Zoldon Ransomware

What is Zoldon Ransomware?

Do you know what a file-encryptor is? It is an infection that encrypts files. Zoldon Ransomware is not an infection capable of doing that, although it ties to trick victims into thinking that it is. At best, it is a screen-locker, but it fails at that also. According to Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers, it is possible to close the window via the Task Bar or the Task Manager to inspect the allegedly corrupted files. This step is exceptionally important because you want to see what damage was or was not done before you pay attention to the demands that cyber criminals have. If you check your files, it should become obvious very quickly that your personal files are fine and that you do not need to worry about permanent encryption. That being said, even if your files are not encrypted, you want to remove malware that has invaded your operating system. We have a few useful tips for you that will help delete Zoldon Ransomware from the Windows operating system with ease.testtest

How does Zoldon Ransomware work?

You might be interested in learning how Zoldon Ransomware invaded your operating system, and we cannot give you a definitive answer because the infection might be spread in different ways. Some users might let it in as they interact with corrupted spam emails. Others could let it in via vulnerable remote connection channels. Malware downloaders could be used too. In any case, you are unlikely to realize that malware has slithered into your operating system until the ransom note pops up on the screen. The note is represented in a window, which our researchers believe was intended to function as a screen-locker. As discussed already that is not the case. The title of the window is “ZOLDON Crypter V3.0,” but it is not known if other versions exist. Although the interface of the window is pretty believable if you know how other ransomware threats look, you should pay no attention to the message displayed. Just like CyberSCCP Cryptor Ransomware, Autismlocker Ransomware, Hand of God Ransomware, and other infamous screen-lockers, Zoldon Ransomware requires removal, not attention.

Although Zoldon Ransomware does not encrypt files, the ransom message claims that it does. The threat is represented as Zoldon Virus, and it, allegedly, has encrypted the computer and all personal files. The goal of the misleading message is to convince you that you need to pay a ransom of $150 in return for the so-called decryption password. Obviously, this pseudo-password does NOT exist, and you would be wasting your money if you decided to pay for it. If you were fooled, you would have to purchase Bitcoins (cryptocurrency) worth $150, send them to 1AHhnEDuHS1AFkSdcq3nQRZEPHs1QECAtv (unique Bitcoin wallet address), and, finally, email zoldon-staff@mail.ru to confirm that the payment was successful. At the moment, the wallet is empty, and, hopefully, it stays that way. In case victims get around the fake screen-locker, Zoldon Ransomware also creates a file named DesktopZoldon.txt, and it delivers the same message; just a shorter version. As for the message delivered via the application window, you will not remove it by restarting the computer because it is set to autostart with Windows. That is not a bad thing because that is what will help you find and remove the ransomware.

How to delete Zoldon Ransomware

Do not try to bypass the bogus screen-locker/ransom note window launched by Zoldon Ransomware because you can find the launcher of the infection using the running process. The instructions are shown below, and you might be interested in following them if you desire to delete the ransomware manually. Is this the best option? Eliminating malware manually is always educational and rewarding, but that is not the best option. Anti-Spyware-101.com research team recommends installing a reliable anti-malware program to do the job. As soon as you install it, you will have Zoldon Ransomware removed automatically. If other threats exist, they will be taken care of as well. That’s great, but that’s not all. An anti-malware program is created to protect the operating system and ensure that users do not need to erase malicious infections ever again. Without a doubt, investing in this tool is the right move.

Removal Guide

  1. Launch Task Manager (tap Ctrl+Alt+Delete and select Start Task Manager).
  2. Right-click the [unknown name] process that belongs to the infection (look for ZOLDON in description).
  3. Select Open File Location to open the directory that contains the malicious [unknown name].exe file.
  4. In Task Manager, select the [unknown name] process and click End process.
  5. In the location of [unknown name].exe file, right-click it and choose Delete.
  6. Tap Win+E to launch Windows Explorer.
  7. Type %USERPROFILE% into the field at top and tap Enter.
  8. Right-click and Delete the ransom note file called DesktopZoldon.txt.
  9. Tap Win+R to launch RUN and then enter regedit.exe into the dialog.
  10. In Registry Editor move to HKCU\Software\.
  11. Right-click a key named Z0ldon and choose Delete.
  12. Move to HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  13. Right-click a value named Z0ldon and select Delete.
  14. As soon as you Empty Recycle Bin, install a malware scanner and perform a thorough system scan. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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