EDA2 Cerber Ransomware (Removal Steps and Protection Updates)

Security analysts have discovered a new strain of the popular open-source EDA 2 family known as the EDA2 Cerber ransomware as it impersonates the well-known virus. To remove existing infections and remove active infections from your computer continue reading our removal guide.


Name
EDA2 Cerber

File Extensions
Unknown

Ransom
10.5 Bitcoins

Solution #1
You can skip all steps and remove EDA2 Cerber with the help of an anti-malware tool.

Solution #2
EDA2 Cerber ransomware can be removed manually, though it can be very hard for most home users. See the detailed tutorial below.

Distribution
Spam Email Campaigns, malicious ads & etc.

EDA2 Cerber Ransomware Description

A security investigation is ongoing due to the latest virus discovery – the EDA2 Cerber ransomware which is based on the popular open-source malware family. The developers of this strain have used Cerber’s popularity and have tried to impersonate its audio message which can scare the computer victims.

Upon infection with the virus the built-in encryption module targets user files and encrypts them using a strong algorithm. After this is done a ransomware note is opened and it is read aloud by a digital voice synthesizer which is similar to the recent Cerber ransomware attacks.

After a large ASCII Art logotype is displayed the following message is contained:

Price 10.5 BTC (6,000 USD)

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Canno you find the files you need?
Is the content of the files that you looked for not readable?

It is normal because the files’s names, as well as the data in your files
have been encrypted.

Great!!!
You have turned to be a part of a big community #CerberRansomware.

EDA2 Cerber Ransomware Distribution

There is only a very limited malware samples that have been identified. We presume that the EDA2 Cerber ransomware is distributed mainly via spam email campaigns, exploit kits, browser hijackers and infected software downloads from untrusted sites and P2P networks.

EDA2 Cerber Ransomware Removal

For a faster solution, you can run a scan with an advanced malware removal tool and delete EDA2 Cerber completely with a few mouse clicks.

STEP I: Start the PC in Safe Mode with Network
This will isolate all files and objects created by the ransomware so they will be removed efficiently.

    1) Hit WIN Key + R

Windows-key-plus-R-button-launch-Run-Box-in-Windows-illustrated

    2) A Run window will appear. In it, write “msconfig” and then press Enter
    3) A Configuration box shall appear. In it Choose the tab named “Boot
    4) Mark “Safe Boot” option and then go to “Network” under it to tick it too
    5) Apply -> OK

Or check our video guide – “How to start PC in Safe Mode with Networking

STEP II: Show Hidden Files

    1) Open My Computer/This PC
    2) Windows 7

      – Click on “Organize” button
      – Select “Folder and search options
      – Select the “View” tab
      – Go under “Hidden files and folders” and mark “Show hidden files and folders” option

    3) Windows 8/ 10

      – Open “View” tab
      – Mark “Hidden items” option

    show-hidden-files-win8-10

    4) Click “Apply” and then “OK” button

STEP III: Enter Windows Task Manager and Stop Malicious Processes

    1) Hit the following key combination: CTRL+SHIFT+ESC
    2) Get over to “Processes
    3) When you find suspicious process right click on it and select “Open File Location
    4) Go back to Task Manager and end the malicious process. Right click on it again and choose “End Process
    5) Next you should go folder where the malicious file is located and delete it

STEP IV: Remove Completely EDA2 Cerber Ransomware Using SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

Manual removal of EDA2 Cerber requires being familiar with system files and registries. Removal of any important data can lead to permanent system damage. Prevent this troublesome effect – delete EDA2 Cerber ransomware with SpyHunter malware removal tool.

SpyHunter anti-malware tool will diagnose all current threats on the computer. By purchasing the full version, you will be able to remove all malware threats instantly. Additional information about SpyHunter / Help to uninstall SpyHunter

STEP V: Repair Windows Registry

    1) Again type simultaneously the Windows Button + R key combination
    2) In the box, write “regedit”(without the inverted commas) and hit Enter
    3) Type the CTRL+F and then write the malicious name in the search type field to locate the malicious executable
    4) In case you have discovered registry keys and values related to the name, you should delete them, but be careful not to delete legitimate keys

Further help for Windows Registry repair

STEP VI: Recover Encrypted Files

    1) Use present backups
    2) Restore your personal files using File History

      – Hit WIN Key
      – Type “restore your files” in the search box
      – Select “Restore your files with File History
      – Choose a folder or type the name of the file in the search bar

    restore-your-personal-files-using-File-History-bestecuritysearch

      – Hit the “Restore” button

    3) Using System Restore Point

      – Hit WIN Key
      – Select “Open System Restore” and follow the steps

restore-files-using-system-restore-point

STEP VII: Preventive Security Measures

    1) Enable and properly configure your Firewall.
    2) Install and maintain reliable anti-malware software.
    3) Secure your web browser.
    4) Check regularly for available software updates and apply them.
    5) Disable macros in Office documents.
    6) Use strong passwords.
    7) Don’t open attachments or click on links unless you’re certain they’re safe.
    8) Backup regularly your data.

SpyHunter anti-malware tool will diagnose all current threats on the computer. By purchasing the full version, you will be able to remove all malware threats instantly. Additional information about SpyHunter / Help to uninstall SpyHunter

Author : Martin Beltov

Martin graduated with a degree in Publishing from Sofia University. As a cyber security enthusiast he enjoys writing about the latest threats and mechanisms of intrusion.


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