How to Uninstall Ransomware from Windows

Instructions To Remove Ransomware Manually

Step 1 : Start PC in Safe Mode

  • Firstly Restart your Windows system.

  • Next, open Boot menu via pressing F8 button.

  • Three distinct options will get viewed in Boot menu.

  • Utilize arrow key and select ‘Safe Mode With Networking’ option and press Enter.

Step 2 : Find and Remove Hidden Vicious Files From PC

Show Hidden Files and Folder

For Windows XP/Vista/7

  • Initially right-click on Windows Logo and then make selection of Open Windows Explorer.
  • Tap Organize and select Folder → Search Options.
  • Next, click on View tab.
  • Select Show hidden files and folder and further then uncheck the Hide protected system operating files option.

  • Lastly ‘Yes’ in confirmation window and then tap OK.

For Windows 10 PC

  • First of all press Windows + E on the keyboard.
  • Then tap View tab.

  • Check File name extensions and Hidden items.
  • Delete/Remove Ransomware Associated Files from Hidden Folders
  1. %Temp%\[Ransomware]
  2. %AppData%\[Ransomware]
  3. %LocalAppData%\[Ransomware]
  4. %LocalAppData%\[Ransomware].exe
  5. %CommonAppData%\[Ransomware]
  6. %AllUsersProfile%random.exe

Step 3 : Remove/Delete Ransomware and other suspicious programs from Control Panel

For Windows XP

  • Press Start button > Control Panel from Start Menu.

  • Make selection of Uninstall a program to open Programs and Features.

  • Search Ransomware and other unwanted programs > Select Remove

For Windows 7 & Vista

  • First of all Go to Start Menu and then tap Control Panel option.

  • Next in Control Panel, go to Programs section and then tap Uninstall a program option.

  • Now from the list of all program, make selection of Ransomware and tap Uninstall tab.

For Windows 8 & 8.1

  • Firstly turn the Mouse to the lower – left corner of the screen and then press the Start button.
  • Secondly, enter ‘Control Panel’ in search box, tap Control Panel.

  • Make search of Ransomwarre and unwanted programs > select Uninstall

For Windows 10

  • First of all go to Start Menu and then search for Control Panel.

  • Now from the Control Panel Windows, make selection of Program and Feature option.

  • The list of all kinds of programs installed in the system will get displayed.
  • Select Ransomware and all other unwan5ed as well as vicious applications, click Uninstall tab.

  • Finally at last a confirmation Windows will get appeared on the screen, tap ‘Yes’ to confirm and restart your system.

Step 4 : Remove/Eliminate Ransomware Associated Registry Files

  • Press Win+R keys.

  • Secondly, type regedit.exe in the dialog box and after that press OK.

  • Lastly find and delete below mentioned registry files from your system.

Method 2 : Remove Ransomware using System Restore

Step 1 : Reboot your system to Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Windows XP/Vista/7

  • Tap Start → Shutdown → Restart → OK
  • Now when the system gets activate, press F8 multiple times. Keep it pressing until the Advanced Boot Options window get displayed.
  • Make selection of Command Prompt from the list.

Windows 8/10

  • First of all press the Power button at the Windows login screen. Next press and hold Shift on the keyboard and tap Restart.
  • Make selection of Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings and then finally press Restart.
  • Once the system get active, select Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt in Startup Settings window.

Step 2 : Restore your system files and settings.

  • Once the Command Prompt window get displayed, enter cd restore and tap Enter.

  • Next type rstrui.exe and then press Enter once again.

  • At the time when when the new window get displayed, tap Next and make selection of your restore point which is prior the penetration of Ransomware. Further then tap Next.

  • Later tap Yes to initialize the system restore.

Important note :

If you are unable to perform manual removal and want to remove it automatically from your infected PC then download the tool