.cekisan Files Virus - How to Remove It Fully
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.cekisan Files Virus – How to Remove It

This article has been created with the main idea to help you remove the .cekisan file ransomware from your computer completely.

New ransomware strain was recently detected by cybersecurity researchers. The malware aims to encrypt the files on the computers that have been comrpomised by it and then set a ransom note file, called Readme_Restore_Files.txt which aims to convince victims that it is a legitimate type of ransom note, aiming to convince users to pay ransom in order to restore their encrypted files. If your computer has been infected by this ransomware virus, we strongly suggest that you read this article thoroughly.

Threat Summary

Name.cekisan Files Virus
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionAims to encrypt the important files on the computers infected by it and then ask victims to pay ransom to get the files back.
SymptomsFiles are appended the .cekisan file extension and a ransom note, called Readme_Restore_Files.txt is also droped on the user PC.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files
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.cekisan Files Virus – Distribution

The .cekisan file ransomware may use different methods to be distributed on the computers, infected by it. The malware may be spread via either malicious files or web links that are embedded in victims’ computers. If spread via web links, the virus may land on your computer as a result of a web browser redirect to the malicious link or as a result of having adware or browser hijacker that is causing such redirects. Another variant of getting infected via a web link is if you have visited an unsafe site and clicked on it yourself.

Another scenario is if the .cekisan file ransomware has landed on your computer as a result of opening a malicious file of some sort. These files may be sent to you via e-mai attachments, pretending to be important documents, like invoice or a receipt. They may also be patiently waiting to be downloaded by victims on websites, where they may pose as a program, installer, crack, keygen or other activation software or app.

.cekisan File Ransomware – More Information

Once it has already compromised your computer, the .cekisan files virus may drop it’s payload. It may be located in the following Windows directories:

  • %AppData%
  • %Local%
  • %Temp%
  • %LocalLow%
  • %Roaming%

In addition to this, the ransomware also drops it’s ransom note file, called Readme_Restore_Files.txt. It has the following contents:

Attention!
Do not rename the ciphered files.
Do not try to decrypt your data with the help of the third-party software, it can cause constant data loss.
If you, your programmers or your friends help you to decrypt your files – it can lead to data loss.
You do not joke with files.

My email A654763764@qq.com

In addition to this, the .cekisan ransomware may also add value entries in the following Windows registry sub-keys:

→ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\Background
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\ScreenSaveTimeOut
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

The .cekisan files virus may also delete the shadow copies on the computers, infected by it, preferrably by running the following Windows commands as an administrator:

→ sc stop VVS
sc stop wscsvc
sc stop WinDefend
sc stop wuauserv
sc stop BITS
sc stop ERSvc
sc stop WerSvc
cmd.exe /C bcdedit /set {default} recoveryenabled No
cmd.exe /C bcdedit /set {default} bootstatuspolicy ignoreallfailures
C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe” /C vssadmin.exe Delete Shadows /All /Quiet

.cekisan Files Virus – Encryption Process

In order to encrypt the files on machines it has already infected, the .cekisan files virus may scan for them, based on their file extensions. The virus may skip encrypting files in the following Windows system directories:

  • %Windows%
  • %ProgramData%
  • %Temp%
  • %System%

The encryption process may be performed on the following types of files;

  • Documents.
  • Videos.
  • Images.
  • Audio files.
  • Archives.
  • Other files.

As soon as the .cekisan files virus encrypts the files, they can no longer be opened. The reason for this is that key data from the encrypted files is modified so that the ransomware renders the files to seem corrupt. They can however be decrypted, if you have the decryption keys. After encryption, the files may start to appear like the image below shows:

Remove .cekisan Files Virus and Try Restoring Files

If you want .cekisan file ransomware removed, we recommend that you follow the instructions underneath. They have been created with the main goal to help you remove this ransomware either manually or if this doesn’t work, automatically. It is recommended by security experts to perform a scan of your PC with an advanced anti-malware software. It will remove the virus files with maximum effectiveness and more so, such software ensures that your PC stays protected in the future too.

In addition to removing .cekisan ransomware, we recommend that you try and see if you can restore your files using the methods we provided in the “Try to restore” step underneath. They come with no 100% guarantee, but with their aid, you might be able to recover at least some of your encrypted files.

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Windows Mac OS X

How to Remove .cekisan Files Virus from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove .cekisan Files Virus

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Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your PC with SpyHunter

Keep in mind, that SpyHunter’s scanner is only for malware detection. If SpyHunter detects malware on your PC, you will need to purchase SpyHunter's malware removal tool to remove the malware threats. Read our SpyHunter 5 review. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria

1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall .cekisan Files Virus and related software from Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by .cekisan Files Virus on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by .cekisan Files Virus there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for .cekisan Files Virus with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

SpyHunter5-update-2018


3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

SpyHunter5-Free-Scan-2018


4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

SpyHunter-5-Free-Scan-Next-2018

If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.

Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by .cekisan Files Virus.

Ransomware infections and .cekisan Files Virus aim to encrypt your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decrypt. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.

1. Download the reccomended Data Recovery software by clicking on the link underneath:

If the above link does not work for you and your region, try the other two links below, that lead to the same product:

and

2. On the download page, click on the "Download" button:

3. Click on "Save File" button:

4. Accept all agreements and click "Next":

5. After all the "Next" steps, click on "Install" and then wait for the installation to complete:

6. Run the software. Click on the location to scan for missing or deleted files and click on "Scan":

7. Wait for the scan to complete, it may take some time. Be advised that this scan is not 100% guaranteed to recover all files, but it does have some chance to get your data back:


Windows Mac OS X

Get rid of .cekisan Files Virus from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall .cekisan Files Virus and remove related files and objects

OFFER
Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your Mac with SpyHunter for Mac
Keep in mind, that SpyHunter for Mac needs to purchased to remove the malware threats. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter’s EULA and Privacy Policy


1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to .cekisan Files Virus:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to .cekisan Files Virus. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to .cekisan Files Virus. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • Go to Finder.
  • In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
  • Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
  • If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.

In case you cannot remove .cekisan Files Virus via Step 1 above:

In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as .cekisan Files Virus. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


Step 2: Scan for and remove .cekisan Files Virus files from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as .cekisan Files Virus, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.


Step 3 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by .cekisan Files Virus on your Mac.

Ransomware for Mac .cekisan Files Virus aims to encode all your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decode, unless you pay money. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files, but only in some cases. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.

1. Download the recommended Data Recovery Mac app by clicking on the link underneath:

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