Blank Ransomware Removal Process (remove BlankRansomware)

February 13, 2018

The days of discovering a malware threat and then removing being a simple two-step task are nearly long gone with the emergence of threats like Blank Ransomware. Blank Ransomware is known to seek vulnerable PCs where it will encrypt files and append the .blank file extension to all of the encrypted files.

PC users victimized by Blank Ransomware will be presented with a ransom note that demands a payment, usually in Bitcoins, for the purpose of obtaining an alleged decryption code. In some cases of Blank Ransomware it may not offer a ransom payment but instead keep all files encrypted. Resolving such issues will be left completely removing Blank Ransomware using an antispyware tool and then seeking a system backup to restore the files.

Are you getting popups from Blank Ransomware? Have you identified that you have Blank Ransomware installed on your computer? Do you wish to remove Blank Ransomware completely from your computer?

Why should you remove Blank Ransomware?

If Blank 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 Blank 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 Blank Ransomware removal process.

How can you manually remove Blank Ransomware

Manual removal of Blank Ransomware may not be for everyone. Each manual Blank 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 Blank Ransomware removal process.

Blank 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 Blank Ransomware in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find Blank 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 Blank 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

    bookmark-add-favorite

  9. Delete all of the following files that are associated with Blank 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 Blank 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"

    safe-mode

  10. After locating and deleting the previous files you must remove all directories associated with Blank Ransomware by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\Blank 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 Blank Ransomware completely from your computer. If you find that Blank Ransomware is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic Blank Ransomware removal process.

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