Cerber Ransomware demand - any change of getting around this one without paying?

Any way around it?
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Cerber Ransomware ...
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
any chance of getting around this one without paying?  <-- Restore from backups is the only other way.

Few of us in here recommend paying and the odds are less than 50:50 that you will get your data back.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
You can easily get around this.  Restore your backups.

Otherwise, you can support terrorism and send terrorists money to unlock your files... I wouldn't - I don't like the idea that I'm giving money to people who kill and terrorize others... but if you can sleep at night, whatever works for you.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
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John TsioumprisSoftware & Systems EngineerCommented:
It seems that Kaspersky has a decryptor for Cerber ransomware but it must match the version
RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to decrypt the files locked by Cerber ransomware, and deleting the virus from your computer will not help to eliminate the cypher from the files. Trying to recover your files using hacker-suggested Cyber decryptor tool is not safe either. The best decision is to turn to some more reliable ways to recover your data as John mentioned above.

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btanExec ConsultantCommented:
If you have the sample you can try out ID Ransomware (https://id-ransomware.malwarehunterteam.com/) to confirm the variant and if decryptor is available .  Cerber v1 is possible to decrypt and there is a tool (Trendmicro) https://success.trendmicro.com/solution/1114221-downloading-and-using-the-trend-micro-ransomware-file-decryptor#collapseFour
otherwise chances are close to zero. Do backup your files before trying too.

I have compiled a list of decryptor in Annex and also share possible means to recover under FAQ#4 @ https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/28059/TL-DR-Ransomware-Infected.html
feck1Author Commented:
Odds of success without paying ?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
< 1 percent
btanExec ConsultantCommented:
cant go any lower, please do not put your bet in it. If you have the backup, go with that. Sure recovery is not even close to always certain when you are dealing with these fraudster. The tool even if given may not be working after paying and such state is real and can happen again to all
feck1Author Commented:
No backups
I wasn't responsible for the back ups they were
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You need to tell clients to back things up. A carefree attitude toward ransomware is death to data as you have seen.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Lesson learned.  If they can still stay in business.
btanExec ConsultantCommented:
Move on. Once bitten twice shy
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