Zemblax Ransomware

What is Zemblax Ransomware?

If Zemblax Ransomware slithered in, we know two things: your Windows operating system lacks reliable protection and you are careless online. If your system was protected, the launcher of the infection could not slip in. What if your system has a security tool installed to guard you? If important security updates are missing, you are not protected. When it comes to your own carelessness, we have to consider the possibility that you were tricked into letting the launcher of the infection in. This launcher could be presented as a document file via spam emails, as a harmless file via bundled downloaders, and so on. The ultimate goal is to make sure that the threat slithers in silently and does not alert any security tools. If those do not exist, the job is very easy. Afterward, the threat can start encrypting files, and if it completes the task successfully, the attackers get the control they need. That is because even if you delete Zemblax Ransomware, your files remain encrypted.testtest

How does Zemblax Ransomware work?

Just like Nppp Ransomware, Lezp Ransomware, or ProLock Ransomware, the devious Zemblax Ransomware was created to corrupt personal files. That means that it is after your photos, videos, documents, and other files that you might have a hard time replacing. Obviously, if you have created copies and stored them somewhere safe, you are good to move on. All you need to do is remove Zemblax Ransomware and then replace the corrupted files. If you do not have backups, the attackers behind the threat might try to convince you to do something risky. Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers point that this malware is a new variant of another well-known infection, Jigsaw Ransomware, and so the attackers behind it might be experienced at convincing more gullible victims into taking unnecessary actions.

After files are encrypted and all malware files are dropped onto your computer, a window representing a ransom note is launched. Once this window is launched, you have to terminate a ransomware process to close it, and the attackers have found a way to ensure that you do not do that. The ransom note presented by Zemblax Ransomware informs that all files are at risk of being deleted if you do not do exactly as instructed. According to these instructions, you have to pay a ransom of $50 in Bitcoin – which is virtual cryptocurrency – within an hour if you do not want to lose any files. It is suggested that some files would be deleted every hour, and that the ransom would go up to $100 after 24 hours had passed. The ransom has to be paid to the 1C1pAkwpvuxr4ZxzqHSeTLpFGQMDMJKS3U wallet, which fortunately was still empty during our research.

Also, if you try to terminate the process representing the window, you are introduced to a message asking if you want to make a “bad decision.” Furthermore, the second ransom note file, “Decrypte-Files.pdf” – which is presented via the “How To Decrypte Files” button in the main message – suggests that using third-party tools would result in the removal of all files. This is meant to convince you to pay the ransom quickly, but you should not do that even if you cannot replace files with backups. A free tool named ‘Jigsaw Decryptor’ was created by cybersecurity researchers, and you should be able to restore all files with the “.zemblax” extension appended to them for free using it. Even if you are out of options, paying the ransom and contacting the attackers via email (zemblax@protonmail.com) is a terrible move that will get you nowhere.

How to delete Zemblax Ransomware

We are sure that you are ready to remove Zemblax Ransomware from your operating system, and we hope that you can restore files for free or use copies to replace the corrupted files afterward. To remove the threat, you have three main solutions. You can hire an expert to clean your operating system. This is time-consuming and costly. You also can try to delete Zemblax Ransomware yourself, which can take up some time but is free. The guide below lists the components that require removal, and if this is the option you choose, note that we can always consult you via the comments section below if you run into problems. Our favorite solution, of course, is to leave the removal of the threat to anti-malware software. Not only would it erase all malware components within moments but would also secure your operating system, which might be the biggest issue you are dealing with at the moment. Remember that as long as your system remains unguarded, it remains vulnerable.

Removal Guide

  1. Simultaneously tap Ctrl Alt and Delete keys to access a menu.
  2. Click Task Manager and then go to Processes.
  3. Find the process representing %LOCALAPPDATA%\Drpbx\drpbx.exe, select it, and click End task.
  4. Exit Task Manager and then tap Win and R keys to access Run.
  5. Type regedit into the box and click OK to launch Registry Editor.
  6. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  7. Right-click the value named firefox.exe and click Delete.
  8. Exit Registry Editor and then tap Win and E keys to access File Explorer.
  9. Type %APPDATA% into the quick access field at the top and tap Enter.
  10. Right-click the file named firefox.exe and choose Delete.
  11. Right-click the folder named System32Work and choose Delete.
  12. Type %LOCALAPPDATA% into the quick access field at the top and tap Enter.
  13. Right-click the folder named Drpbx and choose Delete.
  14. Exit File Explorer and then Empty Recycle Bin to complete the removal of malware files.
  15. Install a trusted malware scanner to inspect your system for leftovers.

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