What is Qweuirtksd Ransomware
According to security specialists, Qweuirtksd Ransomware targets Network-access storage devices (NAS). That is why, virus can damage information, that belongs to other users and your computer has access to. We strongly recommend you to do what’s possible to protect your NAS devices.
Qweuirtksd Ransomware or HacknutCrypt Ransomware is dangerous ransomware-type virus, that encrypts user files using AES-128 (CBC-mode) cryptography algorithm and demands $500 ransom in Bitcoins for decryption. All files encrypted by this malware receive .qweuirtksd extension. After it finishes encryption, virus places text file (ransom note) !!!ReadMeToDecrypt.txt with following message in the folders with affected files:
Attention, all your files are encrypted with the AES cbc-128 algorithm!
It's not a virus like WannaCry and others, I hacked your computer,
The encryption key and bitcoin wallet are unique to your computer,
so you are guaranteed to be able to return your files.
But before you pay, you can make sure that I can really decrypt any of your files.
To do this, send me several encrypted files to firstname.lastname@example.org, a maximum of 5 megabytes each, I will decrypt them
and I will send you back. No more than 5 files. Do not forget to send in the letter bitcoin address 1BhHZxek7iUTm1mdrgax6yVrPzViqLhr9u from this file.
After that, pay the decryption in the amount of 500$ to the bitcoin address: 1BhHZxek7iUTm1mdrgax6yVrPzViqLhr9u
After payment, send me a letter to email@example.com with payment notification.
Once payment is confirmed, I will send you a decryption program.
You can pay bitcoins online in many ways:
hxxps://buy.blockexplorer.com/ - payment by bank card
If you have any questions, write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
As a bonus, I will tell you how hacked your computer is and how to protect it in the future.
E-mails used by malefactors:
email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
In most cases, Qweuirtksd Ransomware is initiated after manual (or semi-automatic) hacking of the computer. Attacks are coming from IP addresses in Russia, and according to the information on BleepingComputer forum malefactors are Russians. Hackers offer to negotiate to reduce ransom amount for private users. We do not recommend paying the ransom and attempt restoring encrypted files with help of instructions on this page. But firstly, you need to remove the virus completely. Perform actions described in this guide, in order to remove Qweuirtksd Ransomware and decrypt .qweuirtksd files in Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7.
How Qweuirtksd Ransomware infected your PC
Qweuirtksd Ransomware virus is propagated via spam attack with malicious e-mail attachments and by manual PC hacking. Can be distributed by hacking through an unprotected RDP configuration, fraudulent downloads, exploits, web injections, fake updates, repackaged and infected installers. Virus assigns certain ID with the victims, that is used to name those files and supposedly to send decryption key. In order to prevent infection with this type of threats in future we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Norton Antivirus.
Download Removal Tool
To remove Qweuirtksd Ransomware completely, we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of Qweuirtksd Ransomware. The trial version of SpyHunter 5 offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.
Alternative Removal Tool
To remove Qweuirtksd Ransomware completely, we recommend you to use Norton Antivirus from Symantec. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of Qweuirtksd Ransomware and prevents future infections by similar viruses.
How to remove Qweuirtksd Ransomware manually
It is not recommended to remove Qweuirtksd Ransomware manually, for safer solution use Removal Tools instead.
Qweuirtksd Ransomware files:
Qweuirtksd Ransomware registry keys:
How to decrypt and restore .qweuirtksd files
Use automated decryptors
Use following tool from Kaspersky called Rakhni Decryptor, that can decrypt .qweuirtksd files. Download it here:
There is no purpose to pay the ransom, because there is no guarantee you will receive the key, but you will put your bank credentials at risk.
If you are infected with Qweuirtksd Ransomware and removed it from your computer you can try to decrypt your files. Antivirus vendors and individuals create free decryptors for some crypto-lockers. To attempt to decrypt them manually you can do the following:
Use Stellar Phoenix Data Recovery Pro to restore .qweuirtksd files
- Download Stellar Phoenix Data Recovery Pro.
- Select location to scan for lost files and click Scan button.
- Wait until Quick and Deep scans finish.
- Preview found files and restore them.
Using Windows Previous Versions option:
- Right-click on infected file and choose Properties.
- Select Previous Versions tab.
- Choose particular version of the file and click Copy.
- To restore the selected file and replace the existing one, click on the Restore button.
- In case there is no items in the list choose alternative method.
Using Shadow Explorer:
- Download Shadow Explorer program.
- Run it and you will see screen listing of all the drives and the dates that shadow copy was created.
- Select the drive and date that you want to restore from.
- Right-click on a folder name and select Export.
- In case there are no other dates in the list, choose alternative method.
If you are using Dropbox:
- Login to the DropBox website and go to the folder that contains encrypted files.
- Right-click on the encrypted file and select Previous Versions.
- Select the version of the file you wish to restore and click on the Restore button.
How to protect computer from viruses like Qweuirtksd Ransomware in future
1. Get special anti-ransomware software
Use ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware
Famous antivirus brand ZoneAlarm by Check Point released a comprehensive tool, that will help you with active anti-ransomware protection, as an additional shield to your current protection. The tool provides Zero-Day protection against ransomware and allows you to recover files. ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware is compatible with all other antiviruses, firewalls, and security software except ZoneAlarm Extreme (already shipped with ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware) or Check Point Endpoint products. The killer features of this application are: automatic file recovery, overwrite protection that instantly and automatically recovers any encrypted files, file protection that detects and blocks even unknown encryptors.
2. Back up your files
Regardless of success of protection against ransomware threats, you can save your files using simple online backup. Cloud services are quite fast and cheap nowadays. There is more sense using online backup, than creating physical drives, that can get infected and encrypted when connected to PC or get damaged from dropping or hitting. Windows 10 and 8/8.1 users can find pre-installed OneDrive backup solution from Microsoft. It is actually one of the best backup services on the market, and has reasonable pricing plans. Users of earlier versions can get acquainted with it here. Make sure to backup and sync most important files and folders in OneDrive.
3. Do not open spam e-mails and protect your mailbox
Malicious attachments to spam or phishing e-mails is most popular method of ransomware distribution. Using spam filters and creating anti-spam rules is good practice. One of the world leaders in anti-spam protection is MailWasher Pro. It works with various desktop applications, and provides very high level of anti-spam protection.