How to remove (uninstall) Master

Master refers to the extremely perilous class of viruses, which can affect the ordinary user. Most of viruses simply bring discomfort, and the consequences of their deeds can be rapidly neutralized, while ransomware inflicts major harm, and often, you need to waste money to fix it. The most harmful of them is the ransomware that encodes user's data, like Master, which grants greatest gain to its developers, and serious harm to its victims. In this entry we’ll show you, how to get rid of Master, and how you may possibly get back the encoded data without money losses.

Ransomware penetrates your workstation with the help of viral attachments in electronic mail, and then immediately starts to encode information. If you haven't stopped Master before it sneaked in, then your data will be corrupted. Almost all extensions of files, which might be found on usual user's PC can be corrupted by Master. The encoding takes from a few minutes to several hours. Encoding speed may change depending on the workstation capacity and the number of information stored on it. Swindlers demand you to pay bitcoins for the decryption.

The majority of ransomware apply very strong encryption algorithms like RSA-2048 and AES-128, which successfully secure the secret information of big corporations, secret services and countries. Master isn't an exception. We're trying to say that you only have single totally effective technique of data restore: the use of backup. If do not have backups - you can forget about your data, since you can't be certain that scammers that stolen your data, won’t deceive you one more time after the payment. Your files might be decrypted in other ways, but they are not really reliable.

How to delete Master Virus

When the workstation is penetrated by encrypting virus, the priority is not the elimination of the virus, but the recovery of data. Nevertheless, Master needs to be eliminated in order to ensure the safety of new files. It does not matter which recovery manner you will use, you still have to remove Master. The immediate deletion is needed if you prefer the hand restore, or you are going to load the backups, and if you are going to pay those criminals - Master must be deleted after the full file decryption. You can uninstall the virus with use of special antivirus software, or manually. Reliability and speed of both ways are equal, but the requirements for your experience and skill are extremely different. You must be a skilled PC operator to perform the hand disposal without failures. You must know what to do and how to prevent a possible mistake. Deletion via antivirus does not require any skills of the user. You just should download the program, install it and run a scan. Below this part, you will see the complete instructions for removing of Master. We thoroughly describe every single part of removal process, to prevent any errors. However, if you don't like the manual disposal, and want to get the great level of protection against any virus - the best decision for you is to buy the reputable anti-virus. Download Spyhunter to remove Master virus automatically

Step 1. Boot into Safe mode

Safe mode

Start -> Msconfig.exe

Safe mode. Step 1

On the tab Boot select Safe boot

Safe mode. Step 2

Step 2. Check Startup folder

Start -> Msconfig.exe ->Disable unknown programs in the Startup tab


Step 3. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 4. Scan the system with antiviral scanner


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Step 5. Disable Safe mode

Start -> Msconfig.exe ->Disable Safe boot in the Boot tab

Deactivate Safe mode

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How to restore files encrypted by Master

The issue of encrypting virus has only one effective solution - the load of backup. All other techniques which are described below cannot guarantee the outcome. The fact that the backup copies are kept on external media, makes them fully immune to the ransomware. All other methods depend on the Windows functionality, and their effectiveness may be minimized by the complexity of the virus and the absense of practice. We can advise you two extra recovery manners. You might try the shadow copy service, or a special program to decrypt the files. Decryption with use of the special decryption program is pretty efficient, but unfortunately, such a tool doesn't yet exist. Info about the progress in the creation of the decryptor might be found on Kaspersky lab, MalwareHunterTeam and EmsiSoft official sites. Manual recovery with help of Shadow Volume Copies might be made right now. You can use the default functionality of Windows OS, however, there are more user-friendly tools, which will greatly facilitate your task. These programs are called ShadowExplorer and Recuva. Both programs are toll-free, you might download them on their official web-pages, with itemized instructions for their use. If you want to learn more about the recovery of files, corrupted by Master ransomware, we have a special article about it.




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