0000 Ransomware

What is 0000 Ransomware?

0000 Ransomware is a threat that Anti-Spyware-101.com malware researchers have found to be one of the newest variants of CryptoMix ransomware. There is one more infection that is currently being analyzed by our research team called Xzzx Ransomware, which indicates that this family is on the rise at the moment. Our research team is working hard to inform you about these malicious infections before they manage to infect your operating system, and so if you want to keep yourself informed, please check back in again to learn about all of the looming security threats. Right now, we need to focus on the removal of 0000 Ransomware because this threat is real, and it might invade your operating system very fast. If you continue reading this report, you will learn about this malware, as well as how to delete it from your Windows operating system manually. If that is what you care about the most, move to the last section of this report and the instructions below.

How does 0000 Ransomware work?

There are still things about 0000 Ransomware that our researchers are figuring out, for example, the distribution of this malware. Most likely, users are exposed to it in the form of a spam email attachment. It is enough to open the file to execute it, and that is when the infection starts its course. Of course, other methods of malware distribution exist, and unsecure RDP connections and unreliable downloaders might be to blame. Regardless of how this malware is spread, it always acts in the same way. It was built to encrypt files, and that is exactly what it does right off the bat. Besides encrypting files using a cryptographically strong algorithm, 0000 Ransomware also renames files using a string of 32 random characters. The “.0000” extension is attached at the end of these files, and this is where the name of the malware stems from. The files are encrypted in a way that the victim cannot recover them manually. Only a private/decryption key can solve the problem, but you cannot get this key, and that is what cyber criminals are using to push you into interacting with them.

The ransom note file created by 0000 Ransomware is called “_HELP_INSTRUCTION.TXT,” and you should be able to find it as soon as the encryption process is complete. Our research team recommends deleting this file because it does not hold any valuable information. It simply states that you need to email your ID number (you can find it in the note) to y0000z@yandex.com, y0000@protonmail.com, y0000@tuta.io, or y0000s@yandex.com (all at once) to get specific information. If you contacted the creator of the malicious ransomware, there is no doubt that you would be asked to pay a ransom. You might be promised a private key or a decryption program as soon as you pay the ransom, but you should not be naive and expect cyber crooks to do the right thing. In reality, once they get your money, they are likely to move on to the next victim or even to the next malicious infection. This is why we suggest deleting 0000 Ransomware-related files without further hesitation.

How to remove 0000 Ransomware

It was discovered that 0000 Ransomware continuously encrypts files because it auto-starts with your Windows operating system. That means that if you introduce new files (for example, backups to replace the corrupted copies of your files) before you remove the ransomware, these files are likely to be encrypted as well. You might be able to delete 0000 Ransomware manually, and the guide below shows the steps that should help you achieve success. If manual removal is not feasible, what do you think about using anti-malware software? Our research team strongly recommends installing it not only because it can automatically erase the ransomware – and other threats if they exist – but also because it can help you maintain virtual security. As long as you use legitimate and up-to-date software, you do not need to worry about third-party malware attacking your system or your files in the future.

Removal Instructions

  1. Delete any recently downloaded files that might represent the ransomware.
  2. Launch RUN by tapping Win+R keys and then enter regedit.exe.
  3. Move to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  4. Delete the {unique name} value name that represents the malicious launcher you should have removed already during the first step.
  5. Delete the value named BC0EBCF2F2 (the name could be different).
  6. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce.
  7. Delete the value named *BC0EBCF2F2 (the name could be different).
  8. Launch Windows Explorer by tapping Win+E.
  9. Enter %ALLUSERSPROFILE% into the bar at the top.
  10. Delete the file named BC0EBCF2F2.exe (the name could be different).
  11. Enter %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application  Data into the bar at the top and then repeat step 10.
  12. Empty Recycle Bin and then perform full system scan to check for the leftovers you might have missed. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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