downloading, double-click on “decrypt_STOPDjvu.exe” to run this program on your computer.
  3. Click the “Decrypt” button to start the decryption process for Ofoq files. The screen will switch to a status view, informing you about your files’ current process and decryption status.
  4. The decryptor will inform you once the decryption process will be finished. If you require the report for your records, you can save it by clicking the “Save log” button.

If the Emsisoft Decryptor can’t decrypt your .ofoq files and you do not plan on paying the ransom, it is advised that you make an image of the encrypted drives so that you can decrypt them in the future.

Your computer should now be free of the Ofoq ransomware infection. However, suppose your current antivirus allowed this malicious program on your computer. In that case, you might want to consider purchasing the full-featured version of Trojan Killer to protect against these types of threats in the future.

OFOQ Ransomware — How To Remove Virus & Decrypt Files?

Name: OFOQ Virus

Description: OFOQ Virus is a STOP/DJVU family of ransomware-type virus. It encrypts files, video, photos, documents. Encrypted files can be tracked by a specific ofoq extension. OFOQ ransomware asks victims for a ransom fee about $490 - $980 in Bitcoin.

Offer price: 480

Currency: $

Operating System: Windows

Application Category: Virus

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I am from Ireland. My parents bought me a computer when I was 11, and several months after I have got a virus on this PC. I decided to enter the INSA Centre Val de Loire university after being graduated from the school. This French educational institution was offering a brand-new cybersecurity course. After getting the master's degree in cybersecurity, I've started working as a virus analyst in a little anti-malware vendor.