Remove Qbaa File Ransomware (+Recover .qbaa Files)

Virus Name Qbaa
Infection symptoms All images, videos and documents append “.Qbaa” extension and cannot be opened by any program!
Type of threat Ransomware, cryptovirus, file-locking virus
File Extension .Qbaa
Encryption type RSA 2048 + Salsa20
Ransom Note _readme.txt
Amount of Ransom $980 ($490 – 50% discount for payment within 72 hours)
Genealogy DJVU Ransomware
Aliases A Variant Of Win32/Kryptik.HOQU; HEUR:Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Stop.gen; Win32:CrypterX-gen [Trj];qbaa file virus

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Distribution Spam email attachments, RDP, pirated software, torrent websites, phishing sites, malicious weblinks etc…
Remediation Tool

In order to completely remove ransomware from your computer, you will need to install an antivirus software. We recommend using SpyHunter link to official site

Recovery Tool

The only effective method to restore files is to copy them from a saved backup. If you don’t have a suitable backup, you may use third-party recover software such as iBeesoft Data Recovery

How to Remove .Qbaa File Extension Ransomware?

Qbaa ransomware is a representative from the STOP/DJVU ransomware family and it is being spread through Email spam campaigns. Some of the email spams have been sent out by methods such as fake invoices and queries for resumes. When a file attachment is opened, the virus will display a message claiming that an error has occurred and that if you’ve received the email from them, then your files have been encrypted. If you owe money to this person or they want something else in return, they will ask for a payment before they release your files. The ransom amount varies in different cases but it is usually $450 – $900 USD depending on the time left to pay the cyber criminals.

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The message of the ransom note can state this:


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:
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.

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How did I get infected with?

Qbaa ransomware can infiltrate your computer when you download and open the attachment that contains the file that you need to view. The most common methods of distribution are via emails containing malicious attachments or by a Trojanized link. The hackers behind this ransomware will send out emails from trusted companies in order to lure you into opening them. You should never open any emails that you have not received from a source that you trust. If you cannot do that, then be very careful what links you click on and what files you download.

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Why is .Qbaa File Extension dangerous?

Ransomware is particularly dangerous for two reasons:

  • First, it encrypts your data and locks them away behind strong password protection.
  • Second, the hackers behind ransomware may not unlock your files even after you pay the ransom.

Once the Qbaa virus has successfully installed itself on your computer, you will be presented with a message that contains information about how your files have been encrypted and how you can get them back. It will give you the instructions to contact the criminals in order to pay the ransom fee. The instructions can vary but usually they want you to transfer some amount of money using specific methods in order to exchange it for an online currency. You need to remove Qbaa ransomware as soon as possible. This infection is very dangerous because not only will it encrypt all of your important files, it might also take control of your computer and start displaying scam pop-ups on your screen.

Do not pay for Qbaa ransom!

Please, try to use the available backups, or Decrypter tools

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.Qbaa File Extension Removal Instructions

STEP 1: Kill the Malicious Process

STEP 2: Reveal Hidden Files

STEP 3: Locate Startup Location

STEP 4: Recover .Qbaa File Extension Encrypted Files

STEP 1: Stop the malicious process using Windows Task Manager

  • Open your task Manager by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESC keys simultaneously
  • Locate the process of the ransomware. Have in mind that this is usually a random generated file.
  • Before you kill the process, type the name on a text document for later reference.


  • Locate any suspicious processes associated with .Qbaa File Extension encryption Virus.
  • Right click on the process
  • Open File Location
  • End Process
  • Delete the directories with the suspicious files.
  • Have in mind that the process can be hiding and very difficult to detect

STEP 2: Reveal Hidden Files

  • Open any folder
  • Click on “Organize” button
  • Choose “Folder and Search Options”
  • Select the “View” tab
  • Select “Show hidden files and folders” option
  • Uncheck “Hide protected operating system files”
  • Click “Apply” and “OK” button

STEP 3: Locate .Qbaa File Extension encryption Virus startup location

  • Once the operating system loads press simultaneously the Windows Logo Button and the R key.


Depending on your OS (x86 or x64) navigate to:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] or
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] or

  • and delete the display Name: [RANDOM]

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  • Then open your explorer and navigate to:

Navigate to your %appdata% folder and delete the executable.

You can alternatively use your msconfig windows program to double check the execution point of the virus. Please, have in mind that the names in your machine might be different as they might be generated randomly, that’s why you should run any professional scanner to identify malicious files.

Do NOT send money for decrypt of “Qbaa” files!

The cyber criminals behind Qbaa ransomware guarantee to send you the code after you pay. However, all you’ve got is a promise from bad people. You have no warranty whatsoever. We recommend not to rely on words of internet criminals. If you pay this will continue to happen.

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STEP 4: How to recover encrypted files?

  • Method 1: The first and best method is to restore your data from a recent backup, in case that you have one.

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  • Method 2: File Recovery Software – Usually when the ransomware encrypts a file it first makes a copy of it, encrypts the copy, and then deletes the original. Due to this you may try to use file recovery software like iBeesoft Data Recovery to try recover some of your original files.
  • Method 3: Shadow Volume Copies – As a last resort, you can try to restore your files via Shadow Volume Copies. Open the Shadow Explorer part of the package and choose the Drive you want to recover. Right click on any file you want to restore and click Export on it.
  • If by any chance you did not have internet access when the encryption took place, you can try to recover them by using Emsisoft Decryptor for STOP Djvu decryption tool using the Emsisoft Decryptor for STOP Djvu.
  • Wait for Antivirus companies to create an Qbaa file decryptor.