MegaLocker Ransomware Removal Process (remove MegaLockerRansomware)

March 18, 2019

MegaLocker Ransomware is a nasty computer malware threat that performs file encryption actions when it infects a PC. Through the file encryption actions, which is usually an aggressive AES or RSA encryption algorithm that cannot be defeated, files are locked and the system may suffer from errors or crashes.

MegaLocker Ransomware is a money extortion tool for hackers who are money hungry to the point that they spread such a threat aggressively through spam email attachments. Those who end up having a PC infected with MegaLocker Ransomware will want to take prompt action to remove the threat by using an antispyware resource.

Once one has eliminated MegaLocker Ransomware, they can then restore the files it may have encrypted through use of a recent system backup.

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

Why should you remove MegaLocker Ransomware?

If MegaLocker 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 MegaLocker 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 MegaLocker Ransomware removal process.

How can you manually remove MegaLocker Ransomware

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

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

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