Emsisoft Decrypter for ZQ promises to decrypt ZQ Ransomware files for free

The menace of Ransomware seems to be far from over. ZQ is the latest Ransomware that has affected several users in the US, India, Polland, Brazil, and the UK. The attackers encrypt your content and then ask for ransom in exchange for the decryption key. ZQ Ransomware victims can now breathe a sigh of relief. Emsisoft has released a free decryptor tool that allows ZQ Ransomware victims to decrypt.

ZQ Ransomware Decryptor Tool

The ZQ Ransomware uses Salsa20 and RSA-1024 algorithms to encrypt victims computer. As part of the process, the ransomware adds the following extension to encrypted files “.[w_decrypt24@qq.com].zq” The ransomware is accompanied by a ransom note titled “{HELP__DECRYPT}.txt.”

Needless to say, the Ransomware help note includes payment information and allows the victims to get in touch with the attackers. They have also left an email address that reads “w_decrypto24@qq.com.”

ZQ Ransomware Decryptor Tool

This free Ransomware Decryption Tool offers to:

  1. Keep encrypted files Since the ransomware does not save any information about the unencrypted files, the decrypter can’t guarantee that the decrypted data is identical to the one that was previously encrypted. Therefore, the decrypter by default will opt on the side of caution and not remove any encrypted files after they have been decrypted. If you want the decrypter to remove any encrypted files after they have been processed, you can disable this option. Doing so may be necessary if your disk space is limited.
  2. Allow partial decryption of large files Due to technical limitations; this Decrypter may not be able to decrypt files larger than the file pair you provided. If you enable this option, only the first part of the file will be decrypted, and the rest may remain encrypted. For some file formats, this may still allow some recovery, but others will remain damaged by the malware.

Ransomware has already cost businesses more than $75 billion per year while the average cost of a ransomware attack is pegged at $133,000. The numbers are only increasing as cybercriminals see the value in encrypting data and restricting access to the users.

Download EMSISOFT ZQ Ransomware from the official homepage.

Posted by with Tags
Mahit Huilgol has been using Windows on PC and Mobile since long. He has been following Microsoft developments from close quarters and loves writing about it.