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Is this a dangerous infection

Masodas Virus may cause severe harm to your computer and leave your data locked. Generally, ransomware is considered to be a highly dangerous threat due to the consequences it will bring. Ransomware targets specific file types, which will be encrypted soon after it launches. Ransomware has specific files it targets, and those files are the most valuable to people. You’ll need a decryption key to unlock the files but only the crooks are to blame for this malware have it. There is some good news as the ransomware might be cracked by malicious software specialists, and they might release a free decryptor. This may be your only option if backup isn’t available.

Among the files that have been affected or on your desktop, a ransom note will be placed. The note you’ll see should explain why you can’t open files and how much you need to pay to get a decryptor. It should not surprise you but paying cyber criminals is not encouraged. In a lot of cases, cyber crooks take the money but do not help with file recovery. We have no doubt your money would go towards creating future malicious software. Thus, buying backup with that money would be better. If backup is available, you may just delete Masodas Virus and restore files.

You opened a dangerous email or fell for a false update. The reason we say you probably got it via those methods is because they are the most popular among crooks.

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How does ransomware spread

We think that you installed a fake update or opened a spam email attachment, and that’s how you got the ransomware. If spam email was how the ransomware got in, you’ll need to learn how to spot dangerous spam email. When dealing with unfamiliar senders, you have to carefully check the email before opening the attachment. Usually, senders use well-known company names because it would lower people’ guard. You may get an email with the sender claiming to be from Amazon, notifying you about some type of weird behavior on your account or a recent purchase. You may make sure the sender is who they say they are rather easily. Look into the email address and see if it’s among the ones used by the company, and if there are no records of the address used by someone real, best not open the attachment. Moreover, use a malware scanner to make sure the file is harmless before opening it.

It’s also possible that bogus software updates were used for ransomware to get into. High-risk pages are where we believe you encountered the bogus update notifications. You may also see them in ad or banner form and looking rather real. However, because updates are never pushed this way, users who know how updates work will simply ignore them. You should never download updates or programs from questionable sources, ads being on top of that list. The software will alert you when an update is necessary, or updates may be automatic.

How does this malware behave

If you’re reading this, you are probably already aware of that your files have been encrypted what happened to your files. The encryption process was initiated as soon as the infected file was opened and it did not take long, meaning you may not have necessarily noticed. If you’re uncertain about which of your files were affected, look for a certain file extension attached to files, indicating encryption. As a powerful encryption algorithm was used for file encryption, do not waste your time attempting to open files. Information about how to recover your files should be on the ransom note. Ransom notes ordinarily follow a certain pattern, threaten with forever lost files and tell you how to recover them by paying the ransom. It’s not impossible that criminals behind this ransomware have the sole decryptor but despite that, paying the ransom isn’t recommended. Take into consideration that you would be relying on the people who locked your files in the first place to help you. In addition, you could be targeted specifically next time, if crooks know that you would be inclined to give into the requests.

Instead of complying with the requests, check various storage devices and social media accounts to see whether you’ve stored files somewhere but just do not remember. Our advice would be to store all of your encrypted files somewhere, for when or if malware specialists manage to release a free decryptor. Whatever the case might be, it’s still necessary to erase Masodas Virus.

Whatever decision you have made, start doing routine backups. You might be put into a similar situation again which may result in permanent file loss. There are various backup options available, some more expensive than others but if you have files that you value it is worth buying one.

Ways to erase Masodas Virus

If you aren’t knowledgeable about computers, we can’t encourage you try manual removal. Use anti-malware to erase the threat, instead. The infection could be preventing you from launching the malware removal program successfully, in which case just restart your system in Safe Mode. The anti-malware program should run properly in Safe Mode, so you shouldn’t come across issues when you erase Masodas Virus. Anti-malware program isn’t able to help you with file decryption, however.

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Learn how to remove Masodas Virus from your computer

Step 1. Remove Masodas Virus using Safe Mode with Networking.

a) Step 1. Access Safe Mode with Networking.

For Windows 7/Vista/XP
  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart → OK. win-xp-restart How to delete Masodas Virus
  2. Press and keep pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appears.
  3. Choose Safe Mode with Networking win-xp-safe-mode How to delete Masodas Virus
For Windows 8/10 users
  1. Press the power button that appears at the Windows login screen. Press and hold Shift. Click Restart. win-10-restart How to delete Masodas Virus
  2. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings → Restart. win-10-options How to delete Masodas Virus
  3. Choose Enable Safe Mode with Networking. win-10-boot-menu How to delete Masodas Virus

b) Step 2. Remove Masodas Virus.

You will now need to open your browser and download some kind of anti-malware software. Choose a trustworthy one, install it and have it scan your computer for malicious threats. When the ransomware is found, remove it. If, for some reason, you can't access Safe Mode with Networking, go with another option.

Step 2. Remove Masodas Virus using System Restore

a) Step 1. Access Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

For Windows 7/Vista/XP
  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart → OK. win-xp-restart How to delete Masodas Virus
  2. Press and keep pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appears.
  3. Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win-xp-safe-mode How to delete Masodas Virus
For Windows 8/10 users
  1. Press the power button that appears at the Windows login screen. Press and hold Shift. Click Restart. win-10-restart How to delete Masodas Virus
  2. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings → Restart. win-10-options How to delete Masodas Virus
  3. Choose Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win-10-boot-menu How to delete Masodas Virus

b) Step 2. Restore files and settings.

  1. You will need to type in cd restore in the window that appears. Press Enter.
  2. Type in rstrui.exe and again, press Enter. command-promt-restore How to delete Masodas Virus
  3. A window will pop-up and you should press Next. Choose a restore point and press Next again. windows-restore-point How to delete Masodas Virus
  4. Press Yes.
While this should have taken care of the ransomware, you might want to download anti-malware just to be sure no other threats are lurking.  

Step 3. Recover your data

While backup is essential, there is still quite a few users who do not have it. If you are one of them, you can try the below provided methods and you just might be able to recover files.

a) Using Data Recovery Pro to recover encrypted files.

  1. Download Data Recovery Pro, preferably from a trustworthy website.
  2. Scan your device for recoverable files. data-recovery-pro How to delete Masodas Virus
  3. Recover them.

b) Restore files through Windows Previous Versions

If you had System Restore enabled, you can recover files through Windows Previous Versions.
  1. Find a file you want to recover.
  2. Right-click on it.
  3. Select Properties and then Previous versions. windows-previous-version How to delete Masodas Virus
  4. Pick the version of the file you want to recover and press Restore.

c) Using Shadow Explorer to recover files

If you are lucky, the ransomware did not delete your shadow copies. They are made by your system automatically for when system crashes.
  1. Go to the official website (shadowexplorer.com) and acquire the Shadow Explorer application.
  2. Set up and open it.
  3. Press on the drop down menu and pick the disk you want. shadow-explorer How to delete Masodas Virus
  4. If folders are recoverable, they will appear there. Press on the folder and then Export.

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