Mimicry Ransomware Removal Process (remove MimicryRansomware)

September 12, 2018

Mimicry Ransomware is suspected to be one of the latest malware threats to be birthed out of an older ransomware threat. In the case of Mimicry Ransomware, it appears to be a modified version of the Shiva Ransomware threat, which is from the Hidden Tear family of malware known for encrypting files on infected PCs and demanding a ransom payment for supposedly unlocking the same files.

The actions of Mimicry Ransomware don't depart far from the traditional activities of recent ransomware threats. Such threats will essentially lock down a PC and demand a ransom payment for unlocking system through decryption of the files. Those who may the demanded ransom payment may or may not receive the promised decryption code or method, which is an unnecessary gamble PC users don’t have to take.

Instead of gambling money away, it is best to eliminate Mimicry Ransomware, so the ransom note disappears. Such action can be done by using an antimalware program. Once Mimicry Ransomware is removed, victims of the threat should then restore the encrypted files using a recent backup of their system.

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

Why should you remove Mimicry Ransomware?

If Mimicry 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 Mimicry 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 Mimicry Ransomware removal process.

How can you manually remove Mimicry Ransomware

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

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

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