Remove XTLB File Virus Ransomware

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This page aims to help you remove XTLB File Virus. These XTLB File Virus removal instructions work for all versions of Windows.

XTLB File Virus is one of the latest versions of the ransomware malware family and if you have it on your PC, then you are in some serious trouble. These viruses are very icky because they leave behind lasting damage – they will encrypt all of your files making them inaccessible and the files will not be restored when you remove the virus. This means that it is much easier to prevent your computer from becoming infected by the malware than it is to deal with the consequences later. Thankfully there are some tricks you can attempt in order to preserve your files without paying for them and we will give you a precise explanation on how to perform them in our removal guide. Before that it will be beneficial for you to learn few things about XTLB File Virus and ransomware in general if you want to be able to successfully deal with it.

Typical issues for XTLB File Virus

If you are reading this publication, then it is likely that the malware has already shown itself and all of your files are encrypted. You should know that the virus has has been “hiding” in your PC for some time before this finally happened. The time period may vary on case per case basis, and depending on the size and number of the encrypted files it could have been several hours or even days. It is possible to see and eliminate a ransomware virus before it encrypts all of your files if you look for the following symptoms: computer slowdowns, program unresponsiveness, instability. The encryption process itself is quite CPU/Memory intensive and it will load your computer heavily. If you notice a massive drop of performance you should immediately access the Task Manager and look for the process that takes most of your system resources. If it is of known source or if it looks like a duplicate windows process or service you can close it down and temporarily disrupt the ransomware.

XTLB File Virus uses a high-grade encryption protocol when it targets files. What do we mean by that? Simple: if you notice the file extensions added at the end of the corrupt files it means that these files have already been encrypted. These files are not the initial files you had, but merely something of the sort of “copies” of them. The original files were erased as soon as the еncrypted copy came up to be. Renaming the files you see will not help for their restoration, but may actually cripple your real effort to solve the problem.

  • DO NOT rename or remove the encrypted copies until you’ve recovered the original files! You may need them if you have no other option but to pay for recovering your files.

Paying for XTLB File Virus

Restoring encrypted files is certainly not easy and some people will choose the easy way and pay. This could help, but it is also what hackers want you to do.

It is usually not the main intent of the criminals to screw their “victims” (or nobody would ever pay), but incidents do happen more often than not. It is highly possible for folks to  pay, but to receive nothing in return or things that don’t work at all. And there is no 24/7 customer service available to assist you or issue you a refund. Keep in mind that the amount of money hackers want is not a penny or two!

In addition, keep in mind that any money earned this way will be used to improve the ransomware and make new versions of it. This puts not only many more users at danger, but your own device as well.

We suggest that you try the two recovery methods listed in the removal guide and check how many of your files you were able to re-obtain. You can then decide if it’s worth the risk of paying money to the cyber criminals.


Type Ransomware
Danger Level High — ransomware is one of the worst viruses you could have
Symptoms Your files encrypted and unusable, ransomware creator blackmails you for money in order to recover them.
Distribution Method Corrupted executables and archives, email attachments, Trojan horse droppers and more.
Detection Tool Ransomware are notoriously difficult to track down, since they actively try to deceive you. Use this professional parasite scanner to make sure you find all files related to the infection.Sponsored


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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

This is the first preparation.


To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.

If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter
a professional malware removal tool.

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The first thing you must do is Reveal All Hidden Files and Folders.

  • Do not skip this. XTLB File Virus may have hidden some of its files.

Hold the Start Key and R copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

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If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.


Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:


Go in Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.


Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments.


We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to see if it can detect parasite files for you.

Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. End the process after you open the folder, then delete the directories you were sent to.



Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter. Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name.

Search for the ransomware in your registries and delete the entries. Be extremely careful – you can damage your system if you make a big mistake.

Type each of the following in the Windows Search Field:

  1. %AppData%
  2. %LocalAppData%
  3. %ProgramData%
  4. %WinDir%
  5. %Temp%

Delete everything in Temp. The rest just check our for anything recently added. Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!


How to Decrypt files infected with XTLB File Virus

There is only one known way to remove this virus successfully – reversing your files to a time when they were not infected. There are two options you have for this:

The first is a full system restore. To do this type System Restore in the windows search field and choose a restore point. Click Next until done.

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Your second option is a program called Recuva

Go to the official site for Recuva and download it from there – the free version has everything you currently need.

When you start the program select the files types you want to recover. You probably want all files.

Next select the location. You probably want Recuva to scan all locations.

Now click on the box to enable Deep Scan. The program will now start working and it may take a really long time to finish – maybe even several hours if your HDD is really big, so be patient and take a break if necessary.

You will now get a big list of files to pick from. Select all relevant files you need and click Recover.

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