Threat Encyclopedia

RANSOM_CRYPTOQKG.A

Publish date: November 30, 2017

PLATFORM:

Windows

OVERALL RISK RATING:
DAMAGE POTENTIAL:
DISTRIBUTION POTENTIAL:
INFORMATION EXPOSURE:

  • Threat Type:Ransomware

  • Destructiveness:No

  • Encrypted: Yes

  • In the wild: Yes

OVERVIEW

Infection Channel:

Spammed via email

Dubbed as qkG, this file-encrypting ransomware is written entirely in Visual Basics for Applications (VBA) macros. This is rare considering ransomware families that use malicious macros to download the malware After this malware infects the normal.dot template. files are then encrypted after they are closed.

This Ransomware arrives as an attachment to email messages spammed by other malware/grayware or malicious users.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

SOLUTION

Minimum Scan Engine:

9.850

Minimum Scan Engine:

9.850

Step 1

Before doing any scans, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 users must disable System Restore to allow full scanning of their computers.

Step 2

Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to delete files detected as RANSOM_CRYPTOQKG.A. If the detected files have already been cleaned, deleted, or quarantined by your Trend Micro product, no further step is required. You may opt to simply delete the quarantined files. Please check the following Trend Micro Support pages for more information:



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