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Remove .Litar Virus Ransomware (+File Recovery) July 2019 Update


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This page aims to help you remove .Litar Virus Ransomware for free. Our instructions also cover how any .Litar file can be recovered.

.Litar Virus Ransomware is from the STOP/ DJVU family, it will encrypt your files with .Litar extension.

When the encryptng is finished .Litar Ransomware will leave a _readme.txt file which will hold instructions for you to follow

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A Ransomware cryptoviruses such as .Litar, Nusar, Lotep is a dangerous malware program that can use a method known as data encryption in order to make the files that are present in your HDD inaccessible so that it can later blackmail you for the access to those files. The hackers behind such an infection inform you that there is a special key that can unlock your files and you will receive the key but only if you make a money payment to them. The money is usually required cyber currencies such as BitCoin in order to prevent anyone from tracing the transaction. What this means, however, is that if you pay for the decryption key, even if the said key doesn’t get sent to you afterwards, the money you have sent to the hackers would still be gone and you’d have no way of retrieving it. This is why paying to the Ransomware hackers is seen as a bad idea and it is generally inadvisable to go for it. However, sadly, with newer cryptoviruses like .Litar, the options you’d have if you get attacked by such a threat would be rather limited and there could be no guarantee that if you go for some of the alternative methods you’d be able to restore your data. That being said, we are still in favor of the course of action where you remove the virus from your system and then try some alternatives in order to get your data back. Here, we have both a removal guide as well as several data-recovery solutions that may allow some of you to retrieve their files without paying the ransom. Sadly, we cannot offer you any form of guarantee that things will go back to normal – there’s just no such thing as a guarantee when dealing with infections like .Litar.

What makes a Ransomware so difficult to deal with?

There are surely many forms of malware you can encounter on the Internet – Trojans, Worms, Spyware, Viruses and more, and all of them are dangerous and can be quite challenging to remove. However, when talking about Ransomware, the removal of the infection is actually the easier part. What’s really tricky is restoring the files. As we mentioned above, paying the ransom doesn’t give any guarantees that the files will be recovered – for all you know, the hackers may decide to keep the key and the money and there would be nothing you can do about it. However, since the encryption used by newer Ransomware cryptoviruses like .Litar is so advanced, breaking it may not always be possible at the moment. Many security specialists are working ceaselessly in order to come up with new methods and tools of decrypting Ransomware but each cryptovirus uses a different encryption meaning that what has worked against an older version may be totally useless against a newer one. That being said, the guide we have here should allow you to make your computer safe and trying the suggested recovery methods may still allow you to bring some of the important files back.

SUMMARY:

Name .Litar
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms The computer may get slowed down during the encryption and it will probably get its HDD space temporarily decreased because the Ransomware needs free hard-disk space to finish the encryption.
Distribution Method Malware like this could get to more users via malicious spam letters, clickbait ad offers, illegally distributed software downloads, as well as in many other ways.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool

Remove .Litar Virus File Ransomware


Step1

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

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

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

malware-start-taskbar

Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.

Step3

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:

hosts_opt (1)

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:

msconfig_opt

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

  • Please note that ransomware may even include a fake Manufacturer name to its process. Make sure you check out every process here is legitimate.

Step4

WARNING!
To remove parasite, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. Making a mistake and deleting the wrong thing may damage your system.
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Type Regedit in the windows search field and press EnterOnce 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 delete entries not related to the ransomware.

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 out for anything recently added. Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!

Step5 

How to Decrypt .Litar files

We have a comprehensive (and daily updated) guide on how to decrypt your files. Check it out here.

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!


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