WanaCry4 Ransomware Removal Process (remove WanaCry4Ransomware)

August 10, 2017

WanaCry4 Ransomware is a threat that is known to mimic the look of other well-known threats that have scoured the Internet to attack a multitude of computers. WanaCry4 Ransomware uses the name of the famous WannaCry threat, which was known to attack thousands of systems around the world in a quick spreading method.

The difference in WanaCry4 Ransomware from other traditional ransomware is that it demands a high dollar amount for the ransom, which may be $1000 or more in Bitcoins to supposedly unlock your files. Paying the astronomical fee is no guarantee of getting your files back, which is why it is best to remove WanaCry4 Ransomware and restore your files yourself from a backup of your hard drive.

Are you getting popups from WanaCry4 Ransomware? Have you identified that you have WanaCry4 Ransomware installed on your computer? Do you wish to remove WanaCry4 Ransomware completely from your computer?

Why should you remove WanaCry4 Ransomware?

If WanaCry4 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 WanaCry4 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 WanaCry4 Ransomware removal process.

How can you manually remove WanaCry4 Ransomware

Manual removal of WanaCry4 Ransomware may not be for everyone. Each manual WanaCry4 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 WanaCry4 Ransomware removal process.

WanaCry4 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 WanaCry4 Ransomware in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find WanaCry4 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 WanaCry4 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 WanaCry4 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 WanaCry4 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 WanaCry4 Ransomware by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\WanaCry4 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 WanaCry4 Ransomware completely from your computer. If you find that WanaCry4 Ransomware is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic WanaCry4 Ransomware removal process.

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