Remove ransomware without paying


Ransomware is a new type of computer virus that blocks out the access to a computer and asks the user to pay money first before they can use the computer again. Totally, this kind of virus is a serious threat since it restricts any kind of entry to a computer rendering common antivirus programs useless. The initial thing you should know is that you shouldn’t pay the “ransom,” when your computer gets infected with these kinds of malwares then you must get rid of it.

Installing an Antivirus to a Bootable Media


1. Download a bootable antivirus. Bootable antiviruses are anti-malware applications that can be installed and run on an external storage such as CD or a flash drive.

Links for common bootable antivirus applications used can be found on the “Sources and Citations” section at the end of this guide. You only need to do is to tap the “Download” button from your chosen link to get the installer.

You may need to download and install the bootable antivirus on a different PC assuming that the ransomware has already blocked your access to your own computer.


2. Install the antivirus to a bootable media. Tap on the downloaded file by connecting the external media where you want to install the antivirus. The antivirus starts installing itself on your preferred external media.

You can install the bootable antivirus on a flash drive or a CD depending on the application you downloaded. On concord, it’s advisable that you use the latter for easier access because not all PCs have disc drive such as netbooks.


3. Disconnect the media from your computer. Safely unplug the flash drive from the USB port or remove the CD from the disc drive once if the antivirus has been successfully installed.

Booting the Infected PC into Safe Mode


1. Turn off your computer. Press and hold the power button up until the CPU shuts down since you can’t shut off your computer.


2. Access the Advance Boot Options. Turn on your computer press the Power button once again to turn on your computer. Press the F8 button on your keyboard as soon as the CPU lights up. Keep doing so until the “Advance Boot Option” appears on your screen.


3. Boot into Safe mode. By using the arrow keys on your keyboard to scroll down and select safe mode with networking from the list of boot options. Your system gets restarted by pressing the Enter key on the keyboard.

What Safe mode does is that it allows your computer to run using only the most basic and necessary program without using third-party applications that includes the viruses. Any malware that may exist in your PC will stay inactive and can be easily removed in this way.

Getting Rid of the Ransomware


1. Connect your external media. Plug in the flash drive into the USB port or place the CD in the disc drive that contains the bootable antivirus application.


2. Scan for viruses. Open My Computer and run the antivirus inside the bootable media once the external storage has been detected. The application should begin scanning for any viruses or ransomware that may be in your computer system.


3. Delete the viruses. Tap the “Delete” button of the antivirus to permanently remove the malware from your computer once the antivirus application finishes scanning.


4. Restart your computer. Tap the “Start/Orb” button on the bottom left corner of the screen. To reboot the computer select the “Restart” button.

Normally if you can access your computer without going into safe mode. That means that the ransomware has been successfully deleted.

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