CTB-Locker Virus Removal
CTB-Locker is a malicious program categorized as ransomware. Once it infiltrates the computer it encrypts the data stored on the hard drive and demands ransom from the owner of the infected PC. CTB-Locker demands to follow the instructions on the screen to learn how to purchase and pay the ransom which varies from around .04 BTC to .2 BTC (Bitcoin). It is equivalent to approximately $24-$120 USD. According to the developers of the CTB-Locker, paying the ransom is the only solution if the users want to regain access to the stored data.
CTB-Locker encrypts the most valuable files for regular PC user, such as .mp4, .doc, .jpg and other. The ransomware infection creates three files: AllFilesAreLocked 2326900.bmp, DecryptAllFiles 2326900.txt and sunlrad.html. The numbers in filenames are different on every computer. The creators of CTB-Locker virus declare that these files contain decrypt instructions, however we do not recommend to pin your hopes on it.
You should pay attention that CTB-Locker infection is automatically deleted once your files have been encrypted, so the only threat on your comuter is the Trojan horse. After rebooting your PC, you can access the Internet to download an anti-malware program and remove the Trojan horse. The encrypted files cannot be decrypted without a special key that is stored on a server that belongs to the attacker. However there is no guarantee that you will regain access to your data once you pay the ransom.
There is a variety of methods which are implicated in order to distribute CTB-Locker. For instance, the virus might be bundled with freeware that might seem completely harmless from the first glance. Furthermore, the virus might reach the PC via spam email. Even clicking on a suspicious advertisement might lead to CTB-Locker infection. It just goes to show that users should have their eyes wide open each time they browse the internet.
It is very important to back up your important PC data so you could restore after encountering malicious programs such as CTB-Locker.
Automatic CTB-Locker Virus Removal
Restart your computer and press F8 while it is restarting
Choose ‘Safe Mode with Networking‘
Windows XP/Vista/7/8, Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
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Step 2. Click Run or Open and install the application by following the on-screen instructions (How to Install)
Step 3. SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect threats
Step 4. After scanning, click Fix Threats button
Note: download size is 2.9 MB. Trial version offers an unlimited number of scans and detections for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.
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