The Masodas Virus aims to attack your computer and encrypt your files by using the AES encryption method. The primary idea of the Masodas Virus is to attack your computer and then make sure that your files become with the Masodas Virus extension. Then, the Masodas Virus drops a ransom note file, called _readme.txt, that contains instructions on how to pay hundreds of dollars in BitCoin.
|Short Description||Masodas Virus is a version of STOP Ransomware virus family. It aims to encrypt your files and hold them hostage until you pay ransom to bring them back.|
|Symptoms||Files have the Masodas Virus extension. They cannot be opened conventionally since the victim is asked to pay ransom.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files|
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|Data Recovery Tool||Windows Data Recovery by Stellar Phoenix Notice! This product scans your drive sectors to recover lost files and it may not recover 100% of the encrypted files, but only few of them, depending on the situation and whether or not you have reformatted your drive.|
Masodas Virus – Update August 2019
The good news for all victims of STOP Masodas ransomware is that the security researcher Michael Gillespie found weaknesses in the code of this variant and released an updated version of his STOP ransomware decrypter.
So the moment you remove all malicious files and objects from your infected system you can enter our data recovery guide where you will find a download link for the free Masodas decryption tool and learn how to proceed with the decryption process.
Have in mind that the tool is designed to support specific offline IDs, so it may not be effective for all occasions of Masodas virus ransomware infections.
Masodas Virus – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?
The Masodas Virus can infect your computer by using a lot of different types of infection. For starters, it could be sent to your via e-mail spam, where the infection file may pretend to be a legitimate invoice, receipt or other document of some sort. In addition to this the Masodas Virus could also be uploaded on software download sites as a setup or a portable program of some sort to trick you that it is the legitimate downlad you are after.
Whatever the case may be, once the Masodas Virus is in your computer, it may start to drop files in the following Windows directories:
The main idea of those files is based on them. One may be responsible for encryption while other may aim to obtain rights as an administrator. Among the dropped files is also the _readme.txt ransom note of Masodas Virus that displays the following message:
Don’t worry my friend, you can return all your files!
All your files like photos, databases, documents and other important are encrypted with strongest encryption and unique key.
The only method of recovering files is to purchase decrypt tool and unique key for you.
This software will decrypt all your encrypted files.
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You can send one of your encrypted file from your PC and we decrypt it for free.
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Once an infection with Masodas Virus is conducted, the virus may begin to encrypt data on your computer. The main idea of this is to render your files useless to get you to pay for a decryption key. If your computer has been infected by Masodas Virus, then the following file types could be affected:
→ “PNG .PSD .PSPIMAGE .TGA .THM .TIF .TIFF .YUV .AI .EPS .PS .SVG .INDD .PCT .PDF .XLR .XLS .XLSX .ACCDB .DB .DBF .MDB .PDB .SQL .APK .APP .BAT .CGI .COM .EXE .GADGET .JAR .PIF .WSF .DEM .GAM .NES .ROM .SAV CAD Files .DWG .DXF GIS Files .GPX .KML .KMZ .ASP .ASPX .CER .CFM .CSR .CSS .HTM .HTML .JS .JSP .PHP .RSS .XHTML. DOC .DOCX .LOG .MSG .ODT .PAGES .RTF .TEX .TXT .WPD .WPS .CSV .DAT .GED .KEY .KEYCHAIN .PPS .PPT .PPTX ..INI .PRF Encoded Files .HQX .MIM .UUE .7Z .CBR .DEB .GZ .PKG .RAR .RPM .SITX .TAR.GZ .ZIP .ZIPX .BIN .CUE .DMG .ISO .MDF .TOAST .VCD SDF .TAR .TAX2014 .TAX2015 .VCF .XML Audio Files .AIF .IFF .M3U .M4A .MID .MP3 .MPA .WAV .WMA Video Files .3G2 .3GP .ASF .AVI .FLV .M4V .MOV .MP4 .MPG .RM .SRT .SWF .VOB .WMV 3D .3DM .3DS .MAX .OBJ R.BMP .DDS .GIF .JPG ..CRX .PLUGIN .FNT .FON .OTF .TTF .CAB .CPL .CUR .DESKTHEMEPACK .DLL .DMP .DRV .ICNS .ICO .LNK .SYS .CFG”
If you happen to have become a victim of this ransomware, we strongly recommend that you do not pay the ransom and backup your files instead. Since Masodas Virus is a variant of STOP ransomware, a free decryptor could be updated by researchers after a week or so. In the meantime, we recommend that you save the Masodas Virus files somewhere else and remove the infection from your computer.
