CuteRansom Ransomware Removal Process (remove CuteRansomRansomware)

November 7, 2018

Little puppy dogs are cute but malware threats like CuteRansom Ransomware are far from being cute even though it’s received its name due to its crafty ransom note that it displays on a screen of an infected Windows PC. The ugly side of CuteRansom Ransomware is its action of infecting a PC and encrypting several files upon loading.

In most cases, CuteRansom Ransomware will come from a computer user opening a malicious spam email attachment or via a download from a hacked website. The backlash of having CuteRansom Ransomware loaded on your system is the action it takes to encrypt several files, which then makes the system nearly unusable while several files remain inaccessible.

Those looking for a solution to CuteRansom Ransomware will want to first eliminate CuteRansom Ransomware using an antispyware tool instead of paying the demanded ransom. Paying the ransom demanded by CuteRansom Ransomware is a risk that may never grant the promised decryption key or code.

Once CuteRansom Ransomware is removed from a system, the user may then restore files that the threat encrypted by using a recent backup of their computer's hard drive.

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

Why should you remove CuteRansom Ransomware?

If CuteRansom 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 CuteRansom 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 CuteRansom Ransomware removal process.

How can you manually remove CuteRansom Ransomware

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

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

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