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Keeping .zepto files on the computer


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#1 pyjama

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Posted 19 September 2016 - 02:48 PM

The virus is out (so says Hitman and MalMalwarebytes),

 

Is it safe to just keep the .zepto files on the C:? 

 

 



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Posted 19 September 2016 - 05:42 PM

Yes, the encrypted files are not infected.


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Posted 19 September 2016 - 06:07 PM

Thank you, second question,

 

I was hit by zepto, and I am currently running the RansomNoteCleaner v0.9.2.0. It didnt seem to have zepto in the ransomwares and I am 94/151 right now, and it seems to have found 4-5 different ransomware notes... is it simply getting confused a little and finding all the notes and not associating them with the right ransomware? 



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Posted 19 September 2016 - 06:22 PM

Almost done... found about 8 different ransomware notes... but 1000+ for Locky and 500+ for PowerLocky ... the rest under 20 for each..



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Posted 19 September 2016 - 07:34 PM

If you really had all of those different kinds of ransomware, you'd really have a mess. If you just had zepto, there should have been just one ransom note. (perhaps in 3 formats) What does the cleaner indicate what the ransomware is for each of the 8?
 
 Do all of the encrypted files end in .zepto?
 
 
Zepto is a locky variant - the locky ransom notes would have covered that.

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 03:16 AM

are the files .zepto or like .something.zepto? 



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Posted 20 September 2016 - 05:26 AM

Powerware Locky will leave files (ransom notes) named _HELP_instructions.html which impersonates the ransom notes left by the real Locky Ransomeware infection.
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