‘.icp File Extension’ Ransomware Removal Process

March 6, 2019

Often enough, there are seasons of prevalent malware threats. As it turns out, in the recent couple of years, ransomware threats like '.icp File Extension' Ransomware have dominated the malware landscape where most infections will encrypt files only to demand a ransom payment from the victimized computer user.

The threat '.icp File Extension' Ransomware is not much different than other well-known ransomware threats but it is believed to be a recreation of older ransomware, more of a lazy attempt by hackers to propagate ransomware and extort money from computer users.

Those who have a PC suffering from '.icp File Extension' Ransomware or a similar threat are urged to avoid paying the ransom payment demanded by the malware. Instead, it is best and recommended by computer security experts to first eliminate '.icp File Extension' Ransomware using an antimalware tool. Once '.icp File Extension' Ransomware is removed, the process to restore encrypted files may be performed using a recent backup of the affected computer.

Are you getting popups from '.icp File Extension' Ransomware? Have you identified that you have '.icp File Extension' Ransomware installed on your computer? Do you wish to remove '.icp File Extension' Ransomware completely from your computer?

Why should you remove '.icp File Extension' Ransomware?

If '.icp File Extension' 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 '.icp File Extension' 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 '.icp File Extension' Ransomware removal process.

How can you manually remove '.icp File Extension' Ransomware

Manual removal of '.icp File Extension' Ransomware may not be for everyone. Each manual '.icp File Extension' 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 '.icp File Extension' Ransomware removal process.

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

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