‘.ezz File Extension’ Ransomware

Posted: January 21, 2016
Threat Metric
Threat Level: 8/10
Infected PCs 89

‘.ezz File Extension’ Ransomware Description

The '.ezz File Extension' Ransomware is a Trojan that uses file encryption for blocking and then ransoming your data, including documents, images or even gaming files. Since reversing encryption is frequently difficult or impossible, malware experts heavily recommend including backup strategies in your work routine that can let you restore your files remotely. Removing the '.ezz File Extension' Ransomware always is best delegated to an anti-malware application.

Threat Attacks with New Files but Old Stratagems

The '.ezz File Extension' Ransomware is part of an emerging crop of suspected variants of the TeslaCrypt Ransomware, a file encryptor notorious for its targeting of PC gamers by specifically victimizing the components of products like Call of Duty and World of Warcraft. Threat developers have been busily creating minor variations of this threat, such as the '.ezz File Extension' Ransomware Trojans, which are identifiable by similar symptoms accompanying different file extensions. In all cases so far, malware experts have noted that these file extension changes are superficial identifiers, as opposed to a legitimate effort to convert files from one format to a different one.

Installers for the '.ezz File Extension' Ransomware may use any of several methods for hiding the program's real nature, such as bundling it with cracks for some of the games the '.ezz File Extension' Ransomware encrypts. Once past the installation point, the '.ezz File Extension' Ransomware scans for files on your hard drives, encrypting them and changing their extension names automatically. Encryption renders the files useless for all practical purposes, and the '.ezz File Extension' Ransomware also may target non-gaming files, such as text documents.

Once the encryption function is finished, desktop image hijackings and text messages display ransom notes for reversing the encryption by paying the '.ezz File Extension' Ransomware's development team.

The Easy Way of Dealing with the '.ezz File Extension' Ransomware

The '.ezz File Extension' Ransomware isn't spyware, and can't take money from its victims by force. However, the '.ezz File Extension' Ransomware does place victims in a position of choosing between their money or their file data. As with any situation involving damage to your PC-stored information, you can avoid long-term problems from the '.ezz File Extension' Ransomware by using a sound backup methodology, such as backing your hard drive up to a USB device. Although decryptor tools sometimes are available for file encryptors, these applications are highly specific and may not be available for threat updates such as the '.ezz File Extension' Ransomware.

The '.ezz File Extension' Ransomware is a dedicated, threatening program that may take other steps to compromise your PC, such as deleting your locally-stored backup data. Removing the '.ezz File Extension' Ransomware should be done expediently and with professional anti-malware tools. Only once you've deleted the '.ezz File Extension' Ransomware do malware experts suggest taking any further action for recovering any affected files.

On the topic of keeping the '.ezz File Extension' Ransomware off of your computer in the first place, PC users also should monitor their downloads, especially when it comes to ones from unreliable sources, like torrenting networks.

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