Gollum Ransomware Removal Process (remove GollumRansomware)

July 12, 2018

It's almost a scenario of beating a dead horse when describing malware threats like Gollum Ransomware, which appears to be a newer variation of ransomware that does the traditional actions of encrypting files, so it may demand a ransom payment for supposedly restoring those files. The actions of Gollum Ransomware affecting a system start with its infection process, which may take place due to the computer user opening a spam email attachment or downloading files from a malicious source on the Internet.

The ransom note from Gollum Ransomware will have many PC users in a panic where they aren’t left with many options to get their system back to normal operating conditions. Instead of paying the ransom demanded by Gollum Ransomware, which there is no guarantee that paying it will return a decryption code, victims of Gollum Ransomware should remove the threat using an antimalware tool and then restore encrypted files from a system backup.

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

Why should you remove Gollum Ransomware?

If Gollum 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 Gollum 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 Gollum Ransomware removal process.

How can you manually remove Gollum Ransomware

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

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

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