Infected with Zeropadypt Ransomware? Need to decrypt your files?
What is Zeropadypt Ransomware
Today’s article is devoted to Zeropadypt cryptovirus, which in recent weeks has gained incredible momentum and spread around the world, despite the fact that initially, this virus targets English-speaking users. Zeropadypt does not encrypt user data, but fills it with zeros, making a kind of dummy. It infects files of various types and formats, such as office documents, archives, video, audio, and more. Mainly, Zeropadypt‘s developers are aimed at extorting a ransom for decrypting files, so the virus creates a text note file READ-Me-Now.txt containing a description of the methods of ransom and decryption. Here’s how it looks like:
Your All Files Encrypted
For Decrypt Your Data Contact Me: email@example.com
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
The note, of course, is not very informative, moreover, it contains only a contact, by which users need to contact the fraudsters, and then pay the ransom (can reach several hundred dollars). According to our data, this amount should be paid in bitcoins. Thus, fraudsters are trying to avoid prosecution, because the crypto-transactions cannot be traced. Do not pay fraudsters. It is better to check the possible ways to delete Zeropadypt and recover your files.
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How Zeropadypt Ransomware infected your PC
The lion’s share of crypto viruses, in particular, Zeropadypt, come to the PC through unprotected user network settings, as users rarely use antiviruses and other utilities that can prevent this. Or users use free programs, which, in essence, are useless. We recommend that you familiarize yourself with our guides in order to delete Zeropadypt and to decrypt your files.
First of all, don’t panic. Follow these easy steps below.
1. Start your computer in Safe Mode with networking. To do that, restart your computer before your system starts hit F8 several times. This will Zeropadypt Ransomware system from loading and will show Advanced boot options screen. Choose Safe mode with networking option from the options list using up and down arrows on your keyboard and hit Enter.
2. Log in to the system infected with the Zeropadypt Ransomware virus. Launch your Internet browser and download a reliable anti-malware program and start a full system scan. Once the scan is complete, review scan results and remove all entries detected.
Wipersoft – fully removes all instances of Zeropadypt Ransomware – files, folders, registry keys.
You may find more detailed information about antivirus products in our article – Top 5 Antivirus Software for Windows
Restore your files using shadow copies
- Download and run Stellar Data Recovery.
- Select type of files you want to restore and click Next.
- Select the drive and folder where your files are located and date that you want to restore them from and press Scan.
- Once the scanning process is done, click Recover to restore your files.
Step 2: Remove following files and folders of Zeropadypt Ransomware:
Related connections or other entries:
How to decrypt files infected by Zeropadypt Ransomware?
You can try to use manual methods to restore and decrypt your files.
Decrypt files manually
Restore the system using System Restore
Although latest versions of Zeropadypt Ransomware remove system restore files, this method may help you to partially restore your files. Give it a try and use standard System Restore to revive your data.
- Initiate the search for ‘system restore‘
- Click on the result
- Choose the date before the infection appearance
- Follow the on-screen instructions
Roll the files back to the previous version
Previous versions can be copies of files and folders created by Windows Backup (if it is active) or copies of files and folders created by System Restore. You can use this feature to restore files and folders that you accidentally modified or deleted, or that were damaged. This feature is available in Windows 7 and later versions.
- Right-click the file and choose Properties
- Open the Previous Version tab
- Select the latest version and click Copy
- Click Restore
Written by Rami Duafi