Do you know what Cezar Ransomware is?
Cezar Ransomware is a new crypto-threat spotted in the wild recently. It shares similarities with Crysis Ransomware, so our specialists suspect that it might be a new variant of this infection. No matter it is a completely new threat or a variant of an old infection, you must remove it from your system as soon as possible so that it could not lock new files you will create in the future. These files it has already encrypted upon the entrance will not be automatically unlocked for you, but you could go to download a free decryptor (yes, it is available!) from the web and decrypt those files that have been encrypted with its help. You should perform the decryption procedure only after you erase the ransomware infection from your system fully because it might encrypt the decryption tool either. You should not find the removal of this threat very complicated because you will only have to delete its executable file and its entry from the registry key, but we still recommend taking action only after you finish reading this article because you should find the information regarding the Cezar Ransomware removal provided in this article quite useful.
Cezar Ransomware will immediately lock your files if it ever manages to enter your system. You could tell which of your files have been encrypted by simply looking at them. Our researchers have revealed that data affected by this ransomware infection gets a new extension. Most probably, you will see one of two extensions it uses: .id-.[JasonStewem@aolonline.top].cesar or .id-.[email@example.com].cesar. On top of that, you could not open those files having any of these extensions appended. Unlike some other ransomware infections analyzed by our specialists, this threat does not open a screen-locking message on Desktop. Instead, it should only drop HELP.txt with a single sentence "To decrypt files, write to my email firstname.lastname@example.org.” Also, specialists say that it might set a new image with a message for users as Desktop background. Although the file this threat drops on users’ PCs does not tell them anything about the ransom, there is basically no doubt that they will be asked to send a certain amount of money in exchange for decrypted files if they contact cyber criminals by the given email address. We know that all victims wish to get their files back as soon as possible, but we cannot say that they should send the required money. There are two reasons we say so: 1) you might still not be able to unlock files after sending money to cyber criminals and 2) a free decryptor is available, and it should be used instead of making a payment to malware developers. Before you go to download a free decryption tool from the web, make sure that Cezar Ransomware is no longer active on your system.
We would lie if we said that it is clear how Cezar Ransomware usually enters users’ computers. Since its infection rate is low, it is not easy to say what methods are used to spread it, but, in the opinion of our experienced specialists, it should not differ from other malicious applications. In other words, it should be spread via spam emails, according to them. It is one of the most popular ransomware distribution methods, but it is definitely not the only one that exists. Ransomware infections might also be waiting for users on third-party pages presenting themselves as P2P websites. Ransomware is not the only type of malware that might be available on these pages, so be very careful and install as soon as possible a special security tool to prevent other malicious applications from illegally entering your system.
You will have to put some effort into the removal of Cezar Ransomware if you decide to erase it manually because you will have to find its executable file and delete it. In addition, you will have to undo the changes made in the system registry. Our instructions will help you not to leave a single active component of this infection on your computer.
How to delete Cezar Ransomware
- Open Registry Editor (press Win+R and then enter regedit.exe in the box).
- Open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
- Delete suspicious Values pointing to the executable file of Cezar Ransomware.
- Close Registry Editor.
- Press Win+E.
- Find the malicious .exe file having a random name in directories listed below and remove it:
- %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data
- Empty Recycle bin.
In non-techie terms:
Cezar Ransomware is a malicious application whose successful entrance on the system always results in the encryption of users’ personal files. Without a doubt, this threat tries to extract money from users even though it does not tell them anything about the money they will have to pay to get files decrypted in advance. Do not even think about sending money to ransomware developers. Instead, delete this threat mercilessly. If you find the manual method too complicated, you should go to delete the ransomware infection automatically, i.e., use an automated malware remover.