SuddenTax Ransomware Removal Process (remove SuddenTaxRansomware)

February 16, 2018

SuddenTax Ransomware is a dangerous malware threat that may be loaded on a computer after opening a spam email attachment or a download from a malicious website. Once SuddenTax Ransomware has loaded on a vulnerable PC it is prone to encrypting several files just before displaying a ransom notification demanding that the user setup a Bitcoin payment to supposedly get a decryption key.

SuddenTax Ransomware will claim that a decryption key paid for by Bitcoins, as much as 2 BTC equal to nearly $20,000 usd, will unlock the files. No computer user in their right mind will pay such a fee, which leaves SuddenTax Ransomware to be a wasted threat that will cause destruction on a PC. In an effort to fix the issues that come with SuddenTax Ransomware PC users should use an antispyware resource to eliminate SuddenTax Ransomware and then use a system backup to restore all encrypted files.

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

Why should you remove SuddenTax Ransomware?

If SuddenTax 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 SuddenTax 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 SuddenTax Ransomware removal process.

How can you manually remove SuddenTax Ransomware

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

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

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