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Files Are Encrypted by HOWDECRYPT – HOWDECRYPT Ransom Virus Removal Guide

HOWDECRYPT is a ransom virus that similar to CryptoLocker. It encrypts all your personal files including words, photos or documents to collect money from users. However, if users want to decrypt your files, you are asked to pay $500, much more that CryptoLocker, which only asks $100. Users are not recommended to pay the ransom because we have never heard that they can get their files back by paying the ransom. What is more, your financial information such as bank account or credit card number may be revealed to hackers, cyber criminals or the designers of this HOWDECRYPT ransom virus.

HOWDECRYPT sneaks into your computer with root kit techniques so that it can't be easily found. Malicious files and registry entries will be installed to your system immediately once it comes.

How to Remove / Uninstall HOWDECRYPT Ransomware 

Method one: manually remove HOWDECRYPT Ransomware from your PC.

Before performing the manual removal of HOWDECRYPT, reboot your computer and before Windows interface loads, press F8 key constantly. Choose "Safe Mode with Networking” option, and then press Enter key. System will load files and then get to the desktop in needed option.

1. Launch the Task Manager by pressing keys Ctrl+Alt+Del or Ctrl+Shift+Esc at the same time, search for HOWDECRYPT processes and right-click to end them.

2. Open Control Panel in Start menu and search for Folder Options. When you’re in Folder Options window, please click on its View tab, check Show hidden files and folders and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then press OK.

3. Tap Windows+R keys together to pop up the Run box, type in regedit and hit OK to open Registry Editor; then find out the following HOWDECRYPT registry entries and delete:

HKLM|HKCU]\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\random.exe
HKLM|HKCU]\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\ random.exe

4. Get rid of the listed files created by HOWDECRYPT:

%Appdata% random.exe
%Appdata% random.dat

5. Uninstall HOWDECRYPT from control panel.

Method two: automatically remove HOWDECRYPT Ransomware with SpyHunter.

You may follow the manual removal procedures above step by step to get rid of HOWDECRYPT Ransomware , but it is quite complicated actually. So, if you are not a computer savvy, I recommend you to handle this problem with taking the following automatic removal with SpyHunter which is easier and safer.

Step 1: Download Spyhunter antivirus program by clicking the icon below;

Step 2. Install SpyHunter on your computer step by step.

Step 3. After finishing installation,you need to do a full scanning with SpyHunter to find out every threats in your computer.After that, you should select every detected threats and remove them all;

Step 4. Reboot your computer and check it again to make sure that HOWDECRYPT Ransomware is gone completely.

Notes: If infected by HOWDECRYPT Ransomware , your computer will be in danger. Thus it is quite necessary to remove it as quickly as you can. Actually the two removal methods provided for you are available to eliminate HOWDECRYPT Ransomware from your infected computer, but manual removal requires the operator to have a higher ability to avoid making any further damage because of the wrong operation. In a word, if you are not a computer savvy, you’d better use automatic removal with SpyHunter to deal with HOWDECRYPT Ransomware . SpyHunter, powerful and effective antivirus program, is propitious to remove kinds of virus completely as well as protect your computer from being infected by malwares in the future.

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