CryTekk Ransomware Removal Process (remove CryTekkRansomware)

January 10, 2019

There’s a lot to make out of recent malware threats in their creativity and sophistication that ultimately extorts money from countless victimized PC users. Newer and emerging threats like CryTekk Ransomware have come to the scene to essentially make it easier to get money from victimized PC users.

The actions of CryTekk Ransomware follow some of the same traditional paths of recent ransomware threats where it encrypts files on an infected PC and then demands a payment to supposedly unlock the files. Though, the difference in CryTekk Ransomware is that it provides an easy “Buy Now” button as part of its ransom demand instead of giving PC users other instructions for setting up a ransom payment.

Even though CryTekk Ransomware has somewhat of an easier process for paying the ransom it demands, victims should never pay up the ransom. Instead, it is best to perform our recommended process to first eliminate CryTekk Ransomware, which can be done using an antispyware program. After removal of CryTekk Ransomware, the files that it encrypted may be restored using the most recent backup of the affected computer.

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

Why should you remove CryTekk Ransomware?

If CryTekk 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 CryTekk 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 CryTekk Ransomware removal process.

How can you manually remove CryTekk Ransomware

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

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

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