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All my pictures are now STAWJTC Files

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#1 mykee22


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Posted 17 July 2015 - 05:22 PM

I could not find anything on line about this type of file. I even moved some pictures to a different computer with the same results. I have ran all kinds of different scans and they still wont open. Please help ... thanks 

Edited by Chris Cosgrove, 17 July 2015 - 05:35 PM.
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#2 Sintharius


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Posted 17 July 2015 - 05:29 PM


It appears that you are infected with a ransomware known as CTB-Locker. Please read the information below.

The newest variants of CTB-Locker typically encrypt all data files and rename them as a file with a 6-7 length extension with random characters. The newer variants also do not always leave a ransom note if the malware fails to change the background, like it generally does. Compounding matters, the newer CTB-Locker infection has been seen in combination with KEYHolderTorrentLocker (fake Cryptolocker) or CryptoWall ransomware. Unfortunately, there is still no known method of decrypting your files without paying the ransom and with dual infections, that means paying both ransoms.

A repository of all current knowledge regarding this infection is provided by Grinler (aka Lawrence Abrams), in this tutorial: CTB Locker and Critroni Ransomware Information Guide and FAQ

There is also an ongoing discussion in this topic: CTB Locker or DecryptAllFiles.txt Encrypting Ransomware Support & Discussion.

To avoid confusion I have asked a Moderator to close this topic. Good luck.


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