Remove .Charck Virus Ransomware (+File Recovery) March 2019 Update

The encrypted files may not be the only damage done to you. parasite may still be hiding on your PC. To determine whether you've been infected with ransomware, we recommend downloading SpyHunter.

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This page aims to help you remove .Charck File Virus Ransomware for free. Our instructions also cover how any .Charck file can be recovered.

The unauthorized encryption of your personal data files that you store in your computer can be a very unpleasant experience and could lead to many issues that you certainly don’t want to be facing. This is especially true if you have no backups of the files that have gotten encrypted and if the sealed data is related to your work or education. Unfortunately, there are many malicious program out there that seek to do exactly that – place an advanced encryption code on the files of their victims and keep the targeted data inaccessible for an indefinite amount of time. Of course, the purpose of all this is to extort money from the victims of such malware attacks – the user whose files have gotten encrypted is supposed to pay a ransom to the people behind the malware or else the data would never get unlocked. The malware programs responsible for this type of unauthorized file encryption are known as Ransomware cryptoviruses and we will now tell you about their latest representative – a nefarious and dangerous malware program called .Charck.

Just like the other cryptoviruses of the Ransomware family, .Charck File Virus a highly stealthy malware threat that can be really difficult to notice. If you are here because of this particular infection and if your data is currently inaccessible after getting encrypted by the nasty .Charck, know that we will do our best to help you overcome this predicament without needing to pay anything to the hackers. However, unfortunately, we can’t make any promises about the future of your files. Sadly, one encrypted by Ransomware, there is no guarantee what the future of your data may be. Still, it’s better to try out some alternatives that may be available to you such as the next .Charck removal guide instead of directly opting for the money payment that the hackers require, hoping that this would solve everything (which it might not).

.Charck File Virus Ransomware

Paying the ransom vs. trying another potential solution

The main reason we always tell our readers it is not a good idea to send your money to the blackmailers in hopes that they will give you a special decryption code that will give you back the access to your data is because there really is no way you can be sure that the hackers behind .Charck will actually do what they claim they would. It is perfectly possible that they take your money after you send it and give you nothing in return, thus leaving you with no way of opening your encrypted files. Also, no matter what happens with your currently encrypted data, you will still need to remove the malware from the computer so that you can at least prevent the encryption of any new files that you create or download onto your machine. As we said, the guide from this page will help you with the Ransomware’s removal. Additionally, there are several file-recovery suggestions there and though there is no guarantee that they would work in all cases ad for all files, it’s still worth giving them a try.


Name .Charck
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms In most instances, there won’t be anything to indicate an ongoing Ransomware encryption aside from, maybe, increase in the RAM and CPU that are being used.
Distribution Method Mostly through misleading malvertisements and through pirated content.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool

Remove .Charck File Virus Ransomware


Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).



We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to see if it can detect parasite files for you.

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 


Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.


Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

hosts_opt (1)

If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:


Go in Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

  • Please note that ransomware may even include a fake Manufacturer name to its process. Make sure you check out every process here is legitimate.


To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.

If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter
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Type Regedit in the windows search field and press EnterOnce inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. 

Search for the ransomware  in your registries and delete the entries. Be extremely careful –  you can damage your system if you delete entries not related to the ransomware.

Type each of the following in the Windows Search Field:

  1. %AppData%
  2. %LocalAppData%
  3. %ProgramData%
  4. %WinDir%
  5. %Temp%

Delete everything in Temp. The rest just check out for anything recently added. Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!


How to Decrypt .Charck files

We have a comprehensive (and daily updated) guide on how to decrypt your files. Check it out here.

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!

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