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What is file encrypting malicious program

.Litar extension virus will encode your files, since that’s the main purpose of ransomware. Depending on what type of ransomware it is, you may not be able to access your files again. Also it is fairly easy to get the infection. Users often get infected through spam email attachments, infected ads or fake downloads. And once it is opened, it will launch its file encryption process, and once the process is complete, it will request that you pay a certain amount to get a method to decode data, which theoretically should recover your files. The sum of money demanded varies from ransomware to ransomware, some demand $1000 or more, some might settle with $100. Giving into the demands isn’t something you be considering doing do, so think carefully. Don’t trust criminals to keep their word and restore your files, since they can simply take your money. If you take the time to look into it, you will definitely find accounts of users not being able to recover files, even after paying. Look into some backup options, so that if this situation was to reoccur, you you would not lose your files. We are certain you can find a good option as there are many to select from. Erase .Litar extension virus and then access your backup, if it was made before the contamination, to restore data. Malicious program like this is lurking everywhere, and infection is likely to occur again, so you have to be prepared for it. To keep a computer safe, one should always be on the lookout for possible malware, becoming informed about how to avoid them.

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File encrypting malware distribution methods

Even though you may find special cases, most ransomware prefer to use basic distribution ways, which are spam email, corrupted adverts and downloads. However, it is possible for file encoding malware to use more elaborate methods.

Since one of the ways you could get an infection is through email attachments, try and recall if you have recently downloaded something strange from an email. You open the email, download and open the attachment and the ransomware is now able to start the encoding process. Those emails may be written in a convincing way, often talking about money or related issues, which is why people would open them without thinking about it. In addition to errors in grammar, if the sender, who certainly knows your name, uses Dear User/Customer/Member and strongly encourages you to open the attachment, you need to be careful. Your name would definitely be used in the greeting if the sender was from some legitimate company whose email ought to be opened. You are likely to encounter company names like Amazon or PayPal used in those emails, as familiar names would make people trust the email more. If you remember clicking on some questionable adverts or downloading files from suspicious sites, that is also how you could have picked up the infection. Be very careful about what adverts you press on, especially when on suspicious pages. Avoid downloading from untrustworthy sites, and stick to legitimate ones. You ought to never download anything from adverts, as they’re not good sources. If a program was needed to be updated, you would be alerted through the application itself, not via your browser, and generally they update themselves anyway.

What does it do?

The reason ransomware is classified as very dangerous is due to its ability to encode your data and permanently prevent you from accessing them. And it takes minutes to have your files encrypted. Weird file extensions will appear attached to all affected files, and they will usually indicate the name of ransomware. The reason why your files might be permanently lost is because some file encoding malware use strong encryption algorithms for the encoding process, and may be impossible to break them. A ransom note will then launch, or will be found in folders containing encrypted files, and it should give you a general idea of what is going on. The creators/distributors of the data encoding malware will demand that you use their decryption utility, which you evidently have to pay for, and that isn’t suggested. Complying with the requests does not necessarily mean data decryption because cyber criminals could just take your money, leaving your files locked. Furthermore, you’d be financially supporting the crooks’s future activities. The easily made money is constantly luring more and more people to the business, which is estimated to have made more than $1 billion in 2016. We encourage you consider investing the money demanded into some kind of backup option. And if this type of infection took over your computer, you would not be risking losing your data as copies would be stored in backup. Eliminate .Litar extension virus if it is still present, instead of giving into demands. And In the future, try to avoid these types of threats by becoming familiar with how they are spread.

.Litar extension virus elimination

Take into consideration that anti-malware tool will be needed to entirely eliminate the file encoding malicious program. You may have decided to uninstall .Litar extension virus manually but you might end up further damaging your computer, which it isn’t suggested. Implementing anti-malware software would be a safer choice because you would not be risking damaging your system. Such security tools are made to terminate .Litar extension virus and similar threats, so problems shouldn’t occur. In case there is a problem, or you are not sure about where to begin, scroll down for guidelines. Take into consideration that the utility won’t help with data decryption, all it will do is ensure the infection is no longer present on your device. However, free decryptors are released by malware specialists, if the data encoding malware is decryptable.

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Learn how to remove .Litar extension virus from your computer

Step 1. Remove .Litar extension 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 remove .Litar extension virus
  2. Press and keep pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appears.
  3. Choose Safe Mode with Networking win-xp-safe-mode How to remove .Litar extension 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 remove .Litar extension virus
  2. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings → Restart. win-10-options How to remove .Litar extension virus
  3. Choose Enable Safe Mode with Networking. win-10-boot-menu How to remove .Litar extension virus

b) Step 2. Remove .Litar extension 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 .Litar extension 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 remove .Litar extension 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 remove .Litar extension 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 remove .Litar extension virus
  2. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings → Restart. win-10-options How to remove .Litar extension virus
  3. Choose Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win-10-boot-menu How to remove .Litar extension 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 remove .Litar extension 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 remove .Litar extension 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 remove .Litar extension 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 remove .Litar extension 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 remove .Litar extension virus
  4. If folders are recoverable, they will appear there. Press on the folder and then Export.

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