Remove Masodas Virus from Your PC
You can remove Masodas Virus from your machine manually if you follow the removal instructions underneath. They have been made to help you remove Masodas Virus step by step from your computer. If you want a fast and accurate removal of Masodas Virus, we strongly recommend that you download and run a scan with a professional malware removal software now. This will make sure that Masodas Virus is detected and removed in a matter of minutes and your system is safe against any future threats.
How to Remove Masodas Virus from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Masodas Virus
Step 2: Uninstall Masodas Virus and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Masodas Virus on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Masodas Virus there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Step 4: Scan for Masodas Virus with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by Masodas Virus.
Ransomware infections and Masodas Virus aim to encrypt your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decrypt. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.
If the above link does not work for you and your region, try the other two links below, that lead to the same product:
Get rid of Masodas Virus from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Masodas Virus and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Masodas Virus via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Masodas Virus files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Masodas Virus, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Step 3 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by Masodas Virus on your Mac.
Ransomware for Mac Masodas Virus aims to encode all your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decode, unless you pay money. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files, but only in some cases. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.
Masodas Virus FAQ
What is Masodas Virus ransomware and how does it work?
Masodas Virus is a ransomware infection - the malicious software that enters your computer silently and blocks either access to the computer itself or encrypt your files. Many ransomware viruses use sophisticated encryption algorithm how to make your files inaccessible. The goal of ransomware infections is to demand that you pay a ransom payment to get access to your files back.
How does Masodas Virus ransomware infect my computer?
Masodas Virus Ransomware infects computers by being sent via phishing e-mails, containing virus attachment. This attachment is usually masked as an important document, like an invoice, bank document or even a plane ticket and it looks very convincing to users. After you download and execute this attachment, a drive-by download occurs and your computer is infected with the ransomware virus.
Another way, you may become a victim of Masodas Virus is if you download a fake installer, crack or patch from a low reputation website or if you click on a virus link. Many users report getting a ransomware infection by downloading torrents.
How to open .Masodas Virus files?
You can't. At this point the .Masodas Virus files are encrypted. You can only open them once they are decrypted.
Decryptor did not decrypt my data. What now?
If a decryptor did not decrypt your .Masodas Virus files successfully, then do not despair, because this virus is still new.
One way to restore files, encrypted by Masodas Virus ransomware is to use a decryptor for it. But since it's a new virus, advised that the decryption keys for it may not be out yet and available to the public. We will update this article and keep you posted as soon as this decryptor is released.
How Do I restore ".Masodas Virus" files (Other Methods)?
We have suggested several file recovery methods that could work if you want to restore .Masodas Virus files. These methods are in no way 100% guarantee that you will be able to get your files back. But if you have a backup, your chances of success are much greater.
How do I get rid of Masodas Virus ransomware virus?
The safest way and the most efficient one for the removal of this ransomware infection is the use a professional anti malware software. It will scan for and locate Masodas Virus ransomware and then remove it without causing any additional harm to your important .Masodas Virus files.
Also, keep in mind that viruses like Masodas Virus ransomware also install Trojans and keyloggers that can steal your passwords and accounts. Scanning your computer with an anti-malware software will make sure that all of these virus components are removed and your computer is protected in the future.
What to Do If nothing works?
If none of the above methods seem to work for you, then try these methods:
Try to find a safe computer from where you can can login on your own line accounts like One Drive, iDrive, Google Drive and so on.
Try to contact your friends relatives and other people so that they can check if they have some of your important photos or documents just in case you sent them.
Also, check if some of the files that were encrypted it can be re downloaded from the web.
Another clever way to get back some of your files is to find another old computer, a flash drive or even a CD or a DVD where you may have saved your older documents. You might be surprised what will turn up.
You can also go to your email account to check if you can send any attachments to other people. Usually what is sent the email is saved on your account and you can re-download it. But most importantly, make sure that this is done from a safe computer and make sure to remove the virus first.
More tips you can find on our forums, where you can also asks any questions about your ransomware problem.