KwaakLocked Ransomware Removal Process (remove KwaakLockedRansomware)

June 13, 2018

KwaakLocked Ransomware is another threat that touts file encryption functions where it may encrypt several files on a PC leaving it performing poorly or suffering from system errors due to an inability to read files that were encrypted. Those victimized by KwaakLocked Ransomware will want to take the necessary precautions of first eliminating KwaakLocked Ransomware using an antispyware tool. After removal of KwaakLocked Ransomware has been successfully executed, the task of restoring all files that KwaakLocked Ransomware initially encrypted by start.

Using a system backup is the sure way of restoring files encrypted by KwaakLocked Ransomware. Otherwise, paying the ransom demanded by KwaakLocked Ransomware in hopes to get a decryption code may let victimized computer users down in the long run after discovering that KwaakLocked Ransomware fails to deliver on its promises. In the end, KwaakLocked Ransomware is a malicious threat created by money-hungry hackers and it cannot be trusted.

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

Why should you remove KwaakLocked Ransomware?

If KwaakLocked 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 KwaakLocked 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 KwaakLocked Ransomware removal process.

How can you manually remove KwaakLocked Ransomware

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

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

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