XARCryptor Ransomware Removal Process (remove XARCryptorRansomware)

January 10, 2019

As we have reported in the past few months, hackers are inclined to replicating older malware threats and passing them off as new creations that do nothing more than perform the same malicious actions. The XARCryptor Ransomware is among recent types of malware that are found to be recreations of older malware threats.

In the case of XARCryptor Ransomware, it mimics the GarrantyDecrypt Ransomware, which is known for encrypting files on an infected computer where it will display a ransom note demanding payment from the PC user to supposedly restore the files. As we have said before, paying the ransom for a threat like XARCryptor Ransomware may not grant a code or process for restoring the encrypted files.

Instead of taking a gamble in paying the ransom demanded by XARCryptor Ransomware, it is best to utilize a proven process to first remove XARCryptor Ransomware using an antispyware tool and then use a system backup to restore the files it may have encrypted.

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

Why should you remove XARCryptor Ransomware?

If XARCryptor 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 XARCryptor 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 XARCryptor Ransomware removal process.

How can you manually remove XARCryptor Ransomware

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

XARCryptor 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 XARCryptor Ransomware in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find XARCryptor 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 XARCryptor 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

    bookmark-add-favorite

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

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