How to decrypt .zepto files and remove virus

Ransomware has been said to be a very gruesome type of cyber threat. It doesn't stop at attacking just your system but it goes further to hold your private data to ransom, asking you to pay before it will be freed. An example of this type of program is Zepto. It is a member of the ransomware family and will cause you lots of grievances and headaches once it attacks your computer. For you to have found your way to this article, it could mean that your computer has been attacked. These Ransomware applications have lots of tricks under their sleeves, they tread carefully and smartly into your computer and the minute they gain access, they begin to cause doom. The application infiltrates every part of your system, takes control of all the files on your computer and when you try to access your PC, you realize that all your files from your pictures to videos to music to documents have been encrypted. You will get a notification on your desktop telling you that you have a ransomware infection and your data is encrypted. All your file names will change and '.zepto' will be added to the name. Changing the file name won't help because it will still be inaccessible. You can only access your files by decrypting them and the only way to do this is to buy the decryption key. That's a ransom fee you have to pay to this hostage takers before they'll release your files. They will send you a TXT file telling you the ransom sum, the steps to take to pay and other details you may need. But listen carefully. No matter how small the fee is, do not pay them. If you do, you're willingly sacrificing your private information to these thieves who stole their way into your computer and held you to ransom. You are indirectly telling them that you can't do anything about your security system and you're giving them a welcome mat to come back anytime they wish. Do not pay. It will do you a lot of good not to take risks with your private data.


Zepto encryptor

Why is Zepto dangerous?

This infection doesn't waste time in taking over your files. Once it enters your system, it starts encrypting your data. Everything on your computer becomes encrypted: your pictures, videos, music, everything you have stored in your system. So when you turn on your computer, you realize that you have been attacked by ransomware and all your files are encrypted and have .Zepto estension added to it. Now you have to choose whether to pay these people to get the decryption key or to ignore them and lose all your data forever. Think very carefully before you make that choice. Your choice could affect you positively or negatively. Imagine you pay them off and get the decryption key, you get your files back and you are very happy. But just remember this: the infection still has access to your PC, meaning it can attack your system over and over again whenever it wishes. You are now at the mercy of these people, and they'll keep extorting money out of you. Your private files are now in the open access for people you don't even know. Let's look at it in another way. You pay the ransom, they send you the decryption key. You try it out and behold that it doesn't work. Your money is gone, your files are still encrypted and PC is still under attack. You can't know for sure that these strangers will keep their own side of the bargain. You can't trust them so don't even try to take that risk. The wise thing to do is to forget about the files. Yes it’s a very hard decision but it’s the right one. Think of your privacy first and you will give yourself a pat on the back in the future for the wise choice you made.


Zepto encryptor

How did I get infected with?

The Zepto is a very smart tool with lots of skills. It will infiltrate your system by tricking you into giving it access to your PC. You would not even know when you accept it into your system; in your bid not to waste time or read some apps carefully, you end up granting this tool permission to enter your system because without your permission they cannot be installed. Therefore, the tool hides under the guise of spam mails, freeware, corrupted sites, or links. They can also disguise as fake updates and then you click on them in the hopes that you are updating maybe your Java or Adobe reader when in actual sense you are giving these infections full access to your PC. To prevent this type of mistake, do not be in such a hurry to grant access to apps. Be careful, pay attention to what you are accepting on your PC and you'll help yourself a lot. Read the terms and conditions carefully first before doing anything and save yourself a lot of headache.

Remove Zepto ransomware and decrypt files


Zepto is a dangerous ransomware, but we have the detailed instructions about its removal, which will help you to get rid of it once and for all. You may do this manually, or, if you prefer the most safe and effective way - you can use the reputable anti-virus. Spyhunter anti-malware tool from Enigma Software is one of the most effective ones in the world, and it will destroy Zepto virus in few minutes! Click here to read more about Spyhunter.

Step 1. Boot the system into safe mode

  • Press Start
  • Type Msconfig and press Enter
  • Select Boot tab
  • Select Safe boot and press Ok

Step 2. Show all hidden files and folders

  • Press Start
  • Click on Control Panel
  • Select Appearance and Personalization
  • Click on Folder Options
  • Select View tab
  • Select Show hidden files, folders and drives
  • Press Ok

Step 3. Remove Zepto files

Check next folders to find suspicious files:

  • %TEMP%
  • %ProgramData%

Step 4. Clean registry

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe and press Enter
  • Press Ctrl+F and search for "Zepto"
  • Delete items found

Step 5. Restore files

Unfortunately, there is no 100% working decryption method but using backups. You can use Shadow Volume Copies service, or through special software, developed by well-known IT-labs like Recuva or Shadow Explorer.

  • Click Start
  • Click Control Panel

Decrypt files. Step 1


  • Click System and Security

Decrypt files. Step 2


  • Select Backup and Restore

Decrypt files. Step 3


  • Select Restore files from backup
  • Select checkpoint to restore



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0 #2 Asma 2016-12-13 16:53
what if there is no backup in restore option? I am using windows 10 and in restore option, backup restore setting is off!
Is there any method to restore my files effected from .zepto virus??
+14 #1 bob 2016-08-28 23:12
Nice heading... How to decrypt your files

then include no information what so ever on how to decrypt the files... just restore from a non-existent backup

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