‘audit@cock.li’ Ransomware Removal Process

December 4, 2018

The family of Dharma Ransomware is continually growing has hackers create newer variations like 'audit@cock.li' Ransomware to infiltrate as many vulnerable computers as they can. In the case of 'audit@cock.li' Ransomware it appears to be a replicated variation of Dharma that performs the same file encryption actions.

After 'audit@cock.li' Ransomware has infected a PC a ransom note is known to appear demanding that the computer user pay a Bitcoin payment through a provided link. Those who give into the demands take a risk of losing money and giving it to the hackers behind 'audit@cock.li' Ransomware.

Instead of risking the loss of money, it is important that those victimized by 'audit@cock.li' Ransomware first eliminate the threat using an antispyware tool. Once 'audit@cock.li' Ransomware is removed, the user may then use their most recent backup of their computer to restore any files that 'audit@cock.li' Ransomware has left encrypted to get the affected PC back to normal operation.

Are you getting popups from 'audit@cock.li' Ransomware? Have you identified that you have 'audit@cock.li' Ransomware installed on your computer? Do you wish to remove 'audit@cock.li' Ransomware completely from your computer?

Why should you remove 'audit@cock.li' Ransomware?

If 'audit@cock.li' 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 'audit@cock.li' 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 'audit@cock.li' Ransomware removal process.

How can you manually remove 'audit@cock.li' Ransomware

Manual removal of 'audit@cock.li' Ransomware may not be for everyone. Each manual 'audit@cock.li' 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 'audit@cock.li' Ransomware removal process.

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

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