Remove the XTP Locker 5.0 Ransomware From Your PC

XTP Locker 5.0 ransomware virus is a new threat that some researchers think that is related to the CTB-Locker and CryptoLocker families. It encrypts predefined file types and renamed them with the malicious extension .xtp or !XTPLOCK5.0. Hackers demand a ransom fee for the decryption key that is supposed to recover corrupted files. However, negotiations with the criminals can expose victims to a greater risk and money loss. So it is better to remove XTP Locker 5.0 ransomware virus and consider data recovery with alternative solutions.

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XTP Locker 5.0 Ransomware Description

The XTP Locker 5.0 is a new ransomware variant that is still under investigation by various security researchers. Some of the experts state that it might be related to the CTB-Locker and CryptoLocker ransomware families.

This strain delivers a lot of serious damage on the target computers. The ransomware quickly scans for potential valuable files and encrypts them with a RSA cipher.

The .xtp or the !XTPLOCK5.0 file extension is added to all victim files and a generic ransom note is created with the name “help_decrypt.txt” or “cryptinfo.txt”. The operators of the ransomware blackmail the victims to send them the ransom sum of 2 (in most cases) in Bitcoins. Depending on the target victim the sum might be changed by the attackers.

A typical ransom note can contain the following message:

Attention! ! !

All of your copies of your system have been permanently deleted and the data on all partitions and workstations have been encrypted!
Stay calm.
You can recover all your data by making a payment of 2 BTC (1200 USD) in Bitcoin currency to receive a decryption key.

To purchase Bicoins you can use www.coinbase.com
After buying BTC send the equivalent of 2 BTC (1200 USD) to our BTC adress:
16jX5RbF2pEcLYHPukazWhDCkxXTs7ZCxB

After payment contact us to receive your decryption key. In mail title write your unique ID: {custom id visually resembling a MAC address}
Our email: [email protected]

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XTP Locker 5.0 Ransomware Distribution

There are not enough malware sample available to indicate the most popular source of infection. However the XTP Locker 5.0 ransomware can be delivered via different methods. Some of the proposed ways are exploits in .js and .scr binaries or .dll files. Attack campaigns with links or attachments with the ransomware are another option.

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XTP Locker 5.0 Ransomware Virus – Manual Removal Steps

Start the PC in Safe Mode with Network

This will isolate all files and objects created by the ransomware so they will be removed efficiently. The steps bellow are applicable to all Windows versions.

1. Hit the WIN Key + R

2. A Run window will appear. In it, write msconfig and then press Enter

3. A Configuration box shall appear. In it Choose the tab named Boot

4. Mark Safe Boot option and then go to Network under it to tick it too

5. Apply -> OK

Show Hidden Files

Some ransomware threats are designed to hide their malicious files in the Windows so all files stored on the system should be visible.

1. Open My Computer/This PC

2. Windows 7

    – Click on Organize button
    – Select Folder and search options
    – Select the View tab
    – Go under Hidden files and folders and mark Show hidden files and folders option

3. Windows 8/ 10

    – Open View tab
    – Mark Hidden items option

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4. Click Apply and then OK button

Enter Windows Task Manager and Stop Malicious Processes

1. Hit the following key combination: CTRL+SHIFT+ESC

2. Get over to Processes

3. When you find suspicious process right click on it and select Open File Location

4. Go back to Task Manager and end the malicious process. Right click on it again and choose End Process

5. Next, you should go folder where the malicious file is located and delete it

Repair Windows Registry

1. Again type simultaneously the WIN Key + R key combination

2. In the box, write regedit and hit Enter

3. Type the CTRL+ F and then write the malicious name in the search type field to locate the malicious executable

4. In case you have discovered registry keys and values related to the name, you should delete them, but be careful not to delete legitimate keys

Click for more information about Windows Registry and further repair help

Recover Encrypted Files

WARNING! All files and objects associated with XTP Locker 5.0 ransomware virus should be removed from the infected PC before any data recovery attempts. Otherwise the virus may encrypt restored files. Furthermore, a backup of all encrypted files stored on external media is highly recommendable.

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1. Use present backups

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3. Using System Restore Point

    – Hit WIN Key
    – Select “Open System Restore” and follow the steps

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4. Restore your personal files using File History

    – Hit WIN Key
    – Type restore your files in the search box
    – Select Restore your files with File History
    – Choose a folder or type the name of the file in the search bar
    – Hit the “Restore” button

Preventive Security Measures

  • Enable and properly configure your Firewall.
  • Install and maintain reliable anti-malware software.
  • Secure your web browser.
  • Check regularly for available software updates and apply them.
  • Disable macros in Office documents.
  • Use strong passwords.
  • Don’t open attachments or click on links unless you’re certain they’re safe.
  • Backup regularly your data.
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    Author : Martin Beltov

    Martin graduated with a degree in Publishing from Sofia University. As a cyber security enthusiast he enjoys writing about the latest threats and mechanisms of intrusion.


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