CTB-Locker (Critoni) virus

I have  a computer (win 7) with this virus on it. How can I get it removed and files unencrypted?
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
2 Ways to resolve this:

1. Pay the ransom
2. Restore the files from backup

No other way exists unfortunately.

Removal should be relatively easy if you read this blog:


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dawn1993Author Commented:
Thanks for your response. I looked on the web and bleeping computer has a thread going on decrypting the files. I am waiting on someone to figure out how to do it. I refuse to pay the ransom.
Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
Totally understand your feelings with not wanting to pay.  Do you have a backup to recover from, or are you waiting for someone to figure out how to de-crypt the files?

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dawn1993Author Commented:
I am waiting. It is not urgent. I reinstalled Windows on another hard drive and can wait this out. I am hoping in time that  someone is able to help me. I do have some of the files backed up so it is not to bad for me.

Thanks for your help.
Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
No problems - I'll keep my fingers crossed.  Do you have Shadow Copies Enabled?
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dawn1993Author Commented:
Please close it!

Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
Why isn't my comment sufficient as an answer?
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