Hand of God Ransomware Removal Process (remove HandofGodRansomware)

November 21, 2017

While the names of many recent ransomware threats are outlandish, the theme doesn’t stop with threats like Hand of God Ransomware. The Hand of God Ransomware is rather silly in its name as it doesn’t have any more of an effect on an infected PC than other recent ransomware threats. Though, Hand of God Ransomware does use strong file encryption to lock down files, so it may then make its demands of a ransom payment known where it claims such a payment will release a code to get your files back.

Under no conditions should you trust Hand of God Ransomware and its promise to release a code to restore your files. Instead of paying hundreds of dollars to the hackers and cybercrooks behind Hand of God Ransomware it is best that you remove the threat using antimalware and then seek a system backup to restore your files.

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

Why should you remove Hand of God Ransomware?

If Hand of God 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 Hand of God 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 Hand of God Ransomware removal process.

How can you manually remove Hand of God Ransomware

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

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

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

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