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Cerber 4.0 Ransomware : overview

Cerber 4.0 Ransomware represents the comings of next generation in development process of the '.cerber' series of encryption threats. Cerber 4.0 Ransomware joins other viruses like Stampado Ransomware and ORX-Locker which are offered as RaaS (Ransomware as a Service) scheme. The RaaS business was increased by Encryptor RaaS in the early of 2015 and the authors of Cerber want a share of the market for ransomware threats. It seems that the developers behind the Cerber 4.0 Ransomware planned to open their contents to foreign programmers and make profit from the expanded network of distribution.

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Cerber 4.0 Ransomware



Danger Impact



If your system infected with this malicious then it is possible that there will be a severe slowdown of your system during the encryption. The slowdown is caused by high use of CPU, RAM usages from the Ransomware.

Distribution Method

Ransomware gets delivered through spam e-mails and random hyperlinks that send to users, infected content downloads from illegal websites.

A New JS Loader, New Obfuscation Layers, Customizable Encryption Engine and More

Cerber 4.0 Ransomware is said as boast of several initial improvements compared to the Cerber v3 variant. Cerber v4 creates a unique file extension for every victim and this variant is designed to pass through all the security measures employed by modern antivirus products. An updated encryption engine is combined along with new layers of severity and a JS loader to ensure a hassle-free operation of this ransomware. The authors of Cerber v4 offers some strategy of their threat for distribution to potential users. Security researchers noted that this new variant is shifted from a TXT-based ransom note to an HTA format which offers extended functionalities and customization to the threat. Cyber hackers that try to deploy their brand of ransomware are welcomed to buy the original Cerber engine and add a personal touch. You can find an example of the new ransom message below:


Can't you find the necessary files?
Is the content of your files not readable?
It is normal because the files' names and the data in your files have been encrypted by "Cerber Ransomware".
It means your files are NOT damaged! Your files are modified only. This modification is reversible.
From now it is not possible to use your files until they will be decrypted.
The only way to decrypt your files safely is to buy the special decryption software "Cerber Decryptor".
Any attempts to restore your files with the third-party software will be fatal for your files!
You can proceed with purchasing of the decryption software at your personal page:
[links to pages on the TOR Network]
If this page cannot be opened click here to generate a new address to your personal page. '

What Updates Does Cerber 4.0 Ransomware Have?

  1. Closes database process : It have a new feature that this ransomware immediately force to close all the processes on your system for data encryption uninterruply.

  2. It has a all new malicious Java Script loader. Which is a .js file that redirects users to some malicious links.

  3. This new ransomware variant is distributed through several exploits kits. It uses Rig Exploits Kit and several others kits.

  4. The all new Cerber 4.0 Ransomware can encrypts a huge number of users files.

  5. It uses new Tor based domains which can activates via new Onion based hosts. It is difficult to detect.

If you do not want to feel these annoyances then remove Cerber 4.0 Ransomware from your system immediately.

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How to Uninstall Cerber 4.0 Ransomware from Control Panel from Windows 10

  • Click and Open Start Menu option


  • Settings option is to be selected on the menu to show all the contents


  • Click on System option


  • On the system Menu, Click on Apps and features option


  • Now Click on Cerber 4.0 Ransomware to remove it from PC.

How to Eliminate Cerber 4.0 Ransomware from Windows 8/8.1

Step 1: Press repeatedly F8 to boot PC in Safe Mode. Restart PC and select “Safe Mode with Networking”.


Step 2: Press ALT+Ctrl+Del to open Windows Task Manager. After that, search all the Cerber 4.0 Ransomware related processes and then click to “End Task”


Step 3: Type “regedit” in Run dialog box and open Windows Registry Editor. Search and delete all the corrupt registries added by Cerber 4.0 Ransomware infection.


Step 4: Go to Start and then click to open Control Panel.


After that, click Add/Remove Program


Uninstall Cerber 4.0 Ransomware associated programs from Windows 8/8.1


Uninstall Cerber 4.0 Ransomware From Window 7/vista

Tap on F8 Key to Enter Safe Mode


Restart PC and select “Safe Mode with Networking”


First of all close all running programs and open Task manager by pressing ALT + CTRL + DEL keys on your keyboard simultaneously.


Now Click on Processes menu and select all the processes associated with Cerber 4.0 Ransomware one by one then click on End Task.


Now go to the desktop, click on Start Menu on the left lower corner. Move to Control panel and use left mouse click over it.


The Control panel window will open, if are getting the view by Category find and click “Uninstall a program” below “Programs” group.


Now select Cerber 4.0 Ransomware within programs list and click on Uninstall.

Steps to Eliminate Cerber 4.0 Ransomware from Windows XP

Step 1: Restart PC in Safe Mode by continuously pressing F8 button. After that, select “Safe Mode with Networking”.


Step 2: Open Windows Task Manager by pressing Alt+Ctrl+Del together. After that, find and select all the Cerber 4.0 Ransomware associated processes and then click to “End Task” button.


Step 3: Open Run dialog box and then enter “regedit.exe” to open Windows Registry. Search and then delete all the corrupt and infectious registries added by Cerber 4.0 Ransomware.


Step 4: Click Start button and then go to Control Panel, click to open Windows Add/Remove Program. Search all the Cerber 4.0 Ransomware related programs and then uninstall it from Windows XP.



How to Uninstall Cerber 4.0 Ransomware From Your Infected Browser

A. Guidelines to Remove Cerber 4.0 Ransomware From Microsoft Edge Browser

How to Reset Default Search Engine to Uninstall Cerber 4.0 Ransomware

Select Settings after selecting More (…) on the address bar


Click and select on View advanced settings option

advance settings-edge

In order to input the search engine, Click on <Add new> under option”Search in the address bar with”


Select Search engine and adds as default by clicking on Add as default option.

How to Reset Default Homepage on Microsoft Edge to Uninstall Cerber 4.0 Ransomware

  • Select More (…) option on the address bar followed by settings
  • Select specific page or pages under Open with option
  • After selecting the Custom option, enter the URL of the homepage you wish to set as


B. How to Delete Cerber 4.0 Ransomware from Google Chrome

Click to Open Google Chrome and then click on menu icon which is on the top right corner and then select Tools → Extensions


Select all the malicious extensions including Cerber 4.0 Ransomware and then select trash icon


Again click on menu icon and select Settings and then click to Manage Search Engines under the Search section


In Search Engines, remove all the infectious search sites and set Google Chrome as Default Browser


C. How to Uninstall Cerber 4.0 Ransomware From Mozilla Firefox

Launch Mozilla Firefox and find and click “Firefox” button on the top left corner on the screen.


A drop down box will appear, navigate to Add-ons option and click on it.


In the next window select and click on “Extensions” in left pane.


Find Cerber 4.0 Ransomware add-on and click on the center area to see the border exactly and click on Disable button.
Wait a moment and let the add-on get disabled.


Now click the “Remove” button, later on uninstall the add-on Mozilla will ask you to restart the browser.


D. How to Remove Cerber 4.0 Ransomware From Internet Explorer

First of all Launch Internet explorer by clicking the Task-bar Icon on desktop.

Now Click on Tool Menu on web browser interface.


Select and click on Manage add-ons in the drop down box.

A View and manage your Internet Explorer Add-ons window will open, now click on “Toolbar and Extensions” option in left pane.

A list of all installed ad-ons will appear, select Cerber 4.0 Ransomware and click on “Disable” button and Reset IE


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