Zuahahhah Ransomware

What is Zuahahhah Ransomware?

A new ransomware infection, a variant of Crypt888 has been recently detected by malware researchers. It has received the name Zuahahhah Ransomware. It has been classified as ransomware not without reason, of course. Research conducted by specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com has clearly shown that it encrypts files. Although it locks files like all other ransomware infections do, it is impossible to purchase the decryption tool at the time of writing. This suggests that cyber criminals behind this ransomware infection do not seek to obtain money from victims at the time of writing. Of course, everything might change soon. Do not worry too much if you encounter the same version analyzed by our malware researchers, i.e. the version that does not offer to purchase a decryptor and does not contain any information about the decryption of files because a free decryption tool exists and can be downloaded from the web. You must, of course, delete the ransomware infection before you use the free decryptor because it might be encrypted and thus become useless. The last paragraph of this article focuses on the removal of the ransomware infection.testtest

What does Zuahahhah Ransomware do?

Zuahahhah Ransomware is nothing more than a ransomware infection, as you, most probably, already know. Cyber criminals usually develop these infections to easily extract money from users; however, strangely, it is not the main goal of the author of Zuahahhah Ransomware. This infection illegally enters the system and encrypts files by appending Lock. at the beginning of the file, e.g. Lock.picture.jpg. On top of that, it changes Desktop background right after the successful entrance. Although it acts as a typical ransomware infection, it does not provide users with the information about the payment. Therefore, we believe that it only seeks to ruin users’ files. Of course, it might be updated one day and start asking victims to pay a certain amount of money in exchange for the tool that can unlock files. Do not make a payment in such a case either even if it turns out that the decryptor is quite cheap. It is because a free decryptor is available and can be downloaded by anyone from the web.

Research has shown that this infection not only encrypts users’ pictures, documents, and other personal files and sets a new Wallpaper. Additionally, it drops two new files x.exe in %TEMP% (it is a copy of the ransomware infection itself) and Microsoft Update.link (a shortcut pointing to the infection’s copy). Because of this, it is often called a sophisticated infection by malware researchers. Although it drops two new files, it should not be that hard to erase it from the system with our help – continue reading!

Where does Zuahahhah Ransomware come from?

We are not surprised at all that you do not know much about the entrance of Zuahahhah Ransomware because this infection usually enters computers illegally. We would lie if we said that users have nothing to do with that. They are usually the ones who allow malware to enter their computers. We believe that you have ended up with Zuahahhah Ransomware also because you have opened a malicious attachment from a spam email. Ransomware infections are often spread via spam emails, but it is not the only distribution method used to disseminate them. Specialists say that ransomware infections might also wait for users on dubious third-party pages. Several different distribution methods might be employed to spread ransomware infections, but, luckily, it does not mean that it is impossible to prevent them from entering the system. You will ensure your system’s maximum protection if you install a security application on your computer, so do this as soon as possible.

How to delete Zuahahhah Ransomware

You will remove Zuahahhah Ransomware manually if you delete x.exe from %TEMP%, Microsoft Update.lnk from %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup, and get rid of all recently downloaded suspicious files. If you find this task too challenging, use an automatic malware remover – it will clean your system in the blink of an eye. We want to warn you that not all applications claiming to be powerful malware removers are really decent, so do not install a tool if you are not sure whether it can be trusted fully or not. After the manual or automatic removal of the ransomware infection, download a free decryptor and unlock your files.

Zuahahhah Ransomware removal guide

  1. Open Explorer (press Win+E).
  2. Open %TEMP%.
  3. Delete x.exe.
  4. Go to %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup.
  5. Remove Microsoft Update.lnk.
  6. Delete all recently downloaded suspicious files (users usually find them in %USERPROFILE%\Desktop or %USERPROFILE%\Downloads).
  7. Empty Recycle bin. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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