‘.STG File Extension’ Ransomware Removal Process (remove ‘.STGFileExtensionRansomware)

February 28, 2019

The challenge of malware threats like '.STG File Extension' Ransomware are mounting and have caused strife among countless computer users as of late. The threat '.STG File Extension' Ransomware is one known to attack a PC where a user may have opened a spam email attachment and allowed '.STG File Extension' Ransomware to load, which leads to encryption of several files.

The situation of dealing with files encrypted by '.STG File Extension' Ransomware is a process that will first involve removal of '.STG File Extension' Ransomware. The removal process for '.STG File Extension' Ransomware is a method commonly known to rid other ransomware threats, which will involve using an antispyware tool.

Once one has removed '.STG File Extension' Ransomware from their PC, they can then use a recent system backup copy to restore files that the threat has left encrypted. Doing such will get the affected PC back to its normal operating condition.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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