LIGMA Ransomware Removal Process (remove LIGMARansomware)

September 12, 2018

The aggressiveness of ransomware has reached a new level. Threats like the recently-discovered LIGMA Ransomware are using aggressive encryption algorithms to lock down and encrypt files on infected systems where the computer user is forced to heed to the ransom note where it demands a ransom payment claiming that it will provide a decryption code for those files after payment.

Computer users victimized by LIGMA Ransomware that make the ransom payment that it demands may not receive the promised decryption code or method to restore the files that the threat initially encrypted. Instead of taking a risk in paying the ransom demanded by threats like LIGMA Ransomware it is best to first eliminate LIGMA Ransomware using an antimalware tool.

Once a potential victim of LIGMA Ransomware has removed the threat, it is best to move towards restoring the encrypted files by using a recent backup of the affected computer. By restoring the files from a backup the user will get the previously-infected PC back to normal operation.

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

Why should you remove LIGMA Ransomware?

If LIGMA 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 LIGMA 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 LIGMA Ransomware removal process.

How can you manually remove LIGMA Ransomware

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

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

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