What is CS16 Ransomware?
In this article, we will tell you how to remove CS16 Ransomware and decrypt .cs16 files, but first, let’s consider what it is. CS16 Ransomware is a new version of Cryakl ransomware. Like previous versions, CS16 encrypts user data using a combined algorithm, making it unreadable. Of course, this is a big threat, because, for many users, their personal data is very important, such as photos, videos, archives, or office documents. Also, the cryptovirus adds the .cs16 extension to these files, rather, the cryptovirus uses a compound extension of the following type: firstname.lastname@example.org-CS_1.6.id-.fname-NEWS.RTF.cs16. The virus can create a text file note or replace desktop wallpaper with an image with the demands of intruders.
The amount of the ransom may be unthinkable and reach several hundred dollars. Of course, there is no need to pay the fraudsters, because no one guarantees that your files will be really decrypted. We strongly recommend that you use our guides to remove CS16 Ransomware and decrypt your files.
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How to remove CS16 from your computer?
You may try to use anti-malware tool to remove CS16 ransomware from your computer. Newly advanced ransomware detection technology is able to run an instant ransomware scan, which is perfect to protect your computer in case of a new ransomware attack.
How to decrypt .CS16 files?
Once you’ve removed the virus, you are probably thinking of recovering files from encryption. Let’s take a look at possible ways of decrypting your data.
Recover data with Data Recovery
- Download and install Data Recovery
- Select drives and folders with your files, then click Scan.
- Choose all the files in a folder, then press on Restore button.
- Manage export location.
Restore data with automated decryption tools
Unfortunately, due to the novelty of CS16 ransomware, there are no available automatic decryptors for this encryptor yet. Still, there is no need to invest in the malicious scheme by paying a ransom. You are able to recover files manually.
You can try to use one of these methods in order to restore your encrypted data manually.
Restore data with Windows Previous Versions
This feature is working on Windows Vista (not Home version), Windows 7 and later versions. Windows saves copies of files and folders which you can use to restore data on your computer. In order to restore data from Windows Backup, take the following steps:
- Open My Computer and search for the folders you want to restore;
- Right-click on the folder and choose Restore previous versions option;
- The option will show you the list of all the previous copies of the folder;
- Select restore date and the option you need: Open, Copy and Restore.
Restore the system with System Restore
You can always try to use System Restore in order to roll back your system to its condition before infection infiltration. All the Windows versions include this option.
- Type restore in the Search tool;
- Click on the result;
- Choose restore point before the infection infiltration;
- Follow the on-screen instructions.
Written by Rami D