WininiCrypt Ransomware Removal Process (remove WininiCryptRansomware)

August 11, 2017

Getting into the thick of things when it comes to malware, new ransomware threats are getting bold and evolving to be more aggressive. Case in point, a threat called WininiCrypt Ransomware has been found to take file encryption a step further by dropping an executable file that may modify the settings on an infected Windows PC. Not only will it encrypt files on an attacked PC, but WininiCrypt Ransomware will create new processes and drop malicious files on the system that could install other malware, modify proxy settings, and create new Windows registry entries.

The actions of WininiCrypt Ransomware are common to other ransomware. However, the aggressive nature makes it more of an entity that you will want to remove immediately from your computer. The removal process for WininiCrypt Ransomware is only known to involve use of an antimalware tool where it is automatically detected and eliminated. The files encrypted by WininiCrypt Ransomware must be restored by a hard drive backup to get your system back to normal operation.

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

Why should you remove WininiCrypt Ransomware?

If WininiCrypt 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 WininiCrypt 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 WininiCrypt Ransomware removal process.

How can you manually remove WininiCrypt Ransomware

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

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

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