Ahihi Ransomware Removal Process (remove AhihiRansomware)

January 10, 2019

Ahihi Ransomware is an encryption malware threat that loads on a PC primarily due to a PC user opening a spam email containing a malicious attachment. When encrypting files, Ahihi Ransomware will return a ransom notification that claims your files have been encrypted and you must provide information for your computer, such as the system name, username, and token. Such data may be phished by computer hackers or utilized to gain access to the infected system.

The solution to threats like Ahihi Ransomware, which take the traditional actions of encrypting files and holding them of ransom to new heights, is to first remove the threat using an antispyware program. Once Ahihi Ransomware is removed from an infected Windows PC, the user will then want to utilize a recent system backup to restore files that Ahihi Ransomware left encrypted.

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

Why should you remove Ahihi Ransomware?

If Ahihi 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 Ahihi 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 Ahihi Ransomware removal process.

How can you manually remove Ahihi Ransomware

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

Ahihi 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 Ahihi Ransomware in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find Ahihi 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 Ahihi 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 Ahihi 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 Ahihi 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"

    safe-mode

  10. After locating and deleting the previous files you must remove all directories associated with Ahihi Ransomware by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\Ahihi 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 Ahihi Ransomware completely from your computer. If you find that Ahihi Ransomware is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic Ahihi Ransomware removal process.

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