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CERBER Decryption Limitations
CERBER decryption must be executed on the infected machine itself (as opposed to another machine) since the tool needs to try and locate the first infected file for a critical decryption calculation.
Due to the method of decryption for CERBER, the tool may take several hours (average is 4) to complete decryption on a standard Intel i5 dual-core machine. In addition, the encryption logic for CERBER also is built in such a way that the more cores a CPU has, the lower percentage chance of success for the decryption because of its complexity.
Similar to some other types of ransomware encryption, some files may be only partially decrypted and may require a subsequent file repair.
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