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Danger level 6
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Slow Computer
  • System crashes
  • Normal system programs crash immediatelly
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel

Qinynore Ransomware

Qinynore Ransomware is a computer infection that you must take seriously. It is one of the many ransomware infections that have been terrorizing users around the globe for quite some time now. There isn’t much we can do when this program enters the target system. Perhaps the most important thing is to not panic. When you get infected with ransomware, your main objective should be removing Qinynore Ransomware from your system. You can do that by following the manual removal instructions right below this description. If you have further questions about ransomware infections, please do not hesitate a professional.

Our lab team managed to carry out some research about this infection. They have found that Qinynore Ransomware is coded in the .NET programming language, and it is a Hidden Tear ransomware spin-off. Hidden Tear is a big ransomware family that stems from one ransomware-as-a-service application. The malicious code for Hidden Tear has been publicly available on the darknet, and virtually anyone with the access could have used this code to create their own malicious infections. So Qinynore Ransomware is also based on this code, but it is very likely that its developers have nothing to do with the original Hidden Tear development team.

The sad part about ransomware infections is that users tend to get infected with them unawares. Ransomware programs like Qinynore Ransomware cannot really enter the target system unless they are allowed to. In other words, the user has to launch the installer file. Of course, no one in their right state of mind would ever install this ransomware willingly. So, the point is that users are tricked into opening the installer file, thinking that the file is some important document.

Normally, the ransomware installer file arrives with spam email. Spam email tends to get filtered into the Junk box, but you might be using some email service provider that doesn’t come with such a sophisticated algorithm. If a spam email message that carries the ransomware installer lands into your main inbox, it is your job to recognize the dangerous message. Of course, most of the time these spam emails look like legitimate notifications from online stores, financial institutions, and the like. But then also tend to come with an exaggerated sense of urgency, and that is the first red flag.

Does the message urge you to open the document and check the information within it immediately? Has the message arrived unexpectedly? If so, you would do yourself a favor by checking the legitimacy of the email. Also, if you think that you must open the received file no matter what, you can always scan it with the SpyHunter free scanner. If the file is malicious, you will be notified immediately, and you will avoid Qinynore Ransomware.

However, in the unfortunate case of the actual ransomware infection, be ready for Qinynore Ransomware to start encrypting your files the moment this program enters your computer. As far as we know, this program targets %ProgramFiles (x86)%, %AllUsersProfile%, %HomeDrive, D:\, and E:\ directories. Although the infection does not look up all possible file formats, it does encrypt the most common types of files, including TXT, DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSXX, PPT, PPTX, ODT, JPG, PNG, and many others. So, at the end of the day, most of your documents and photos will probably get encrypted if Qinynore Ransomware enters your computer.

Once the encryption is complete, the program will also drop a ransom note on your desktop that says you have to send these criminals “some bitcoins or say goodbye to your files.” It also says that the users have five hours before their time expires, and the possibility to decrypt the files is revoked. However, paying is never an option here.

You need to remove Qinynore Ransomware right now, and then look for ways to decrypt your files. This is a rather old ransomware infection, so it is very likely that a public decryption tool could be available. If not, and you have a file backup on an external hard drive, you can simply delete the encrypted files, and then transfer the healthy copies back into your computer. Choose the file recovery option that is the most convenient to you. And don’t forget to protect your system from similar intruders in the future.

How to Remove Qinynore Ransomware

  1. Open the Downloads folder.
  2. Remove the most recently downloaded files.
  3. Delete the YOU_MUST_READ_ME.rtf file from Desktop.
  4. Change your Desktop background.
  5. Go to Documents and delete the lol.jpg file.
  6. Run a full system scan.
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