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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Effective ways to erase CTB-Locker.

"The Desktop shows the "Your personal files are encrypted by CTB-Locker". She told me that she can still browse the internet but she cannot open any files that are stored locally. Is there a way to fix this and get her files back ?"

Are you  encountering the same problem and in need of removal assistance? Don't worry, just keep reading the post below, and you can find the answers soon.

Description of CTB-Locker.

CTB-Locker is a kind of ransomware virus which can encrypts files then ask for ransom to get your files back. CTB-Locker is distributed via emails disguised as PDF files of bills, complaints, and other business transactions. It is usually sent as ZIP attachments.
CTB-Locker is a virus that targets all versions of Windows including Windows XP, Window Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8, and a member of the Cryptographic family that scans computer files basically. Once scanned, the files will be encrypted or in other words “locked”. The user of the computer won’t be able to access his files unless he pays the ransom.

As introduced above, CTB-Locker is distributed by emails disguised as PDF files. Once you carelessly click the link, it will intrude your operating system. When you are first infected with CTB Locker, it will scan your computer for data files and encrypt them so they are no longer accessible. In the past any file that was encrypted would have its file extension changed to CTB or CTB2. The current version now adds a random file extension to encrypted files. The infection will then open a ransom screen that states that your data was encrypted and prompts you to follow the instructions on the screen to learn how to purchase and pay the ransom.

How does CTB-Locker get into your computer? In fact, CTB-Locker can intrude your computer by suspicious downloads including freeware, shareware, codecs and so on. And it is also promoted by malicious advertisements and search results. In addition, CTB-Locker may be installed by a Trojan horse, which gets into computer via insecure websites and files exchange websites.

How to erase CTB-Locker effectively?

Solution one : Erase CTB-Locker manually.
Solution two: Remove CTB-Locker automatically with the SpyHunter.

Solution one: Erase CTB-Locker manually.

Step 1: Restart your computer in safe mode with networking.

 (1) Restart your computer, as your computer restarts but before Windows launches, tap "F8" key constantly.
(2) Use the arrow keys to highlight the " Safe Mode With Networking" option.
(3) Then press Enter.

Step 2: End all running processes of CTB-Locker.

Press Alt+Ctrl+Del keys together to open Task Manger. After opening the windows, then stop all the runnign processes about CTB-Locker.

Step 3:  Show all hidden files and clean all the malicious files about CTB-Locker.

(1) Click the Start button and choose Control Panel.
(2) Clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then find Folder Options then double-click on it.

(3) In the pop-up dialog box, click the View tab and uncheck Hide protected operating system files.

(4) Click OK .

Step 4: Remove  CTB-Locker from your browsers:

Remove CTB-Locker from Internet Explorer.

1. Go for Alt + T and then click on Internet Option.
2. Select the "Advanced" tab and then click on the "Reset" button.

3. Move to the "Reset Internet Explorer setting", and then select "Delete personal setting" and press on "Reset" option.
4. Next, click on "close" and then OK to have modifications saved.
5. Click on the tabs Alt+T and go for Manage Add-ons. Move to Toolbars and Extensions, delete your unwanted extensions.

Remove CTB-Locker from Mozilla Firefox

1. Open your Mozilla Firefox browser.
2. Type in "about : addons" in the shown URL field.
3. Delete the items which have something in common with CTB-Locker from Extensions and Addons list.
4. Then reset Firefox by this steps: open FireFox browser; and move to Help; and then choose Troubleshooting information; finally Reset Firefox.

Remove CTB-Locker from Chrome

1. In the displayed URL field, type in Chrome://extension.
2. Take a look at the provided extensions and delete those which related to CTB-Locker.

3. Then Reset Chrome.

Solution two: Remove CTB-Locker automatically with the SpyHunter.

SpyHunter is a powerful anti-spyware application that can help computer users to eliminate the infections such as Trojans, worms, rootkits, rogues, dialers, and spywares. SpyHunter removal tool works well and should run alongside existing security programs without any conflicts.

(1) Firstly, please click on the icon below to download SpyHunter.

(2) Follow these instructions to install SpyHunter into your computer.

(3) After installation, you should click on " Malware Scan " button to scan your computer, after detect this unwanted program, clean up relevant files and entries completely.

(4) Restart your computer to apply all made changes.

Optional solution: use RegCure Pro to optimize your PC.

RegCure Pro is a kind of tool you need to install to boost your computer's speed and performance. It can repair the computer’s system, and clean up the registry, junk, duplicate files and errors. The best way to improve your computer’s performance is to start with a scan. It can help you understand the current health status of your computer.

 1. Download RegCure Pro by clicking on the button below.

2. Double-click on the RegCure Pro program to open it, and then  follow the instructions to install it.

3. After installation, RegCure Pro will begin to automatically scan your computer.

After using these methods, your computer should be free of CTB-Locker. If you do not have much experience to remove it manually, it is suggested that you should download the most popular antivirus program SpyHunter to help you quickly and automatically remove all possible infections from your computer.

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