Atchbo Ransomware Removal Process (remove AtchboRansomware)

October 11, 2017

The fight against malware and aggressive ransomware is far from a drop in the bucket. Fortunately, there are tools and specialized resources to eliminate threats like the newly discovered Atchbo Ransomware. The process for eliminating Atchbo Ransomware can be accomplished by using an antimalware tool. After removal of Atchbo Ransomware, files that were encrypted by the threat initially can then be restored from a backup copy of the previously-infected computer's hard drive.

The identification of each file encrypted by Atchbo Ransomware is easily identifiable due to the file extension reading “atchbo” in the case of Atchbo Ransomware encrypting the files. Paying the ransom demanded by Atchbo Ransomware is no sure way of restoring your files as the Atchbo Ransomware threat is part of a scheme run by computer cybercrooks. It is best to remove Atchbo Ransomware and then restore the files yourself from a backup.

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

Why should you remove Atchbo Ransomware?

If Atchbo 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 Atchbo 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 Atchbo Ransomware removal process.

How can you manually remove Atchbo Ransomware

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

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

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