Howto_recover_file is a top computer threat made by hacker for earning money from computer users. Usually, Howto_recover_file ransomware will get into your system silently when you visit porn sites, install freeware or open spam emails attachments. Once it is loaded, it generates malicious process in your Task Manager when you system is up. Before your antivirus detects its harmful activities, the virus will lock most of your personal files with Howto_recover_file extension. Through such illegal action, virus maker of Howto_recover_file will force you to pay huge funds as a exchange to get your healthy files back.
Moreover, Howto_recover_file can transfer a large amount of malware and spyware, which facilitate the hacker to collect your confidential information such as banking login details, which may be used by the hacker for commercial purpose. Please note that, paying money to the hacker may not restore your files, instead, it gives hacker a chance to steal your banking account. Therefore, if Howto_recover_file has infected your system, do not pay the cyber criminal, what you should do is to get the virus removed immediately.
Severe Problems Related with Howto_recover_file
• It downloads spyware, Key-logger, malware on your PC without your consent;
• It uses Java Script to hijack your web browser;
• It lowers down your PC’s security degree;
• It may redirect your webpage to dangerous websites;
• It is able to hack in your accounts to steal your sensitive information.
• It can cause huge financial loss.
Howto_recover_file Removal Instructions
Plan A – Get Rid of Howto_recover_file with Manual Solution (Only For PC Experts with Top Techniques)
Plan B – Delete Howto_recover_file Automatically with SpyHunter (Easy For All PC Users)
Plan A – Get Rid of Howto_recover_file with Manual Solution
For the safety of your computer, before you start the Howto_recover_file manual removal, please confirm the following things: 1. You have rich experience for removing virus and malware manually; 2. Your PC techniques reach the level of PC experts; 3. You are very familiar with Registry and clearly know that what severe consequence may occur for your mistake; 4. You are able to reverse the wrong operations during Howto_recover_file manual removal. If you do not fulfill the above conditions, Plan A will be risky option for you. Our tech team strongly suggested you to choose Plan B which helps you detect and remove Howto_recover_file safely and easily with SpyHunter and RegHunter.
Step 1 – Uninstall Howto_recover_file and all malware from Control Panel.
1. Press “Windows key + R key” together to open Run window:
2. Input “control panel” in Run window and hit Enter key to open Control Panel:
3. Click Uninstall a program:
4. Right-click Howto_recover_file or other unwanted programs and click Uninstall:
Step 2 – Remove Howto_recover_file from Chrome, Firefox, IE and Microsoft Edge.
On Chrome: Launch up Google Chrome> click Chrome menu > click Tools> click Extension> select Howto_recover_file and unwanted extensions> click trash bin
On Firefox: Open Firefox, navigate to browser menu in the top right > select Add-ons > select Howto_recover_file and unwanted extensions and add-ons > remove it with Disable or Remove button.
On IE: Open Internet Explorer >click Tools > click Manager Add-on Tools and Extensions> select Howto_recover_file and unwanted extensions and add-ons > click Remove or Disable button.
On Microsoft Edge: (Reset default homepage and search engine to remove Howto_recover_file associated hijacker)
Reset Edge homepage: Click More (…) > click Settings > select A specific page or pages under “Open with” > select Custom to type your favorite website.
Reset Edge homepage: Click More (…) > click Settings > Click View advanced settings > Click <Add new> under “Search in the address bar with”> type your favorite search engine >click Add as default.
Step 3 – Delete malicious files of Howto_recover_file from Registry.
1. Press “Windows key + R key” together to open Run window:
2. Input “regedit” in Run window and hit Enter key to open Registry:
3. Locate and remove registry files created by Howto_recover_file and other threats as below:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page Redirect=”http://<random>.com”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\virus name
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon “Shell” = “%AppData%\<Howto_recover_file>.exe”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ‘Random’ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Random
Plan B – Delete Howto_recover_file with Infections Quick Removal Tool
Step 1 – Start a scan with SpyHunter to remove Howto_recover_file completely.
1. Click download button below to open SpyHunter :
Note: Spyhunter’s free version is only used to detect threats on your PC, if you want to remove those detected threats, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter. If you no longer keep SpyHunter on your computer, follow these steps to uninstall it.
2. Click Download Free Scanner button to get SpyHunter
3. Run SpyHunter-Installer.exe to install SpyHunter via its installer:
4. Once the installation finishes, please click Start New Scan to search and remove Howto_recover_file and hiding threats.
5. Click Fix Threats to remove Howto_recover_file and other viruses completely.
(SpyHunter only offers free diagnosis, you need to purchase the full version for removing Howto_recover_file and all detected threats.)
Step 2 – Get back you brand-new PC with RegHunter.
1. Click download button below to open RegHunter:
Note: RegHunter’s free version is only used to detect registry errors on your PC, if you want to fix the detected errors, you will need to purchase the full version of RegHunter. If you no longer want to keep RegHunter on your computer, follow these steps to uninstall it.
2. Click Free PC Diagnosis button to get RegHunter:
3. Run RegHunter-Installer.exe to install RegHunter via its installer:
4. Once the installation finishes, please click Scan for Registry Errors Now! to search damaged registry files and system errors caused by Howto_recover_file:
5. Once the scan finishes, please click Repair All Errors to fix Registry corrupted by Howto_recover_file and optimize system to make it run as a new system:
(RegHunter only offers free diagnosis, you need to purchase the full version for fixing Registry and optimize your system.)
6. Now restart your system to complete the removal of Howto_recover_file
Warm Reminder – Something You Should Know After Removing Howto_recover_file
To avoid Howto_recover_file coming back and prevent attacks from other infections, follow these basic rules while using your computer:
– You should always choose Custom Installation no matter what software you are going to install;
– Uncheck hidden options which attempt to install additional programs you never need;
– Scan all downloaded attachments of email before you open them;
– Never open any attachments of unknown or spam emails;
– Do not visit adult / porn websites;
– Do not update any app from nonofficial websites.