How to Remove Zeropadypt Files Virus

How to Remove Zeropadypt Files Virus

..[] Ransomware virus remove

Zeropadypt files virus, otherwise known as .[] ransomware, is currently active in the wild, infecting users and encrypting their data. It appears that the ransomware is descendant from the 0kilobypt family.

It’s still not known how exactly Zeropadypt files virus is being spread but we can assume that its operators are relying on the method proven to be very efficient in similar ransomware campaigns – phishing emails.

Threat Summary

TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionThe ransomware encrypts files on the victim’s computer and demands a ransom to be paid to allegedly restore them.
SymptomsFiles are encrypted and unusable.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments
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Zeropadypt Files Virus – More Details

As already mentioned, it’s very likely that the Zeropadypt ransomware is being spread in phishing campaigns which typically contain file attachments or suspicious links. Other methods can be through application installers and malicious browser plugins (more information below).

Phishing messages are designed to trick victims into thinking that they have received a legitimate notification from a well-known Internet service. The message would contain interactive content and file attachments through which the infection can be activated. Another infection vector is through malicious sites which are hosted on domains that sound familiar to most users. The design of such pages typically copies portals, download pages and even search engines.

In a nutshell, the Zeropadypt files virus can be distributed through:

  • Infected documents — All popular file formats can become carriers: spreadsheets, presentations, text documents and databases.
  • Application installers — All well-known productivity programs can be affected: system utilities, office programs and creativity suites.
  • Browser plugins — Malicious plugins can lead to a ransomware infection. Such plugins can be uploaded to the relevant repositories of the most popular web browsers often with fake user reviews and developer credentials.

In addition to encryption the user’s file, the Zeropadypt files virus may perform the following activities:

Windows Registry Changes. The most popular behavior when it comes to modifying the strings that are used by both the operating system and any third-party installed applications. This can lead to serious performance issues and problems when using the certain functions.

Removal of data. The engine can be programmed to find and remove sensitive user data: backups, shadow volume copies and restore points.

Boot Options. The engine can be programmed to automatically start as soon as the computer is powered on. In some cases this can also disable recovery options making it very difficult to use manual user removal guides.

In most ransomware campaigns we have observed, once all components have finished running, the actual encryption process will be initiated. All recent ransomware families are using strong encryption that is nearly impossible to break. Files that are encrypted by the Zeropadypt files virus may include include the following: images, music, videos, backups, databases, archives and etc. Users’ files will be renamed according to the following formula: [id=xxxxxxxxxx][].

In other words, the first part of the renamed file name is assigned an ID that is generated via built-in algorithm, and the second part is the email that is placed inside the ransomware note. Note that any modifications can change the extension.

Please note that in some cases files can also be zeroed meaning that that their contents can be deleted.
The Zeropadypt ransomware note is created in a file known as READ-Me-Now.txt which has the following content:

Your All Files Encrypted
For Decrypt Your Data Contact Me:
Your ID for Decryption: r4o7x*****
If You Try Decrypt your file and damage it is Gonna Cost You more Price to Decrypt
you can Send 1MB Data For Decryption Test

Remove ..[] Ransomware

If your computer system got infected with the ..[] files virus, you may want to get rid of this ransomware as quickly as possible before it gets the chance to spread further and infect other computers. You can follow the step-by-step instructions guide provided below.


Milena Dimitrova

An inspired writer and content manager who has been with SensorsTechForum for 4 years. Enjoys ‘Mr. Robot’ and fears ‘1984’. Focused on user privacy and malware development, she strongly believes in a world where cybersecurity plays a central role. If common sense makes no sense, she will be there to take notes. Those notes may later turn into articles! Follow Milena @Milenyim

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