Zobm Virus


Zobm is a cryptovirus aimed at blackmailing its victims for their money. To do this, Zobm renders the users’ files inaccessible through encryption and demands a ransom payment to provide a decryption key.

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The Zobm Ransomware will start encrypting your files the moment after infiltrating your system.

What you need to know about such types of malware is that they will most likely run the file-encryption process in the background of the system without showing visible symptoms. Then, they will ask the victims whose data has been encrypted to pay a certain amount of money as a ransom. You will normally be informed about the attack after the file-encryption process has completed. That will happen via a ransom-requesting pop-up on your screen.

If you have been infected by Zobm and you are wondering how to remove it, you can find all the essential details about this Ransomware in the passages below. Ideally, you will be able to figure out a solution to your problem with the help of the instructions in the removal guide at the end of the article.

The Zobm virus

The Zobm virus is an infection of the Ransomware type that uses advanced encryption to prevent users from accessing their digital files. After the encryption code has been placed, the Zobm virus demands a ransom to be paid by the victims who want to receive a decryption key.

Ransomware versions like Zobm can target different file formats stored on your computer, make encrypted copies of them and then remove the original files leaving only the locked-up copies on the system. If the users want to restore their files and convert them back to normal, they would be prompted to make a payment to the hackers who stay behind the infection.

There is still no universal solution that can help the victims of Ransomware deal with such a situation. All that can be done is to consider each individual case and explore various options that could potentially help remove the Ransomware and restore some of the encrypted data. For instance, you can try our Removal Guide which is located at the end of this page. You could also ask for advice from a security expert of your choice. You could also try to install specialized software that could potentially handle the Ransomware’s attack. However, you have to be extremely careful with this since some hackers provide fake Ransomware-removal or Ransomware-decryptor tools and after downloading them on your device, you may end up dealing with two viruses. Therefore, what we suggest you do is select a reliable removal guide or removal software that will not trigger any additional problems. We have both of these down below.

The Zobm file encryption

The Zobm file encryption is an advanced crypto code that prevents digital files from being opened by any program. If a user wants to remove the Zobm file encryption, he is requested to pay a ransom in exchange for a decryption key.

All things considered, when it comes to Ransomware, prevention remains your best option. Simple tips like carefully selecting the content you are downloading on your device and staying away from sketchy web ads, redirect links, spam messages, and emails from unknown senders can greatly reduce the risk of catching an infection like Zobm. We also recommend that you install a reliable security program with Ransomware-protection features. No less important is the creation of backup copies of any digital information that is of any significant importance to you and storing it on external drives or on clouds.


Name Zobm
Type Ransomware
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.
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Detection Tool

Remove Zobm Ransomware

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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).

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Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

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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.

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    Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

    notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

    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:

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    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:

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    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.

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    Type Regedit in the windows search field and press EnterOnce 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:

    1. %AppData%
    2. %LocalAppData%
    3. %ProgramData%
    4. %WinDir%
    5. %Temp%

    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!

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    How to Decrypt Zobm 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!


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    Lidia Howler

    Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.

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