If you cannot open your pics, documents, or other files and also see the .weqp extension on them, your system is definitely infected with Weqp ransomware. It belongs to STOP/Djvu ransomware group
Weqp ransomware encrypts personal documents spotted on the victim’s PC with the extension “.weqp” and after that generates 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 primarily similar to other representatives of the same family: Werz, Weon, Vatq.
What is Weqp Ransomware?
|Ransomware family1||DJVU/STOP2 ransomware|
|Ransom||From $490 to $980|
|Symptoms||The images, videos, and other documents have the “.weqp” extension and cannot be opened by any programs|
|Fix Tool||Trojan Killer – ransomware infections tool. 14-day free trial.|
Weqp is file-encrypting ransomware that prevents regular access to your text files, Excel tables, videos and photos by encrypting them. It marks the encrypted files with the “.weqp” extension. Then Weqp ransomware adds a money ransom note (readme.txt) to each folder. In it, you can see the guidance to pay the ransom ($490-$980 in Bitcoin) to a specified BTC wallet. 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 likely spend hundreds of years to find the decryption key.
How dangerous is the Weqp ransomware?
When Weqp ransomware gets on your computer, it will check your disks for photos, videos, and also important documents. It [ciphers 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 “.weqp” to make sure that you understand what happened.
After the Weqp ransomware encrypted the data on your computer, it will generate the last “readme.txt” file on the desktop. Besides the money transferring instructions, the victims also see the email addresses to contact the fraudsters – firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Here is the ransom note that the Weqp ransomware shows to its victims:
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.
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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.
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How did the Weqp ransomware get on my computer?
The Weqp ransomware spreads by posting links to download hacked programs or games. They try to keep their eye on all buzz themes which can be used to spread ransomware. New games introductions, new popular movies – Weqp creators make everything to get their victims on that. Some of the most popular strategies these criminals put to use is one-day sites with torrent downloading links. However, using the current trends is not the only tactic these criminals utilize. Ways that have already become standard, such as e-mail spamming, are also common for STOP/Djvu ransomware spreading.
Avoiding this ransomware does not require a lot of effort. Following the regular principles of computer hygiene will significantly reduce all dangers. Remember that opening all documents you receive on email is not a good tactic. Even worse scenario is to allow macros in Microsoft Office documents. But it is far better to prevent the malware attack 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 “firstname.lastname@example.org”– it is likely a legitimate e-mail. Meanwhile, stuff that tries to look similar to Amazon or FedEx shipping notification, however, uses the e-mail address of “email@example.com”– should make you get on the alarm. Above, you can see the example of such a message.
Illegal sources of different digital things need some extra description. Violating copyright law surely exposes you to the possibility of being fined. Nevertheless, utilizing torrent trackers or third-party websites to download “free” programs also exposes you to a wide range of malware. Nobody can oversee anonymous people who launch the torrent seeding or publish the hacked program version on the site with pirated software.
Weqp virus removal instructions.
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This guide below shows how to use Trojan Killer Portable3 for Weqp 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 Weqp ransomware
In most cases, it’s impossible to recover the files encrypted by the Weqp 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 Weqp 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 .weqp 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 Weqp 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.
Remove WEQP Ransomware Virus (DECRYPT .weqp FILES)
Name: WEQP Virus
Description: WEQP Virus is a STOP/DJVU family of ransomware-type virus. It encrypts files, video, photos, documents. Encrypted files can be tracked by a specific weqp extension. WEQP 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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