PoisonFang Ransomware Removal Process (remove PoisonFangRansomware)

July 11, 2018

Among many new malware threats, some have been created for the purpose of educating computer users in somewhat of a lesson to show computer users that they should adhere to warnings to prevent destruction on their PC from new malware threats. Among such threats, PoisonFang Ransomware looks to have been created for such purposes.

The actions of PoisonFang Ransomware are somewhat similar to that of well-known ransomware threats but lack the known ability to encrypt files and lock up an infected PC. Due to such, the PoisonFang Ransomware threat is only annoying instead of being damaging for infected PCs.

Even though PoisonFang Ransomware does not damage files, it should be taken seriously and removed by using an antimalware tool. Leaving PoisonFang Ransomware running on a system isn't a wise choice as it could interrupt the ability to utilize certain functions of the infected system mostly due to it displaying a misleading ransom notification.

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

Why should you remove PoisonFang Ransomware?

If PoisonFang 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 PoisonFang 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 PoisonFang Ransomware removal process.

How can you manually remove PoisonFang Ransomware

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

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

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