JCry Ransomware Removal Process (remove JCryRansomware)

March 6, 2019

Hackers who seek to extort money from computer users have a full arsenal of weapons in the form of many different malware types. One particular type of malware used recently in abundance is ransomware, which new threats like JCry Ransomware have emerged to encrypt files on a PC only to demand ransom payments from victimized computer users.

The threat JCry Ransomware is one that seeks a $500 payment in bitcoins from a victimized PC user after the threat has infected their system and displayed a ransom note. Infection of threats like JCry Ransomware are known to mostly initiate from malicious spam email attachments that PC users may open not knowing what is included in the attached file.

The infection of JCry Ransomware is usually immediately followed by a process that encrypts several files preventing them from being accessed. Those wishing to restore access to those files will want to avoid paying the ransom demanded by JCry Ransomware as there is no guarantee of the payment relinquishing a promised decryption code.

It is best that victims of JCry Ransomware take alternative measures to first remove JCry Ransomware from an infected system by using an antimalware resource. Once JCry Ransomware is removed, the PC user can then utilize a recent backup of their system to restore files that were left encrypted by JCry Ransomware.

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

Why should you remove JCry Ransomware?

If JCry 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 JCry 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 JCry Ransomware removal process.

How can you manually remove JCry Ransomware

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

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

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