Zoldon Ransomware Removal Process (remove ZoldonRansomware)

August 10, 2018

Zoldon Ransomware is a malware threat that comes from older ransomware that is known for encrypting files and displaying a ransom note demanding payment in cryptocurrency. The ransom note from Zoldon Ransomware is known to have a countdown timer supposedly giving victims only 72 hours to pay the ransom in cryptocurrency or they risk having their hard drive contents published on the Internet supposedly exposing their illicit actions on the Internet.

The claims by Zoldon Ransomware are mostly bogus. However, Zoldon Ransomware is known to actually encrypt files and lock down a PC to prevent normal usage. Paying the ransom is supposed to grant victims with a decrypt code to restore the encrypted files. However, in some cases paying such will not grant a code but instead take the money and run.

The best approach to alleviating the issues of Zoldon Ransomware is to first remove the Zoldon Ransomware threat using an antispyware program. After Zoldon Ransomware has been removed, victimized computer users should then restore the encrypted files using a backup of their computer.

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

Why should you remove Zoldon Ransomware?

If Zoldon 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 Zoldon 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 Zoldon Ransomware removal process.

How can you manually remove Zoldon Ransomware

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

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

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