EvilQuest Mac – How to deal with it?
What is EvilQuest Mac?
EvilQuest Mac (also known as ThiefQuest) is classified as a ransomware infection that can encrypt your files. It goal is to make money off of computer users by encoding their data and demanding a fee for its return. The ransom note is left in every folder that contains encrypted files. It informs the user that his files are encrypted and urges them to pay 50 USD to get them back. Unfortunately, when it comes to ransomware, paying the cyber criminals rarely results in anything positive. We urge you not to waste your money and delete EvilQuest Mac as soon as possible.
How does EvilQuest Mac work?
EvilQuest Mac gets distributed through illegal versions of macOS software like Mix In Key, Little Snitch installer, and others. When you download pirated software from torrent or other unreliable pages, you risk infecting your device with Trojans, malware, spyware, and other threats. Malicious software also gets distributed via spam email campaigns, fake updates, corrupt links, cracks and keygens, and more. Malign files may infect your computer automatically or you may download a file that will ask you to enable macros, which will launch the infection. As you can see, there is a number of different ways to infect your device, which is why it is important to stay careful online and have powerful anti-malware installed.
Once the ransomware gets access to your computer, it starts encrypting your documents, photos, videos, and other relevant files using AES-256 algorithm. As soon as the encryption is complete, the threat creates a ransom note and places it in different folders on the device. The note states that you have to pay $50 in Bitcoins within 72 hours, if you wish to decode your files and regain access to them. Unfortunately, you will not be able to open your files, however, paying the fee is not likely to improve the situation either. Trusting the cyber crooks to follow through on their promises is not a good idea. What you should do, however, is eliminate EvilQuest Mac from your system without hesitation as in addition to corrupting your files, it can also log your keystrokes and record your personal data including your usernames, passwords, credit card details, and more. Needless to say, this could lead to serious financial losses or even identity theft.
How to remove EvilQuest Mac and restore files?
The sooner you terminate EvilQuest Mac, the better. As it is a complex threat, you will need a reliable anti-malware utility in order to delete EvilQuest Mac fully. The malware remover from our page can identify all malign components on your computer and eliminate EvilQuest Mac as well as other possible threats. Once you get rid of EvilQuest Mac, you can restore your data by using SentinelOne’s EvilQuest ransomware decryption tool.