The .qbx files virus is a variant of Dharma ransomware – a dangerous cryptovirus that aims to encrypt your files and hold them hostage until you pay a hefty ransom. The files have the .qbx file extension added to them and Dharma ransomware does not seem to fool around, asking victims to pay quickly otherwise the price will double. If your computer has been infected by Dharma .qbx ransomware, then we suggest that you read this article thoroughly.
|Name||.qbx Files Virus|
|Short Description||Aims to encrypt the files on your computer and then ask you to pay ransom to get the files to work.|
|Symptoms||Files are encrypted and have the .qbx file extension.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files|
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.qbx Dharma Ransomware – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?
The main methods of propagation used by the .qbx Dharma ransomware are believed to be via malicious files that are sent via e-mail or uploaded on multiple different sites. If sent via e-mail, the files may pretend to be legitimate types of files, whose main idea is to trick victims that they are invoices, receipts or other forms of online documents. The other method of distribution is more serious and it involves uploading the virus files on compromised WordPress blogs and other sites with low reputation and once the victim downloads and runs the file, thinking it was something legitimate they downloaded, the infection is initiated.
Once the infection with Dharma .qbx ransomware has started, the virus may drop its payload files in the following directories under different, often random names:
On top of that, Dharma ransomware may also perform the following activities:
- Check if the virus is running on a Virtual Windows or a real one.
- Copy the system information of the infected computer.
- Set custom value entries in the Run and RunOnce Windows registry sub-keys.
- Obtain IP, location and language data.
Once Dharma ransomware infects your computer, the following ransom note is what you will likely see:
The .qbx variant of Dharma ransomware attacks the following file type groups:
- Audio files.
- Other files.
Once the .qbx ransomware encrypts your files, the virus may begin to change their file names and add the .qbx extension to their original one:
Remove Dharma Ransomware and Try to Restore .qbx Files
To remove the .qbx variant of Dharma ransomware, we strongly recommend that you read the instructions in this article. They have been created with the main idea to help in removing the virus either by yourself or with the aid of a professional malware scanner (reccomended). Such advanced anti-malware software has the capability of detecting and removing all forms of viruses from your computer and protecting it from future such.
If you want to try and get back files, encrypted by the .qbx variant of Dharma ransomware, then we strongly recommend that you try out the alternative methods for file recovery underneath. They have been made with the main idea to help you in restoring as many files as possible but aren’t in any mean 100% effective, so do a backup before trying them out.
- Guide 1: How to Remove .qbx Files Virus from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of .qbx Files Virus from Mac OS X.
How to Remove .qbx Files Virus from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove .qbx Files Virus
Step 2: Uninstall .qbx Files Virus and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by .qbx Files Virus on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by .qbx Files Virus there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Step 4: Scan for .qbx Files Virus with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by .qbx Files Virus.
Ransomware infections and .qbx Files Virus aim to encrypt your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decrypt. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.
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Get rid of .qbx Files Virus from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall .qbx Files Virus and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove .qbx Files Virus via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove .qbx Files Virus files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as .qbx Files Virus, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Step 3 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by .qbx Files Virus on your Mac.
Ransomware for Mac .qbx Files Virus aims to encode all your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decode, unless you pay money. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files, but only in some cases. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.