Cobra Ransomware Removal Process (remove CobraRansomware)

November 13, 2017

Making what’s old new again, computer hackers have created Cobra Ransomware, which is a newer variation of Crysis Ransomware. Both Cobra Ransomware and Crysis are known for being aggressive to encrypt files on an infected PC and then demanding a payment in Bitcoins for supposedly restoring those files. Those who opt to pay the ransom demanded by Cobra Ransomware are not guaranteed a code to restore their files, which is more reason to continue on a path to remove Cobra Ransomware and restore files from a backup.

The solution for threats like Cobra Ransomware is to take immediate action to utilize an antimalware tool to remove the threat and then seek a backup to get all files encrypted by Cobra Ransomware back. Just as most ransomware is a risk for victimized PC users, Cobra Ransomware takes matters to another level to lock down your system through file encryption that should prompt immediate action to remedy the issue.

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

Why should you remove Cobra Ransomware?

If Cobra 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 Cobra 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 Cobra Ransomware removal process.

How can you manually remove Cobra Ransomware

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

Cobra 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 Cobra Ransomware in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find Cobra 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 Cobra 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 Cobra 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 Cobra 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 Cobra Ransomware by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\Cobra 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 Cobra Ransomware completely from your computer. If you find that Cobra Ransomware is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic Cobra Ransomware removal process.

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