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2 annoying viruses

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#1 hockeypuck000


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Posted 01 September 2015 - 12:13 AM

I have 2 issues that I cannot seem to get rid of. I have searched and searched online and have downloaded several different antivirus programs and nothing seems to be removing these.


Virus 1:

The background on my laptop is locked on a ctb-locker thing saying my personal files have been encrypted.


Virus 2:

May be the result of virus 1 but absolutely nothing comes up online when I search this issue, so perhaps it may not even be a virus. Every one of my pictures I have saved on this computer have added letters to it so I can't open any pictures anymore.


Example: I have a picture originally labeled as family.jpg. Now the file reads family.jpg.scvvjvc and has some strange logo next to it. If I try to open it with any program it says file not supported. If I delete the "scvvjvc" the icon turns back into the original windows picture file thing but still says file not supported no matter what I try to open it with.


Thank you for any help I may receive.

Edited by Orange Blossom, 01 September 2015 - 12:53 AM.
Moved to AII from Windows 7. ~ OB

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#2 Sintharius


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Posted 01 September 2015 - 02:12 AM

Hi there,

You are infected with a variant of a crypto ransomware named CTB-Locker. What you are seeing is the ransom note that it left behind - the actual malware is long gone when it finished encrypting your files.

Please see the quote below for more information.

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.

If you have any questions, it is best to post in the discussion topic listed above.

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

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Posted 01 September 2015 - 06:39 AM

Moved to General Security...the determination to close or not will be made in that forum.



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Posted 01 September 2015 - 05:48 PM

Rather than have everyone start individual topics, it would be best (and more manageable for staff) if you posted any questions, comments or requests for assistance in this topic: CTB Locker or DecryptAllFiles.txt Encrypting Ransomware Support & Discussion

Doing that will also ensure you receive proper assistance from our crypto malware experts since they may not see this thread. To avoid unnecessary confusion...this topic is closed.

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