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My win10 PC is a victim of the Zepto virus. I have run Spyhunter[ but my files are still encrypted. Is there a program I can  use to restore my files?

I have tried System Restore which is not working although it is configured correctly..

I have tried to use Shadow Explorer but nothing shows I the program user interface.
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by:John Hurst
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No. No way. You MUST restore from backup and if no backup your files are lost.
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Unforunately, unlike Locky, the Zepto virus does not have a recovery tool available as of yet.  If you had any kind of backup enabled or Shadow Copies enabled on your system then you should be able to recover the files that way, however if not outside of paying the ransom and hoping that the decrypt works, these files are not recoverable.
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First do a clean installation of Windows to make sure the virus is gone. Then make sure you create and only use a local user account, and not an account with admin rights. Install a good AV tool like Panda Free AV if this is a private PC, get all windows updates.

When done, as mentioned above, restore your data from your backups.
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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As for all ransom ware the only solution is to have a recent offline backup to restore files from
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It's not just for ransomware. Any data that is of any importance must be backed up, and not just once to one media. Backups are the most important part of computer use. Anything can go wrong or break. The disk, the PC, viruses, human error etc.
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by:John Hurst
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Why did you accept only one solution of the many here that said your data was lost and you need to back up?
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by:bledington
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Sorry that was my fault I pressed the wrong button. Can I start over again
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by:bledington
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The answers are all best solutions what do I do please
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by:rindi
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You can select more than one comment.
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
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Here's a Help article explaining how to split points by accepting multiple comments:
http://support.experts-exchange.com/customer/portal/articles/608596-how-do-i-accept-multiple-comments-as-my-solution-?b_id=44

Regards, Joe
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