.qbx Files Virus (Dharma) - How to Remove It

.qbx Files Virus (Dharma) – How to Remove It

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What are .qbx files? How to open .qbx files? How to remove .qbx ransomware and try to restore .qbx files?

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.

Threat Summary

Name.qbx Files Virus
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionAims to encrypt the files on your computer and then ask you to pay ransom to get the files to work.
SymptomsFiles are encrypted and have the .qbx file extension.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files
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Data Recovery ToolWindows Data Recovery by Stellar Phoenix Notice! This product scans your drive sectors to recover lost files and it may not recover 100% of the encrypted files, but only few of them, depending on the situation and whether or not you have reformatted your drive.

.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.
  • Documents.
  • Videos.
  • Images.
  • Archives.
  • 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.


Ventsislav Krastev

Ventsislav has been covering the latest malware, software and newest tech developments at SensorsTechForum for 3 years now. He started out as a network administrator. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for discovery of new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management and then Network Administration, he found his passion within cybersecrurity and is a strong believer in basic education of every user towards online safety.

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