How to remove (uninstall) Cerber 5.0

Cerber ransomware is one of the most dangerous viruses around the Web, and few days ago its developers released new version. Now it's Cerber 5.0, and this version has some changes which we will describe here. First of all, this version of virus uses new distributing system that allows victim to download a virus directly from malicious website, without even knowing it. This system isn't as safe and easy as the usual e-mail distribution, but it has big potential for hackers, because most people already know how to act with suspicious e-mails. Still there are no signs of e-mail distribution of new Cerber 5.0 ransomware, but if they will appear - we will tell you about them. There also are other changes, for example, now Cerber virus skips the first 640 bytes in each file during the encryption, and leaves them intact. In previous versions it was only 512 bytes. Also, the minimum size of encrypted file is now 2560 bytes. It means that all files that are smaller will be intact. All other characteristics of ransomware remain unchanged, and it is still very dangerous. There is no decent decryption tool for this virus, so the best you can do, if your files are encrypted - to gather the samples and provide them to malware researchers.

 Cerber 5 virus

Cerber 5.0 gets into your workstation through malicious attachments in e-mail, and then at once begins to cipher folders. If you haven't stopped ransomware before it got in, then your data will be encrypted. This malware corrupts all file types, including images, video, audio and text. Encryption takes from five minutes to several hours, depending on the quantity of files on the computer. Hackers demand you to give them USD for data decryption.

Cerber 5.0 uses the very strong algorithms of encryption, which cannot be broken if you have no key. Thereby, there is only one really dependable technique of file recovery: the use of backup. If you have no backups - you can say "bye" to your files, since there's no guarantee that swindlers that stolen your data, won’t trick you again when the ransom will be received. The data may be decrypted with help of other methods, but they are not absolutely reliable.

How to delete Cerber 5.0 Virus

Data recovery is the main objective, which you think about, when you have Cerber 5.0 in your system. Nevertheless, the ransomware needs to be uninstalled in order to protect new files. The disposal of Cerber 5.0 is an essential stage of any decryption manner. Using the restore in manual mode or the usage of backups, you should eliminate the malware ASAP, and if you are going to pay those criminals - the virus should be removed after the complete data recovery. You can eliminate the ransomware with use of special anti-viral program, or by-hand. Swiftness and reliability of both manners are the same, but the requirements for your practice and knowledge are significantly different. Disposal in manual manner needs some experience of who performs it. Skill is needed in order to avoid mistakes or to correct the effects of mistake, if it does happen. Uninstall with help of AV-tool doesn't need any knowledge of its operator. You just should buy the program, install it and run the scanning process. Below this paragraph, you'll see the complete instructions for deleting of Cerber 5.0. Our guide is tested many times by tens of thousands of users, they are completely secure and very simple. However, if you don't like the manual deletion, and prefer the great level of security against all malware - you should download the decent antivirus. Download Spyhunter to remove Cerber 5.0 virus automatically

Step 1. Boot into Safe mode

Safe mode

Start -> Msconfig.exe

Safe mode. Step 1

On the tab Boot select Safe boot

Safe mode. Step 2

Step 2. Check Startup folder

Start -> Msconfig.exe ->Disable unknown programs in the Startup tab


Step 3. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 4. Scan the system with antiviral scanner


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Step 5. Disable Safe mode

Start -> Msconfig.exe ->Disable Safe boot in the Boot tab

Deactivate Safe mode

How to restore files encrypted by Cerber 5.0

The problem of Cerber 5.0 has just one effective solution - the load of backup. You should try these methods if there's no another choice, but be prepared that they may not be successful. The significant strength of backups is that they are stored on the separate media, and are not sensitive for viral influence. Other methods depend on the Windows in-built services, and their efficiency depends on the virus itself and the lack of experience. We can offer few recovery manners, as well as links to the specific websites, on which you will find all necessary information on data recovery, in this article: How to recover files, corrupted by ransomware.




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