QQQR Virus (.qqqr File) Ransomware — Remove & Decrypt Files

If you can’t open your images, documents, or data and see the qqqr extension on them, your PC is surely infected with Qqqr ransomware. It pertains to STOP/Djvu ransomware group

Qqqr ransomware ciphers personal files found on the victim’s PC with the extension “.qqqr” and then leaves the ransom note in each folder which contains encrypted files. The instructions are put on the victim’s desktop in the “readme.txt” file. Its activity is primarily similar to other variants of the same family: Bbbr, Bbbe, Maiv.

What is Qqqr Ransomware?

NameQqqr Virus
Ransomware family1DJVU/STOP2 ransomware
Extension.qqqr
Ransomware note_readme.txt
RansomFrom $490 to $980
Contactmanager@mailtemp.ch, helprestoremanager@airmail.cc
SymptomsThe images, videos, and other documents have the “.qqqr” extension and cannot be opened by any programs
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Qqqr is file-encrypting ransomware that prevents regular access to your text files, Excel tables, videos and pics by ciphering them. It marks the ciphered files with the “.qqqr” extension. Then Qqqr ransomware adds a ransom note (readme.txt) to each folder. In this note, you can see the guidance to pay the ransom ($490-$980 in Bitcoin) to a certain Bitcoin address. The AES-256 or RSA-1028 cipher it uses to cipher the documents is not decryptable with contemporary computers. Even quantum computers that already exist will spend thousands of years to brute force the decryption key.

How dangerous is the Qqqr ransomware?

When Qqqr ransomware gets on your PC, it will scan your system for photos, videos, and important documents. It ciphers all widespread file formats- .psd, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .pdf, .jpeg, .png, et cetera. When these documents are located, the ransomware will cipher them and change their extension to “.qqqr” so that you understand what happened.

After the Qqqr ransomware encrypted the files on your computer, it will drop the last “readme.txt” file on the desktop. Besides the money transferring instructions, the victims also see the email addresses to contact the fraudsters – helprestoremanager@airmail.cc and manager@mailtemp.ch.

Here is the money ransom note that the Qqqr ransomware shows to its victims:

ATTENTION!

Don't worry, you can return all your files!
All your files like pictures, 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.
This software will decrypt all your encrypted files.
What guarantees you have?
You can send one of your encrypted file from your PC and we decrypt it for free.
But we can decrypt only 1 file for free. File must not contain valuable information.
You can get and look video overview decrypt tool:
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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.
Please note that you'll never restore your data without payment.
Check your e-mail "Spam" or "Junk" folder if you don't get answer more than 6 hours.

To get this software you need write on our e-mail:
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Reserve e-mail address to contact us:
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How did the Qqqr ransomware get on my computer?

The Qqqr ransomware spreads by placing websites to download hacked programs or games. They try to keep their eye on all hype topics which can be chosen to spread ransomware. New games releases, new popular movies – Qqqr creators make whatever to get their money on that. One of the most common techniques these burglars utilize is one-day sites with torrent downloading links. Nevertheless, pursuing the contemporary news is not the single tactic these crooks use. Options that have already become standard, such as e-mail spamming, are also usual for STOP/Djvu ransomware spreading.

Malicious email spam
The example of email spamming that may lead to Qqqr ransomware injection

Preventing this ransomware does not require a lot of initiative. Using the standard principles of computer hygiene will considerably minimize all hazards. Bear in mind that opening all documents you receive on e-mail is not a great idea. Even worse situation is to enable macros in Microsoft Office documents. But it is far better to prevent the malware intrusion at the moment when you have only opened the email message. Inspecting the sender’s address can say a lot about what you can anticipate, and also when you see things like “support@amazon.com”– it is likely a genuine email. At the same time, stuff that tries to look similar to Amazon or FedEx shipment notification, but uses the email address of “amazonspurrot1363@gmail.com”– need to make you be on the alarm. Above, you can see the example of such a message.

Illegal sources of various digital things need some extra description. Going against copyright regulation already throws you to the possibility of being fined. Nonetheless, utilizing torrent trackers or third-party websites to download “free” programs also exposes you to a wide range of malware. No one can regulate unnamed individuals that launch the torrent seeding or release the hacked program version on the site with pirated program.

Qqqr virus removal instructions.

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This guide below shows how to use Trojan Killer Portable3 for Qqqr virus detection and removal:

  • STEP 1. Download and install Trojan Killer.

  • STEP 2. Click on "Finish".

  • 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 Qqqr ransomware

In most cases, it’s impossible to recover the files encrypted by the Qqqr 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.

  1. You can download Emsisoft Decryptor for STOP Djvu by clicking this link.
  2. When the decryptor has finished downloading, double-click on “decrypt_STOPDjvu.exe” to run this program on your computer.
  3. Click the “Decrypt” button to start the decryption process for Qqqr files. The screen will switch to a status view, informing you about your files’ current process and decryption status.
  4. 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 .qqqr 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 Qqqr 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.

QQQR Ransomware — How To Remove Virus & Decrypt Files?

Name: QQQR Virus

Description: QQQR Virus is a STOP/DJVU family of ransomware-type virus. It encrypts files, video, photos, documents. Encrypted files can be tracked by a specific qqqr extension. QQQR ransomware asks victims for a ransom fee about $490 - $980 in Bitcoin.

Offer price: 480

Currency: $

Operating System: Windows

Application Category: Virus

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I am from Ireland. My parents bought me a computer when I was 11, and several months after I have got a virus on this PC. I decided to enter the INSA Centre Val de Loire university after being graduated from the school. This French educational institution was offering a brand-new cybersecurity course. After getting the master's degree in cybersecurity, I've started working as a virus analyst in a little anti-malware vendor.