ZPPS Virus (.zpps File) Ransomware — Remove & Decrypt Files

If you can’t open your pics, documents, or other files and see the .zpps extension on them, your system is definitely infected with Zpps ransomware. It pertains to STOP/Djvu ransomware family

Zpps ransomware ciphers personal files found on the victim’s computer with the extension “.zpps” 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 activity is generally similar to other examples of the same ransomware family: Nnuz, Qlln, Fefg.

What is Zpps Ransomware?

NameZpps Virus
Ransomware family1DJVU/STOP2 ransomware
Extension.zpps
Ransomware note_readme.txt
RansomFrom $490 to $980
Contactmanager@mailtemp.ch, helprestoremanager@airmail.cc
SymptomsThe images, videos, and other documents have the “.zpps” extension and cannot be opened by any programs
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Zpps is file-encrypting ransomware that prevents normal access to your text files, Excel tables, videos and images by ciphering them. It marks the encrypted files with the “.zpps” extension. Then Zpps ransomware adds a money ransom note (readme.txt) to each folder. In this note, you can see the instructions to pay the ransom ($490-$980 in Bitcoin) to a specified Bitcoin address. The AES-256 or RSA-1028 cipher it utilizes to encrypt the files is not decryptable with contemporary computers. Even quantum computers that already exist will likely spend hundreds of years to brute force the decryption key.

How dangerous is the Zpps ransomware?

When Zpps ransomware gets on your PC, it will scan your disks for photos, videos, and also important documents. It encrypt] all widespread file formats- .psd, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .pdf, .jpeg, .png, et cetera. When these files are located, the ransomware will cipher them and change their extension to “.zpps” so that you understand what happened.

After the Zpps ransomware encrypted the data on your PC, it will generate the last “readme.txt” file on the main screen. Besides the money transferring instructions, the victims also see the emails to contact the crooks – helprestoremanager@airmail.cc and manager@mailtemp.ch.

Here is the money ransom note that the Zpps ransomware shows to its victims:

ATTENTION!

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:
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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:
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Reserve e-mail address to contact us:
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How did the Zpps ransomware get on my computer?

The Zpps ransomware spreads by posting websites to get hacked programs or games. They keep their eye on all hype subjects which can be used to spread ransomware. New games introductions, new popular films – Zpps developers make whatever to get their victims on that. Some of the most common techniques these burglars apply is one-day websites with torrent downloading links. Nonetheless, following the modern things is not the single tactic these crooks use. Methods that have already turned into classic, such as e-mail spamming, are also usual for STOP/Djvu ransomware distribution.

Malicious email spam
The example of email spamming that may lead to Zpps ransomware injection

Avoiding this ransomware does not need a lot of initiative. Following the standard rules of PC hygiene will substantially decrease all dangers. Bear in mind that launching all documents you receive on email is not a good idea. Even worse situation is to allow macros in Microsoft Office documents. However, it is better to stop the malware intrusion at the moment when you have just opened the email message. Examining the sender’s address can say a lot about what you can anticipate, and when you see the thing like “support@amazon.com”– it is likely a genuine email. On the other hand, stuff that tries to look similar to Amazon or FedEx delivery alert, however, uses the email address of “amazonspurrot1363@gmail.com”– must make you get on the alarm. Above, you can see the illustration of such a message.

Outlaw sources of different digital things need some additional description. Breaking copyright policy already throws you to the chance of being fined. Nevertheless, utilizing torrent trackers or third-party sites to download “free” programs also exposes you to various malware. Nobody can oversee unnamed people who start the torrent seeding or publish the hacked program version on the site with pirated program.

Zpps virus removal instructions.

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This guide below shows how to use Trojan Killer Portable3 for Zpps 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 Zpps ransomware

In most cases, it’s impossible to recover the files encrypted by the Zpps 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.

  1. You can download Emsisoft Decryptor for STOP Djvu by clicking this link.
  2. When the decryptor has finished downloading, double-click on “decrypt_STOPDjvu.exe” to run this program on your computer.
  3. Click the “Decrypt” button to start the decryption process for Zpps files. The screen will switch to a status view, informing you about your files’ current process and decryption status.
  4. 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 .zpps 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 Zpps 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.

ZPPS Ransomware — How To Remove Virus & Decrypt Files?

Name: ZPPS Virus

Description: ZPPS Virus is a STOP/DJVU family of ransomware-type virus. It encrypts files, video, photos, documents. Encrypted files can be tracked by a specific zpps extension. ZPPS ransomware asks victims for a ransom fee about $490 - $980 in Bitcoin.

Offer price: 480

Currency: $

Operating System: Windows

Application Category: Virus

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I am from Ireland. My parents bought me a computer when I was 11, and several months after I have got a virus on this PC. I decided to enter the INSA Centre Val de Loire university after being graduated from the school. This French educational institution was offering a brand-new cybersecurity course. After getting the master's degree in cybersecurity, I've started working as a virus analyst in a little anti-malware vendor.