How to remove Zepto

Zepto is a virus program that can cause damage to the computer. The program adds .zepto extension to all your files and encrypts every important data in the system. It's a new ransomware and new version of Locky virus that uses AES-128 and RSA-2048 algorithms. As the creation of intelligent hackers, Zepto is a great danger for everybody, and after the neutralization of Locky virus, we expect that these hackers will be more cautious and won't let the keys to be revealed in short. Zepto infects the victim's computers via viral attachment in e-mail, and encrypts the wide range of extensions. Actually, almost all usual file extensions are at risk: video, audio, image and text files. The amount of ransom is now 0,5 BTC, and it's less than usual, maybe because scammers think that user will rather pay less, than more. At this time there's no decryption tool for Zepto ransomware, and if this virus encrypted your data, you should be ready to pay the ransom, or to wait for few months, until the valid tool will be published. If these options are not suitable for you, we have few other methods to restore your files, but they can't provide 100% guarantee of success.

Zepto virus


How to remove Zepto Virus from your system

All experts in the IT security field conclude on one thing, and you should only pay after you have tried all possible means you know to get rid of the virus and if only encrypted files are worth more than the amount you are required to pay. The only 100% effective method to clean Zepto Virus and restore your data at the same time is to do a backup of your system. Anyway, you need to clean the virus before doing a backup for your computer to ensure that your system is not at risk.

Step 1. Boot into Safe mode

Safe mode

Start -> Msconfig.exe

Safe mode. Step 1

On the tab Boot select Safe boot

Safe mode. Step 2

Step 2. Check Startup folder

Start -> Msconfig.exe ->Disable unknown programs in the Startup tab


Step 3. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 4. Scan the system with antiviral scanner

Manual cleaning requires some skills and experience, if you are a practiced user you can do it faster. In case it's hard for you, then you can try the automatic way. You only just need to download the anti-virus software that will remove the Zepto Virus from your computer. The software which we recommend is called SpyHunter, it will perfectly remove Zepto Virus and any other malware that gets into your computer from the web.

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Step 5. Disable Safe mode

Start -> Msconfig.exe ->Disable Safe boot in the Boot tab

Deactivate Safe mode

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