EvilQuest is a data-locking virus used by cyber criminals to restrict access to the files found on the targeted Mac computer. EvilQuest causes harm by not allowing its victims to open or use their files and by asking a ransom in exchange for restoring access to them.
What is typical for infections such as EvilQuest is that they will apply encryption to a list of user files secretly and then, once the files are rendered inaccessible, they will display a ransom notification on the infected Mac computer’s screen. Due to the ransom payment they require in order to decrypt the encrypted files, such threats are known as ransomware cryptoviruses. These threats aren’t new to the cyber world but, sadly, there is still no 100% effective method of dealing with them. On this page, however, we will do our best to provide you with instructions on how to detect and remove EvilQuest and how to possibly recover some of your files without paying a ransom.
The biggest challenge when dealing with ransomware threats comes from the fact that they cannot be easily detected and stopped in time. Cryptoviruses like EvilQuest usually do not show any apparent symptoms that users can detect and the worst thing is that most antivirus programs are also useless when it comes to detecting and stopping the file-encryption process that the malware runs in the background of the system. This is because the encryption of data is normally a file protection method, not a malicious process, and it does no harm or corruption to the files it is applied to. Therefore, most security programs either do not recognize this process as unsafe and do nothing to warn users about it. In this way, the ransomware can have the advantage of surprise and can set completely shock its victims when it displays a ransom note on their screen.
The EvilQuest Ransomware
The EvilQuest ransomware is a malicious piece of software used for extortion. The people behind the EvilQuest ransomware demand a ransom from the victims in order to provide them with a decryption key for the files that the malware has encrypted.
EvilQuest can encrypt large portions of user data including digital documents, databases, archives, personal collections of images, videos and audios and more. Unfortunately, there is no certainty that the encrypted files will be accessible again even after the EvilQuest virus has been removed from the system. This is a huge challenge awaiting the victims of the ransomware.
However, there are some methods that potentially may allow them to restore their data to some degree if they successfully remove the virus. If you are interested in those methods, you can read more about them in the file recovery section of the removal guide below. Of course, if you have personal backups of your data, now is the time to use them. Just make sure that you really remove EvilQuest before you connect your backup sources otherwise the ransomware may encrypt them before you even manage to access your copies.
EvilQuest on Mac
The EvilQuest on Mac file decryption is a way to retrieve the files encrypted by EvilQuest with a special decryption key. The key for activation of the the EvilQuest on Mac file decryption process, however, is kept by hackers who demand a ransom for it.
Sending money to anonymous cybercrooks, however, is never a good idea not only because you cannot trust them to fulfill their promises but also because, in this way, you are only sponsoring their extortion scheme. Therefore, our “How to remove” team will NOT encourage you to fulfill the hackers’ demands and will point your attention to the free alternatives listed in the removal guide below.
Remove EvilQuest Ransomware from Mac
You are dealing with a ransomware infection that can restore itself unless you remove its core files. We are sending you to another page with a removal guide that gets regularly updated. It covers in-depth instructions on how to:
1. Locate and scan malicious processes in your task manager.
2. Identify in your Control panel any programs installed with the malware, and how to remove them. Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker that gets installed with a lot of malware.
3. How to decrypt and recover your encrypted files (if it is currently possible).
You can find the removal guide here.