Lezp is a ransomware representative aimed at encrypting user files and keeping them hostage for a ransom. The creators of Lezp are criminals who use blackmail tactics to extort money from their victims.
Immediately after Lezp applies its encryption code to the files that are stored on your computer, the hackers behind it place a notification on your screen and ask you to pay a ransom (typically in Bitcoins). The notification may come in the form of a .txt file, a pop-up or an on-screen banner and contains instructions on how to transfer the money. A deadline is also given, after which, the crooks threaten to leave the encrypted files inaccessible forever. Those who fulfill the ransom demands, however, are promised to receive a decryption key which can reverse the applied file encryption. Sadly, if such a key exists, there is no guarantee that it will really work, let alone that the hackers will give it to you. That’s why if you don’t want to send money to anonymous cybercriminals in vain but still want to remove Lezp and try to save some of your data, we suggest you to take a look at the information in the next paragraphs and the alternatives that we have described in the removal guide below.
The Lezp virus
The Lezp virus is a malicious piece of software that hackers use to extort money from online users by restricting access to their personal files and demanding a ransom. The Lezp virus sneaks in the computer through security vulnerabilities and applies encryption to the files stored there.
Usually ransomware versions like Lezp operate with absolute secrecy and you can barely notice them during the time they apply their file encryption. This is because, the encryption process, in general, is not a malicious process that destroys data or corrupts the system. Quite the opposite – this is a process that converts digital files into bits of data that cannot be accessed without a decryption key. The general use of the file encryption is for data protection, not for blackmail. Therefore, even if this process runs in the background of the system, most antivirus programs won’t consider it as malicious and won’t do anything to stop it or to notify the users about it.
The Lezp file encryption
The Lezp file encryption is a repetitive and sometimes very time-consuming process that runs in the background of the system. In some instances, the Lezp file encryption process may trigger symptoms such as significant system slowdown and higher CPU and RAM usage.
Sadly, once the file encryption process is over and the targeted files are encrypted, there is little that can be done to reverse the code that has been applied. Paying a ransom for a decryption key cannot guarantee that you will really recover your files. Trying other alternatives may also not be 100% effective because there is still no universal solution to ransomware threats like Lezp and their sophisticated encryption algorithms. What you can do, however, is to remove the infection and have a clean computer. Recovering files from system or personal backups is another possible solution. That’s why we encourage you to explore these alternatives and check out the instructions in the removal guide below.
|Danger Level||High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)|
|Symptoms||Very few and unnoticeable ones before the ransom notification comes up.|
|Distribution Method||From fake ads and fake system requests to spam emails and contagious web pages.|
|Data Recovery Tool||[banner_table_recovery]|
Remove Lezp Virus File Ransomware
Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.
Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous.
Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:
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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders.
Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:
If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:
Go in Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
- Please note that ransomware may even include a fake Manufacturer name to its process. Make sure you check out every process here is legitimate.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter. Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name.
Search for the ransomware in your registries and delete the entries. Be extremely careful – you can damage your system if you delete entries not related to the ransomware.
Type each of the following in the Windows Search Field:
Delete everything in Temp. The rest just check out for anything recently added. Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!
How to Decrypt Lezp files
We have a comprehensive (and daily updated) guide on how to decrypt your files. Check it out here.
If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!