Schwerer Ransomware is a scary computer threat that computer users may experience through a red pop-up notification that explains that all your computer files were encrypted with AES encryption and to restore the files a ransom fee must be paid. Those who opt to pay the ransom may or may not be granted a proper decryption key.
Most times, Schwerer Ransomware will install when opening up a spam email attachment or downloading questionable files from a site that may be malicious or hacked by cybercrooks.
Those affected by Schwerer Ransomware are advised by computer security researchers to restore their hard drive from a backup if one is available. Such an approach is the best remedy to the encryption actions of Schwerer Ransomware.
Are you getting popups from Schwerer Ransomware? Have you identified that you have Schwerer Ransomware installed on your computer? Do you wish to remove Schwerer Ransomware completely from your computer?
Why should you remove Schwerer Ransomware?
If Schwerer 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 Schwerer 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 Schwerer Ransomware removal process.
How can you manually remove Schwerer Ransomware
Manual removal of Schwerer Ransomware may not be for everyone. Each manual Schwerer 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 Schwerer Ransomware removal process.
Schwerer Ransomware can be removed manually by following the steps below.
- With all programs closed, click the Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
- Locate the Add/Remove Programs icon and double click it.
- Locate Schwerer Ransomware in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find Schwerer Ransomware, you can continue to step 5.
- Restart your computer.
- Close all open programs and windows on your desktop.
- Open your registry editor (regedit) program by going to Start Menu, type in regedit, and click OK.
- 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.
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Delete all of the following files that are associated with Schwerer 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 Schwerer 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"
After locating and deleting the previous files you must remove all directories associated with Schwerer Ransomware by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\Schwerer 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.
Restart your computer. You do not need to boot into safe mode at this point. You should have removed Schwerer Ransomware completely from your computer. If you find that Schwerer Ransomware is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic Schwerer Ransomware removal process.