Files with zzzzz suffix may be since November 2016 encountered as renamed and encrypted files affected by the Locky ransomware.

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ZZZZZ file - Locky ransomware affected file

What is zzzzz file? How to open zzzzz files?

File type specification:

Ransomware encrypted file type icon Ransomware encrypted file type

File extension zzzzz is since November 2016 used as a new suffix for the Locky ransomware that previously used zepto,locky and odin extensions.

The user infected by the zzzzz Locky variant may witness ransom notes and “instructions” in a text file and as the typical Grey/Pink Locky wallpaper.

Help how to open:

Unfortunately, there is no decryptor for .zzzzz files available.

How to convert:

The only way to convert the original data would be to recover the files first.

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