SecretSystem Ransomware Removal Process (remove SecretSystemRansomware)

May 19, 2017

There is no big secret about SecretSystem Ransomware as it turns out to be one of the latest threats that encrypts files on a Windows PC for the purpose of holding the system for ransom. Computer security experts believe that SecretSystem Ransomware is a variation of older ransomware, such as CloudSword or others. In knowing that, it is no surprise to see that SecretSystem Ransomware will display a ransom note providing email addresses to setup payment to get a promised decryption key to supposedly restore all files that were encrypted.

Because SecretSystem Ransomware is a dangerous malware threat that is not guaranteed to relinquish the decryption key, it is best that victims of SecretSystem Ransomware never pay the ransom fee. Removal of SecretSystem Ransomware may be done by using an antispyware program that can detect and eliminate ransomware on a Windows PC. When SecretSystem Ransomware is removed, the steps to restore your encrypted files can be safely done by using a hard drive backup.

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

Why should you remove SecretSystem Ransomware?

If SecretSystem 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 SecretSystem 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 SecretSystem Ransomware removal process.

How can you manually remove SecretSystem Ransomware

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

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

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