Cerbersyslock Ransomware is a new danger to your precious files that poses as a Cerber Ransomware variant; however, that is not at all true since it is built on the Xorist Ransomware engine indeed. You must take this malicious attack seriously since it may cost you all your files. There is no time for you to notice the presence of this beast and eliminate it in time to save your files from encryption. We advise you to always have a backup on a portable drive or in cloud storage so that you can at least save some of your files. We have no knowledge of a free decryption tool yet developed and uploaded by malware hunter, but it can always show up in the near future. We are certain though that it would not be a good idea for you to pay the ransom fee because you have no guarantee whatsoever that your attackers will not simply disappear with your money instead of sending you the private key and the tool. We advise you to remove Cerbersyslock Ransomware immediately. For more detail, please carry on reading our full article.
If your system has been infected with this severe threat, it is most likely that you initiated this malicious attack by opening a spam e-mail. More precisely, you also had to run the attached file in order to activate this beast on your system. This ransomware program is spread as a malicious executable file attached to spam. This mail can be very convincing and may look totally authentic to you. Sometimes schemers use the local police or other authorities as sender to make sure that potential victims will open it. But the sender may also appear to be a well-known company like AOL or American Airlines. The subject line is also very tricky as it can regard any urgent-looking matter like unpaid invoices, misplaced hotel or flight bookings, credit card issues, and so on. Most people would be likely to want to open such an e-mail even if only from curiosity. But this is also when you go wrong and infect your system with such a dangerous threat. This is why it is not possible to delete Cerbersyslock Ransomware without losing your files. And, this is why it is so crucial that you think twice before opening questionable e-mails with attachments.
This ransomware infection uses that XOR encryption method as it is built on Xorist Ransomware. Although most ransomware programs only target your media files, documents, databases, and archives, this threat seems to encrypt practically everything in its way except your system files and Internet Explorer for some reason. When a file is encrypted it appends the ".CerBerSysLocked0009881" extension so it makes it quite obvious which files have been affected. This infections creates a ransom note text file all over your system named "HOW TO DECRYPT FILES.txt." As a matter of fact, this file is also copied in your Startup directories to make sure that you see this note whenever you reboot your system.
When the attack is over, your desktop background image is changed and "lfalgbmhcnjepkfa.bmp" appears. This image does not contain too many clues about this attack and the payment; it simply has the e-mail address to contact, and a "Cerber Ransomware" text in the middle. Of course, as we have said, this is not a Cerber variant; only wants to pretend to be one. The ransom note pops up in an alleged error window and tells you about the attack and that all your files have been encrypted. The only possible way for you to get your files back is to send an e-mail to TerraBytefiles@scryptmail.com with you private ID (you can find it in the note). You should get a reply with the details of the payment. Although we have no information about the details, you most likely have to pay the fee in Bitcoins. The amount is unknown as of yet but could be hundreds of dollars' worth of Bitcoins. It is up to you how you decide but we definitely recommend that you remove Cerbersyslock Ransomware as soon as possible.
Please follow our instructions below if you would like to take matters into your own hands. Also, consider the possibility that this threat is not the only one on your system even if it could be the most dangerous one. In order to be able to use a secure system, you should take care of all possible infections on your computer. If you cannot do this manually, you can always apply a reliable anti-malware program like SpyHunter. Remember to update all your programs frequently if you would like to stop cyber criminals from gaining easy access to your system.