Zpps Ransomware is a computer threat that enters your PC, encrypts your most valuable data, and then asks for a ransom to provide its victims with the necessary tools for the recovery of the lost files. The security researchers that analyzed the Zpps's code have concluded that it is another STOP/Djvu Ransomware variant. Besides acting as ransomware, Zpps also can perform various other harmful actions, such as preventing computer users from accessing Web pages or security forums, disabling Microsoft Defender and much more.
To damage the selected files, Zpps Ransomware will change their names by including '.zpps' as a file extension at the end of their names, which also makes it easy for the victims to recognize the encrypted files. Like any ransomware threat, the next move of Zpps is to display its ransom note, which will be in a file named '_readme.txt' that will appear on the computer victims' screen.
The ransom note presented to the victims is:
Don't worry, you can return all your files!
All your files like pictures, databases, documents and other important are encrypted with strongest encryption and unique key.
The only method of recovering files is to purchase decrypt tool and unique key for you.
This software will decrypt all your encrypted files.
What guarantees you have?
You can send one of your encrypted file from your PC and we decrypt it for free.
But we can decrypt only 1 file for free. File must not contain valuable information.
You can get and look video overview decrypt tool:
Price of private key and decrypt software is $980.
Discount 50% available if you contact us first 72 hours, that's price for you is $490.
Please note that you'll never restore your data without payment. Check your e-mail "Spam" or "Junk" folder if you don't get answer more than 6 hours.
To get this software you need write on our e-mail: email@example.com
Reserve e-mail address to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org'
As we can see on the ransom note, the attackers demand to be paid $980 initially. However, by contacting them in the first 72 hours after the attack, victims can get a 50% discount and pay, instead, $490. We also can see that they provide the email address 'email@example.com' as a way to contact them and if this address for any reason does not work, victims can use 'firstname.lastname@example.org.'
Affected users should be aware that it is very important to remove the Zpps Ransomware infection from their machines entirely. Any residues remaining could cause it to be launched again. Therefore, the most safe way to get rid of Zpps Ransomware is by using an anti-malware tool.