Todar Virus


How does the .Todar Virus work?

Todar Virus

The .Todar Virus will show you this message, which contains instructions for paying the ransom.

Ransomware (ransom + malware) is a category of computer infections that affect both mobile devices and Mac/PC machines. The representatives of this malware category like LapoiDarusTocue, can be extremely harmful if the attacked user keeps important data in their device. The Ransomware infections use different ways to block access to the entire device or all the files stored on it and then ask for a ransom to be paid for the computer’s or the data’s liberation. In this post, we will explain some of the most important characteristics of these nasty computer threats and will tell you how to deal with them. What is more, we will stop our attention at one new Ransomware-based infection which goes under the name of Todar. The main objective of this infection is to encrypt all the important files and documents that the victim keeps on their machine, and then to ask for a ransom payment (usually in the form of bitcoins or some other cryptocurrency) in order to provide a decryption key for the liberation of the encrypted information.

If you have fallen victim to the secret file encryption of Todar, you have most probably been greeted by a scary message, which prompts you to follow certain payment instructions. The message probably has given you a set of steps to complete in order to fulfil the payment as well as a deadline, which you must keep. However, since you are reading this, you most probably have decided to seek some alternative ways to deal with the infection and its ransom demands. That’s why below we have prepared a specially created guide which will show you how to detect and remove Todar and how to potentially save some of your flies for free.

How do this .Todar File spread?

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

Typically, a Ransomware cryptovirus isn’t a form of malware that anyone can create. This is a type of malware that requires high programming knowledge. However, unfortunately, thanks to its growing popularity, malware developers have created specialized toolkits that make it possible for even people with little to no programming experience to create their own customized Ransomware viruses .

Ransomware is transmitted through several means: links on pages of dubious reputation, programs that in general seem legit as Windows or Adobe applications, or via email attachments. Different social engineering techniques are used to make the victim click on the carrier of the infection as this is required for the contamination to take place. Once the users interact with it, the harmful program silently nests itself inside the OS and begins the encryption of the files stored there.

The next step, after all the data has been locked, is usually to inform the victim about the demanded money payment. Here, each hacker uses their own method, but usually, the attacked user finds out about the infection through a scary message on the screen which also serves to provide specific ransom-payment instructions,.

Unfortunately, if you pay the ransom, there is no guarantee that the cybercriminal will give you the key to decrypt the “hijacked” files. Therefore, it is a good idea to explore other recovery solutions, which do not involve paying a ransom and are focused on removing the infection from the system. That’s why we suggest you take a look at the Todar removal guide below and make use of its instructions.


Name Todar
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.
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Detection Tool

Todar Ransomware Removal

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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).

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

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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!

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How to Decrypt Todar 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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Lidia Howler

Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.



    those were the IPs. I got this virus but after i ran my anti virus and deleted all infected files, my pc went well. But still got the .todar files. Most of the affected files are my downloaded programs but not on the installed ones. Is it oky if i remove the .todar in my file names to restore the files?

    • You should remove the IPs from the Hosts file. You can also try to change the extension but it will probably not restore the locked files. For file-recovery suggestions, try the instructions in our How to Decrypt Ransomware article.

  • dear sir
    i am using that software but not recover my data
    Update to STOPDecrypter v2.1.0.20 with more OFFLINE keys.
    OFFLINE ID: ZivCxija0GBwtwtwD0q4JRy80spT6lUyybPYhot1
    Extensions: .lapoi
    OFFLINE ID: Q2fNGjIEoR7J8UnURFiIH13JGa23UqaNUDz4ret1
    Extensions: .todar
    i check my files in ID Ransomware – Identify What Ransomware Encrypted Your Files
    This ransomware may be decryptable under certain circumstances.

    Please refer to the appropriate guide for more information.
    Identified by

    ransomnote_email: gorentos2 @firemail .cc
    sample_extension: .todar
    sample_bytes: [0xC8B5 – 0xC8CF] 0x7B33364136393842392D443637432D344530372D424538322D3045433542313442344446357D
    Click here for more information about STOP (Djvu)
    please help me please
    my data is not Decrypter
    i chang my pc with new pc my data was not decrypt
    please help me

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