Remove .Pulsar1 Virus Ransomware (+File Recovery)

The encrypted files may not be the only damage done to you. parasite may still be hiding on your PC. To determine whether you've been infected with ransomware, we recommend downloading SpyHunter.

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This page aims to help you remove .Pulsar1 File Virus Ransomware for free. Our instructions also cover how any .Pulsar1 file can be recovered.

The malicious programs of the Ransomware cryptovirus category can be a real pain in the neck if you are a user who tends to keep important data inside their computer without having a backup location where copies of the said data are being stored in case of emergency. Getting your computer attacked by a Ransomware cryptovirus is such an emergency since once the virus attacks, it will probably be able to silently stay under the radar of your antivirus program while meticulously locking up most (if not all) of the personal files that you store there. The method used to make the files inaccessible is known as data encryption (hence cryptoviruses) and it is a really advanced form of file protection that, when used by Ransomware viruses, is repurposed into a malicious tool of money extortion and blackmailing. The blackmailing part is what would actually follow as soon as all the files targeted by the Ransomware have been locked through the use of the advanced encryption. Normally, the way the victims of Ransomware learn about the ransom demands of the hackers is through a message that the malicious virus itself generates on the attacked machine. The text in the message may vary but in almost all cases it would state that the user is supposed to make a money payment to the hackers behind this blackmailing scheme or else the locked up files would never get released from their encryption. If the ransom is transferred (following the strict instructions given in the ransom-note), the user would supposedly receive a unique key that will help them decrypt their personal files. The same is the case with one of the newest cryptoviruses – a nasty piece of malware named .Pulsar1. If you have fallen victim to this malicious program, we can offer you an alternative solution that will not involve paying the hackers anything – you can learn more about that from “How To Remove” guide that you will find inside this article.

.Pulsar1 File Virus Ransomware

Paying the ransom vs trying the alternatives

Having your files locked by Ransomware almost always means having to make a decision with regards to what to do next. In most cases your options would be rather limited and it would usually all boil down to paying the hackers or seeking alternative ways of taking care of the situation. First of all, we must tell you that neither course of action can guarantee full success. Pay the hackers and you may get your files decrypted after sending them a significant amount of money but you may also not receive anything from that that would allow you to recover your data. In either case, however, the money would be gone for good. The alternatives that we can offer you here won’t require of you to pay the hackers but we can also not promise you that your files will get restored. In the end, it’s up to you to decide which option would be more suitable in your case. Just remember that, in order to save your new files from future Ransomware encryptions, our best advice for you is to always keep them properly backed up on locations where not Ransomware could reach them.


Name .Pulsar1
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Visual symptoms during Ransomware attacks are typically really scarce, in some occasions you may notice increased system resources use but that’s not guaranteed to happen.
Distribution Method Fake online requests end update prompts from unreliable sites as well as pirated content is what typically carries Ransomware viruses.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool

Remove .Pulsar1 File Virus Ransomware


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).



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.

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


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.


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:


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.


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
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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!


How to Decrypt .Pulsar1 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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