What Is an EZT File?

How to Open, Edit, and Convert EZT Files

EZT Files
EZT Files.

A file with the EZT file extension is most likely an EZTitles Subtitles file used by the EZTitles subtitle software. The EZT file format is similar to other subtitle formats like SRT in that they hold text that correspond to voices on a video, and are displayed alongside the video in real time.

Some EZT files have nothing to do with subtitles and are instead malicious files that can propagate through file sharing or email means. They might even spread through removable devices like flash drives, or via shared network drives. These files might go by the name Worm.Win32.AutoRun.ezt.

Sunburst Technology Easy Sheet Template files might use the EZT file extension too.

Note: EZTV is the name of a torrent website but it has nothing to do with EZT files.

How to Open EZT Files

EZT files that are used as movie subtitles can be opened with EZTitles.

Malicious worms are usually not opened in a program, but rather removed with antivirus software like AVG, Microsoft Security Essentials, Windows Defender, or Microsoft Safety Scanner.

Sunburst Technology Easy Sheet Template files are most likely associated with a program from Sunburst Digital.

How to Convert an EZT File

EZTitles can export an EZT file to a number of other formats including EZTXML, PAC, FPC, 890, STL, TXT, RTF, DOC, DOCX, XLS, SMI, SAMI, XML, SRT, SUB, VTT, and CAP. Another program by the makers of EZTitles, called EZConvert, can convert EZT files too.

Malicious worms that end in the EZT file extension of course do not need to be converted to any format. Read the next section if you need help removing it from your computer.

If an EZT file used with Sunburst software can be converted at all, it's probably only possible through the program that can open it. You can look through the Sunburst website to see their available applications.

More Information on the EZT Virus

One common place for the Worm.Win32.AutoRun.ezt virus to enter your computer is through an email attachment. It might seem like a regular document or some other file, but then secretly plant itself onto your computer. From there, it might spread elsewhere through emails you send or devices you attach to your computer.

A number of problems can be had if the EZT file isn't taken care of immediately. It might put unknown icons and shortcuts on your desktop, download more malware to your computer, steal your sensitive and private information, make changes to the Windows Registry, prompt you with real or fake warnings or errors, cause your web browser to point you to websites you don't ask for, and affect overall system performance by using up too many system resources.

If you suspect you have the Worm.Win32.AutoRun.ezt file on your computer, the very first thing you should do is scan your computer for malware using one of the tools mentioned above. If those don't work, you might try Malwarebytes or Baidu Antivirus.

Another option is to scan your computer before it starts, using what's called a bootable antivirus tool. These are especially helpful if the virus is making it hard to login to your computer.

If the bootable AV program doesn't help, you might need to start your computer in Safe Mode and then run a virus scan from there. It might help prevent the worm from launching and make it easier to delete it.

You might also try disabling autorun in Windows to prevent the worm from spreading to your computer through a removable device.

Other Names for This Virus

This virus might be called something else depending on the antivirus program you're using, like Generic Rootkit.g, HackTool:WinNT/Tcpz.A, Win-Trojan/Rootkit.11656, Backdoor.IRCBot!sd6, or W32/Autorun-XY.

It might even be created as a file with an unrelated name and file extension, like svzip.exe, sv.exe, svc.exe, adsmsexti.exe, dwsvc32.sys, sysdrv32.sys, wmisys.exe, runsql.exe, bload.exe, and/or 1054y.exe.

Is Your File Still Not Opening?

Like mentioned above, EZT files are most likely opened with the EZTitles program. If it doesn't work there, and doesn't appear to be a virus or Suburst file, double-check that what you have is actually an EZT file.

It's really easy to confuse an ES, EST, EZS, or EZC file with an EZT file since their file extensions are so similarly spelled. However, those file extensions are not related to the programs mentioned above and are instead most likely E-Studio 1.x Experiment files, Streets & Trips Map files, EZ-R Stats Batch Script files, or AutoCAD Ecscad Components Backup files, respectively.