Zeta Ransomware

Investigation on Zeta Ransomware

Zeta Ransomware is roaming around PC users since the middle of 2016. it is capable of encoding over 200 types of files on the compromised computer. It may delivered to your PC via spam email attachments or embedded links that lead to dark websites. Email may contain hoax information that will create suspicion and lure you into executing attached JavaScript or exploit kit archived files. If you do so, your PC gets injected with malicious script that later on downloads and install Zeta Ransomware on your Windows very silently.

Furthermore, the ransomware utilizes RSA-2048 encipher to lock down your files and generate an extremely secured per PC-based password (decryption key). The password will be stored on its command and control (C&C) server. Afterwards, by reading the dropped ransom note, you will get to know that you have to pay around 1.5 Bitcoin (roughly $1157) to get password via either of emails – pchelp_@_post.com or xerx_@_usa.com. However, security experts don't advise to pay ransom, it may increase chance of leaking your financial accounts details to the cyberpunks. Besides, there is no guarantee that either given password will work or after getting paid they will send you a working decryption key. In both cases, it's your loss.

Highlights of Zeta Ransomware Infection

If yous see corrupted files having '.id_email_zeta@dr.com.scl' extensions on your system or external drives, also HELP_YOUR_FILES.txt, HELP_YOUR_FILES.html or HELP_YOUR_FILES.png files then you better be sure that your PC has been compromised by Zeta Ransomware. As we mentioned above, distribution of the ransomware mainly involves malvertising (spam campaigns). But it can put its foot into the system also via infected USB drives, drive by downloads, social media websites, instant messaging application etc.

Since the ransomware doesn't delete shadow volume copies of saved files, there is a good chance that our alternative guide might help you to restore your files. But if you are searching for a free decryption tool then unfortunately we have bad news that yet there is no such tool created by the security experts. May be still they are working on it. Either you can wait or use the alternative guide created by us.

However, before you start the file restoring process, it is essential to get rid of Zeta Ransomware first. Follow the instruction.

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How to Uninstall Zeta Ransomware from Control Panel from Windows 10

  • Click and Open Start Menu option

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  • Settings option is to be selected on the menu to show all the contents

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  • Click on System option

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  • On the system Menu, Click on Apps and features option

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  • Now Click on Zeta Ransomware to remove it from PC.

How to Eliminate Zeta Ransomware from Windows 8/8.1

Step 1: Press repeatedly F8 to boot PC in Safe Mode. Restart PC and select “Safe Mode with Networking”.

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Step 2: Press ALT+Ctrl+Del to open Windows Task Manager. After that, search all the Zeta Ransomware related processes and then click to “End Task”

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Step 3: Type “regedit” in Run dialog box and open Windows Registry Editor. Search and delete all the corrupt registries added by Zeta Ransomware infection.

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Step 4: Go to Start and then click to open Control Panel.

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After that, click Add/Remove Program

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Uninstall Zeta Ransomware associated programs from Windows 8/8.1

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Uninstall Zeta Ransomware From Window 7/vista

Tap on F8 Key to Enter Safe Mode

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Restart PC and select “Safe Mode with Networking”

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First of all close all running programs and open Task manager by pressing ALT + CTRL + DEL keys on your keyboard simultaneously.

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Now Click on Processes menu and select all the processes associated with Zeta Ransomware one by one then click on End Task.

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Now go to the desktop, click on Start Menu on the left lower corner. Move to Control panel and use left mouse click over it.

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The Control panel window will open, if are getting the view by Category find and click “Uninstall a program” below “Programs” group.

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Now select Zeta Ransomware within programs list and click on Uninstall.

Steps to Eliminate Zeta Ransomware from Windows XP

Step 1: Restart PC in Safe Mode by continuously pressing F8 button. After that, select “Safe Mode with Networking”.

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Step 2: Open Windows Task Manager by pressing Alt+Ctrl+Del together. After that, find and select all the Zeta Ransomware associated processes and then click to “End Task” button.

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Step 3: Open Run dialog box and then enter “regedit.exe” to open Windows Registry. Search and then delete all the corrupt and infectious registries added by Zeta Ransomware.

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Step 4: Click Start button and then go to Control Panel, click to open Windows Add/Remove Program. Search all the Zeta Ransomware related programs and then uninstall it from Windows XP.

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How to Uninstall Zeta Ransomware From Your Infected Browser

A. Guidelines to Remove Zeta Ransomware From Microsoft Edge Browser

How to Reset Default Search Engine to Uninstall Zeta Ransomware

Select Settings after selecting More (…) on the address bar

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Click and select on View advanced settings option

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In order to input the search engine, Click on <Add new> under option”Search in the address bar with”

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Select Search engine and adds as default by clicking on Add as default option.

How to Reset Default Homepage on Microsoft Edge to Uninstall Zeta Ransomware

  • Select More (…) option on the address bar followed by settings
  • Select specific page or pages under Open with option
  • After selecting the Custom option, enter the URL of the homepage you wish to set as

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B. How to Delete Zeta Ransomware from Google Chrome

Click to Open Google Chrome and then click on menu icon which is on the top right corner and then select Tools → Extensions

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Select all the malicious extensions including Zeta Ransomware and then select trash icon

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Again click on menu icon and select Settings and then click to Manage Search Engines under the Search section

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In Search Engines, remove all the infectious search sites and set Google Chrome as Default Browser

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C. How to Uninstall Zeta Ransomware From Mozilla Firefox

Launch Mozilla Firefox and find and click “Firefox” button on the top left corner on the screen.

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A drop down box will appear, navigate to Add-ons option and click on it.

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In the next window select and click on “Extensions” in left pane.

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Find Zeta Ransomware add-on and click on the center area to see the border exactly and click on Disable button.
Wait a moment and let the add-on get disabled.

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Now click the “Remove” button, later on uninstall the add-on Mozilla will ask you to restart the browser.

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D. How to Remove Zeta Ransomware From Internet Explorer

First of all Launch Internet explorer by clicking the Task-bar Icon on desktop.

Now Click on Tool Menu on web browser interface.

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Select and click on Manage add-ons in the drop down box.

A View and manage your Internet Explorer Add-ons window will open, now click on “Toolbar and Extensions” option in left pane.

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A list of all installed ad-ons will appear, select Zeta Ransomware and click on “Disable” button and Reset IE

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