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Danger level 7
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Slow Computer
  • System crashes
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel

Cezar Ransomware

Cezar Ransomware happens to be one of the more dangerous ransomware infections out there. Thus, when users encounter it on their computer, they might feel at a loss and do not know what they are supposed to do. However, all malware infections should be treated in the same way: You have to remove them. To remove Cezar Ransomware, you should either follow the removal instructions we have posted below this description or invest in a legitimate antispyware tool that will terminate the infection and other potential threats that might be hiding in your system. The bottom line is that you need to delete everything that is malicious.

Although there is not much information about this infection yet, judging from the reports and the data we have gathered, it looks like Cezar Ransomware belongs to the Crysis Ransomware family. There seems to be an increase in a number of different infections that are based on this original program. The original Crysis Ransomware was released back in February 2012, and it looks like there are still more programs ready to come down the same pipeline. While it might be useful for the people, who create and distribute these infections, the users who get infected definitely get the short end of the stick here.

When we talk about ransomware distribution, we usually emphasize the importance of staying away from unfamiliar spam emails and their attachments. However, the Crysis Ransomware family programs are more likely to enter target systems manually. It means that the criminals who distribute these programs can make use of security vulnerabilities the target system has. The most common way to install a ransomware program manually is to hack into the system through a Remote Desktop Connection. So, if your computer is connected to some other server or system, and the connection is not secure, the moment this connection gets exposed to the ransomware distribution campaign, you might get infected with Cezar Ransomware immediately.

Aside from the unique distribution method, Cezar Ransomware functions just like any other malicious ransomware program out there. It means that upon the installation it scans the entire system. The scan is necessary for the program to find all the files it can encrypt. When the files are located, the ransomware runs the encryption algorithm that makes your files unreadable unless you have the unique decryption key. Needless to say, the program tries to push you into purchasing that key by displaying the ransom note.

The ransom note that Cezar Ransomware drops is very short. When you open the HELP.txt file, you see just one line: “To decrypt files, write to my email” Basically, the hackers do not tell you how much you are supposed to pay for the decryption, and there is no guarantee they will respond to your message, but they want to make you think that the only way to restore your files is to pay the ransom. But our research shows that it might not be the case.

You can actually try the Crysis Ransomware decryptor developed by Eset, to see whether it works on Cezar Ransomware. Also, it is possible to get your files back if you keep a file backup on an external disk. Or maybe you tend to save your files on a cloud drive. Whichever it might be, users often have their files saved in various locations, and they should be able to restore the bigger part of their data if they think about it. For instance, you may have most of your recent documents in your outbox folder, too! So the most important thing is to refrain from panicking.

And as for Cezar Ransomware itself, you need to remove it from your computer. Please note that you should transfer the healthy copies of your files back to your computer only when Cezar Ransomware is gone for good. While it is possible to remove Cezar Ransomware manually, you should also scan your PC with a licensed antispyware tool that will detect other malicious files or unwanted programs. Before you fill your computer with important information, you need to make sure that your system is safe and absolutely clean. For more information, please be sure to leave us a comment below.

How to Remove Cezar Ransomware

  1. Press Win+R and type %LocalAppData%. Click OK.
  2. Remove unfamiliar executable files. Press Win+R.
  3. Type %AppData% into the Open box and click OK.
  4. Remove unfamiliar executable files and press Win+R again.
  5. Type %WinDir% and click OK. Delete malicious executable files.
  6. Press Win+R and type %TEMP%. Click OK.
  7. Delete unfamiliar executable files. Go to your Downloads folder.
  8. Remove the most recently downloaded files.
  9. Press Win+R and type regedit. Click OK.
  10. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  11. Delete the run key with the same name as the deleted executable files (if found).
  12. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  13. Delete the run key with the same name as the deleted executable files (if found).
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