Trump Ransomware Removal

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

What can you do if Trump Ransomware has encrypted your files? If this is the question that brought you here, then on this page you are going to find useful information about this malware and the options you have once you’ve already been infected with it. Here we will discuss the Ransomware methods of infection and distribution, as well as a few prevention tips you could apply right now to minimize the chance of bumping into such threats in the future. However, what probably concerns you the most is how to remove Trump from your computer and how to restore your encrypted data. For this, we have prepared a special removal guide, dedicated to the complete deletion of Trump from your system. Knowing how bad it is when you don’t have access to your data, we will share with you all the possible solutions that you can try to restore some of your files. Stay with us until the end to find out more and hopefully get rid of the nasty infection completely.

Trump infection: specifics and distribution

Trump Ransomware is a very specific type of malware, which sets it apart from most known online viruses and threats you may encounter. It falls into the category of the infamous Ransomware and as one of its newest representatives, this cryptovirus comes with a strong encryption algorithm and sophisticated distribution methods. Generally, Trump is developed to silently get inside your machine, infiltrate its hard drives and apply an encryption to all the files found on the drives. Once encrypted, these files won’t be accessible anymore, no matter what program you may try to open them with. The only way to decrypt them is with the help of a special decryption key, which will bring the files back to their previous state. But as you may guess, this key is not openly available and the hackers behind the ransomware would “generously” offer you to trade it for a fat amount of money paid as ransom. They inform you of the same with a disturbing ransom note on the screen once the encryption process is completed. There, you may find a message from the crooks asking you to pay a certain sum in Bitcoins and a timer with a deadline.

The infection with Trump usually happens in a very stealthy way. The hackers place this threat in seemingly legitimate email messages with attachments. They rely on your curiosity to click on the well-masked files, images, links or documents they contain and this way get you infected. A Trojan horse is also used to deliver the ransomware to your machine. It creates security holes, where the threat may sneak in undetected. That’s why it is extremely important to ensure maximum system protection with reputable antivirus software, which is able to signalize the presence of any hidden hazards on time. Also, avoid clicking on random messages, pop-ups or spam emails, because you never know where the threat may come from.

What options do you have, once the encryption has taken place?

Practically, there are two options you need to think of when it comes to a Ransomware infection: you can either pay the ransom and hope for a decryption key or remove the infection and try to restore your files on your own. Both options have their risk and it is up to you to decide what is best in your case. If you decide to pay, we should warn you that there is a great risk that you may not receive the decryption key you’ve paid for. Usually, the hackers vanish the moment they get their money and you are left with nothing but empty pockets and encrypted files. In other cases, the decryption key doesn’t work and again you are left with no option but to seek for other methods to decrypt your files. Unfortunately, returning your money is impossible because the Bitcoin payments that the hackers want you to make are untraceable. The hope is that some of the file encryptions are decryptable and many security experts are working day and night to help people get their files back by combating the cunning ransomware codes. A list of such decryptors can be found on our web page, which is regularly updated. However, coming up with a decryption solution takes some time, especially for new threats like Trump. Something you could try right now, however, is to remove the malware from your system and try to restore some of your files from system backups, external drives or a cloud you may keep them on. The removal guide below will show you how to detect Trump and manually delete all its traces.


Name Trump
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms  No visible symptoms are detected until the ransom note appears on the screen.
Distribution Method Spam emails with malicious attachments, Trojan horse infections, missleading links, compromised sites, seemingly harmless files, images, applications.
Detection Tool

Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware detection tool is free. To remove the infection, you’ll need to purchase the full version.
More information about SpyHunter and steps to uninstall.

Trump Ransomware Removal


Trump Ransomware Removal

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).

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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:

Trump Ransomware Removal

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:

Trump Ransomware Removal

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.

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Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments.


Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File LocationEnd the process after you open the folder, then delete the directories you were sent to.

Trump Ransomware Removal

Trump Ransomware Removal

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!

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How to Decrypt files infected with Trump

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

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About the author


Lidia Howler

Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.

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