“Hey guy, my pc infected by Zepto virus and I have coped my data and formatted it put back it is same. How to get rid of the virus and restore my data? I can’t fix this problem even if I tried a lot of kinds of methods, I don’t want to face it anymore, and I hope someone finds a fix soon. Please help!”

What is Zepto virus? How does it work?

Zepto virus is a new version ransomware. It is good at to seizing the files on a victim’s PC and encrypting them. When Zepto virus infects your computer it will scan all the drive letters for targeted file types, encrypt them, and then append the Zepto virus extension to them. Once these files are encrypted, they will no longer able to be opened by your normal programs. When it has finished encrypting the victim’s files, it will change the desktop wallpaper to an image that acts like a ransom note. It also creates files with the same information in each of the encrypted folders titled “_HELP_instructions.html”. These ransom notes include instructions on how to connect to the Locky Decrypt Service where you can learn more about what happened to your files and how you can make a Zepto ransom payment. This new ransomware uses the strong RSA-2048 and AES-128 ciphers method in order to ensure that the affected user has no choice but to purchase the private key. But will you get your files back and safe your PC when you pay? Don’t be fooled! You may simply wasting your money, please note that hackers will make you pay a certain amount of money in the form of bitcoins, for example, in exchange for the code for the encryption. Bitcoins are a cyber-currency that are very difficult to be traced to the receiver. This leaves the hacker in full anonymity, meaning that there’s almost no chance for them to be brought to justice or for you to ever get your money back.

Picture presentation about Zepto virus:

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The virus will collect users information from the web browsing activity even if it claim to privacy policy and does not infringe your personal information, so you won’t expose because your identity anonymous installation. But it can collect the information include IP address, geographical location, browse information, mouse/keyboard input (such as credit card details), and so on. The collected information is sent to the developer’s server, and then shared with the third party. This is a high probability, your data will be shared with cyber criminals, and it can lead to serious privacy issues, and even result in identity theft. In order to protect your data and personal information, we strongly recommend that you delete it as soon as possible.

Suggestion: Manual operation is the safest and effective way to remove the virus compared with Anti-virus software. Processing manual removal is supposed to have a certain level of tech skill. If you are not sure how to start and are afraid of making any critical mistakes damaging the computer, please live chat with YooCare/Yoosecurity Expert now.

How did I got Zepto virus on my PC?

It is comes to you unconsciously when you click some links on the website, opened unknown e-mail attachments, or download unknown “free” software and so on. Freeware download websites encourage users to use small download programs (called ‘installers’, ‘download managers’, ‘download tools’, ‘download clients’, and so on) to download the chosen software. Download apps supposedly ease the download process. However, they offer installation of third party applications with the chosen software. There are also set up that contain the hijacker and users are directed to those sites from links within email messages that are sent out. Some of the emails will not contain the link, but they will instead have an attachment that they will be asked to click on. Once Zepto virus goes into the target computer, it may be trying to hijack your computer and lock your files began to generate advertising revenue. We strongly recommend that you don’t do that above behavior, because they are likely to be false.

Manual Removal Guides:

Step 1: Put computer system into Safe mode.

For Win7 user:

1. As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, tap “F8” key constantly. Then choose “Safe mode with Networking

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2. Click“Start”button, then click “Control Panel”.

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For win10 user:

1. Open the Start menu, click Power and select Restart. When restarting, select Choose an option. Then tap Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Start-up Settings.

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2. Choose “Enable Safe mode with Networking”.

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3. Right-click on the Windows Start button and choose “Control Panel”.

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Step 2: In Control Panel, Click“Uninstall a program” (under the Programs section).

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Step 3: Look for the program and uninstall. There are many ways to delete the program manually. If you haven’t sufficient expertise in dealing with program files. Please Contact YooSecurity 24/7 Online Experts for help.

Zepto virus work quite differently compared to any other malicious software. If your machine gets infected by Zepto Virus, there will be a certain period during which the virus will stay hidden. During this period, it will copy all your files into encrypted copies, while also deleting the originals. If a file is encrypted, this means that you won’t be able to gain access to that file. It has been unleashed upon users worldwide, affecting computers all across the globe from the USA to Mexico, Japan, Germany, and beyond. Zepto virus has become a powerful force after long time of development, and more specifically, it has become a kind of driven by economic interests of the business activities, the antivirus software due to restricted by various factors, relatively passive response and counter measures. So we advocate to get rid of it manually.

Published by James B. Gonzalez & last updated on October 18, 2016 5:25 am

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