Shadow Ransomware Removal Process (remove ShadowRansomware)

December 5, 2017

Following the paths of older ransomware threats, Shadow Ransomware appears to be a newer variation of the famous BTCWare threat that is known for encrypting files and then demanding a ransom payment to supposedly get those files restored. Within the growing masses of ransomware families, the family of BTCWare threats have been aggressive with their approach to extorting money from victimized PC users.

Shadow Ransomware may offer a method for supposedly getting the files back after making a substantial Bitcoin payment, so the payment process cannot be traced back to a traditional bank. Those who make the payment are not guaranteed to get their files back, which is more reason to take alternative measures to resolve the issues that come with Shadow Ransomware. In doing so, Shadow Ransomware should be removed using an antimalware program and then use a system backup to restore all the encrypted files.

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

Why should you remove Shadow Ransomware?

If Shadow 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 Shadow 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 Shadow Ransomware removal process.

How can you manually remove Shadow Ransomware

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

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

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