Zzz12 Ransomware

What is Zzz12 Ransomware?

Zzz12 Ransomware is not one of those prevalent malicious applications that affect thousands of users’ computers and manage to swindle them out of thousands of dollars, but it might still infiltrate your computer and cause you serious security-related problems. Without a doubt, the ransomware infection will lock personal files on your computer. Specialists say that it should not lock any system files, but there is no doubt that you will find your personal files encrypted. Ransomware infections choose the most important users’ files to encrypt because cyber criminals know that users will pay only for valuable files like documents or pictures. Zzz12 Ransomware has even been developed to delete Shadow Volume Copies of files so that users could not decrypt them for free. The ransomware infection does not tell users that they have to pay to get files decrypted, but even though the ransom note it drops after encrypting data does not include this information, we are sure you will not be given the decryptor for free. Usually, decryptors that can unlock files affected by ransomware infections are extremely expensive. Do not spend a cent on such a tool because you do not know whether you will get it from crooks behind malware you have encountered. The ransomware infection will not be automatically removed from the system for you too even if you make a payment.testtest

What does Zzz12 Ransomware do?

Even though Zzz12 Ransomware infiltrates computers illegally, users soon find out about the successful entrance of this malicious application because it marks all files it affects. To be more specific, users find .zzz1 appended to all locked files, for example, file.exe becomes file.exe.zzz1. If we believe the information the ransom note it drops on victims’ computers contains, it locks users’ personal files with the strong encryption algorithm AES-256. It is extremely difficult to crack. Additionally, as mentioned, the ransomware infection deletes Shadow Volume Copies of those encrypted files. Because of this, the only way to unlock files is to use the decryptor or restore files from a backup. If possible, you should choose the latter data recovery method. Before you do anything to recover encrypted data, delete the ransomware infection first so that your files would not be encrypted one more time. Zzz12 Ransomware cannot start working automatically with the Windows OS, but make sure that you do not launch it by accident, i.e. open the malicious .exe file until you erase ransomware because you will find your files locked once again. Speaking about contacting cyber criminals, you should not bother writing emails to them because we are 100% sure that they will ask you to pay the ransom. We hope that you are not going to do that.

Where does Zzz12 Ransomware come from?

Our specialists could not find any information about the distribution of Zzz12 Ransomware. Most likely, there is no information available because it has been discovered only recently. It does not mean that researchers do not know anything about the distribution of ransomware infections. According to them, these infections are usually distributed via spam emails, but users might download them from websites promoting malicious applications as well. They find out that it is malware they have downloaded and installed on their PCs instead of useful software only after they discover their files encrypted. That is, when it is too late to do something. Have you become one of the Zzz12 Ransomware victims too? Do not let this happen to you again – keep an antimalware tool enabled on your PC and become more careful.

How to remove Zzz12 Ransomware

Ransomware infections are like uninvited guests – they are hard to get rid of, so we will help you to remove Zzz12 Ransomware from the system. It does not drop any malicious files except for the ransom note Notice.txt, so we believe you will not find its removal very complicated. Actually, there are only two manual removal steps you have to perform to delete it yourself. First, remove Notice.txt dropped on your computer. Second, delete the malicious file downloaded and launched recently – it is very likely that it is the launcher of the ransomware infection. For a quicker result, you can use an automated malware remover instead. Unfortunately, it could not unlock files for you.

Delete Zzz12 Ransomware

  1. Locate Notice.txt on your PC.
  2. Delete it.
  3. Remove the malicious file launched (you should find it on Desktop or in the Downloads folder).
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