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Recover Data from Your Personal Files are Encrypted Virus

Posted by Abby Haines to File Recovery 2016-06-01

Summary

Personal files get encrypted by Cryptolocker Virus? Follow to see how to remove Cryptolocker Virus and get your personal files restored now. EaseUS file recovery software will help you simply retrieve personal files from Cryptolocker Virus with simple clicks. Just download and follow solutions in this article to give it a try now.

What is 'Your personal files are encrypted'?

'Your personal files are encrypted' (can also be found as 'Your personal files are encrypted by CTB-Locker') is a misleading warning message, which belongs to CTB Locker virus. This ransomware malware usually encrypts your files like pictures, videos, documents, etc and states that you have to make a payment in order to decrypt them. Here is how the notification message looks like:

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Your Personal Files are Encrypted virus also gives a certain time to make the payment to recover virus infected files. Usually, it is about one hour and after that times passes, the program says your private key is going to be destroyed. This really makes computer users rush. Don’t worry! Here we introduce you how to fix 'Your personal files are encrypted' issue without losing data. To do it, you have to do two things: 

1. Remove 'Your personal files are encrypted' virus 

2. Recover virus infected files with powerful data recovery software

How to remove 'Your personal files are encrypted' virus 

Before decrypting or restoring the encrypted files, you have to remove 'Your personal files are encrypted' virus from your computer first. You can do it by following these steps: 

1. Restart your PC, start tapping the F8 key every second while it is still restarting until you enter the Advanced Boot Options.
2. Choose Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter.
3. Once the operating system loads press simultaneously the Windows Logo Button and the R key.
4. A dialog box should open.Type iexplore www.virusresearch.org/download-en

Internet Explorer will open and a professional scanner will start downloading. Follow the instruction and use the professional malware removal tool to detect the files of the virus. And after performing a full scan you will be asked to register the software. You can do that or perform a manual removal with the following steps:

1. Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command
2. Type “taskschd.msc” in the box to open your Task Scheduler
3. After that, locate and remove the entries of the ransomware.
4. Delete the scheduled task and the file it is pointing at and restart Windows.

How to recover encrypted files with EaseUS data recovery software

When “Your personal files are encrypted” malware encrypts a file it first makes a copy of it, encrypts the copy, and then deletes the original. So, you can recover your data with professional data recovery software after successfully removing 'Your personal files are encrypted' virus. Here EaseUS file recovery software is a nice choice. For a detailed guide, please refer to: how to ecover encrypted files/folders.

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After retrieving back all your data 'Your personal files are encrypted' malware, we recommend you to regular backup your computer with reliable backup utility. Being free and efficient, EaseUS free backup software is recommended. Try it to create a full backup of your computer. And then you can easily and quickly restore your system and data when something bad happens unexpectedly.