How to remove NQSQ ransomware and recover files

Easy tips to delete NQSQ ransomware and decrypt files

NQSQ ransomware is a ransomware-type infection belongs to family of DJVU/STOP ransomware. It encrypts stored files, appends the .nqsq extension to their filenames and creates a ransom note (the _readme.txt file). As instance, a file 1.jpg is renamed to 1.jpg.nqsq, 2.jpg to 2.jpg.nqsq and so on.

The ransom note informs the victims that their files have been encrypted and to decrypt them you require a unique decryption tool and key that costs $490 or #980 depends on how fast you contact to the crooks.

More details about the files recovery will be provided after contacting the crooks via [email protected], or [email protected] Before paying for the decryption tool, the victims can send one encrypted file to the attackers and receive it back decrypted.

However, we strongly recommend you contact/ pay to the crooks under any circumstances. These people will never provide you the decryption tool even if you fulfill all their demands. Thus, you will suffer financial loss and your files remain encrypted.

Removing NQSQ ransomware will also not decrypt the files encrypted. This is necessary however to avoid further files encryption and prevent malware spread onto the network. To remove NQSQ ransomware, employ some reputable antivirus tool or follow our manual instructions provided below the post.

After the ransomware removal, the next task is to recover the files. Official decryption tool is not available for this tool. The Emsisoft decryption is not applicable of NQSQ ransomware and other DJVU variants released recently.

In this case, existing backups can only help you in files recovery. However, you can attempt to recover files using third party data recovery available on the internet sphere claiming to provide every altered, damaged, corrupted or virus infected files.

The Shadow Copies on the Windows OS can be helpful in the files recovery if NQSQ ransomware does not bear the potential to delete it by running certain commands. There is data recovery section below the post – you will find complete guides there how to recover files using the above mentioned alternatives.

How did NQSQ ransomware enter my system?

Usually, crooks use Trojans, emails, untrustworthy sources for downloading files and programs, software cracking tools and fake software updaters to distribute malicious software. Trojans are malicious malware designed to cause additional malware installation.

Emails used to deliver malware are disguised as letters from reputable entities. Users infect systems by opening these email attachments or links in those emails. Unreliable sources for downloading files, programs can be used to distribute malicious files.

Users infect their systems by opening malicious download. Software cracking tools infect systems by allegedly bypassing activation keys of paid software. Fake software updating tools cause infection by direct malware download or by software vulnerabilities’ exploit.

Text presented in NQSQ ransomware‘s text file (“_readme.txt”):

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:

[email protected]

Reserve e-mail address to contact us:

[email protected]

Your personal ID:

How to prevent ransomware infection?

Downloads from unreliable sources should never be trusted. It is recommended to use only official websites and direct links for any download. Installed programs should have to be updated and activated using tools/ functions from legit developers.

Attachments or website links in any irrelevant emails received from unknown, suspicious addresses should never be opened. The OS should be scanned for threats on regular basis. It is advised to scan the system using some reputable antivirus tool on regular basis.

Special Offer (For Windows)

NQSQ ransomware can be creepy computer infection that may regain its presence again and again as it keeps its files hidden on computers. To accomplish a hassle free removal of this malware, we suggest you take a try with a powerful Spyhunter antimalware scanner to check if the program can help you getting rid of this virus.

Do make sure to read SpyHunter’s EULA, Threat Assessment Criteria, and Privacy Policy. Spyhunter free scanner downloaded just scans and detect present threats from computers and can remove them as well once, however it requires you to wiat for next 48 hours. If you intend to remove detected therats instantly, then you will have to buy its licenses version that will activate the software fully.

Data Recovery Offer

We Suggest you to choose your lately created backup files in order to restore your encrypted files, however in case if you don’t have any such backups, you can try a data recovery tool to check if you can restore your lost data.

Antimalware Details And User Guide

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Step 1: Remove NQSQ ransomware through “Safe Mode with Networking”

Step 2: Delete NQSQ ransomware using “System Restore”

Step 1: Remove NQSQ ransomware through “Safe Mode with Networking”

For Windows XP and Windows 7 users: Boot the PC in “Safe Mode”. Click on “Start” option and continuously press on F8 during the start process until the “Windows Advanced Option” menu appears on the screen. Choose “Safe Mode with Networking” from the list.

Now, a windows homescreen appears on the desktop and work-station is now working on “Safe mode with networking”.

For Windows 8 Users: Go to the “Start Screen”. In the search results select settings, type “Advanced”. In the “General PC Settings” option, choose “Advanced startup” option. Again, click on the “Restart Now” option. The work-station boots to “Advanced Startup Option Menu”. Press on “Troubleshoot” and then “Advanced options” button.  In the “Advanced Option Screen”, press on “Startup Settings”. Again, click on “Restart” button. The work-station will now restart in to the “Startup Setting” screen. Next is to press F5 to boot in Safe Mode in Networking.

For Windows 10 Users: Press on Windows logo and on the “Power” icon. In the newly opened menu, choose “Restart” while continuously holding “Shift” button on the keyboard. In the new open “Choose an option” window, click on “Troubleshoot” and then on the “Advanced Options”. Select “Startup Settings” and press on “Restart”. In the next window, click on “F5” button on the key-board.

Step 2: Delete NQSQ ransomware using “System Restore”

Log-in to the account infected with NQSQ ransomware. Open the browser and download a legitimate anti-malware tool. Do a full System scanning. Remove all the malicious detected entries.

