If you cannot open your pics, documents, or data and also see the .kqgs extension on them, your PC is surely infected with Kqgs ransomware. It pertains to STOP/Djvu ransomware group
Kqgs ransomware encrypts personal documents found on the victim’s PC with the extension “.kqgs” and then leaves the ransom note in each folder which contains encrypted files. The instructions are placed on the victim’s desktop in the “readme.txt” file. Its task is pretty much comparable to other variants of the same family: Xcbg, Bpqd, Ftym.
What is Kqgs Ransomware?
|Ransomware family1||DJVU/STOP2 ransomware|
|Ransom||From $490 to $980|
|Symptoms||The images, videos, and other documents have the “.kqgs” extension and cannot be opened by any programs|
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Kqgs is file-encrypting ransomware that prevents access to your text files, Excel tables, videos and pics by ciphering them. It marks the encrypted files with the “.kqgs” extension. Then Kqgs ransomware adds a money ransom note (readme.txt) to each folder. In this note, you can see the instructions to pay the ransom ($490-$980 in Bitcoin) to a certain BTC wallet. The AES-256 or RSA-1028 cipher it utilizes to cipher the documents is not decryptable with modern computers. Even quantum PCs that currently exist will spend thousands of years to get the decryption key.
How dangerous is the Kqgs ransomware?
When Kqgs ransomware gets in your system, it will check your disks for images, videos, and important documents. It encrypt] all widespread file formats- .psd, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .pdf, .jpeg, .png, et cetera. When these files are found, the ransomware will encrypt them and also change their extension to “.kqgs” so that you understand what happened.
After the Kqgs ransomware ciphered the data on your PC, it will generate the last “readme.txt” file on the desktop. In addition to the ransom transactioning instructions, the victims also see the emails to contact the cybercriminals – email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is the money ransom note that the Kqgs ransomware shows to its victims:
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How did the Kqgs ransomware get on my computer?
The Kqgs ransomware spreads by posting links to download hacked programs or games. Cybercriminals that spread this ransomware are remarkably clever, and aim to keep in touch with modern things. New games releases, new popular movies – Kqgs creators make whatever to get their money on that. Some of the most favored tactics these crooks utilize is one-day websites with torrent downloading links. However, using the current things is not the single manner these crooks use. Options that have already become standard, such as email spamming, are likewise common for STOP/Djvu ransomware distribution.
Avoiding this ransomware does not require a lot of effort. Considering the regular principles of PC hygiene will substantially reduce all hazards. Keep in mind that opening all files you receive on e-mail is not a good tactic. Even worse situation is to enable macros in Microsoft Office files. But it is far better to stop the malware intrusion at the moment when you have just opened the e-mail message. Checking the sender’s address can say a lot about what you can anticipate, and when you see things like “email@example.com”– it is likely a legitimate e-mail. Meanwhile, stuff that tries to resemble Amazon or FedEx delivery notification, however, uses the e-mail address of “firstname.lastname@example.org”– need to make you be on the alarm. Above, you can see the example of such a message.
Outlaw sources of different digital things need some extra description. Going against copyright policy surely throws you to the risk of being fined. Nevertheless, utilizing torrent trackers or third-party sites to download “free” programs also exposes you to various malware. Nobody can control anonymous people that start the torrent seeding or release the hacked program version on the website with pirated software.
Kqgs virus removal instructions.
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STEP 1. Download and install Trojan Killer.
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STEP 3. Wait until necessary updates are downloaded and installed.
STEP 4. Select computer scan type.
STEP 5. The software will begin scanning your computer.
STEP 6. Click on "Cure PC".
Restore the files encrypted by the Kqgs ransomware
In most cases, it’s impossible to recover the files encrypted by the Kqgs ransomware because the private key needed to unlock the encrypted files is only available through cybercriminals. However, we’ve listed one option you can use to recover your files below.
Warning! Make sure you remove the ransomware from your system first, otherwise, it will repeatedly encrypt your files.
If your files were encrypted with an offline key, there is a chance you can recover them by using Emsisoft Decryptor for the STOP/Djvu decryption tool. Follow the below guide to recover your files using the Emsisoft Decryptor for STOP/Djvu.
- You can download Emsisoft Decryptor for STOP Djvu by clicking this link.
- When the decryptor has finished downloading, double-click on “decrypt_STOPDjvu.exe” to run this program on your computer.
- Click the “Decrypt” button to start the decryption process for Kqgs files. The screen will switch to a status view, informing you about your files’ current process and decryption status.
- The decryptor will inform you once the decryption process will be finished. If you require the report for your records, you can save it by clicking the “Save log” button.
If the Emsisoft Decryptor can’t decrypt your .kqgs files and you do not plan on paying the ransom, it is advised that you make an image of the encrypted drives so that you can decrypt them in the future.
Your computer should now be free of the Kqgs ransomware infection. However, suppose your current antivirus allowed this malicious program on your computer. In that case, you might want to consider purchasing the full-featured version of Trojan Killer to protect against these types of threats in the future.
KQGS Ransomware — How To Remove Virus & Decrypt Files?
Name: KQGS Virus
Description: KQGS Virus is a STOP/DJVU family of ransomware-type virus. It encrypts files, video, photos, documents. Encrypted files can be tracked by a specific kqgs extension. KQGS ransomware asks victims for a ransom fee about $490 - $980 in Bitcoin.
Offer price: 480
Operating System: Windows
Application Category: Virus
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