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‘.onion File Extension’ Ransomware Removal Process

April 20, 2017 – 9:57 am
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‘.onion File Extension’ Ransomware is a threat known to encrypt files and tag each of them with the .onion file extension, which is where the malware gets its name. It is believed by many computer security experts that ‘.onion File Extension’ Ransomware is a variation of the popularized Dharma Ransomware, which is known to conduct the same file encryption activities on an infected Windows PC.

Computer users victimized by ‘.onion File Extension’ Ransomware should look to restoring their encrypted files from a backup copy instead of making the substantial ransom payment, which may cost them hundreds to thousands of dollars.

Are you getting popups from '.onion File Extension' Ransomware? Have you identified that you have '.onion File Extension' Ransomware installed on your computer? Do you wish to remove '.onion File Extension' Ransomware completely from your computer?

Why should you remove '.onion File Extension' Ransomware?

If '.onion File Extension' Ransomware resides on your computer, it can potentially damage your personal files or you may end up losing data stored on your system. Research has shown that '.onion File Extension' Ransomware may have the ability to make your computer vulnerable to remote attacks which could result, initially, in loss of money, possibly identity theft, and, eventually, a painstaking '.onion File Extension' Ransomware removal process.

How can you manually remove '.onion File Extension' Ransomware

Manual removal of '.onion File Extension' Ransomware may not be for everyone. Each manual '.onion File Extension' Ransomware removal step must be followed delicately to completely remove all related files and registry entries from your computer. If you are unsure or have doubts about editing your system registry, then we recommend that you use the automatic '.onion File Extension' Ransomware removal process.

'.onion File Extension' Ransomware can be removed manually by following the steps below.

  1. With all programs closed, click the Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
  2. Locate the Add/Remove Programs icon and double click it.
  3. Locate '.onion File Extension' Ransomware in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find '.onion File Extension' Ransomware, you can continue to step 5.
  4. Restart your computer.
  5. Close all open programs and windows on your desktop.
  6. Open your registry editor (regedit) program by going to Start Menu, type in regedit, and click OK.
  7. Find all of the following registry entries and delete them. If you do not know how to do this, then you can read how to edit the registry in Windows.

  8. You may need to return to this removal process for removing '.onion File Extension' Ransomware. You can do this easily by bookmarking or adding a favorite to this page by clicking here. If you are using the FireFox web browser you can press the keys Ctrl and D simultaneously to bookmark this page.

    Image 1. Bookmark PCHubs removal process

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  9. Delete all of the following files that are associated with '.onion File Extension' Ransomware from your computer.

    If you need a better understanding on how to search for these files then you can read how to find and search for files and folders here.

    If you have issues deleting any of the previously listed files that are associated with '.onion File Extension' Ransomware, you can try rebooting your computer into safe mode. Booting into safe mode may allow certain malicious files to be deleted. If you are wondering how to boot into safe mode, you can read our process for starting a computer in safe mode here.

    Image 2. Select "Safe Mode with Networking"

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  10. After locating and deleting the previous files you must remove all directories associated with '.onion File Extension' Ransomware by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\'.onion File Extension' Ransomware folder, select it, and delete it. In some cases you may not be able to find this directory. You can still continue to the next step.

  11. Restart your computer. You do not need to boot into safe mode at this point. You should have removed '.onion File Extension' Ransomware completely from your computer. If you find that '.onion File Extension' Ransomware is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic '.onion File Extension' Ransomware removal process.

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