Meduza Ransomware Removal Process (remove MeduzaRansomware)

July 10, 2018

Getting a ridiculous alert message on a computer screen claiming that files have been encrypted and a ransom payment of about 0.08 BTC must be paid to get the files back is the work of hackers behind Meduza Ransomware. Meduza Ransomware is among a countless ring of malware threats created by greedy hackers who want to earn a payday at the expense of those victimized by Meduza Ransomware.

In the case of Meduza Ransomware attacking a PC it will essentially lock down that computer by encrypting several files. After such, Meduza Ransomware will demand that a 0.08 Bitcoin payment be made to supposedly restore those encrypted files, which will cost victims about $500 USD at the current exchange rate.

Those who may the BTC ransom payment due to Meduza Ransomware attacking their PC may end up being disappointed by Meduza Ransomware failing to restore files, which is part of a common scam by hackers behind threats like Meduza Ransomware. Instead of taking such a risk, it is best that victims of Meduza Ransomware remove the threat using an antimalware tool and then use a system backup to restore the files initially encrypted by Meduza Ransomware.

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

Why should you remove Meduza Ransomware?

If Meduza 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 Meduza 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 Meduza Ransomware removal process.

How can you manually remove Meduza Ransomware

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

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

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