Virus .zepto files

Posted on 2016-09-22
Last Modified: 2016-10-27
Hi, We found Virus in our shared folders following files.

If i didn't remove this file any harm?  i mean if i leave the file without delete.
Question by:ukerandi
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by:*** Hopeleonie ***
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No they will not harm. These files are encrypted and i recommend you to delete them all. Hope you have a valid backup to restore?
Did you clean, reimage or reinstall the infection source?
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ste5an earned 250 total points
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This normally means:

Some client machines are/were infected.
This clients have encrypted data files and removed the original data.

Step 1) Find the infected machines and clean them.
Step 2) Check your backups whether the original files are covered by your backup.
Step 3) Restore the files from your backup.
Step 4) Now you can delete those files.
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But IT Technical Department said,it's ok leave no need to delete.
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by:*** Hopeleonie ***
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LOL :-)
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yes i knew ,if you can give me a reason why we need to delete?
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Cause it is unusable for you, as long as you don't pay the ransom.
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by:*** Hopeleonie ***
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As ste5an told the files are unusable and will just fill the space. :-)
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