If you cannot open your images, documents, or other files and see the .znto extension on them, your PC is definitely infected with Znto ransomware. It belongs to STOP/Djvu ransomware family
Znto ransomware ciphers personal documents spotted on the victim’s PC with the extension “.znto” and then leaves the ransom note in each folder which contains encrypted files. The instructions are put on the victim’s desktop in the “readme.txt” file. Its task is generally comparable to other representatives of the same ransomware family: Znsm, Iswr, Isza.
What is Znto Ransomware?
|Ransomware family1||DJVU/STOP2 ransomware|
|Ransom||From $490 to $980|
|Symptoms||The images, videos, and other documents have the “.znto” extension and cannot be opened by any programs|
|Fix Tool||Trojan Killer – ransomware infections tool. 14-day free trial.|
Znto is file-encrypting ransomware that prevents regular access to your text files, Excel tables, videos and pictures by ciphering them. It marks the encrypted files with the “.znto” extension. Then Znto ransomware adds a money ransom note (readme.txt) to each folder. In it, you can see the guidance to pay the ransom ($490-$980 in Bitcoin) to a specified Bitcoin wallet. The AES-256 or RSA-1028 cipher it utilizes to cipher the documents is not decryptable with modern computers. Even quantum PCs that currently exist will spend hundreds of years to brute force the decryption key.
How dangerous is the Znto ransomware?
When Znto ransomware gets on your PC, it will check your disks for images, videos, and important documents. It encrypt] all widespread file formats- .psd, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .pdf, .jpeg, .png, et cetera. When these documents are found, the ransomware will encrypt them and change their extension to “.znto” so that you understand what happened.
After the Znto ransomware encrypted the data on your computer, it will drop the last “readme.txt” file on the desktop. In addition to the money transferring instructions, the victims also see the email addresses to contact the fraudsters – email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is the money ransom note that the Znto ransomware shows to its victims:
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.
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Price of private key and decrypt software is $980.
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Please note that you'll never restore your data without payment.
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How did the Znto ransomware get on my computer?
The Znto ransomware spreads by placing websites to download hacked programs or games. Cybercriminals that spread this ransomware are pretty foxy, and aim to stay connected with current things. New games introductions, new popular films – Znto developers make whatever to get their money on that. Some of the most preferred techniques these criminals utilize is one-day websites with torrent downloading links. Nevertheless, pursuing the current news is not the single way these crooks utilize. Ways that have already become classic, such as e-mail spamming, are also ordinary for STOP/Djvu ransomware spreading.
Avoiding this ransomware does not require a lot of initiative. Using the ordinary rules of PC hygiene will significantly minimize all hazards. Remember that opening all files you receive on e-mail is not a good idea. Even worse scenario is to enable macros in Microsoft Office files. However, it is far better to avoid the malware intrusion at the moment when you have only opened the e-mail message. Examining the sender’s address can say a lot about what you can anticipate, as well as when you see the thing like “email@example.com”– it is likely a genuine e-mail. On the other hand, stuff that tries to resemble Amazon or FedEx delivery alert, but uses the e-mail address of “firstname.lastname@example.org”– must make you get on the alarm. Above, you can see the example of such a message.
Illegal sources of different digital things need some extra description. Breaking copyright policy surely throws you to the risk of being fined. Nevertheless, utilizing torrent trackers or third-party websites to download “free” programs likewise exposes you to various malware. Nobody can regulate unnamed individuals who launch the torrent seeding or release the hacked program version on the site with pirated program.
Znto virus removal instructions.
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This guide below shows how to use Trojan Killer Portable3 for Znto virus detection and removal:
STEP 1. Download and install Trojan Killer.
STEP 2. Click on "Finish".
STEP 3. Wait until necessary updates are downloaded and installed.
STEP 4. Select computer scan type.
STEP 5. The software will begin scanning your computer.
STEP 6. Click on "Cure PC".
Restore the files encrypted by the Znto ransomware
In most cases, it’s impossible to recover the files encrypted by the Znto ransomware because the private key needed to unlock the encrypted files is only available through cybercriminals. However, we’ve listed one option you can use to recover your files below.
Warning! Make sure you remove the ransomware from your system first, otherwise, it will repeatedly encrypt your files.
If your files were encrypted with an offline key, there is a chance you can recover them by using Emsisoft Decryptor for the STOP/Djvu decryption tool. Follow the below guide to recover your files using the Emsisoft Decryptor for STOP/Djvu.
- You can download Emsisoft Decryptor for STOP Djvu by clicking this link.
- When the decryptor has finished downloading, double-click on “decrypt_STOPDjvu.exe” to run this program on your computer.
- Click the “Decrypt” button to start the decryption process for Znto files. The screen will switch to a status view, informing you about your files’ current process and decryption status.
- The decryptor will inform you once the decryption process will be finished. If you require the report for your records, you can save it by clicking the “Save log” button.
If the Emsisoft Decryptor can’t decrypt your .znto files and you do not plan on paying the ransom, it is advised that you make an image of the encrypted drives so that you can decrypt them in the future.
Your computer should now be free of the Znto ransomware infection. However, suppose your current antivirus allowed this malicious program on your computer. In that case, you might want to consider purchasing the full-featured version of Trojan Killer to protect against these types of threats in the future.
Remove ZNTO Ransomware Virus (DECRYPT .znto FILES)
Name: ZNTO Virus
Description: ZNTO Virus is a STOP/DJVU family of ransomware-type virus. It encrypts files, video, photos, documents. Encrypted files can be tracked by a specific znto extension. ZNTO ransomware asks victims for a ransom fee about $490 - $980 in Bitcoin.
Offer price: 480
Operating System: Windows
Application Category: Virus
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