Infected with QNBQW ransomware? Need to decrypt .qnbqw files?
What is QNBQW ransomware
QNBQW ransomware is a new crypto-trojan, which must be removed as soon as possible, because all files on your PC can be damaged by this virus. QNBQ encrypts all files on victims machines without their permission. Trojan uses special sophisticated algorithms – AES256, because of what the user cannot open the encrypted files or restore it without special knowledge, decryption or tool or recovery software. Also, it replaces file suffixes by adding .qnbqw to every encrypted file, for example, if you have a Photo123.png file, then its name becomes Photo123.png.qnbqw. All text documents, images , photos, images, and other files is at risk. Some users confirmed, that files with next extensions were encrypted:
.shw, .cat, .csv, .db, .doc, .gif, .htm, .ico, .inf, .ini, .jpg, .png, .ppt, .sam, .txt, .url, .xls, .xml, .wav, .wb2, .wk4, .wpd, .wpg
After encryption, cyber scammers create special files with the subscription of their demands and procedure of payment for decryption. Don’t trust them! Most victims usually trick by cybercriminals.
A file with ransom demands called Notice.txt have the following text:
Your files was encrypted using AES-256 algorithm. Write me to e-mail: email@example.com to get your decryption key.
Your USERKEY: op1g5NxVd+qxxymqrw30CEr6oVfBxVuNwBvI7OeDG8iO7DQNfxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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How QNBQW ransomware infected your PC
QNBQW virus-extortioner comes to the computer without the user’s consent as an email attachment or when spam mailing. Also, it can come bundled with other malicious software through unprotected network settings. You need to use special utilities and programs that can help to protect your PC. If QNBQW has already come to your PC, then you can use our detailed recommendations to remove it right now and decrypt .qnbqw files. HitmanPro.Alert with CryptoGuard.
First of all, don’t panic. Follow these easy steps below.
1. Start your computer in Safe Mode with networking. To do that, restart your computer before your system starts hit F8 several times. This will stop system from loading and will show Advanced boot options screen. Choose Safe mode with networking option from the options list using up and down arrows on your keyboard and hit Enter.
2. Log in to the system infected with the QNBQW ransomware virus. Launch your Internet browser and download a reliable anti-malware program and start a full system scan. Once the scan is complete, review scan results and remove all entries detected.
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Step 2: Remove following files and folders of QNBQW ransomware:
Related connections or other entries:
How to decrypt files infected by QNBQW ransomware?
You can try to use manual methods to restore and decrypt your files.
Decrypt files manually
Restore the system using System Restore
Although, latest versions of QNBQW ransomware remove system restore files, this method may help you to partially restore your files. Give it a try and use standard System Restore to revive your data.
- Initiate the search for ‘system restore‘
- Click on the result
- Choose the date before the infection appearance
- Follow the on-screen instructions
Roll the files back to the previous version
Previous versions can be copies of files and folders created by Windows Backup (if it is active) or copies of files and folders created by System Restore. You can use this feature to restore files and folders that you accidentally modified or deleted, or that were damaged. This feature is available in Windows 7 and later versions.
- Right-click the file and choose Properties
- Open the Previous Version tab
- Select the latest version and click Copy
- Click Restore
Restore .qnbqw files using shadow copies
- Download and run Stellar Data Recovery.
- Select type of files you want to restore and click Next.
- Select the drive and folder where your files are located and date that you want to restore them from and press Scan.
- Once the scanning process is done, click Recover to restore your files.
Protect your computer from ransomware
Most modern antiviruses can protect your PC from ransomware and crypto-trojans, but thousands of people still get infected. There are several programs that use different approach t protect from ransomware and lockers. One of the best is HitmanPro.Alert with CryptoGuard. You may already know HitmanPro as famous cloud-based anti-malware scanner. Check out ultimate active protection software from SurfRight.
Written by Tim Kas