Remove .XTBL File Extension (Decryption Tool)

.XTBL File Extension or also known as Troldesh/Shade is a type of ransomware virus. It encrypts all files stored on infected computer with .xtbl extension. In order to recover all encrypted files, target victims are then advised to pay the ransom first.

Threat Summary

Threat: .XTBL
Type: Ransomware
Brief Description: This ransom virus encrypts selected files on the computer and prompt user to pay for decryption key.

Description

.XTBL or known as Troldesh is a type of ransomware virus that covertly installed on target computer. This virus locked your PC and prevents you from accessing all stored files. It extends the name of all encrypted files by adding the .xtbl extension. It displays a message containing email address and how to regain access to all encrypted files.

Just like all other ransomware virus .XTBL demand to pay for certain amount in order to decrypt your files. This is in exchange for the private key that holds by malware authors. It says that merely paying the demand will let you regain access to your files. In order to pay the ransom, you have to pay it in Bitcoins and contact crooks through the email address given.

Please keep in mind that paying the ransom is not the key to decrypt your files. Cyber crooks only give you false hopes. Paying the ransom would not lead to your files being returned. It was just like spending your money for nothing. One thing is certain about .XTBL virus; malware author will get the money and gives you nothing in return. This is how .XTBL really works. .XTBL was made to extort money from its victims.

.XTBL is just the same among countless number of ransomware-type viruses which retrieval of data is absolutely not implemented as promised. They are all the same in terms of locking the computer and ends up only in collecting the ransom.

XTBL Ransomware

Procedures to Remove .XTBL

Removal steps on this page will help you get rid of the threat effectively using tools and virus scanners. Please make sure that you will carry out the guide in exact order.

Procedure 1: Scan Computer in Safe Mode Using Installed Anti-virus Program

1. First, we will try to remove Remove .XTBL File Extension (Decryption Tool) by running a virus scan under Safe Mode with Networking. To perform this task, please complete these procedures.

Start in Safe Mode with Networking (Windows XP/Vista/7 Instruction)

- Please restart the computer and just before Windows start, press F8 on your keyboard repeatedly. You will be presented with Advanced Options Menu.
- From the selections, choose Safe Mode with Networking. Please use keyboard's arrow up/down to navigate between selections and press Enter to proceed.

win7-safemode

Start Windows 8 in Safe Mode with Networking

- Please restart the computer and as soon as it begins to start, please press Shift+F8 keys.
- Instead of seeing Advance Boot Options, Windows 8 will display Recovery Mode. Continue with the given steps until you reach Safe Mode function.
- Click on 'See advanced repair options'.

win8-recovery

- Then, click on Troubleshoot.
- Next, please select Advanced options.
- On the next window, please choose Windows Startup Settings.
- Lastly, click on Restart button. Windows 8 will now restart and boot into Advanced Boot Option wherein you can run the system in Safe Mode with Networking.

win8-safemode

2. Open your installed anti-virus programs and update it to the most recent version by automatically downloading necessary updates.

3. Thoroughly scan the computer and remove all identified threats. Do not restart or turn off the computer after the scan process. You still need to run another scan. Please follow the next procedure.

Procedure 2: Scan and remove .XTBL files with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

To remove .XTBL, download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. This tool is effective in getting rid of Trojans, viruses and malware.

Download Removal Tool

1. After downloading, please install the program using the default settings.

2. At the end of the installation, please make sure that it will download necessary updates.

3. Once update has completed, MBAM will launch.

MBAM Scanner

4. Select SCAN from the top menu. Then, click on Threat Scan (Recommended) section.

5. Click on Start Scan to thoroughly scan the computer. Remove all threats detected by this anti-malware program after the process.

Procedure 3: Run Microsoft Safety Scanner to remove .XTBL components.

MS Safety Scanner is a free security tool that offers on-demand virus scanning and helps remove threats from the infected computer. It is a stand-alone program that works even with existing antivirus program.

Important: Each download of Microsoft Safety Scanner expires 10 days after the acquisition date. If this period lapses, you need to download the same program from the same location again. New download contains newer virus definition and database to detect and clean most recent viruses.

To use this tool in removing .XTBL, please follow this procedure.

1. Download Microsoft Safety Scanner from official web site. Click on the button below.

Download Safety Scanner

2. Save the file to a convenient location such as Desktop.

3. Once the download completes, browse the folder and double-click on the file msert.exe. Icon for this file looks like this.

MS Safety Scanner Icon

4. If Windows prompts for a security warning and ask if you want to run the file, click on Run. For Windows Vista/7 users, you may right-click on the file and select Run as administrator from the selection.

Run as administrator

5. On initial run, the tool will display End User License Agreement, please accept the terms and click Next. Continue on the process until you reach the Scan Type window.

6. Select on Full scan to entire the system and detect any presence of .XTBL. Then, click Next button to begin the scan process. Scanning may take a while, please be patient.

Full Scan

7. Once Microsoft Safety Scanner finished on scanning the computer, it will display the result. If it finds presence of .XTBL and other malware, the tool removes them automatically.

8. Click on Finish button to close the tool.

Recover .XTBL Encrypted Files

.XTBL Decryption Tool

1. Download Kaspersky RakhniDecryptor version 1.17.8.0 or later from this official website link.

2. After downloading, extract the file to a folder on your hard drive.

3. Locate RakhniDecryptor.exe tool and double-click to launch the scanner.

RakhniDecryptor Icon

4. Click on Start Scan to initiate the process. RakhniDecryptor will prompt you to specify path to encrypted files.

RakhniDecryptor Start Scan

5. Navigate to folder containing .XTBL file and select specific type such as .XLS, .DOC, .JPG, and so on. TEXT file should not be selected as there were reports of decryption problem when selecting this file type.

Select .XTBL Files

6. When done with the selection, please click Open button. RakhniDecryptor will use your chosen file as a pattern to scan remaining encrypted .XTBL files. This process may take a while. Please wait for the scan to finish.

7. Once done with the scan and decryption, RakhniDecryptor will display scan results including numbers of scanned items and productively decrypted files.

RakhniDecryptor Scan Completed

8. You can click on Details to view specific items of recovered files. See image below for reference.

RakhniDecryptor Scan Results

Use ShadowExplorer to Recover Files

Recovering .XTBL encrypted files using this tool may only be possible if the virus did not erased the Shadow Copies of files on your computer. Volume Shadow Service is a Windows feature and is a component of Windows Backup and System Restore. Backup data are kept automatically in the system after enabling System Restore. Therefore, you may never use this feature when System Restore not active on the computer.

1. Download the most recent version of ShadowExplorer from their official website. Click the button below.

Download ShadowExplorer

2. Install this program on your computer. It should initialize after the installation process. You may also double-click the created icon to run ShadowExplorer.

Click Icon

3. On main interface, click on the Drive Path at upper left corner to list all Volume Shadow Copies kept on your computer.

Select Drive

4. Select preferred time and date you wish to restore. It is suggested to select the most recent copy before the .XTBL infection.

5. Right-click on the folder you wish to restore. Then, click on Export.

Export Files

6. ShadowExplorer will prompt for the new location of files to recover. Please specify the path where you want to save copies of your files.

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