Decoder Ransomware Removal Process (remove DecoderRansomware)

November 2, 2017

Decoder Ransomware is a newer variation of the famous Globelmposter ransomware threat known for demanding Bitcoin payments for restoring files that it has encrypted on infected machines. The demands of Decoder Ransomware are very real as it will encrypt files on an infected PC thus locking down the computer and preventing normal usage. Resolving the issues that Decoder Ransomware presents is left to removal of Decoder Ransomware and restoring the files that it encrypted.

Use of an antimalware program will suffice to eliminate Decoder Ransomware but not restore the files that Decoder Ransomware initially encrypted. In order to get your files back to their normal state a backup copy of your hard drive will be needed to restore the files.

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

Why should you remove Decoder Ransomware?

If Decoder 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 Decoder 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 Decoder Ransomware removal process.

How can you manually remove Decoder Ransomware

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

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

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  9. Delete all of the following files that are associated with Decoder 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 Decoder 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"

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

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