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This article aims to help you remove the .7zipper ransomware virus using the zipper @email.tg address for contact and dropping a note, named “Saiba como recuperar seus arquivos.txt”.

A virus, written for what appears to be either Brazilian or Portuguese users has been reported to zip files with a password on the computers it encrypts. The ransomware will render the files no longer open-able after infection. At the moment it remains a mystery on who created the virus and where are the control servers located. If you want to remove the .7zipper ransomware and try to restore some of your files, we recommend reading the following article.

Threat Summary

Name

.7zipper Virus

TypeRansomware Infection
Short DescriptionIt aims to lock the files on the compromised computer, using code of the 7Zip software.
SymptomsThe user may see important documents, pictures, videos and other files to become archived with a password.
Distribution MethodVia an Exploit kit, Dll file attack, malicious JavaScript or a drive-by download of the malware itself in an obfuscated manner.
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How Does .7zipper Virus Infect

Similar to other ransomware viruses, the .7zipper threat may use techniques that should allow it to cause maximum amount of infection while the criminals are investing as little as possible. One of those and the most frequently used method is e-mail spam. The crooks that are infecting computers with the .7zipper virus may mask the malicious infection file as a legitimate file. However, the file may be a document with malicious macros that ask you to click on a button “Enable Content” before actually reading what is in them. It may also be a file of the following file types that directly infects you when opened:

→ .exe, .swf, .js, .wsf, .vbs, .hta, .htm, .html

After infection, the infection file, which is usually a Trojan.Dropper or part of an exploit kit, may connect to the server of .7zipper ransomware and download the virus onto your computer. The virus files may be multiple and may be downloaded and placed in multiple key Windows folders of your PC under different names:

.7zipper Virus – Post-Infection Activity

After infecting a computer, the virus begins to encrypt the files and may zip them in an archive with a password. It may target all types of widely used files, for example:

→ “PNG .PSD .PSPIMAGE .TGA .THM .TIF .TIFF .YUV .AI .EPS .PS .SVG .INDD .PCT .PDF .XLR .XLS .XLSX .ACCDB .DB .DBF .MDB .PDB .SQL .APK .APP .BAT .CGI .COM .EXE .GADGET .JAR .PIF .WSF .DEM .GAM .NES .ROM .SAV CAD Files .DWG .DXF GIS Files .GPX .KML .KMZ .ASP .ASPX .CER .CFM .CSR .CSS .HTM .HTML .JS .JSP .PHP .RSS .XHTML. DOC .DOCX .LOG .MSG .ODT .PAGES .RTF .TEX .TXT .WPD .WPS .CSV .DAT .GED .KEY .KEYCHAIN .PPS .PPT .PPTX ..INI .PRF Encoded Files .HQX .MIM .UUE .7Z .CBR .DEB .GZ .PKG .RAR .RPM .SITX .TAR.GZ .ZIP .ZIPX .BIN .CUE .DMG .ISO .MDF .TOAST .VCD SDF .TAR .TAX2014 .TAX2015 .VCF .XML Audio Files .AIF .IFF .M3U .M4A .MID .MP3 .MPA .WAV .WMA Video Files .3G2 .3GP .ASF .AVI .FLV .M4V .MOV .MP4 .MPG .RM .SRT .SWF .VOB .WMV 3D .3DM .3DS .MAX .OBJ R.BMP .DDS .GIF .JPG ..CRX .PLUGIN .FNT .FON .OTF .TTF .CAB .CPL .CUR .DESKTHEMEPACK .DLL .DMP .DRV .ICNS .ICO .LNK .SYS .CFG”Source:fileinfo.com

After encryption, the files may no longer be accessible. The virus also drops a ransom note which is named “Saiba como recuperar seus arquivos.txt”. It’s content is the following text in Portuguese:

“Sua chave é:
{custom key}
Para recuperar seus arquivos, entre em contato pelo email enviando sua chave:
[email protected]
English Translation:
“Your key is:
{custom key}
To recover your files, contact us by email with your key:
[email protected]

It is strongly advisable to avoid any contact with the cyber-criminals, because it is no guarantee you will get your files after paying the ransom which they will request.

Remove .7zipper Ransomware and Restore Encrypted Files

Instead, it is strongly advisable to focus on restoring files encrypted by .7zipper yourself while waiting for a decrypter. But first, it is important to remove the virus. For this, we suggest following the removal instructions we have posted below. They will help you get rid of this malware permanently. For maximum effectiveness and automatic and swift removal, experts recommend using an advanced anti-malware program.

After having removed this ransomware from your computer, recommendations are to give a shot at the methods we have suggested at step “2. Restore files encrypted by 7zipper” below. They are In no means 100% effective but they may help restoring some or all of your files, depending on your situation.

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To remove .7zipper Virus follow these steps:

1. Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove .7zipper Virus files and objects
2. Find files created by .7zipper Virus on your PC

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3. Scan for malware and unwanted programs with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
4. Try to Restore files encrypted by .7zipper Virus

Ventsislav Krastev

Ventsislav has been covering the latest malware, software and newest tech developments at SensorsTechForum for 3 years now. He started out as a network administrator. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for discovery of new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management and then Network Administration, he found his passion within cybersecrurity and is a strong believer in basic education of every user towards online safety.

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