Qstx Ransomware is well known as a ransomware and it generally comes inside PC to encrypt your files. It encrypts all of them and ask you to pay a big amount of money to restore them. So it is famous for this way to rob money from users.
You should take serious consideration if you are about to pay ransom fees. Because the maker of Qstx Ransomware may not provide you valid decryption keys. Lots of ransomware victims have been scammed by these criminals. Thus you may be scammed as well. When it receives your money, you will find that the keys it gave you cannot work. And if you try to find it back, it is impossible for it has gone. You could not trace its IP because you don’t pay money directly to them. It will ask you to buy the bitcoins first, which serve as the way for it to avoid the users to track them. So when you pay for the money, they can disappear from your world.
So you should never buy decryption key from Qstx Ransomware. The right choice is to get rid of Qstx Ransomware. After it is eliminated, the files infected by it may have chance to be decrypted if you search for legitimate data recovery company to get help.
Step 1 – Uninstall malicious programs from Control Panel.
Ransomware may infect your system after you install some malicious programs. To avoid being re-infected, first you should uninstall malicious programs from your computer:
- 1. Press “Windows key + R key” together to open Run window
- 2. Input “control panel” in Run window and hit Enter key to open Control Panel
- 3. Click Uninstall a program:
- 4. Right-click programs which may be related with Qstx Ransomware and click Uninstall:
Step 2 Find and remove malicious registry entries of Qstx Ransomware or malicious program.
Note – In case any suspicious files, unwanted program, unwanted browser extension, or unwanted search engine cannot be removed manually, it is often caused by malicious program, which may adds files to registry or make changes in registry . Therefore, to uninstall such stubborn items, you need to find and remove malicious files in the Registry Editor. Check the steps below:
1. Press “Windows key + R key” together to open Run window;
2. Input “regedit” in Run window and hit Enter key to open Registry;
3. Click Edit menu and select Find >> Type virus’s name into it and click Find Next >> Right click on the files and click Delete (Only If you can determine that they are related with malware):
Step 3 Restoring the files encrypted by Qstx Ransomware.
Do not pay any money to recover your files. Even if you were to pay the ransom, there is no guarantee that you will regain access to your files.
The right way to recover your files is to count on legitimate decryption tools. Here are websites of popular cybersecurity community, you can try the decryption tools shared on their sites:
EmsiSoft Decryptor (Free)
EmsiSoft is working on developing free decryptor for the newest ransomware. Currently it provide user with over 40 free and useful decryptors. Please visit https://decrypter.emsisoft.com/ to find and download the decrypter you need.
3. Trend Micro Decryptor (Free)
Trend Micro Ransomware File Decryptor tool is able to decrypt certain type of ransomware. Visit the download page here to follow its instructions to download and use the decryotor for free.
4. Avast Free Ransomware Decryption Tools
Avast free ransomware decryption tools can help decrypt files encrypted by the many types of ransomware. Go to this Avast page and download the decyptors for the latest ransomware.
5. Kaspersky Free Ransomware Decryptors
Kaspersky russian lab now provides many free decryptors. Visit Kaspersky page here and have a try .
6. NoMoreRansom Decryptors
The No More Ransom Project provides free decryption tools for lots of ransomware. Have a try on these tools at this page: https://www.nomoreransom.org/en/decryption-tools.html