The Dotzerocmd Ransomware is a fake file-locker, which is being advertised on underground hacking forums currently as a free-to-use tool that can be used to scare people into thinking that their files were encrypted by a prominent piece of ransomware. The good news is that while the DotZeroCMD Ransomware does a pretty good job at acting like a legitimate piece of file-locking threat, it is completely unable to cause any damage to the files stored on the compromised computer. In fact, the DotZeroCMD Ransomware does not perform any unsafe or threatening actions, and it simply uses fake messages to trick people into thinking that they need to pay a ransom sum to get access to their files.
When the DotZeroCMD Ransomware is launched, it will display a new command prompt window immediately, which contains a bunch of text, which claims that the majority of the data on your computer has been encrypted and you will need to ask for the help of the attackers to recover your files. Thankfully, this is just a bluff, and you can rest assured that this particular threat only works as scareware, and it is unable to cause any significant damage.
The attackers instruct the victims to contact them by messaging [email protected], but you should not do this since you should be able to recover your PC’s previous state safely by simply running a trustworthy anti-malware utility that will identify and eradicate the DotZeroCMD Ransomware’s files.