Special Offer (For Windows)

NQSQ ransomware can be creepy computer infection that may regain its presence again and again as it keeps its files hidden on computers. To accomplish a hassle free removal of this malware, we suggest you take a try with a powerful Spyhunter antimalware scanner to check if the program can help you getting rid of this virus.

Do make sure to read SpyHunter’s EULA, Threat Assessment Criteria, and Privacy Policy. Spyhunter free scanner downloaded just scans and detect present threats from computers and can remove them as well once, however it requires you to wiat for next 48 hours. If you intend to remove detected therats instantly, then you will have to buy its licenses version that will activate the software fully.

Data Recovery Offer

We Suggest you to choose your lately created backup files in order to restore your encrypted files, however in case if you don’t have any such backups, you can try a data recovery tool to check if you can restore your lost data.

In case if you cannot start the PC in “Safe Mode with Networking”, Try using “System Restore”

  • During the “Startup”, continuously press on F8 key until the “Advanced Option” menu appears. From the list, choose “Safe Mode with Command Prompt” and then press “Enter”

  • In the new opened command prompt, enter “cd restore” and then press “Enter”.

  • Type: rstrui.exe and Press “ENTER”

  • Click “Next” on the new windows

  • Choose any of the “Restore Points” and click on “Next”. (This step will restore the work-station to its earlier time and date prior to NQSQ ransomware infiltration in the PC.

  • In the newly opened windows, press on “Yes”.

Once your PC gets restored to its previous date and time, download the recommended anti-malware tool and perform a deep scanning in order to remove NQSQ ransomware files if they left in the work-station.

In order to restore the each (separate) file by this ransomware, use “Windows Previous Version” feature. This method is effective when “System Restore Function” is enabled in the work-station.

Important Note: Some variants of NQSQ ransomware delete the “Shadow Volume Copies” as well hence this feature may not work all the time and is applicable for selective computers only.

How to Restore Individual Encrypted File:

In order to restore a single file, right click on it and go to “Properties”. Select “Previous Version” tab. Select a “Restore Point” and click on “Restore” option.

In order to access the files encrypted by NQSQ ransomware, you can also try using “Shadow Explorer”. In order to get more information on this application, press here.

Important: Data Encryption Ransomware are highly dangerous and it is always better that you take precautions to avoid its attack on your work-station. It is advised to use a powerful anti-malware tool in order to get protection in real-time. With this help of “SpyHunter”, “group policy objects” are implanted in the registries in order to block harmful infections like NQSQ ransomware.

Also, In Windows 10, you get a very unique feature called “Fall Creators Update” that offer “Controlled Folder Access” feature in order to block any kind of encryption to the files. With the help of this feature, any files stored in the locations such as “Documents”, “Pictures”, “Music”, “Videos”, “Favorites” and “Desktop” folders are safe by default.

It is very important that you install this “Windows 10 Fall Creators Update” in your PC to protect your important files and data from ransomware encryption. The more information on how to get this update and add an additional protection form rnasomware attack has been discussed here.

How to Recover the Files Encrypted by NQSQ ransomware?

Till now, you would have understood that what had happed to your personal files that got encrypted and how you can remove the scripts and payloads associated with NQSQ ransomware in order to protect your personal files that has not been damaged or encrypted until now. In order to retrieve the locked files, the depth information related to “System Restore” and “Shadow Volume Copies” has already been discussed earlier. However, in case if you are still unable to access the encrypted files then you can try using a data recovery tool.

Use of Data Recovery Tool

This step is for all those victims who have already tries all the above mentioned process but didn’t find any solution. Also it is important that you are able to access the PC and can install any software. The data recovery tool works on the basis of System scanning and recovery algorithm. It searches the System partitions in order to locate the original files which were deleted, corrupted or damaged by the malware. Remember that you must not re-install the Windows OS otherwise the “previous” copies will get deleted permanently. You have to clean the work-station at first and remove NQSQ ransomware infection. Leave the locked files as it is and follow the steps mentioned below.

Step1: Download the software in the work-station by clicking on the “Download” button below.

Step2: Execute the installer by clicking on downloaded files.

Step3: A license agreement page appears on the screen. Click on “Accept” to agree with its terms and use. Follow the on-screen instruction as mentioned and click on “Finish” button.

Step4: Once the installation gets completed, the program gets executed automatically. In the newly opened interface, select the file types that you want to recover and click on “Next”.

Step5: You can select the “Drives” on which you want the software to run and execute the recovery process. Next is to click on the “Scan” button.

Step6: Based on drive you select for scanning, the restore process begins. The whole process may take time depending on the volume of the selected drive and number of files. Once the process gets completed, a data explorer appears on the screen with preview of that data that is to be recovered. Select the files that you want to restore.

Step7. Next is to locate the location where you want to saver the recovered files.

Special Offer (For Windows)

NQSQ ransomware can be creepy computer infection that may regain its presence again and again as it keeps its files hidden on computers. To accomplish a hassle free removal of this malware, we suggest you take a try with a powerful Spyhunter antimalware scanner to check if the program can help you getting rid of this virus.

Do make sure to read SpyHunter’s EULA, Threat Assessment Criteria, and Privacy Policy. Spyhunter free scanner downloaded just scans and detect present threats from computers and can remove them as well once, however it requires you to wiat for next 48 hours. If you intend to remove detected therats instantly, then you will have to buy its licenses version that will activate the software fully.

Data Recovery Offer

We Suggest you to choose your lately created backup files in order to restore your encrypted files, however in case if you don’t have any such backups, you can try a data recovery tool to check if you can restore your lost data.