Cerber Ransomware Virus Removal Guide

Cerber virus is a noxious ransomware-type threat, which uses AES encryption system to lock victim’s files. Like any other “ransomware” type virus, a user can download it via malicious spam emails that carry an executable virus file.According to Cerber Ransomware’s ransom note, computer users have one week to pay the ransom amount before this amount is doubled.
Cerber is a type of computer virus known among experts as Ransomware.

PC security researchers have determined that the Cerber Ransomware targets and encrypts files with the following extensions:

.gif, .groups, .hdd, .hpp, .log, .m2ts, .m4p, .mkv, .mpeg, .ndf, .nvram, .ogg, .ost, .pab, .pdb, .pif, .png, .qed, .qcow, .qcow2, .rvt, .st7, .stm, .vbox, .vdi, .vhd, .vhdx, .vmdk, .vmsd, .vmx, .vmxf, .3fr, .3pr, .ab4, .accde, .accdr, .accdt, .ach, .acr, .adb, .advertisements, .agdl, .ait, .apj, .asm, .awg, .back, .backup, .backupdb, .bay, .bdb, .bgt, .bik, .bpw, .cdr3, .cdr4, .cdr5, .cdr6, .cdrw, .ce1, .ce2, .cib, .craw, .crw, .csh, .csl, .db_journal, .dc2, .dcs, .ddoc, .ddrw, .der, .des, .dgc, .djvu, .dng, .drf, .dxg, .eml, .erbsql, .erf, .exf, .ffd, .fh, .fhd, .gray, .grey, .gry, .hbk, .ibd, .ibz, .iiq, .incpas, .jpe, .kc2, .kdbx, .kdc, .kpdx, .lua, .mdc, .mef, .mfw, .mmw, .mny, .mrw, .myd, .ndd, .nef, .nk2, .nop, .nrw, .ns2, .ns3, .ns4, .nwb, .nx2, .nxl, .nyf, .odb, .odf, .odg, .odm, .orf, .otg, .oth, .otp, .ots, .ott, .p12, .p7b, .p7c, .pdd, .pem, .plus_muhd, .plc, .pot, .pptx, .psafe3, .py, .qba, .qbr, .qbw, .qbx, .qby, .raf, .rat, .raw, .rdb, .rwl, .rwz, .s3db, .sd0, .sda, .sdf, .sqlite, .sqlite3, .sqlitedb, .sr2, .srf, .srw, .st5, .st8, .std, .sti, .stw, .stx, .sxd, .sxg, .sxi, .sxm, .tex, .wallet, .wb2, .wpd, .x11, .x3f, .xis, .ycbcra, .yuv, .contact, .dbx, .doc, .docx, .jnt, .jpg, .msg, .oab, .ods, .pdf, .pps, .ppsm, .ppt, .pptm, .prf, .pst, .rar, .rtf, .txt, .wab, .xls, .xlsx, .xml, .zip, .1cd, .3ds, .3g2, .3gp, .7z, .7zip, .accdb, .aoi, .asf, .asp, .aspx, .asx, .avi, .bak, .cer, .cfg, .class, .config, .css, .csv, .db, .dds, .dwg, .dxf, .flf, .flv, .html, .idx, .js, .key, .kwm, .laccdb, .ldf, .lit, .m3u, .mbx, .md, .mdf, .mid, .mlb, .mov, .mp3, .mp4, .mpg, .obj, .odt, .pages, .php, .psd, .pwm, .rm, .safe, .sav, .save, .sql, .srt, .swf, .thm, .vob, .wav, .wma, .wmv, .xlsb,3dm, .aac, .ai, .arw, .c, .cdr, .cls, .cpi, .cpp, .cs, .db3, .docm, .dot, .dotm, .dotx, .drw, .dxb, .eps, .fla, .flac, .fxg, .java, .m, .m4v, .max, .mdb, .pcd, .pct, .pl, .potm, .potx, .ppam, .ppsm, .ppsx, .pptm, .ps, .r3d, .rw2, .sldm, .sldx, .svg, .tga, .wps, .xla, .xlam, .xlm, .xlr, .xlsm, .xlt, .xltm, .xltx, .xlw, .act, .adp, .al, .bkp, .blend, .cdf, .cdx, .cgm, .cr2, .crt, .dac, .dbf, .dcr, .ddd, .design, .dtd, .fdb, .fff, .fpx, .h, .iif, .indd, .jpeg, .mos, .nd, .nsd, .nsf, .nsg, .nsh, .odc, .odp, .oil, .pas, .pat, .pef, .pfx, .ptx, .qbb, .qbm, .sas7bdat, .say, .st4, .st6, .stc, .sxc, .sxw, .tlg, .wad, .xlk, .aiff, .bin, .bmp, .cmt, .dat, .dit, .edb, .flvv.

 

How to Delete  DECRYPT MY FILES  Virus (cerber extension) from Registry Editor.
1. Start your computer

2. Open Run box by pressing Windows+R button simultaneously

Windows+r

3. Type Regedit inside Runbox and press OK button.

regedit

4. Find all malicious registries entries associated with DECRYPT MY FILES  Virus (cerber extension) infection and delete it quickly.

registry editor

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunServicesrandom.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunServicesOncerandom.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunrandom.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunOnce random.exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunrandom.exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunOncerandom.exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunServicesrandom.exe

 

Restore the system using System Restore

Although, latest versions of Cerber remove system restore files, this method may help you to partially restore your files. Give it a try and use standard System Restore to revive your data.

Initiate the search for ‘system restore‘
Click on the result
Choose the date before the infection appearance
Follow the on-screen instructions
Roll the files back to the previous version

Previous versions can be copies of files and folders created by Windows Backup (if it is active) or copies of files and folders created by System Restore. You can use this feature to restore files and folders that you accidentally modified or deleted, or that were damaged (in our case – encrypted by Cerber). This feature is available in Windows 7 and later versions.

windows previous versions

Right-click the file and choose Properties
Open the Previous Version tab
Select the latest version and click Copy
Click Restore
Restore .cerber files using shadow copies

 

Download and run Shadow Explorer.
Select the drive and folder where your files are located and date that you want to restore them from.
Right-click on folder you want to restore and select Export.
Choose export location and view restored files.

 

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Unfortunately, it is impossible to decrypt the files locked by Cerber ransomware without paying the ransom. However, it is not recommended to pay up because it only encourages the cyber criminals to continue their fraudulent activities and create more computer viruses. Plus, bear in mind that there is NO guarantee cyber criminals are actually going to help you to recover your files. You may not receive the Cerber decryptor at all, even if you pay up. Also, this tool may be corrupted, bring other malware on your computer and this way, damage it even more. Therefore, you should not collaborate with the cyber criminals on any level, because their main intention is to make money, and they will do their best to make their efforts to pay off.

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