If you think that ransomware pandemic is going to be over soon, you’d better think again. Things like Lezp Ransomware will continue terrorizing computer users worldwide, and our main objective is to remain vigilant and attentive so that such infections wouldn’t reach us.
On the other hand, if Lezp Ransomware entered your system, you have to remove the program as soon as possible. For that, you can refer to the manual removal instructions at the bottom of this description. Also, be sure to learn more about ransomware distribution to avoid similar intruders in the future.
It is useful to note that Lezp Ransomware comes from the STOP Ransomware family. It is probably one of the biggest ransomware infection families these days, as the members from this group seem to be appearing every now and then. We have also discussed programs from this group multiple times before. For example, Nppp Ransomware, Mpaj Ransomware, Math Ransomware, and many other programs were already reported by our security team.
In a sense, there isn’t anything new or different about Lezp Ransomware that would make it exceptional. This program is based on the same malicious code as all the other programs from this group. Hence, it means that it is just a version of the STOP ransomware infection, and we can apply the same removal measures for almost all programs in this group. At the same time, it also means that we can employ the public decryption tool intended for STOP Ransomware to decrypt at least some of the files locked by Lezp Ransomware.
Please note that the public decryption tool works only if Lezp Ransomware used an offiline encryption key to lock up your files. If an online encryption key was used, the chances are that the public decryption tool will not work. This also shows just how important a file backup is. A file backup refers to any type of file storage where you save copies of your data. It can be an external hard drive, your mobile device, a flash drive, or an online cloud drive. The point is that you have to keep copies of your files elsewhere because you can never know what might happen to your main computer.
Also, it is possible to avoid Lezp Ransomware when you know how ransomware infections spread around. For the most part, they reach their victim computers through spam email attachments. Unless you are at the end of an individual attack (which doesn’t happen often unless you run like a nationwide business), it is very likely that you allow ransomware programs to enter your system willingly. It is often that users mistake ransomware installer files for legitimate documents. This happen because the emails or the messages that the files come with often look like normal notifications. So, unless users scan the received files with a licensed antispyware tool (which you should totally do!), they can easily open a file that eventually launches a malware infection.
When Lezp Ransomware enters your system, it immediately scans it and locates all the files it can encrypt. Once the encryption is complete, the program drops a ransom note that tells you to contact the criminals if you want your files back. Here’s an extract from the said note:
Needless to say, paying the ransom is not an option. For all its worth, the criminals might just collect the payment and scram. Hence, you need to focus on other ways to restore your files. As mentioned, you can decrypt some of your data if Lezp Ransomware used an offline encryption key. You might also want to delete all the encrypted files along with Lezp Ransomware, and then transfer healthy copies back into your system, provided you have a file backup.
You might also have your latest files saved on your mobile device or some other storage, and maybe that’s all you need to get by. But if you feel at a loss, do not hesitate to address a local professional who would guide you through various cybersecurity options.
How to Remove Lezp Ransomware