Although we are online every single day, we probably don’t think much about all the dangerous infections that are waiting for us. But unfortunately, it takes just one stray click for something like Opqz Ransomware to enter our computers. Ransomware programs must be some of the worst things out there because it is very seldom that we can revert the changes inflicted by these programs. Although there is a public decryption tool that MIGHT work on Opqz Ransomware, please bear in mind that some of your files could be lost for good. So, be ready for that mentally and remove Opqz Ransomware today.
How come there is a public decryption tool for this program? Well, here we would like to point out that the public decryption tool is NOT exactly for this application. It’s for STOP Ransomware, and Opqz Ransomware belongs to the STOP Ransomware family. Opqz Ransomware, as well as PXJ Ransomware, Sarut Ransomware, SepSys Ransomware, and many others are based on the same code as the original STOP Ransomware, so all programs in the group are somewhat similar. Normally, the same public decryption tool doesn’t work across different programs from the same family. However, the decryption tool intended for STOP Ransomware works on other programs from the family if they used an offline key to encrypt target files. Therefore, if some of your files were encrypted with the offline key, then it will be possible to decrypt them. If an online key was used, you may have to look for other way to get your files back.
Of course, a security specialist would tell you that the best way to fight Opqz Ransomware and other ransomware infections is to avoid them altogether. It is possible to avoid ransom if you know how they spread around. For the most part, ransomware travels via spam email attachments, but there might also be installer files in software bundles, too. So, if you are about to download a new program, make sure you get it from a reliable vendor. Don’t torrent or pirate a program because you might unzip a ransomware infection on your computer instead.
Also, if you receive files from unknown senders in your email inbox, it would be a good idea to scan those received files with a security tool you trust. While most users can easily tell spam emails apart from regular mails, sometimes these spam messages look really sophisticated and users get confused. Don’t fall for this, or else you’ll have to deal with Opqz Ransomware and the file encryption.
This infection doesn’t have an interface or anything like that, but once it is done encrypting your files, it drops a ransom note into the C:\ directory. The ransom note is in the TXT format, so you can open it without too much trouble. Here’s a bit of what the ransom note says:
All your files like photos, 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.
Price of private key and decrypt software is $980.
To get this software you need to write on our e-mail:
Please do not send anything to these criminals. You should remove Opqz Ransomware today, and then look for ways to get your files back. If the public decryption tool doesn’t work for you, you should look for the latest copies of your files on your mobile device or in your inbox. Maybe you also have a file backup? There might be various file recovery options out there. Hence, do not give up and explore as many options as possible.