CryptoViki Ransomware Removal Process (remove CryptoVikiRansomware)

May 16, 2017

CryptoViki Ransomware is a dangerous malware threat that is suspected to be out of the hands of Russian hackers who look to extort money from computer users. The money extortion method starts with file encryption to hold an infected PC for ransom, which is sometimes demanded to be paid in Bitcoins amounting to hundreds of dollars to thousands.

Computer users are warned to avoid paying the CryptoViki Ransomware demanded ransom, which may not even give up the promised decryption key to supposedly restore all files that it initially encrypted. Having a backup copy of your hard drive is convenient to quickly remedy the issue of not having access to several files that CryptoViki Ransomware has encrypted. Removal of CryptoViki Ransomware is recommended to be done first before restoring your files.

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

Why should you remove CryptoViki Ransomware?

If CryptoViki 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 CryptoViki 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 CryptoViki Ransomware removal process.

How can you manually remove CryptoViki Ransomware

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

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


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


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

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