Xavier Ransomware Removal Process (remove XavierRansomware)

January 8, 2019

At times, we find that hackers tend to get sloppy or lazy with their efforts of creating and spreading malware threats. On the other hand, they tend to ramp up efforts to be more creative with the way they spread and allow malware to attack vulnerable computers. One particular threat that we’ve noticed this week is Xavier Ransomware, which appears to be one that utilizes a different approach to attack a system versus many other recent ransomware threats. It looks as if Xavier Ransomware will instead dump a single file named “Encoder.bat” onto an infected system where all of the content of its ransom note screenshot and malware files reside.

The process that Xavier Ransomware uses is a slight departure from what we have seen in the recent past for the way that ransomware threats attack. Though, the method for Xavier Ransomware spreading still looks to be primarily spam email attachments or malicious downloads from a hacked website, which is the same method that most ransomware use.

Even though the single-file attack method is used by Xavier Ransomware, it doesn’t appear to act different otherwise where it will still encrypt files and demand a payment from the computer user to supposedly unlock or restore the files. The best approach for Xavier Ransomware is the same as we have recommended before with ransomware threats, eliminate the threat using an antispyware tool and then utilize a recent system backup to restore all files that were encrypted.

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

Why should you remove Xavier Ransomware?

If Xavier 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 Xavier 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 Xavier Ransomware removal process.

How can you manually remove Xavier Ransomware

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

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

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