Remove .Proden Virus Ransomware (+File Recovery)

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 .Proden Virus Ransomware for free. Our instructions also cover how any .Proden file can be recovered.

In case most of the personal files on your computer seem to have suddenly become inaccessible and you are currently unable to open any of them no matter what software program you try to use for the job, then you are likely facing a malware program of the Ransomware cryptovirus category named .Proden. This insidious and malicious piece of code is used by its creators for nefarious blackmailing schemes. The malware program enters the computer unnoticed and uses its advanced encryption to make all files located in the hard-drives of the infected machine inaccessible if the person who tries to access them doesn’t have a special key. Of course, the said key is held by the hackers and is offered to their victims in exchange for a certain sum of money. The ransom is typically requested as soon as the encryption completes, via a note that gets shown on the infected machine’s desktop. The said note contains detailed information about what .Proden has done to the files as well as about the specific way the money is supposed to be transferred. Usually, the hackers demand that the payment is made using the BitCoin currency or some other cryptocurrency. That way, the authorities are going to be unable to trace the transaction back to the hacker and the latter would be able to remain anonymous. This, however, makes it likely that in many cases, the criminals may not really send back a decryption key to their victims and instead simply disappear with the money. This is certainly a situation in which you don’t want to be in and for this reason we believe it is better to first try to sort this out on your own instead of presenting the blackmailers with your money. In case you are interested in exploring some potential alternative solutions, we advise you to have a look at the guidelines in the .Proden removal guide that will be presented to you next. 

.Proden File Virus Ransomware

What outcome you may expect

If you follow our guide ad if you use the anti-malware tool included in it, you should be able to clean your computer and make sure that .Proden is no longer in it. This, however, wouldn’t really guarantee anything about the future of the locked data. To potentially regain access to the files, you will need to try out some additional methods of dealing with the .Proden encryption. We have several suggestions in a separate part of the guide but we can give no promises as to how effective they may turn out to be in each case of a Ransomware infection. Still, we recommend you try this approach first instead if directly opting for the payment “solution” because, as we already pointed out earlier in the post, this may oftentimes end with the victim simply wasting their money and still not getting any of their files restored. In case you have any further questions that may have been left unanswered by this guide, you can ask them in our comments section down below.


Name .Proden
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Once the encryption begins and before it ends, your machine may use high amounts of system resources. causing RAM and CPU spikes.
Distribution Method Fake ads, malware-distributing spam messages, pirated software, etc.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool

Remove .Proden 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 .Proden 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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