.litar Files Virus - How to Remove It

.litar Files Virus – How to Remove It

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This article aims to show you how you can remove .litar files virus from your computer effectively. The steps in this post also reveal alternative methods for .litar files recovery.

When your valuable files are marked with the extension .litar and inaccessible at the same time your PC is infected by STOP ransomware. The so-called .litar files virus is designed to interfere with essential system settings in order to reach certain types of personal files and encode them with sophisticated cipher algorithm. As a result, the ransomware attempts to blackmail you into paying a ransom in cryptocurrency to cybercriminals. The extortion is realized via ransom message which is stored in the file _readme.txt

Threat Summary

Name.litar Files Virus
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionEncrypts files on your computer and extorts a ransom fee for their recovery.
SymptomsImportant files are locked and renamed with .litar extension. You see a ransom message that forces you to contact hackers for a decryption tool.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments
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.litar Files Virus – Decryptor Released (July 2019 Update)

In Juy 2019 a decryptor for the .litar files virus and its collected so far STOP ransomware offline ID’s. This means that it will work for some of the infections but not all of them. Furthermore there is no guarnatee that it will not corrupt the data. In all cases it is way of attempting to restore and recover the encrypted data.
See this article for more information:

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.litar Files Virus – How Does It Infect and What Does It Do?

Security researchers reported that the .litar files virus is a strain of the infamous

STOP ransomware. STOP ransomware is a typical cryptovirus that attacks computer systems with the goal to encrypt personal files and extort a ransom from its victims.

Threats like .litar virus could be spread with the help of different techniques. Among these techniques are known to be malvertising, malspam, website corruption, freeware installers, and fake software updates.

Like its recently discovered predecessors

.nusar, .lotep and .horon, .litar virus is likely to infect PCs by being delivered by malicious spam emails. The emails that are part of malspam campaigns are known to have several common characteristics. By recognizing them you can prevent falling victim to nasty ransomware infections like .litar

Here is a list of some email components that may be used for the delivery of malicious code:

  • URL address presented as button, direct link, in-text link, image, etc.
  • File attachment presented as invoice, order ID, purchase details, coupon, special offer, and even legal paper
  • The name of a representative of a well-known brand, service, financial or governmental institution

The execution of .litar files virus infection file on the system sets the beginning of the attack. During the attack are executed a lot of malicious commands and processes in the background. You could hardly detect that something wrong is happening with your PC and files.

However, by implementing various malicious changes .litar ransomware becomes able to evade detection, corrupt essential system settings, and set its malicious files to load on every system start. Since the analyses of .litar virus samples reveal that it affects system registries, the complete removal of the ransomware could be achieved after the deletion of all malicious values created in the Registry Editor.

In fact, almost all initial malicious modifications support the completion of the main attack stage – data encryption. To complete its main goal .litar ransomware activates a built-in cipher module. This module is designed to encrypt certain types of files that are likely to store valuable personal information. So in case of infection with this STOP ransomware variant you may not be able to open all your:

  • Audio files
  • Video files
  • Document files
  • Image files
  • Backup files
  • Banking credentials, etc

The picture below illustrates a file encrypted by .litar cryptovirs:

Following data encryption, .litar virus drops a text file named _readme.txt on the desktop. The same file may also be found in every folder that contains encrypted files. Its primary purpose is to force you to follow instructions on how to pay ransom for a decryption tool. Here is a copy of the whole ransom message:


Don’t worry, 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.

What guarantees you have?

You can send one of your encrypted file from your PC and we decrypt it for free.

But we can decrypt only 1 file for free. File must not contain valuable information.

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According to the details presented in the ransom message, when you pay the ransom you will receive a decryption tool for encrypted files. However, since there is no guarantee that this tool is functioning, we recommend you to avoid any negotiations with cyber criminals and attempt to deal with the problem in a secure way.

Remove .litar Files Virus and Restore Data

The so-called .litar files virus is a threat with highly complex code that corrupts both system settings and valuable data. So an infected system could be used in a secure manner again only after all malicious files and objects are removed. For the purpose, we recommend the help of our guide that reveals how to remove .litar virus from the computer. In addition, the guide presents several alternative data recovery approaches that may be helpful for .litar files restoration. We remind you to back up all encrypted files to an external drive before the recovery process.

Bonus: Video containing step-by-step removal and file recovery instructions for threats, like .litar Files Virus:

Gergana Ivanova

Gergana Ivanova

Gergana has completed a bachelor degree in Marketing from the University of National and World Economy. She has been with the STF team for three years, researching malware and reporting on the latest infections.

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