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Old 06-29-2016, 02:43 PM   #1
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Zepto virus blocks my files

I have a question about my Laptop. I have got by all my file some strange extensions on the end and I can not open them now. For example my file: shakespear_strong.doc is shakespear_strong.doc.zepto now. What is it? Is it realy a virus that blocks everything? Because I can not open all my files and fotos.
Google gives not much information about it. I found some infos on: http://soft2secure.com/knowledgebase/zepto-files-virus

Are there any good PC Expert pages? Whom can I ask?
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Old 06-29-2016, 02:56 PM   #2
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It's a "ransomware" virus called "Locky". Do a Google search for it.

What antivirus software are you running on your PC? The normal way to get infected with this virus is to open a malicious email attachment, but any decent AV program should block that.

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Old 06-29-2016, 08:50 PM   #3
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I can recommend Bleeping Computer ( http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ ). They will help you if they can, but many ransomware viruses can't be undone. They will help for free, but it takes a long time. There's a lot of bad stuff out there.
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Old 06-30-2016, 07:15 AM   #4
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I think that you have opened E-Mail with a Virus in it. Or a spam E-mail. I receive 2-4 such E-Mails every day and I delete them. I looked at bleepingcomputer forum, but now they have no any solutions to zepto-ransomware-virus because it is rather new one. I found some informations on a german virus-decryption-page:
http://www.virus-entferner.de/2016/0...rus-entfernen/

May be it can help you. They write that Recovery Pro Program and PC Healp Advisor Paretologic Program can solve the decryption of this ransomware.
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The key thing is leave your computer switched off. The longer it's switched on for, the more of your files the virus will encrypt.
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