Short bio

Cerber is ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) where affiliates spread the malware and pay a commission to its developers. It uses strong encryption, and there are no free decryptors available.

Common infection method

As mentioned earlier, affiliates are responsible for spreading this ransomware, so there are different methods in use. But exploit kits and email are the most common ones.


Malwarebytes protects users from Ransom.Cerber by using Anti-Ransomware technology.


Malwarebytes can detect and remove {detection name} without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. Then click Finish.
  4. Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  5. If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  6. When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  7. Restart your computer when prompted to do so.

Take note, however, that removing this ransomware does not decrypt your files. You can only get your files back from backups you made before the infection happened.

Cybersecurity info you can’t do without

Want to stay informed on the latest news in cybersecurity? Sign up for our newsletter and learn how to protect your computer from threats.

Select your language