Qewe Virus


Qewe is a ransomware-based infection that starts a secret data encryption process inside the infected computer and locks down the files found on it. Immediately after completing the encryption, Qewe places a ransom-demanding note on the screen and requests a ransom payment to unlock the files.


The Qewe Virus will start encrypting your files as soon as it has infected your system.

Having a ransomware infection such as Qewe on your computer could lead to serious data loss, which could be particularly troubling and harmful, especially if any of the files the virus has encrypted hold great value to you. Still, there are some alternative methods that may help you to neutralize or at least minimize the harmful effects of the attack to some extent and, in this article, we are going to speak about them. We are also going to cover up how to remove Qewe from the infected computer and what to do to prevent data loss due to file-encryption in the future.

The Qewe virus

The Qewe virus is a file-encrypting malware which prevents users from access to their most important files and blackmails them to pay a ransom. The Qewe virus accomplishes this by applying a sophisticated encryption algorithm that keeps the files locked and placing a ransom note on their screen.

The easiest and the most effective way to make the attack of any ransomware irrelevant is to keep backup copies of your most valuable information in an external drive, another device or cloud storage.  In this way, even if a threat like Qewe strikes you, you can still access your data from the backup and don’t have to worry about paying a ransom to recover it. The only thing that you need to do is remove the malware and copy your files to the clean computer.

Yet most users do not typically back up their important files on a frequent basis, thus, threats like Qewe can often encrypt files that don’t have copies from where they can be recovered. In these cases, the only thing that can potentially reverse the applied encryption make the locked files accessible again is a specially generated decryption key. This key, however, is not available and is precisely what the hackers ask a ransom for. As typical online crooks, the people behind Qewe promise that once you send them the required ransom money, they will provide you with the key. Sadly, no one can guarantee that they will keep their word. This is why we do not recommend our readers to go for this option because it can only make the situation worse especially if the hackers vanish with the money without sending you anything in return.

The Qewe file encryption

The Qewe file encryption is a sophisticated algorithms used by cybercriminals to prevent web users from access to their digital files. The Qewe file encryption is extremely hard to remove and normally requires the application of a decryption key that is only available after a ransom payment.

Many users who need their data back see no other option but to pay the necessary ransom in order to recover it. However, this is not the wisest thing to do, which is why we’ve tried to provide some alternative courses of action for you. You will find some free file-recovery suggestions in the removal guide below, as well as detailed instructions on how to remove Qewe from your computer.


Name Qewe
Type Ransomware
Detection Tool

Remove Qewe Ransomware

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.


About the author

Lidia Howler

Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.


  • Hi,
    my comp infected by qewe file type and my hard 1TB data lost
    i cant open files and other things
    please help me how i can it
    tnx also i use the decrypt_STOPDjvu and ESET.NOD32.Antivirus. and Malwarebytes Premium 4.1.0 and other program that not work

    • Hello hamidrea, your files have been encrypted by one of the newest ransomware viruses and unfortunately there is no working decryption tool at the moment.

  • Hi i have been infected By the QEWE virus both my machine and External Hard Drive
    Any solution how i can tackle this this virus please Help

    • Hi Slimmy, it seems your system has been infected with one of the newest ransomware virus variants and at this point the only thing you can do is remove the malware itself from your PC, decryption of your files is still not possible unfortunately.

  • Hi i have been infected By the QEWE virus both my machine and External Hard Drive
    Any solution how i can tackle this this virus please Help

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