Opqz Ransomware

What is Opqz Ransomware?

Although getting infected with a ransomware program is a terrible experience, it all depends on how you look at it. Sure, seeing something like Opqz Ransomware on your computer could be quite traumatic, but that only translates to traumatic experience if you consider it as such. On the other hand, it could also be a chance to learn something new about computer security. Thus, you can scroll down to the bottom of this description for the manual removal instructions to get rid of Opqz Ransomware. You should also consider investing in a licensed antispyware tool that would help you protect your system from various threats.test

Where does Opqz Ransomware come from?

Although it might seem that there are a lot of different ransomware infections out there, the chances are that most of them belong to either one or two big clusters. Opqz Ransomware also isn’t a stand-alone infection. It comes from the ever-growing STOP Ransomware family, and we can easily see that this program is very similar to Sarut Ransomware, PXJ Ransomware, NEFILIM Ransomware, and many other applications from the same family.

Does it mean that all those programs are released by the same people? Well, it is possible, but we shouldn’t forget the possibility that the same code could be used by several ransomware developers because those codes can be bought on the darknet.

Either way, Opqz Ransomware employs the same distribution methods as its predecessors. So, users who are familiar with ransomware distribution patterns should be able to protect themselves from this infection. You probably know already that you need to delete all the spam emails, no questions asked. Even if the documents that come with those emails look believable, that is no excuse to blindly open everything. If you must check those files, at least scan them with a security tool of your choice before opening. If the security scanner says that the files are dangerous, you have to remove them at once.

What does Opqz Ransomwaredo?

Of course, most of the users who get infected with this program forget about the precaution measures. Then, they are forced to witness their files getting encrypted by this malicious infection. Once the process has been initiated, there is no way to stop the encryption, and after that, all of the affected files will have ‘.qpqz’ added to their filenames. Consider this a stamp from this infection. Needless to say, all the “stamped” files will be unreadable, and it will look like there is no other way out of this situation but to pay the ransom fee.

Opqz Ransomware informs you about the ransom via its ransom note. All ransomware programs display ransom notes telling the affected users to pay up or else. Here’s an extract of what Opqz Ransomware wants to tell you:


Don’t worry, you can return all your files!
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.
Discount 50% available if you contact us first 72 hours, that’s price for you is $490.

If you don’t have a file backup, you might think that paying is the only option you have. However, please be aware that these criminals could always just take your money and make a run for it. Also, the malicious server might be offline, and all your attempts to contact the criminals could be in vain.

The bottom line is that you shouldn’t ever consider paying the ransom. It only encourages these people to create more malicious programs. It also doesn’t guarantee that you will get your files back.

How do I remove Opqz Ransomware?

You can remove Opqz Ransomware by following the instructions below. If you do not want to do it on your own, acquire a reliable security tool that will delete this ransomware for you automatically. If you have a file backup, you can also delete the encrypted files and then transfer healthy copies back into your clean computer. If you do not have a file backup, we strongly recommend addressing a local professional who would introduce you to other file recovery options.

Manual Opqz Ransomware Removal

  1. Remove the most recent files from Desktop.
  2. Remove the most recent files from the Downloads folder.
  3. Press Win+R and type %TEMP%. Click OK.
  4. Remove the most recent files from the directory.
  5. Press Win+R again and type %LOCALAPPDATA%.
  6. Delete a folder with a long random name from the directory.
  7. Run a full system scan with SpyHunter. 100% FREE spyware scan and
    tested removal of Opqz Ransomware*

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