Relec Ransomware Removal Process (remove RelecRansomware)

November 13, 2017

Latching onto the same scamming methods known to successfully extort money from victimized PC users, the threat Relec Ransomware is making its rounds to encrypt files on PCs and make demands to pay a substantial ransom fee. The multi-faced threat Relec Ransomware is known to run some of the same methods of other recent popularized ransomware except for actually encrypting files. Most of the actions of Relec Ransomware end up tricking users out of money in their hopes and empty promises of restoring normal access to an attacked machine.

The trick of is mostly comprised of attacks of strongly-worded ransom notes on an infected PC. The ransom notes are bogus and are of no indication of a system having its files encrypted because Relec Ransomware fails to do so. The best approach to take for encountering Relec Ransomware is to eliminate it using an antimalware resource.

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

Why should you remove Relec Ransomware?

If Relec 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 Relec 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 Relec Ransomware removal process.

How can you manually remove Relec Ransomware

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

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

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