Matrix-ITLOCK Ransomware Removal Process (remove MatrixITLOCKRansomware)

September 13, 2018

Matrix-ITLOCK Ransomware is not only a malware parasite, but it is among the most dangerous types of malware threats known as it takes on the face of other ransomware to encrypt files on infected PCs and leave victims without many options of restoring their system to normal operation.

Matrix-ITLOCK Ransomware is found to be a variation of older ransomware that encrypts files and appends each file with the “.ITLOCK” file extension. While each file encrypted by Matrix-ITLOCK Ransomware is easily identifiable, they cannot be accessed unless they are restored. The process for restoring files should take place after removal of Matrix-ITLOCK Ransomware, which can be done by using an antimalware tool to scan the PC, detect Matrix-ITLOCK Ransomware, and then automatically eliminate it.

After removal of Matrix-ITLOCK Ransomware, users victimized by the threat may then use a recent backup of their computer to restore each of the encrypted files.

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

Why should you remove Matrix-ITLOCK Ransomware?

If Matrix-ITLOCK 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 Matrix-ITLOCK 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 Matrix-ITLOCK Ransomware removal process.

How can you manually remove Matrix-ITLOCK Ransomware

Manual removal of Matrix-ITLOCK Ransomware may not be for everyone. Each manual Matrix-ITLOCK 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 Matrix-ITLOCK Ransomware removal process.

Matrix-ITLOCK 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 Matrix-ITLOCK Ransomware in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find Matrix-ITLOCK 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 Matrix-ITLOCK 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 Matrix-ITLOCK 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 Matrix-ITLOCK 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"

    safe-mode

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

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