STOP-Browec Ransomware Removal Process (remove STOPBrowecRansomware)

April 15, 2019

Using the familiar tactics of attacking a system by encrypting files, STOP-Browec Ransomware is one of many new creations of ransomware that perform such functions. The actions of STOP-Browec Ransomware are all-too familiar where it will encrypt files, tag them with the ".browec" file extension, and then display a ransom note demanding a payment to supposedly decrypt those files.

Instead of paying the ransom demanded by STOP-Browec Ransomware, we recommend that victims of the malware first eliminate STOP-Browec Ransomware and then proceed to restore the files from a backup of their system.

Simplying paying the ransom demanded by STOP-Browec Ransomware is a risk that may end up disastrous by first taking hundreds of dollars out of your pocket and by leaving the STOP-Browec Ransomware threat on your computer. Both issues can be resolved by not paying the ransom and following our suggestion of eliminating the threat and restoring encrypted files with a backup.

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

Why should you remove STOP-Browec Ransomware?

If STOP-Browec 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 STOP-Browec 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 STOP-Browec Ransomware removal process.

How can you manually remove STOP-Browec Ransomware

Manual removal of STOP-Browec Ransomware may not be for everyone. Each manual STOP-Browec 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 STOP-Browec Ransomware removal process.

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

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