Qscx Ransomware, being a part of STOP Ransomware is a critical virus, endangering user's personal files. It belongs to the family of file-encrypting malware, that uses the AES (Salsa20) algorithm and unbreakable key. This virus is, sometimes, called DJVU Ransomware, after the word used as an extension in the first versions (.djvu). The variant of the threat, that we describe today, modifies files with .qscx extension. Files are encrypted with a secure key and there are quite small chances to decrypt them completely. However, certain manual methods and automatic tools, described in this article can assist you to successfully decrypt some data. The price of decryption of files encoded by STOP Ransomware is $490 (or $980, if not paid within 72 hours). But as statistic shows, it is pointless to pay any money, as malefactors almost every time ignore the victims. STOP Ransomware purposefully encrypts important personal information: videos, photos, documents, local e-mails, archives. It detects and attacks a type of data, that can be so critical to users to pay such an amount of money for. If there are any realistic chances to recover files with the .qscx extension, you can do it with a special utility called Emsisoft Decryptor for STOP Djvu, which can be downloaded below.
Top-captcharesolver.com is another vivid example of how suspicious websites actually look. It has numerous clones that act the same way as they are trying to impose unwanted ads via fake push notifications. Once users end up on this page, they will see an image saying to click on the "Allow" button. According to this text, such an action is needed to prove that you are not a robot. In fact, it has nothing to do with what it claims. After allowing such changes, the page will be eligible to send a number of advertising banners right to a victim's desktop. The neverending stream of ads will be displayed in the right bottom corner of the screen. Clicking on such banners may raise up the risk of getting infected or spammed by something else. This is why it is important to avoid such websites - do not grant any permissions for the sake of watching a video, passing Captcha, or anything similar that could be asked on websites like Top-captcharesolver.com. Besides that, it is also important to mention that such websites can be visited either by clicking on dubious ads/links or due to an adware program that may be installed on your system. If this is the case, then your browser data may be exposed to being surveilled by third-party figures that develop such pages. Thus, it is extremely important to stop Top-captcharesolver.com from running its unwanted changes. In order to do it, follow the steps in the article below.
Kernel-Power is an unexpected error displayed in Windows Event Viewer as critical. Windows describes this error as a result of your system being rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. It also states that this error may be associated with system crashes, loss of power, and other unexpected problems erupting for unexplained reasons. In log details of the error, users can see a number of metrics helping to pinpoint the problem. The Kernel-Power issue has Event ID 41, which means there is a problem of incorrectly shutting down your system. It usually pops when Windows cannot finish the session correctly and forced to restart after the last shutdown. As a rule, such problems emerge when there is an improper power supply. This can be related to hard disks, memory, and other additional devices that have destabilized power supply. In order to fix it, there is a couple of basic solutions that helped a lot of people resolve the problem. Follow our detailed instructions to do them below.
0x800f0984 (PSFX_E_MATCHING_BINARY_MISSING) is an update-related error that appears on Windows 10. Such issues pop up quite often when trying to install incoming updates or patches. As statistics show, such problems are faced due to corrupted files or settings, incompatible software, and other reasons that conflict with the update center. Below, we will walk through all of the steps that are more likely to resolve the 0x800f0984 issue.
EpsilonRed is another ransomware-type virus that targets personal data on infected systems. Once it finds the range of data it needs (normally it is databases, statistics, documents, etc.), the virus starts running data encryption with AES+RSA algorithms. The entire encryption process is hard to spot out immediately as victims become aware of the infection only after all files have changed their names. To illustrate that, let's take a look at the file named
1.pdf, which therefore changed its appearance to
1.pdf.epsilonred. Such a change means it is no longer permitted to access the file. Besides pursuing sensitive data, it is also known that EpsilonRed alters the extension of executable and DLL files, which may disable them from running correctly. The virus also installs a couple of files that block off protectionary layers, clean Event logs, and affect other Windows features once the infection has snuck into the system. At the end of encryption, EpsilonRed provides ransom instructions presented inside of a note. The name of the file may vary individually, but most users reported about HOW_TO_RECOVER.EpsilonRed.txt and ransom_note.txt text notes getting created after encryption.
This article contains information about Mppq Ransomware version of STOP Ransomware that adds .mppq extensions to encrypted files, and creates ransom note files on the desktop and in the folders with affected files. Mppq Ransomware is actively distributed in the following countries: USA, Canada, Spain, Mexico, Turkey, Egypt, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Venezuela, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Indonesia, Thailand. This variation first appeared in June 2021 and almost identical to the previous dozens of variations. Ransomware virus still uses AES encryption algorithm and still demands a ransom in BitCoins for decryption. Mppq variation of STOP Ransomware displays a fake Windows Update pop-up during the process of file encryption. All three varieties belong to one author, because they are using the same e-mail addresses for communication: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. From the file above we can learn, that hackers offer a 50% discount for decryption if the ransom amount is paid within 72 hours. However, from our experience, this is just a trick to encourage the person to pay the ransom. Often malefactors don't send decryptors after this.