What is Muslut?
Based on some factors, Muslut is a renewed version of STOP Ransomware, which is increasingly spreading around the world. It encrypts the user’s personal data, including office documents, audio, video, and much more, in a word, files that are of value to ordinary users or employees of large companies. This creates a special note file _readme.txt that contains information about the methods of redemption.
It is worth noting that the cryptovirus will make user data unsuitable for further use changing its extensions to .muslut, and can also remove shadow copies of files or system restore points, in order to complicate the decryption of files. Despite the fact that the note is written in English, it is worth considering that this cryptovirus has already spread throughout the world. Below we have the description, content and image of the note:
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.
You can get and look video overview decrypt tool:
Price of private key and decrypt software is $980.
Discount 50% available if you contact us first 72 hours, that’s price for you is $490.
Please note that you’ll never restore your data without payment.
Check your e-mail “Spam” or “Junk” folder if you don’t get answer more than 6 hours.
To get this software you need write on our e-mail:
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Your personal ID:
If you’ll analyze the notes that are created by STOP Ransomware’s, then you may notice that these notes are very similar. Fraudsters demand a ransom of $980 from the user, offering a very favorable discount of 50% in case the user pays within 72 hours. However, this is the scammers trick. Also, I cannot imagine, that I need to pay almost 1000 dollars for false promises. You need to carefully read our recommendations, which we have indicated below, to try to delete Muslut and decrypt your files. There is no point in paying money, as there are no guarantees that your files will be decrypted in reality.
How to remove Muslut from your computer?
You may try to use anti-malware tool to remove Muslut ransomware from your computer. Newly advanced ransomware detection technology is able to run an instant ransomware scan, which is perfect to protect your computer in case of a new ransomware attack.
How to decrypt .Muslut files?
Once you’ve removed the virus, you are probably thinking of recovering files from encryption. Let’s take a look at possible ways of decrypting your data.
Recover data with Data Recovery
- Download and install Data Recovery
- Select drives and folders with your files, then click Scan.
- Choose all the files in a folder, then press on Restore button.
- Manage export location.
Restore data with automated decryption tools
Unfortunately, due to the novelty of Muslut ransomware, there are no available automatic decryptors for this encryptor yet. Still, there is no need to invest in the malicious scheme by paying a ransom. You are able to recover files manually.
You can try to use one of these methods in order to restore your encrypted data manually.
Restore data with Windows Previous Versions
This feature is working on Windows Vista (not Home version), Windows 7 and later versions. Windows saves copies of files and folders which you can use to restore data on your computer. In order to restore data from Windows Backup, take following steps:
- Open My Computer and search for the folders you want to restore;
- Right-click on the folder and choose Restore previous versions option;
- The option will show you the list of all the previous copies of the folder;
- Select restore date and the option you need: Open, Copy and Restore.
Restore the system with System Restore
You can always try to use System Restore in order to roll back your system to its condition before infection infiltration. All the Windows versions include this option.
- Type restore in the Search tool;
- Click on the result;
- Choose restore point before the infection infiltration;
- Follow the on-screen instructions.
Written by Rami D