Crbr Encryptor Virus : New Variant of Cerber Ransomware
System security analysts have recently discovered a new variant of Cerber Ransomware named Crbr Encryptor Virus that had made several changes in order to affect the victimized users seriously. The main objective of such nasty file-encrypting virus is to corrupt the infected system files and demands ransom money from the users. This malware is also capable of encrypting the user's computer files or data and drops a ransom notification reported as “_R_E_A_D___T_H_I_S___RAND_.txt” and “_R_E_A_D___T_H_I_S___RAND_.hta” file and informs the victims about the file encryption procedure. In this displayed ransom note, the people responsible for Crbr Encryptor Virus attack introduce the victims about the current situation and contains brief explanation on how to pay the ransom money and deciphered the files.
Besides, the malware has also the ability to alter the affected system's desktop with the picture contains ransom message. It seems that the Crbr Encryptor Virus using same file-encryption algorithm in order to make the files inaccessible for the users, but appends a new file extension i.e. “.a82d” onto every enciphered files. Furthermore, to provide the decryption key needed for file restoration, the racketeers demand 0.5 bitcoin which is approximately equal to 1422 USD and instructs the victims to pay ransom fee through the TOR browser anonymously. It also threatens the victimized computer users that if they fails to make the ransom payment within the given time period – 5 days, the asked ransom fee will be doubled to 1 Bitcoin. However, do not feel threatened by such deceptive claims and go for one of the easiest method that is complete removal of Crbr Encryptor Virus.
Main Distribution Sources of Crbr Encryptor Virus
This time, the cyber criminals relies onto the two main vectors for spreading this ransomware virus – first one is malicious exploit i.e. MagnitudeEK and the second one spam email campaigns. The very first deceptive technique allows the hackers to exploit the vulnerable software installed onto the user's computer, outdated or unsupported apps and then inject malicious code onto it when the targeted PC users try to visit few unsafe websites like pornographic that hosts such dangerous exploit kits. Besides, the crooks may attach a malicious file and deliver it onto the user's spam box. Therefore, be very careful at the time of browsing the web and if already infected, then delete Crbr Encryptor Virus immediately from your system.
Follow Steps To Delete Crbr Encryptor Virus From OS
Step A: Know How to Reboot Windows OS in Safe Mode (This guide is meant for novice users).
Step B: Crbr Encryptor Virus removal Using System Restore.
Still, if you are facing problem in rebooting OS in Safe mode, opt for System Restore. Follow the steps given below. Press F8 continuously until you get Windows Advanced Options Menu on Computer Monitor. Now Choose Safe Mode with Command Prompt Option and Tap enter.
- In the Command Prompt Windows, you need to type this command : cd restore and Select Enter system-restore-1
- Now type rstrui.exe as command and press on Enter.
- This will open a new window to Restore System Files and Settings. Click on Next to proceed.
- Restore Point is to be selected from the date you want to restore back your system as it was earlier to Crbr Encryptor Virus attack.
Step C: Another method for recovering your decrypted files are by using file recovery software
If above methods are not successful you can go for file recovery software. It can be helpful in recovering your encrypted files as Crbr Encryptor Virus first makes a copy of original files and then encrypt it. After encryption it Deletes the original files. So there is high probability that these file recovery software can help you in recovering your original files.
Step D: Know How to Restore Shadow Copies of Encrypted Data
In certain cases, if Crbr Encryptor Virus has not Deleted the Shadow Copies of the data then it can be easily restored using ShadowExplorer. (Know how to install and use ShadowExplorer).