Payment Ransomware Removal Process (remove PaymentRansomware)

December 6, 2017

At times, hackers tend to rush malware threats out to target as many vulnerable computer users as possible. Among rushed threats, Payment Ransomware has been found to be one that is incomplete where it claims to encrypt files on a PC and demand a ransom to supposedly restore those files. In the case of Payment Ransomware, it fails to actually encrypt the files and instead may cause other system issues.

Those victimized by Payment Ransomware will want to promptly remove the threat using an antimalware tool to be assured that Payment Ransomware doesn't cause real damage on their PC. Under no circumstances should PC users ever spend money by paying the demanded ransom as it serves no purpose.

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

Why should you remove Payment Ransomware?

If Payment 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 Payment 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 Payment Ransomware removal process.

How can you manually remove Payment Ransomware

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

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

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