CTB-Locker Virus – Removal Instructions

CTB-Locker is another ransomware that was released in 2015. CTB-Locker targets all operating systems of Windows. The thing that CTB-Locker will to do infect a computer is scan the entire PC for files. All the scanned files will then be encrypted or “locked” and are therefore unavailable for use. The user cannot access his/her files as long as he doesn’t pay for the ransom.

CTB-Locker even includes instructions on how to deliver the payment of $550 USD. It increases every 3 days, so the longer the user does not pay, the bigger the payment. The payment should be bitcoins sent to a specific address that CTB-Locker will provide. These hackers have really found a brilliant idea, but it would have been better if they used it for better things.


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CTB-Locker begins its journey in the spreading of virus when it is distributed through emails. Just like KeyBTC, it also pretends to be shipping notifications. Sometimes, CTB-Locker disguises as driving violations or other corporate correspondence. Emails with subjects like these are hard to not read, because these look like a serious matter. These emails have the malware attached as ZIP files. Or even worse, it sometimes have links that will bring the user to a fake website telling him to enter a 5-digit code to download the violation notice or shipment notification. Once the code is entered, the ZIP folder that holds the CTB-Locker virus has files pretending as PDFs.  

Fast forward, CTB-Locker then blocks the files in the computer including removable disks and even cloud storages, which basically leaves the victim with nothing. Worse, all of the Shadow Volume Copies will be deleted because it has been infected by CTB-Locker. In short, the user cannot even use these to restore and retrieve his precious files. Just one thing to remember, although CTB-Locker is sometimes called a CryptoLocker, the original CryptoLocker is still different from CTB-Locker.

CTB-Locker Virus

CTB-Locker Virus Removal Instructions

The virus removal instructions we have outlined below has been proven remove the CTB-Locker virus.

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** PLEASE NOTE: If the CTB-Locker Virus is on a computer running “WINDOWS 8” see the Windows 8 Virus Removal Instructions

Remember: you must be on the infected computer when performing these 3 easy steps to remove the virus.

STEP 1: Start the computer in Safe Mode with Networking
a. Before starting this step, it is STRONGLY SUGGESTED that you write down our 24HR Toll Free tech support phone number incase you run into any issues or would like any additional help with your PC.

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b. To begin, go ahead and turn off the infected computer and wait roughly 20 seconds, then turn it back on.

c. Next Immediately as the computer begins to turn on, press F8 many times. Pressing F8 allows you to access the Advanced Options Menu. You should see an image like the one below.

Selection the option Safe Mode with Networking

d. Next use your arrow keys and select the Safe Mode with Networking option. Press enter when you have selected that option and the computer will begin to boot into safe mode.

STEP 2: Download the CTB-Locker Virus Removal Program

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a. Now it is time to open the “Run Command” box.

b.On your keyboard, push and hold the “Windows” key, then press the “R” key. See keyboard diagram below.

Keyboard Shortcut Diagram

c. After you have pressed the “Windows” and “R” key, the Windows Run Box will open. Type the following and press OK:

iexplore http://www.spywarehelpcenter.com/remove

Windows Run Box

After clicking OK, your computer will connect to the internet and download our recommended virus removal program called Spyhunter.

STEP 3: Installing the CTB-Locker Virus Removal Program
a. When you see the download box, click the “Run” button. The picture of the download box is below.

Spyhunter Download Box Click Run

b. Now you should be downloading a program called “Spyhunter 4” this program has been developed by a company called Enigma Software. Through their extensive work on Malware research they have developed one of the worlds most successful Virus and Malware removal programs. This program offers easy “point and click” virus removal for CTB-Locker.

c. After this program runs the scan, you should see a list of “threats” found on your computer. These Threats can be very harmful and may ruin the computer if not removed. To remove these threats click “fix Threats” and then “register” the program to permanently remove the CTB-Locker virus and any other threats found.

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*** After registering Spyhunter4 we highly recommend restarting the computer. Then we would like you to make sure everything is working properly. You should notice that the CTB-Locker virus has been completely removed. If it has not been removed or the computer is not working 100% to your liking call us immediately at 1-888-895-6053 and one of our techs will help get it working properly again.

Need further assistance? Call us toll free and one of our friendly technicians will kindly walk you through the virus removal process.

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