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PC Security and Protection => Malware Removal Questions and Guides => Topic started by: Execute on June 30, 2016, 04:34:12 pm

Title: New variant of Locky - Zepto Ransomware!
Post by: Execute on June 30, 2016, 04:34:12 pm
Zepto ransomware is the latest reincarnation of the dreadful Locky (http://sensorstechforum.com/remove-locky-ransomware-and-restore-locky-encrypted-files/) ransomware virus.

Zepto ransomware uses the same ransom note as Locky and there are plenty of other similarities, including: the spam email campaigns, the renaming of files with symbols, the websites providing instructions and a couple more. The ransomware will encrypt your files with a .zepto extension and demand money in the range of 300~330 US dollars (0.5 BitCoins). There is no known decryptor for now, but you should never pay extortionists - you probably won't get your data back.

See this article for more information about the Zepto ransomware virus (http://sensorstechforum.com/zepto-ransomware-virus-removal/).

If you got any inquiries related to the ransomware in question, don't be afraid to ask them here.
We @SensorsTechForum will answer you and try to help you in any way we know how.

Best Regards,
Execute
Title: Re: New variant of Locky - Zepto Ransomware!
Post by: Tochineke on September 08, 2016, 08:55:57 am
My Pc is infected with Zepto Ransomeware and after scanning with Kaspersky to no avail i decided to install SpyHunter. i booted the pc into a safe mode and tried to install the software alas i could not. i tried it on regular mode no way. it displayed "setup failed, error code 44" what should i do?
Title: Re: New variant of Locky - Zepto Ransomware!
Post by: Tochineke on September 08, 2016, 09:07:22 am
As a follow up on my earlier post about me unable to install spyhunter, i attached the zepto infected files hoping that decryption can be found. please i really need help now.
Title: Re: New variant of Locky - Zepto Ransomware!
Post by: Execute on September 08, 2016, 07:08:26 pm
Hello @Tochineke,
sad news that you got hit by this ransomware.

For now there is no decryption method, but our team is going to check your attached files.

And about your question regarding the software you used - try contacting Enigma Software's Support who are the developers and if that fails, try another program.

Best Regards,
Execute