Protect your operating system against QP Ransomware because if it invades it, it can encrypt files and basically destroy them. The infection changes the data of the files to ensure that no program can open them in a normal manner, and that is what is meant to make you pay money. The creator of this malicious infection suggests that there is a decryption tool that you can use to have your files decrypted, but our research team warns that even if such a tool exists, you are unlikely to see it regardless of what you do. Cyber criminals are just not trustworthy, and their promises to help you are usually completely empty. So, if you do not want to lose your money and privacy along with your personal files, we recommend that you do not pay attention to the ransom note that the threat displays after files are encrypted. Of course, regardless of your course of action, you need to delete QP Ransomware, and we are here to shine the light on the entire process.
QP Ransomware is a variant of the GlobeImposter Ransomware, along with Globe Ransomware, Globeimposter 2.0 Ransomware, and other malicious, well-known threats. They can spread via spam emails, be bundled with other programs, or can be downloaded by other threats that are active on your operating system. Needless to say, the threat invades those systems that are vulnerable, and so it is up to you to ensure that ransomware does not invade and corrupt your personal files. When it does that, it adds the “.aes” extension to their names, and so you do not even need to try opening files, as it is obvious which ones were encrypted just by looking at their names. Can you remove the added extension? You certainly can, but that will not restore your files. The only thing that can restore them is a decryption key, and we cannot provide it to you. Can QP Ransomware creators do it? That is doubtful, considering that they have no consideration for users’ privacy and the security of their personal files.
Of course, cyber attackers want to convince you that you can recover your personal files if you pay a ransom for the alleged decryption tool. This tool is introduced to you via “INFORMATION.HTA,” a file that the infection creates in every affected directory. If you believe the message, you should copy a unique ID code and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to receive information about the ransom payment. The QP Ransomware message does not include the sum or the wallet address to which the ransom would have to be paid in Bitcoins. The message also warns against renaming files or decrypting data using third-party software. Don’t pay attention to any of this. Also, note that even if you just email cyber attackers – which might seem like a harmless action – they could record your address and bombard you with spam emails in the future. You could be exposed to more threats that way! If you decide not to take the risk, you might as well remove the corrupted files.
We truly hope that your personal files have backup copies and that you do not need to worry about losing your personal files if QP Ransomware slithers in. If you did not back up your files, we suggest that you purchase an external drive or find good online storage to back up the remaining files. Once you create new files, make sure you back them up too. As for the removal of QP Ransomware, it truly is best to install anti-malware software. Once it is installed, you will not need to worry about the elimination of malware (note that the file-encryptor might not be the only threat), and you will not need to worry about the security of your operating system. Securing your system against threats is extremely important, and you should not forget about it even if you successfully eliminate the threat manually. Should you have any questions for our research team, do not hesitate to leave a comment below.