How to remove (uninstall) Popcorn Time ransomware

Ransomware is the highly dangerous sort of malware, which can be encountered by the normal user. Viruses are nothing in compare with any encrypting virus, and the harm that it may cause. The very harmful of all is the ransomware that ciphers user's data, like Popcorn Time, which causes greatest profit to its makers, and serious damage to its victims. In this article we’ll teach you, how you can uninstall Popcorn Time, and how you may likely get back the encrypted information without money losses.

Popcorn Time ransomware penetrates your laptop via viral attachments in e-mail, and after that immediately starts to encode information. If you haven't stopped the virus before it got in, then by now you already suffer losses. Popcorn Time encrypts all file types, including audio, video, images and text. Encryption takes from five minutes to several hours. Encoding duration may change depending on the computer capacity and the amount of data stored on it.

The generality of ransomware use such complex encryption algorithms like RSA-2048 and AES-128, which easily secure the files of secret services, governments and big corporations. Popcorn Time uses them too. We're trying to say that you only have one really effective method of restoring data: the load of backup. The absence of backups mean that you can forget about your data, since you have no guarantee that scammers that stolen the data, won’t deceive you one more time when the payment will be received. There are other possibilities to decrypt your data, but they cannot warrant you success.

How to remove Popcorn Time virus

Data restore is the major problem, which you think about, when you have ransomware in your system. Still, Popcorn Time virus needs to be uninstalled in order to ensure the protection of new files. It doesn't matter what decryption way you will use, you still need to remove ransomware. If you use the manual decryption or the load of backups, you must delete the malware immediately, and if you decide to pay the price - the virus must be eliminated after the complete data restore. The removal can be done with help of specific anti-viral software, or by-hand. Reliability and swiftness of both methods are the same, but the requirements for user experience and skill are very different. You have to be a skilled PC operator to perform the by-hand uninstalling with no failures. Experience is required in order to avoid failures and to correct the consequences of mistake, if it does happen. Elimination with help of anti-viral program doesn't need any knowledge from the operator. You simply should do a few clicks and wait for five minutes. Under this paragraph, you will see the full instructions to get rid of Popcorn Time. We accurately describe every single part of this process, to lower the chance of mistake. However, if you don't like the manual removal, and want to get the great level of defense against all ransomware - the best option for you is to purchase the worthy antivirus. Download Spyhunter to remove Popcorn Time virus automatically.

Step 1. Boot into Safe mode

Safe mode

Start -> Msconfig.exe

Safe mode. Step 1

On the tab Boot select Safe boot

Safe mode. Step 2

Step 2. Check Startup folder

Start -> Msconfig.exe ->Disable unknown programs in the Startup tab


Step 3. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 4. Scan the system with antiviral scanner


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Step 5. Disable Safe mode

Start -> Msconfig.exe ->Disable Safe boot in the Boot tab

Deactivate Safe mode

How to restore files encrypted by Popcorn Time ransomware

The issue of Popcorn Time has the single secure solution - the load of backup. You should use these manners if there's no another choice, but you have to understand that they may not be successful. The fact that the backup copies are stored on external media, makes them virtually insensitive to the virus. Other manners depend on the Windows functionality, and their success may be lowered by the complexity of the virus and the absense of experience. We can suggest extra recovery methods, thay all are listed in our special article about how to recover thr files, encrypted by ransomware.




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