Eq Ransomware is a threat that Windows 7 and Windows 10 users need to be extremely cautious about. If it invades the operating system, it can encrypt files. If you do not know this already, when a file is encrypted, it is unreadable, and only a special decryption key can restore it. Who has this key? You guessed it right if you guessed that cyber criminals who created the ransomware are involved. They encrypt files because that is the easiest and quickest way for them to make money. Once the victim of an affected system realizes that their files are encrypted, they have the option to pay a ransom for the so-called “decryptor” that should restore files. We can tell you right away that paying the ransom is a mistake. The thing is that there is no easy way out of this situation, and, most likely, you will not recover your files. That being said, you can delete Eq Ransomware, and the sooner you take care of that, the better. Whether you are curious to learn about the infection or its removal, this report will answer many of your questions.
We cannot say how exactly Eq Ransomware invaded your operating system because many different methods of attack could be used. Maybe the threat was downloaded and executed by another infection? Since that is a possibility, we recommend scanning your operating system immediately. This is one of the many reasons to use a malware scanner. The threat might also have invaded your operating system via a misleading spam email (as an attachment or via a link), or it could have been executed silently using an existing vulnerability. When this malware attacks, you are not supposed to notice it because if you notice and remove it, Eq Ransomware might not have enough time to strike. This is why this infection does not waste any time when it invades the operating system. It immediately deletes shadow volume copies and encrypts files. According to our analysts, when this malware encrypts files on Windows 10 (the sample we analyzed crashed on Windows 10), “.gsg” is added to the encrypted files’ names. When it encrypts files on Windows 7, it should add the rude “.fuck” extension. If the threat succeeds at encrypting files, you are unlikely to restore them.
The attack is performed so that you would give cyber criminals your money. The ransom note that Eq Ransomware presents using the “readme_back_files.htm” file informs that the price is assigned to every victim individually, which is why we cannot say exactly how much you would be asked to pay. To get more details, you are supposed to email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com, but we do not advise that. Even if that one file you send is decrypted for free, you should not fall for the scam. More likely than not, as soon as you pay the money, the attackers will stop all communication with you. On the other hand, as long as they know your email address, they can flood you with corrupted spam emails, as well as phishing emails, at any point. So, we do not recommend contacting Eq Ransomware creator(s), or paying money to obtain the alleged decryptor. No one even knows if it exists or if it can decrypt files!
Are you planning on removing Eq Ransomware manually? If you are, you need to find the launcher first. We do not know where it exists, and even its name could be unique. We suggest looking for the threat using the malicious processes, and we also list a few possible locations of where it could be hiding. Although manual removal should not be extremely complicated, less experienced/inexperienced users are unlikely to delete Eq Ransomware on their own. Luckily, there’s software that can clear your operating system automatically. We are talking about anti-malware software, of course. Install it and worry no more about the removal of existing threats or the security of your operating system. Of course, you want to take ALL security measures, and backing up personal files is one of them because if backups exist, you will not lose files even if the originals are corrupted, encrypted, or deleted. Hopefully, your personal files are backed up already.
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|1||2decc47201a1d43aeec5853c4c89b7273bfdd782fcc52106a3675944739998a2.exe||550912 bytes||MD5: ee5fa4a6c9be3b2adfff4ad6d7eb0a4d|
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