Iron Ransomware Removal Process (remove IronRansomware)

April 12, 2018

The malware threat dubbed Iron Ransomware isn’t the second coming of Iron man. Instead, Iron Ransomware is a variation of the Maktub threat that targets hundreds of file types to encrypt them and then demand a ransom payment within an allotted amount of time.

Victims of Iron Ransomware will take notice to the ransom note displayed on the infected PC where it gives users only hours to pay a ransom before it claims to delete the files that it initially encrypted. Iron Ransomware gives computer users the proper instructions for making a ransom payment in Bitcoins. Those who opt to pay the ransom are not guaranteed a decryption code or method.

Instead of taking a risk by paying the ransom demanded by Iron Ransomware, it is best to first eliminate the threat using an antimalware tool and then seek a system backup to restore all files that Iron Ransomware encrypted.

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

Why should you remove Iron Ransomware?

If Iron 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 Iron 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 Iron Ransomware removal process.

How can you manually remove Iron Ransomware

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

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

Leave a Reply

IMPORTANT! To be able to proceed, you need to solve the following simple math.
Please leave these two fields as is:
What is 6 + 6 ?