Fartplz Ransomware Removal Process (remove FartplzRansomware)

May 18, 2017

Fartplz Ransomware is a hackers dream come true where the malware is able to extort money from computer users by locking down their PC through file encryption and then demanding a ransom payment. The most interesting part of Fartplz Ransomware is that it demands a ridiculous amount of money, upwards of $54,000 USD in Bitcoins, which comes out to about 30 Bitcoins. The ridiculous amount demanded is completely unreasonable for any computer user. Therefore, those affected by Fartplz Ransomware will need to remove the threat and restore their files from a backup of their hard drive.

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

Why should you remove Fartplz Ransomware?

If Fartplz 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 Fartplz 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 Fartplz Ransomware removal process.

How can you manually remove Fartplz Ransomware

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

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

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