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Windows 7: CTB-Locker Problem. Help please From Sr. Citizen

17 Apr 2015   #1

Windows 7 64bit
CTB-Locker Problem. Help please From Sr. Citizen


Great Forums and folks. Thanks for all the previous help.
Sr. citizen now, very, and this is the last thing I need.
Sure doesn't inspire any confidence in our Gov't if they can't prevent this kind of thing.
But, i guess, I have lots of company with this.

Anyway, my PC became infected with this CTB-Locker trojan or virus.
I do use avast and Malware Bytes, but neither apparently stopped it.

So, please, what do I do now ?

Is there some program that I can buy (other than paying these horrible people) that would remove, and even more important, allow me to get at all of my WORD and Excel files, pix, eMails, etc ?

I guess there are three parts to the software i want:

Prevent any new occurrences of
Remove it from my PC, now
And, be able to get at all of my old files.

Read about Spyhunter. will it do ALL of these things ?

Is there a better program to get ?

Any and all thoughts on this would be most appreciated.

BTW: a. I just ordered a new "Smart" TV. Any chance of the software here becoming infected also ?
The TV will only be talking to my Router.

b. And, I have started using an Apple iPad for my eMails and Google searches, etc.
Any chance of this getting corrupted too, or are Apple products, somehow immune ?


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17 Apr 2015   #2

Windows 7 64bit
If I switch to an Apple due to Virus ?


My PC just became infected with this CTB-Locker virus.
Old PC, and might just dump it.

If I get an Apple PC, would it be able to read my (backed up to another external HD, thank goodness) my backed up
WORD and Excel files ?

I read about "Emulators". What do they do ? Do they work, etc. ?

How come Apple products are, apparently not infected with this ? Are they immune somehow ?

BTW: Using an iPad now for eMails and Google searches, etc.
Any chance of using it for this might corrupt the iPad too ?

Thanks, appreciate the help.
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17 Apr 2015   #3

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Not sure Apple reads Fat32 format so if the external is formatted to that :/
Not really a default format for a external hdd or internal for windows ntfs
But flash drives are usually fat32 by default.
I'd add Linux can read either though and of course free
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17 Apr 2015   #4


No solution so far, but you can read about it and how you can retrieve your data.

Remove CTB Locker ransomware and recover encrypted personal files
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17 Apr 2015   #5

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

Apple products are not immune from malicious software. It's just that up until recent times the market share was too small for hackers to bother with it. But that appears to be changing.

The Mac can read FAT32. But whether or not it will be able to understand the file formats of your backups is another matter.
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17 Apr 2015   #6

Windows 7 64bit
New Smart Tv and ctb locker trojan; anything to worry about ?


Have had the ctb locker trojan on my pc, so am understably a bit gun shy re this.

Just got a new tv with dthe smart hub features

Connects to the internet thru my wireless router, for doing searches, etc.
Apparently you can also download from the internet to tv also.

Any chance that my new tv could also become infected with this ctb locker horror ?
Again, doesnt go thru pc, just picks up mu wireless router.

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17 Apr 2015   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

You can also try to get your files back by following this guide: How to remove CTB Locker Virus - MalwareFixes
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17 Apr 2015   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Any time you system has a Trojan you have problems. Yes it can infect anything that is hooked to the infected system in any fashion including wifi.

You don't work around infection. You remove them.
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17 Apr 2015   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium

Have not heard of a virus 'infecting' a television, however, chances are an Internet connection will make the TV technology vulnerable. It is basically a matter of time...
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19 Apr 2015   #10

Windows 7 64bit
CTB Locker: Here's What I've Tried


Have that CTB Locker problem.
Here's what I've done, so far:

a Ran MalwareBytes. It found two related items, which, apparently, it removed
b. Ran SpyHuner. It found nothing related, other than a bunch, 87, of adv and merchandise tracking
c. Ran the MS Malicious Software Removal Tool. It found nothing. Not even what SpyHunter found.

So, perhaps, MalWareBytes actually removed it ?

a. How would I know for sure if it did ?

b.The message from these idiots still comes up on my desktop, and the screen remains Black.

But no timer anymore. Perhaps it has just run down to zero ? Not sure, but don't think so.

So, my 3 main questions now, please:

- how can I tell if this trojan is gone ?
- how can I get rid of their desktop message that is always there ?
- how can I get rid of the Black Desktop ?

Anything else to try ? Other removal programs, besides the 3 I've used, worth running ?

Any other thoughts would be most appreciated.

Thank you,
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