'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 cyber threats is a dangerous ransomware program, which initiates various problems for computer users. Differently from previously released ransomwares, this virus is not designed for one specific world's country. According to experts, it is spread all around the world, so you should be very careful when browsing on the Internet. As soon as this CTB Locker virus gets inside the system, it scans the system for predetermined files and encrypts them. In addition, it starts showing a huge warning message that claims 'Your personal files are encrypted by CTB Locker'. It claims that encrypted files can be recovered only by paying a required ransom, which can be either $500 or $1000. Beware that CTB Locker virus can easily hide deep inside the system as long as it needs and then may show up on the desktop with its warning message out of nowhere. Be sure that all this is done for making users pay a ransom for decrypting their files. Before you agree to say goodbye to your money, you must realize that this won't help you to get rid of 'Your personal files are encrypted' virus. For that, you should use a reputable anti-spyware and remove malicious files from the system. You can remove ctb-locker ransomware with a help of SpyHunter or other reputable anti-spyware tool. However, for decrypting your files you will need to restore them from their extra copies or rely on such programs as R-Studio or Photorec.
'Your personal files are encrypted by CTB Locker' is typically distributed by trojan horse, which has a task to infiltrate computers without any sign. For that, scammers are actively using spam and misleading ads that may show up to you during your browsing. Please, do NOT fall for alerts offering you do update your Java or Flash Player because they can easily lead you to the infiltration of such ransomwares. In addition, you should double check each of emails to stay safe and never download such ransomwares to your computer. If this virus enters computer, it can easily encrypt each of these files: 3fr, accdb, ai, arw, bay, cdr, cer, cr2, crt, crw, dbf, dcr, der, dng, doc, docm, docx, dwg, dxf, dxg, eps, erf, indd, jpe, jpg, kdc, mdb, mdf, mef, mrw, nef, nrw, odb, odm, odp, ods, odt, orf, p12, p7b, p7c, pdd, pef, pem, pfx, ppt, pptm, pptx, psd, pst, ptx, r3d, raf, raw, rtf, rw2, rwl, srf, srw, wb2, wpd, wps, xlk, xls, xlsb, xlsm, xlsx, etc. After that, it starts showing such alert:
Your personal files are encrypted!
Your important files encryption produced on this computer: photos, videos, document, etc. Here is a complete list of encrypted files, and you can personally verify this.
To obtain the private key for this computer, which will automatically decrypt files, you need to pay 100 USD / 100EUR / similar amount in another currency.
Any attempt to remove or damage this software will lead to immediate destruction of the private key server.
Please, ignore 'Your personal files are encrypted' warning because it seeks to swindle your money. This is a huge scam that should never be followed.
In order to remove CTB Locker virus that is showing you 'Your personal files are encrypted by ctb locker' warning, you should scan your computer with the reputable anti-malware software. For that you can use SpyHunter or STOPzilla. For restoring the connection to your files, you should try performing backup or such file recovery tools as R-Studio or Photorec.
Unfortunately, a full system scan can't recover the files that were encrypted by CTB Locker.. That's why we highly recommend thinking about the prevention of such infections. For that you can use previously mentioned programs. Besides, don't forget to think about the backup (it should be done as frequently as possible). Finally, you can try USB external hard drives, CDs, DVDs, Google Drive, Dropbox, Flickr and other solutions. It is also recommended to make sure that all your open shares are available only for the necessary user groups or authenticated users.
Information added: 04/09/15 02:52;
information updated: 04/09/15 02:52