Remove .Litar Virus File Ransomware (+File Recovery)

About .Litar Virus File

How to remove .Litar Virus
.Litar virus is another strain from the Stop/Djvu Ransomware family. It will modify the extension of your files to .Litar

When the encryptng is finished .Litar Ransomware will leave a _readme.txt file which will hold instructions for you to follow


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The Ransomware threats like .Litar, .Nusar and .Lotep are still some of the most widespread forms of computer malware and the hackers that use them always seem to find ways to trick their victims into getting their computers infected with this malware. Most of you are probably well aware of the properties of a Ransomware cryptovirus, but to make sure that we are all on the same page, let’s quickly go over the main qualities and abilities of those nasty infections. A Ransomware cryptovirus (such as the new .Litar threat) is a dangerous computer program that uses data encryption on the user’s files. This encryption doesn’t harm the files, but it makes them inaccessible. Usually, without the corresponding key to a given encryption algorithm, any file locked by this encryption cannot be opened or used. The goal of the hackers behind threats like .Litar is to extort money from the people whose computers they have infected. As soon as the virus has managed to locked the personal files of the user whose machine it has invaded, it makes its presence known through a note that gets displayed on the Desktop. The contents of the note could vary from one version of a cryptovirus to the other but they almost always contain some form of a ransom demand combined with specific instructions on how exactly the user is supposed to carry out the payment.

What’s the best action to take against a threat like .Litar Virus File?

Many people, when faced with the choice of whether to pay the ransom and hopefully get their data restored or face the uncertainty of seeking alternative ways of recovering their files, go for the former option, hoping that if they pay, their encryption-related problem would go away and they wouldn’t have to deal with this issue any more. However, the problem here is that there is a lot of uncertainty about paying the ransom as well. After all, is there really a way to trust the hackers and their promises to give you a decryption key? Or what if the key sent to you doesn’t really work? And, needless to say, no matter what happens to your files after you pay and no matter whether you get the back or not, the money sent to the criminals is gone for good and you cannot do anything to change that. On top of it all, you will still be left to remove .Litar from your computer anyway. Considering all this, we suggest that you, instead of paying the money and trusting the promises of anonymous online criminals, have a look at our guide and use the instructions offered in it – they will help you remove .Litar, after which you can focus on data recovery. We have several suggested methods on our site that you can use as a means of restoring your files and while we cannot promise miracles, it’s still better than nothing and will not cost you money to try out the suggested alternatives.


Name .Litar
Type Ransomware
Danger Level  High (.Litar Ransomware encrypts all types of files)
Symptoms .Litar Ransomware is hard to detect and aside from increased use of RAM and CPU, there would barely be any other visible red flags.
Distribution Method  Most of the time, Trojans get distributed through spam e-mails and social network messages, malicious ads, shady and pirated downloads, questionable torrents and other similar methods.


Remove .Litar Virus File Ransomware Guide

1: Preparations

Note: Before you go any further, we advise you to bookmark this page or have it open on a separate device such as your smartphone or another PC. Some of the steps might require you to exit your browser on this PC.

2: Task Manager

Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to enter the Task Manager. Go to the Tab labeled Processes (Details for Win 8/10). Carefully look through the list of processes that are currently active on you PC.

If any of them seems shady, consumes too much RAM/CPU or has some strange description or no description at all, right-click on it, select Open File Location and delete everything there.

Also, even if you do not delete the files, be sure to stop the process by right-clicking on it and selecting End Process.

3: IP related to .Litar

Go to c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts. Open the hosts file with notepad.

Find where it says Localhost and take a look below that. 

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If you see any IP addresses there (below Localhost) send them to us here, in the comments since they might be coming from the .Litar.


4: Disable Startup programs

Re-open the Start Menu and type msconfig.

Click on the first search result. In the next window, go to the Startup tab. If you are on Win 10,  it will send you to the Startup part of the task manager instead, as in the picture:

If you see any sketchy/shady looking entries in the list with an unknown manufacturer or a manufacturer name that looks suspicious as there could be a link between them and .Litar , disable those programs and select OK.

5: Registry Editor

Press Windows key + R and in the resulting window type regedit.

Now, press Ctrl + F and type the name of the virus.

Delete everything that gets found. If you are not sure about whether to delete something, do not hesitate to ask us in the comments. Keep in mind that if you delete the wrong thing, you might cause all sorts of issues to your PC.

6: Deleting potentially malicious data – .Litar

Type each of the following locations in the Windows search box and hit enter to open the locations:






Delete everything you see in Temp linked to .Litar RansomwareAbout the other folders, sort their contents by date and delete only the most recent entries. As always, if you are not sure about something, write to us in the comment section.

7: .Litar Decryption

The previous steps were all aimed at removing the .Litar Ransomware from your PC. However, in order to regain access to your files, you will also need to decrypt them or restore them. For that, we have a separate article with detailed instructions on what you have to do in order to unlock your data. Here is a link to that guide.

Daniel Sadakov has a degree in Information Technology and specializes in web and mobile cyber security. He harbors a strong detestation for anything and everything malicious and has committed his resources and time to battling all manners of web and mobile threats. He has founded, a website dedicated to covering the top tech stories and providing useful tips for the everyday user, in an effort to reach and help more people.

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