‘.pluto File Extension’ Ransomware Removal Process

February 8, 2019

Despite coding differences within the backend makup of new ransomware threats, they are essentially the same with a different name, such as '.pluto File Extension' Ransomware. Our dive into the '.pluto File Extension' Ransomware threat has uncovered a very familiar malware threat that encrypts files and makes demands of a ransom to supposedly restore the files after paying a hefty ransom fee.

Computer users who are victimized by '.pluto File Extension' Ransomware will find that their system may become unresponsive or have errors due to the system not being able to access files that were encrypted by the threat. The task of resolving such issues starts with removal of '.pluto File Extension' Ransomware, which can be done automatically by using an antispyware program.

Once '.pluto File Extension' Ransomware is removed, the files that it initially encrypted can be restored using a recent backup of the affected system’s hard drive.

Are you getting popups from '.pluto File Extension' Ransomware? Have you identified that you have '.pluto File Extension' Ransomware installed on your computer? Do you wish to remove '.pluto File Extension' Ransomware completely from your computer?

Why should you remove '.pluto File Extension' Ransomware?

If '.pluto File Extension' 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 '.pluto File Extension' 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 '.pluto File Extension' Ransomware removal process.

How can you manually remove '.pluto File Extension' Ransomware

Manual removal of '.pluto File Extension' Ransomware may not be for everyone. Each manual '.pluto File Extension' 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 '.pluto File Extension' Ransomware removal process.

'.pluto File Extension' 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 '.pluto File Extension' Ransomware in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find '.pluto File Extension' 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 '.pluto File Extension' 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

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  9. Delete all of the following files that are associated with '.pluto File Extension' 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 '.pluto File Extension' 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 '.pluto File Extension' Ransomware by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\'.pluto File Extension' 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 '.pluto File Extension' Ransomware completely from your computer. If you find that '.pluto File Extension' Ransomware is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic '.pluto File Extension' Ransomware removal process.

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