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


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

.Muslat virus is another strain from the Stop Ransomware family. It will modify the extension of your files to .Muslat

After the ransomware encrypt your files, it leaves a _readme.txt file with instructions to follow:

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.Muslat is a malware of the Ransomware type, or, to put simply, this is a malicious computer program that prevents users from accessing certain files or information, asking for a ransom in exchange for removing that restriction. This type of programs encrypt the files on the computer’s hard disk, making it impossible to access all or part of the information stored there. Once the attack is complete, and with the information already encrypted, the cybercriminals demand that the affected users pay a certain amount of money as a ransom, and that ransom is normally supposed to be paid in BitCoins, which is a virtual currency that guarantees the untraceability of the transaction and the anonymity of the receiver. The hackers usually claim that this is the only way to restore any of the locked-up files.

If you are reading this post, however, you are probably looking for another way to deal with .Muslat that would allow you to avoid the ransom payment. That’s why, in the next lines, we will provide you with more information about the way the Ransomware operates and a removal guide with some concrete steps that may help you remove the infection and restore some of your encrypted files. More importantly, these steps do not involve paying a ransom to the hackers and won’t do any harm to your PC if you give them a try.

How can .Muslat infect your computer?

.Muslat is a very sneaky infection which uses numerous transmitters in order to infect as many people as possible. In many cases, the malware exploits a vulnerability that is present in computers and devices that use Microsoft Windows operating systems, as well as the users’ negligence when interacting with sketchy web content.

Unfortunately, there are various ways in which it is possible to become infected with this type of malicious programs ( .Heroset.Pidon .Davda)- from receiving and opening an infected email, to clicking on a link of unknown origin, going through websites of dubious reputation or installing fake updates of the operating system and of different apps.

Whatever the method chosen by hackers to spread the virus is, it must be clear that the infection process is usually supposed to be simple and as quick as possible and usually requires some simple user interaction like clicking on a link, opening a message, downloading a file, etc. Sadly, most antivirus programs may not detect the encryption process as something malicious and may not even notify you about it, thus, they may fail to protect you from the Ransomware’s attack. After all the files get encrypted, however, a ransom-demanding message typically reveals the presence of the malware and forces the victims to release the ransom payment immediately.

If the infected machine is connected to a local network, its harmful effects are likely to grow exponentially due to the ability of some Ransomware cryptoviruses to freely spread themselves to other computers connected to such networks. This is why it is advisable to disconnect your machine from such networks if you suspect (or see) that it has been infected.

So … What do I do if I’m infected?

If you are already infected, we do not want to lie you – dealing with this type of threats and having them removed may not be a simple task. The optimal solution will depend on whether prior to the attack, you have implemented some security policy (updates of operating systems, antivirus, file backup copies…). Therefore, each Ransomware case is individual and it is important to analyze your specific situation before deciding on a particular course of action.

SUMMARY:

Name .Muslat
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Very few and unnoticeable ones before the ransom notification comes up.
Distribution Method From fake ads and fake system requests to spam emails and contagious web pages.
Data Recovery Tool Only for PC
Detection Tool

Remove .Muslat 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

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 .Muslat 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!


7 Comments

  • Good evening, I’m from Brazil and I was infected by this virus. I recently had a cerebrovascular accident, and even then they wanted to charge me for a ransom, even if I could not afford it.
    my question is, how to revert the muslat file to the original file …
    thank you

    • The instructions on how to remove the virus are available on the current page. For decryption suggestions, visit our How To Decrypt Ransomware article.

    • You should definitely remove those IPs from the Hosts file and then save the changes. Also, complete the rest of the guide to fully remove the malware and then visit our How to Decrypt Ransomware article where you can find file-recovery suggestions.

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