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.

EvilQuest Mac

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.

Remove EvilQuest from your Applications folder.

  1. Open Finder → Applications.
    Finder (Applications) EvilQuest Mac - How to deal with it?
  2. Find EvilQuest among your installed Applications, and drag it to the Trash.

Remove EvilQuest related files and folders

  1. Open Finder → Go → Go to Folder.
    Finder (Go to folder) EvilQuest Mac - How to deal with it?
  2. Type /Library/LaunchAgents in the “Go to the folder” window, and press Go.
    Finder (LaunchAgents) EvilQuest Mac - How to deal with it?
  3. Check the folder for any suspicious, recently-added files and drag them to the Trash.
  4. Finder → Go → Go to Folder.
  5. Type ~/Library/Application Support in the “Go to the folder” window, and press Go.
    Finder (Application Support) EvilQuest Mac - How to deal with it?
  6. Check the folder for any suspicious, recently-added folders and drag them to the Trash.
  7. Finder → Go → Go to Folder.
  8. Type ~/Library/LaunchAgents in the “Go to the folder” window, and press Go.
    Finder LaunchAgents EvilQuest Mac - How to deal with it?
  9. Check the folder for any suspicious, recently-added files and drag them to the Trash.
  10. Finder → Go → Go to Folder.
  11. Type /Library/LaunchDaemons in the “Go to the folder” window, and press Go.
    Finder (LaunchDaemons) EvilQuest Mac - How to deal with it?
  12. Check the folder for any suspicious, recently-added files and drag them to the Trash.

Remove EvilQuest from Safari

  1. Open Safari → Safari → Preferences.
    Safari Preferences EvilQuest Mac - How to deal with it?
  2. In Preferences, click on the Extensions tab.
  3. In Extensions, find EvilQuest and click Uninstall.
    Safari extension (remove) EvilQuest Mac - How to deal with it?

Remove EvilQuest from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox → Menu (the bars at the top right corner) → Add-ons and themes.
    Firefox EvilQuest Mac - How to deal with it?
  2. In the Extensions tab, find EvilQuest, click on the three dots, and click Remove.
    Firefox extensions tab EvilQuest Mac - How to deal with it?

Remove EvilQuest from Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome → Menu (the three dots at the top right corner) → More Tools → Extensions.
    Google-chrome-pref EvilQuest Mac - How to deal with it?
  2. In Extensions, find EvilQuest and click Remove.
    Google-chrome-extensions EvilQuest Mac - How to deal with it?

 

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