Lezp Ransomware Removal Guide

Do you know what Lezp Ransomware is?

Lezp Ransomware is the infection that added the “.lezp” extension to all of your personal files. In fact, we know this infection by this name because of the extension added. Generally, this threat is identified as STOP Ransomware, and that is because this is the original infection that the Lezp variant was modeled after. There are hundreds of other clones as well, including Mpaj Ransomware, Ooss Ransomware, and Toec Ransomware. All of these infections can invade Windows operating systems that are not guarded. System vulnerabilities, spam emails, malicious downloaders, and RDP backdoors can all be used to spread the infection, and if it succeeds, your personal files are encrypted instantly. After this, your files are bound to remain encrypted even after you remove Lezp Ransomware.

It’s not all bad news. Because Lezp Ransomware is one of hundreds of STOP Ransomware variants, cybersecurity experts had no other choice but to dedicate their time to finding a decryptor, and they succeeded, to some extent. Now, you can employ a tool named ‘STOP Decryptor’ to, hopefully, restore the corrupted files, but that will work only if the infection corrupted files using an offline key. To put it in short, this tool will not work for everyone. That is what the attackers behind Lezp Ransomware want. The infection was created to push victims into paying money in return for an alleged decryptor, and victims who cannot use the free decryptor or cannot replace the corrupted files with their own backup copies might give in and fulfill the demands of their attackers. That would be a mistake.

Once Lezp Ransomware is done encrypting files, a file named “_readme.txt” is dropped. It is a simple text file, and it is not malicious. The message inside, however, is misleading. According to it, every victim that pays the ransom of $490 is guaranteed a decryptor in return. That is a lie. If you communicate with the devious cybercriminals – you are supposed to send a message to either helpmanager@mail.ch and/or helpdatarestore@firemail.cc – they will promise you a decryptor, but if you pay the ransom, you are unlikely to get anything. Sadly, once your money is in the pockets of cyberattackers, you will not be able to get it back. So, if you do not want to waste the savings that you could easily spend on a vacation, put towards a bigger purchase, or invest in your virtual security, we suggest paying no mind to the attackers’ demands. Hopefully, you have backups stored somewhere safe or you can use the free decryptor.Lezp Ransomware Removal GuideLezp Ransomware screenshot
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You can install a trusted anti-malware program to delete Lezp Ransomware. In fact, this is the best thing you could do. As we mentioned earlier, you could invest money into your virtual security instead of wasting it on cybercriminals, and you certainly need way less to secure your system than what the attackers want. Once a legitimate anti-malware program is installed, it can automatically remove Lezp Ransomware and also secure your operating system for the future, which is invaluable. If you are sure that you want to delete this threat yourself, we hope that the guide below will help you out. If you need anything else, do not hesitate to continue the discussion in the comments section.

Remove Lezp Ransomware

  1. Simultaneously tap Win and E keys to launch File Explorer.
  2. Enter %HOMEDRIVE% into the quick access bar at the top.
  3. Right-click and Delete the file named _readme.txt.
  4. Right-click and Delete the folder named SystemID.
  5. Enter %LOCALAPPDATA% into the quick access bar.
  6. Delete the {random long name} folder created by the infection.
  7. Exit File Explorer and then Empty Recycle Bin.
  8. Perform a full system scan using a trusted malware scafnner.

In non-techie terms:

Lezp Ransomware is a pest that preys upon users with weak security. A single security crack can help this malware slither in, and when it does that, it can silently encrypt every single personal file you own. After this, your files are unreadable, and the attackers claim that you can restore them only if you pay $490 in return for a decryptor. Obviously, you should not trust cybercriminals, and we warn that you are unlikely to get the decryptor even if you fulfill all of the demands thrown your way. We hope that you can successfully employ a free decryptor created by cybersecurity experts or you can replace the corrupted files using the backup copies you placed outside your computer before the attack. As for the removal of Lezp Ransomware, we encourage you to implement a legitimate anti-malware tool that besides clearing your system could also secure it. If you want to proceed with manual removal, check out the guide above.