PTP Ransomware Removal Process (remove PTPRansomware)

August 9, 2018

PTP Ransomware is a malware threat that has joined the rankings of the Hidden Tear family of threats that are known for encrypting files for the purpose of extorting money from computer users. PTP Ransomware is known to mostly target computers located in South Korea and relays a ransom note for its victims that is written in Korean. The demands made by PTP Ransomware are typical in the sense of ransomware threats demanding a payment to supposedly unlock or restore the files that it initially encrypted.

Those who make the choice to pay the ransom may or may not get their files restored. Instead of taking such a risk in loosing money, it is best that victims of PTP Ransomware first eliminate the threat using an antimalware tool. After removal of PTP Ransomware, the file encryption process will stop thus allowing victims to restore the encrypted files from a backup of their computer.

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

Why should you remove PTP Ransomware?

If PTP 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 PTP 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 PTP Ransomware removal process.

How can you manually remove PTP Ransomware

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

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

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