Remove Cerber2 Ransomware Step by Step
Cerber2 is a ransomware. Many computer users encounter this virus recently and cannot remove it. If you are unlucky to come across this virus, you will quickly see that your system files as well as personal files like images, music, documents, and others are encrypted completely by Cerber2. Those files’ extensions will be changed randomly with strange names. Then, you cannot access to those files, which means you won’t be able to use the computer normally like before.
In most cases, you can catch this virus from malicious pop-ups or free programs. No matter how you pick up this virus, you cannot be fooled by its threatening. It always demands users to pay a sum of money to decrypt the files. Lots of users are so innocent and pay the money in order to regain access to their files. However, they always find that the files are still encrypted and the Cerber2 virus is still inside their computer. Actually, the most effective way to decrypt your files is to find out all malicious files of Cerber2 and remove them completely from your PC. If you don’t have any ideas, please keep moving to read the following part.
How to remove Cerber2 Ransomware and decrypt the encrypted files
1. Restore your computer to previous state
Step 1: Boot your PC into Safe Mode with Command Prompt.
Different Operating Systems have different ways to bring up the Safe Mode with Command Prompt.
On XP, Vista and Windows 7
1. To enter Safe Mode with Command Prompt, you should press F8 on your keyboard continually while you are starting your system.
2. When the Windows Advanced Options menu shows up, select Safe Mode with Command Prompt by using the arrow keys and hit Enter.
On Windows 8, 8.1 and Windows 10
1. When you are at login screen, click the Power button.
2. Hit Shift and hold it and click Restart button at the same time.
3. Select Troubleshoot.
4. Then choose Advanced options.
5. Click Startup Settings.
6. Click Restart.
7. When the system is rebooting, choose Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt by pressing F6.
Step 2: After entering Safe Mode with Command Prompt, you can restore the system now.
1. Type cd restore and hit Enter.
2. Then, type rstrui.exe, and also hit Enter.
3. Click on Next when you see the window appears.
4. Choose the Restore Point which was infected with Cerber2 Ransomware and click on Next to begin restoring the system.
5. Click on Finish to continue.
6. When you click on Finish button, you will be asked to confirm again. Click Yes if you want to do it.
2. Remove Cerber2 Ransomware from the PC thoroughly
When the restore system is done, you are be advised to do a system scan with this malware detect tool to make sure the ransomware virus is removed completely.
3. Decrypt files encrypted by Cerber2 ransomware via Shadow Volume Copies
If you use Windows XP service Pack 2, Vista, 7 & 8, you can use the following ways: Shadow Explorer or native Windows Previous Versions to restore the files through Shadow Volume Copies
1. Run Shadow Explorer.
2. Select the drive and folder which you want to restore from the left top corner.
3. Right click the folder as you want to restore and choose Export.
4. Then select the export files location to store them.
Native Windows Previous Versions
Please right click one of the file which has been encrypted and choose Properties, and then navigate to Previous Versions tab. After that, all copies of this selected file and when it was saved in a Shadow Volume Copy will be displayed for you. Select the retrieved file which you want and click Copy, or click Restore. To read more content of this file, you can click on Open.
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