In this article we are going to try and help you remove Cerber 4.1.1 Ransomware. Our instructions cover all Windows versions.
If you have received a message stating that: “Your files have been encrypted with a very difficult-to-be-cracked key. To have them back, please continue reading and complete the payment of an amount of money in such and such currency to this and this account. If you don’t complete the requested payment on time, your encoded files will be deleted and never be accessible to you again.”, you have become a victim of a Ransomware-type virus – Cerber 4.1.1. Below we are going to elaborate on all its negative effects and all the possible dangers that come with this type of infection.
The very worst viruses you can catch are Ransomware-based
Cerber 4.1.1 and its sibling viruses do bring great danger to your system. They are very intrusive programs, which infiltrate your computer without your permission. If you are wondering how they do that, it often happens with the “kind support” of another piece of malware – a Trojan. The Trojan horse virus looks for a weak spot in your system and if there is any, it finds it. Then it welcomes Cerber 4.1.1 inside your PC. After this, the Ransomware creates a very detailed list of all the data that gets used most commonly based on a research on your disks and drives. Then all this data gets encrypted with a very complex double-part key. Such a key typically has two components – a Public one and a Private one. The Public part of the key is granted to you right away. To get the second component, though, they usually make you pay. You find out that you are being blackmailed right after you see an alert message on your monitor that is similar to the one in the first paragraph of the current article. That’s when you are most likely to find out about the entire infection.
How does such a malicious program spread?
Practically anything on the Internet could be a source of Cerber 4.1.1. It can mainly be found inside spam emails and more specifically – in their attached files. Also, we could often find such a virus on contaminated websites and inside shady-looking torrents, videos, shareware pages, etc. No matter how you have caught this Ransomware, it’s possible that it came with a version of a Trojan as well, so be sure to check your system for that too.
What can be done to defeat such a malware infection?
Such an infection could be impossible to be removed. Many experts find it extremely difficult to treat Ransomware-caused contaminations. The reason why these infections should be treated with extreme caution is the fact that even the removal of the contamination itself may not be enough to decrypt the encoded data and it might be lost for good. Every affected user should make their own choice, whether they want to try to defeat this virus and risk their locked-up files. Or whether they just want to pay the demanded ransom and hope for the best, but still risk their encrypted data. What you have just read is true – even if the ransom gets paid, the hackers may never recover your control over your data. The worst part about encountering such a virus is the uncertainty about the future of your files. Whatever you decide to do, they may end up being lost forever. Another very alarming aspect of the Ransomware infections is the corresponding infection with a Trojan because you can be sure, it is also following a preset plan to do something harmful to your PC and you should think about healing this contamination as well.
What we believe is right to be done is to refrain from paying any money to any cyber criminals like the ones bothering you at the moment. No business and correspondence should be going on between you and these people, because if you agree to follow their instructions, you are agreeing to fund their illegal activities. Paying the demanded money could only encourage them to continue harassing people in the same way. No matter what you decide to do, you will be risking it all; but do try to save your files and remove Cerber 4.1.1 with the help of our Guide at the end of this page, just after the chart. Though we cannot promise that it will help recover your files, it will certainly remove the virus and right now that is no less important.
Cerber 4.1.1 Ransomware Removal
Enter Windows Safe mode.
Win 7 Users: Restart your PC –> keep on clicking F8 –> In the subsequent Menu select Safe Mode with Networking.
Win 8 Users: Start Button –> Control Panel –> System and Security –> Administrative Tools –> System Configuration –> In the subsequent Menu select Safe Boot –>
Win 10 users: Start Menu –> Power Options Menu –> Hold down the SHIFT button while clicking on Restart –> Troubleshoot –> Advanced Options –> Startup Settings –> Restart –> In the subsequent Menu select Safe Mode with Networking.
Open Task Manager and locate any processes associated with Cerber 4.1.1.
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC keys simultaneously –> Processes Tab –> Select a suspicious process (use Google or ask us in the comments if you are not sure about a process) –> Right Click and Open File Location –> End the suspicious process in Task Manager –> Delete the Folders containing the suspicious files.
Open the Registry Editor and search for Cerber 4.1.1.
Win 7 Users: Click Start and type regedit –> Enter –> Press CTRL + F buttons –> Type Cryp1 Virus in the search field.
Win 8/10 users: Start Button –> Choose Run –> type regedit –> Enter Press CTRL + F buttons –> Type Cerber 4.1.1 in the search field.
Try to recover your files. First you will need System Restore.
Win 7 Users: Start button –> Type Windows System Restore –> Enter –> Open System Restore –> Select a Restore Point and revert to it.
Win 8 Users: Hold down the Windows key + Q –> Type Recovery –> Settings –> Choose the Recovery icon –> Open System Restore –> Select a Restore Point.
Win 10 Users: Start Menu –> Power Options Menu –> Hold down the SHIFT button while clicking on Restart –> Troubleshoot –> Advanced Options –> System Restore –> Select a Restore Point and apply it.
Secondly use program that can access your Shadow Copies.
Use Google to find the official website of such a program and download it.
Use the program to select the file types and the hard drive locations you want the program to scan for.
Start the scan and keep in mind that it might take a while.
Once the scan has been completed just select the files you want to be recovered.
If you have questions or suggestions feel free to use our comments section!