QP Ransomware

What is QP Ransomware?

QP Ransomware is one of those threats that can create a big old mess. This infection is programmed to encrypt files, after which, they become unreadable. That is the main goal of this infection. Afterward, attackers can demand a hefty ransom payment in return for a decryptor that, allegedly, can help. Even if this decryptor exists – and we cannot know for sure – there is little to no chance of you receiving it. That is something our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team would like every Windows user to know and understand. Just because someone you do not know is promising you something that you need does not mean that their intentions are good or that their promises are truthful. We suggest that you pay no attention to the ransom demands and, instead, remove QP Ransomware. But what about the files? We are sure that you value them very much, but if backups do not exist, and you do not find a way to decrypt them, you are likely to lose them. If fact, you have lost them already, and the only thing left for you to do is to delete the infection that attacked you.test

How does QP Ransomware work?

According to our analysis, QP Ransomware is a variant of the well-known GlobeImposter Ransomware. Other versions of this threat include Globeimposter 2.0 Ransomware and Globe2 Ransomware. They are similar, but they have unique traits as well. For example, QP Ransomware adds the “.aes” extension to all files that it encrypts. It seems that the threat goes after a variety of different files, and that is because it is meant to encrypt photos, videos, sound files, documents, and all kinds of other personal data that you are likely to value more than, for example, system files. If you value your files, the attackers behind the infection should have an easier time making you pay a ransom. Of course, none of this should bother you if copies of your personal files exist in backups. It truly is important to back up files these days because there are so many infections that are built to encrypt them, delete them, or destroy them in other ways. As long as your files have copies, you do not need to fear malware. That being said, you, of course, want to protect your operating system against it because removing it can be a nuisance.

If backups do not exist, you might be paying attention to the ransom note represented via the “INFORMATION.HTA” file. This file should be created in every affected folder. If you open the file, you will find a long message regarding encryption and the ransom payment. First, the message implies that your files were encrypted “due to a security problem,” and then it instructs to email qpqpqpqp@rape.lol with a special ID as the subject line to restore files. The QP Ransomware attackers are not trying to deceive victims too much, and they immediately reveal that a ransom payment in Bitcoins would have to be paid, but the ransom sum and the method of payment are not revealed, and so the victim has to send an email. The message also provides a few links to pages where Bitcoins can be purchased. If you email cyber criminals, they will learn your own email address, and if you then pay the ransom, you are likely to lose a good sum of money. We do not recommend interacting with the attackers at all.

How to remove QP Ransomware

Since it is unlikely that you would get your files back if you contacted cyber criminals and then paid the ransom, we suggest that you delete QP Ransomware without delay. If your files are encrypted, we are sad to say that they are lost. Hopefully, the files encrypted by the threat have copies in the backup, and you can quickly remove the infection and forget about it. Of course, you should not ignore the fact that malware has managed to slither in. We strongly recommend that you install trusted security software to protect your operating system against threats 24/7. Install it now, and you will have QP Ransomware removed automatically. If this is not the route you want to take, you will need to eliminate the infection manually. We cannot give you the exact location of the infection, but, hopefully, you can find and delete it in no time.

Removal instructions

  1. Delete recently downloaded suspicious files to eliminate the launcher of the ransomware.
  2. Delete all copies of the ransom note file named INFORMATION.HTA.
  3. Empty Recycle Bin to fully eliminate the threat.
  4. Install a malware scanner and perform a system scan to check if you have succeeded. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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