Zero-Fucks Ransomware

What is Zero-Fucks Ransomware?

Zero-Fucks Ransomware is a relatively new infection that was recently analyzed by our malware research team at In fact, it is so new that it does not even work properly yet. The bad news is that it is already capable of encrypting files, and it could even spread successfully. The only thing that is missing is a functional ransom payment system. At the moment, when the threat delivers the ransom note, there is not enough information regarding the payment, and the displayed buttons – which, we assume, are correlated to the payment – do not work. These issues could have been resolved by the time you are reading this, and our team will issue an update if anything new is discovered. For now, however, we are dealing with a file-encryptor that does not function the right way. Of course, if it has invaded your operating system, you need to delete it regardless of the situation. Should you pay the ransom before removing Zero-Fucks Ransomware if that is possible? Continue reading to find out.test

How does Zero-Fucks Ransomware work?

The name of Zero-Fucks Ransomware represents the attackers’ feelings towards your personal privacy. They do not care about it one bit. First, they use disguises to help this malware slither into your computer, and, according to our research team, the attackers are likely to employ spam emails and bundled downloaders to trick you into executing Zero-Fucks Ransomware. If you are successfully tricked into letting this malware in, your personal files are encrypted right away. The “.zerofucks” extension is added to their names to help you spot them faster. It appears that the infection is capable of identifying and encrypting all personal files across the entire operating system, which makes it extremely dangerous. Hopefully, you are prepared, and all of your personal files have backups stored outside the infected computer. If that is not the case, it is unlikely that you will be able to get your files back. Even if you remove the extension or delete the malicious infection itself, your personal files will remain encrypted. That is the goal of cyber criminals who are likely to be more successful at tricking you into paying a ransom if you are not able to find a way out.

The ransom that the attackers behind Zero-Fucks Ransomware expect you to pay is represented via the ransom note. This note is delivered using a window that the infection’s launcher opens automatically after encryption. It states this: “All your important files have been encrypted. If you want your files back, you need to pay €400 in Bitcoins. After the payment is received, we will give you access to unlock your files.” 400 Euro is a lot of money for services you do not know you will receive. Unfortunately, the attackers claim that the ransom will be doubled after 48 hours and then after 24 additional hours. It is also claimed that files would be “destroyed” after 96 hours. Would Zero-Fucks Ransomware delete your files? We do not know this, but we doubt it. The time limit is introduced to you so that you would act quickly, without thinking things through. What’s there to think about? Well, for example, you might take time to think about cyber criminals and how their promises to decrypt files are most likely to be bogus.

How to delete Zero-Fucks Ransomware

Zero-Fucks Ransomware must be removed, and you need to figure out if you can do it manually or if you should employ a tool to assist you. Deleting the threat manually should not be difficult, but identifying this threat can be impossible. We cannot say where the launcher file was dropped, but if you let the threat in yourself by executing a malicious downloader, or if you downloaded a misleading spam email attachment, you might be able to detect it. The manual removal guide below shows how to find the infection via the running process, but this will work only if the ransom note window is still open. If you cannot delete Zero-Fucks Ransomware manually, that is not a problem. In fact, it is better if you install anti-malware software right away. It will clear your system from all infections, and it will also secure it against other threats. To protect your files in the future, do not rely on security software alone. Do your part by being more cautious and creating backup copies.

Removal Guide

  1. Tap Ctrl+Alt+Delete and click Task Manager.
  2. Go to the Processes tab and identify the malicious [random name] process that belongs to the infection.
  3. Right-click the malicious process and choose Open file location to find the malicious [random name].exe file.
  4. Go back to the Task Manager, select the malicious process, and click End process.
  5. Go to the malicious .exe file, right-click it, and choose Delete (if this method does not work, delete all recently downloaded suspicious files).
  6. Empty Recycle Bin and then run a full system scan using a trustworthy malware scanner. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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