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Short bio

Ransom.Zeppelin is Malwarebytes’ detection name  for a family of ransomware that is also known as Buran.


After encryption a ransom note named !!! ALL YOUR FILES ARE ENCRYPTED !!!.TXT will be created that tells a victim to contact either stopcrypt@cock.email or decryptor@cock.email for payment instructions.

Type and source of infection

Ransom.Zeppelin is ransomware. Ransomware in general makes files on the victims system unusable until the ransom is paid. Ransom.Zeppelin is usually spread in malspam campaigns that use malicious documents or IQY files that infect and encrypt the users computer if the user enables the data source.


At the moment there is no free decryption tool available for Ransom.Zeppelin. Malwarebytes Nebula users can use the Ransomware rollback feature if files were encrypted before the anti-ransomware protection stopped the process.


block Ransom.Zeppelin

Malwarebytes blocks the Zeppelin/Buran ransomware

Home remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove Ransom.Zeppelin without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click MBSetup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  4. Click on the Get started button.
  5. Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  6. Click Quarantine to remove the found threats.
  7. Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.

Take note, however, that removing this ransomware does not decrypt your files. You can only get your files back from backups you made before the infection happened.

Business remediation

How to remove Ransom.Zeppelin with the Malwarebytes Nebula console

You can use the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Nebula console to scan endpoints.

endpoint menu

Nebula endpoint tasks menu

Choose the Scan + Quarantine option. Afterwards you can check the Detections page to see which threats were found.

Nebula detections

On the Quarantine page you can see which threats were quarantined and restore them if necessary.

Nebula Quarantaine

All component/technology detections are passed to the remediation engine for complete removal from infected systems. This industry leading technology uses patented techniques in identifying all cohorts or associated files for a single threat and removes them all together to prevent malware from resuscitating itself. If you are using Malwarebytes Ransomware Rollback technology, it allows you to wind back the clock to negate the impact of ransomware by leveraging just-in-time backups.