Cerbersyslock Ransomware

What is Cerbersyslock Ransomware?

Cerbersyslock Ransomware is a new threat that can give you the cold shivers as it can encrypt all your important files in no time and demand a ransom fee to give you the private key and decryption tool. Although its name contains reference to Cerber Ransomware, a well-known and dangerous threat, our malware specialists at anti-spyware-101.com say that it is only a fake Cerber posing as a variant. In truth, this is a new malicious program based on the notorious Xorist Ransomware that has provided a base for other recent threats like Hello Ransomware and SevenDays Ransomware. We believe that it is always risky to contact such crooks and pay them any amount of money. You can never really know whether they will send you the private key and tool at all. We recommend that you remove Cerbersyslock Ransomware as soon as possible. Please read our full description to learn how you can avoid similar threats and how you can eliminate this ugly ransomware from you system.testtest

Where does Cerbersyslock Ransomware come from?

Our research indicates that this ransomware is mainly spread via spamming campaigns. Cyber crooks like this distribution method since they can relatively easily infect hundreds or even thousands of potential victims at the same time, which is definitely faster and means way more money than in the case of an RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) vulnerability attack when criminals have to manually initiate the attack after gaining access to each system by brute force or other ways.

The spam this ransomware is traveling in can be very deceiving and you may think that it is actually important for you to open it. In fact, this infection is attached as a malicious executable file that could be disguised as an image or text document. This spam may make you believe that it is about an urgent matter like an unpaid invoice and you need to see the attached file for further details. However, when you open this file, you will not see any real issue explained but by the time you realize this, all your important files have been encrypted beyond repair. This also means that you will not be able to delete Cerbersyslock Ransomware without the possibility of losing your precious files. It is essential that you become more careful around your mails if you want to protect your computer and files from similar dangerous threats. Of course, the best would be for you to install an up-to-date malware removal to safeguard your PC.

How does Cerbersyslock Ransomware work?

Since this new malware infection is based on the Xorist Ransomware, it may also use the XOR encryption method to encrypt all your photos, documents, and practically all important files, excluding your Windows system files and Internet Explorer. If you had a security tool installed, you would have to reinstall it, too, because this infection would not make such an exception. The encrypted files get a ".CerBerSysLocked0009881" extension. Once the damage is done, this ransomware replaces your desktop background with "lfalgbmhcnjepkfa.bmp," which is not exactly a ransom note since it only provides an e-mail address and says "Cerber Ransomware" (which has proven to be a lie).

The real ransom note is a text file called "HOW TO DECRYPT FILES.txt" dropped on your desktop and in every affected folder. This comes up in a pop-up application window that claims to be an error window. This note claims that all your files have been encrypted and you have to contact your attackers via e-mail ("TerraBytefiles@scryptmail.com") for further instructions about the payment for the private key and the decryptor, without which you are not able to recover your files. The ransom fee can range from 10 dollars up to thousands of dollars paid usually in Bitcoins. We do not advise you to pay this fee. Instead, we suggest that you remove Cerbersyslock Ransomware right now.

How can I delete Cerbersyslock Ransomware?

Practically, it is not that complicated to eliminate Cerbersyslock Ransomware from your computer because you simply need to delete all related files, including the ransom notes. We have included our guide below this article so that you can manually take care of this dangerous threat if you want to. You may realize now how important it is to keep a backup of your files in cloud or on removable hard disks as well as to install a trustworthy anti-malware program to defend your PC from all kinds of attacks.

Remove Cerbersyslock Ransomware from Windows

  1. Press Win+E.
  2. Locate the malicious file you saved and launched, and delete it.
  3. Delete all ransom notes ("HOW TO DECRYPT FILES.txt") from your desktop and affected directories, including these locations:
    %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
  4. Empty your Recycle Bin.
  5. Restart your computer. 100% FREE spyware scan and
    tested removal of Cerbersyslock Ransomware*

Leave a Comment

Enter the numbers in the box to the right *