How to uninstall .qbix Files Virus (Dharma Ransomware) permanently
My files got infected with .qbix Files Virus (Dharma Ransomware) and are now inaccessible. Can I get my files back? How can I remove this malware from my PC? Please help.
.qbix Files Virus (Dharma Ransomware) is a newly variant in the Dharma ransomware family. This malware appends .qbix extension on every targeted file and makes it inaccessible for the users. Like the other versions, the victims gets a unique identification ID and email ID of the cyber-criminals through the ransom note. The note contains the basic details regarding file encryption and its prime motive is to convince you to pay the ransom money. It also contains instruction on how the victims could allegedly recover their locked files.
Any Windows based PC can easily become a soft target of this perilous malware. Its related payloads and scripts are spread through multiple ways and tricks. Its payload dropper can be intruded in your PC through tricks such as spam email campaigns; unsafe peer-to-peer file sharing services, social media engineering, unsafe files or programs downloads and so on. Once it settles down, it does a quick scan of PC hard-disk in search of the files that it can encrypt. Its prime target is the files that are used regularly in day –to-day life. They could be your multimedia files, audios, videos, MS Office docs, and PDF files and so on. It uses powerful encryption cipher that makes the files totally inaccessible. When the files are accessed, a ransom note in a text file appears on the screen. It says,
“All FILES ENCRYPTED “RSA1024”
All YOUR FILES HAVE BEEN ENCRYPTED!!! IF YOU WANT TO RESTORE THEM, WRITE US TO THE E-MAIL [email protected]
IN THE LETTER WRITE YOUR ID, YOUR ID 1E857D00
IF YOU ARE NOT ANSWERED, WRITE TO EMAIL:decry[email protected]
YOUR SECRET KEY WILL BE STORED ON A SERVER 7 DAYS, AFTER 7 DAYS IT MAY BE OVERWRITTEN BY OTHER KEYS, DON’T PULL TIME, WAITING YOUR EMAIL
FREE DECRYPTION FOR PROOF
You can send us up to 1 file for free decryption. The total size of files must be less than 1Mb (non archived), and files should not contain valuable information. (databases,backups, large excel sheets, etc.)
When you make sure of decryption possibility transfer the money to our bitcoin wallet. As soon as we receive the money we will send you:
- Decryption program.
- Detailed instruction for decryption.
- And individual keys for decrypting your files.
Do not rename encrypted files.
Do not try to decrypt your data using third party software, it may cause permanent data loss.
Decryption of your files with the help of third parties may cause increased price (they add their fee to our) or you can become a victim of a scam.”
As you can clearly see in the ransom note, the files are encrypted with powerful RSA encryption cipher and each victim gets a unique ID as well as email ID of the cyber-criminals. You are asked to make the payment of ransom money within 7 days otherwise the decryption tool will get overwritten. In order to win your trust, they ask you to provide on the encrypted files and it will be decrypted for free.
Note: You should not pay any money to cyber-criminals because this is a spam. You will not get any decryption key even after making the payment. This is a spam and your precious time and money will go in vain. It is advised that you should use backup files to access the encrypted data. The Shadow Volume Copies (created by PC Operating System) or third-party data recovery tool can also be used. Before using any data recovery method, it is important that all the files and payloads associated with .qbix Files Virus (Dharma Ransomware) is removed. So, you should immediately scan the PC with a powerful anti-malware tool to get rid of this perilous infection.
Some Precautionary Measures to Avoid .qbix Files Virus (Dharma Ransomware) Attack:
- Don’t open email attachments the looks suspicious and irrelevant
- Don’t click on random links or pop-ups while Online browsing
- Don’t use shared networks such as torrent etc.
- Don’t use cracked software or bogus software updates
- Improve and upgrade your PC security settings
.qbix Files Virus (Dharma Ransomware) is a perilous malware. In order to avoid its removal, it hides its payloads and scripts deep inside the PC. You may try downloading SpyHunter Malware Scanner and check if it detects this malware for you.