How to remove CoinVault ransomware
CoinVault is a dangerous ransomware which is responsible for stealing victims’ money worldwide. Further, it has similar characteristics like FBI Virus, Cryptographic Locker Virus, and other ransomwares. CoinVault after intrusion to your computer system encrypts all your files on the system. Once it encrypts your files then it becomes almost impossible to decrypt your files as it encrypts your files with a strong encryption algorithm.
After encryption of the files on your system, they are no longer accessible as you won’t be able to open such files with the normal program. In addition, after encrypting your files it then generates warning messages stating that your files have been encrypted. Also, it says that to decrypt your files you need to a private decryption key which is on a remote server, so you have to purchase the decryption key for 0.7 bitcoin. Sometime, the amount could be more, also it gives a stipulated time for paying the ransom.
Moreover, CoinVault bring other malware threats on your computer system and aggressively affects system health. In addition, it steals sensitive information of the victim which it collects and forwards to malicious hackers. It blocks legitimate antispyware on your system and copies malicious files. Further, victims start finding ads and warning message in the browser.
What damages does CoinVault bring to your system?
As mentioned above that it’s a file encrypting malware, so, just after intrusion it encrypts your files on the system. CoinVault encrypts files with a strong algorithm that’s why you cannot access such files. Apart from encrypting your files it also prevents antispyware program on your system and blocks many important system processes.
Further, victims also keep getting alerts regarding the infection and pop-up ads appear while browsing internet. This virus encrypts files mostly with extension: .odm, .odc, .odb, .odt, .ods, .odp, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .xlsm, .docm, .wps, .xlsb, .pptm, .mdb, .xlk, .ppt, .pptx, .accdb, .pst, .wpd, .rtf, .wb2, .dwg, .dxf, .dxg, .mdf, .dbf, .psd, .ai, .indd, .cdr, .dng, .pdd, .pdf, .eps, .3fr, .arw, .srf, .crw, .cr2,.dcr, .sr2, .mp3, .bay, .kdc, .erf, .mef, .mrw, .raw, .rwl, .rw2, .nef, .nrw, .orf, .raf, .r3d, .ptx, .pef, .der, .cer, .crt, .srw, .x3f, .lnk, .pem, .pfx,.p12, .png, .jfif, .jpeg, .p7b, .p7c, .jpg, .gif, .bmp, .txt, .exif
Once this malware encrypts victims’ files then they are not accessible also it may copy new files on the infected system. Demands a ransom from the victim to decrypt the files and threaten to destroy the files or decryption key if the ransom is not paid on time.
How did your computer get infected from CoinVault?
CoinVault can infiltrate your computer system without a clue and initially remain still in your computer. Then after encrypting your files it comes up with the sudden high alert and informs you about encryption of your files. Commonly, this malware enters your PC through fake notifications and spams. While browsing internet if you ever click some tempting notifications then it may deliver malware threats like CoinVault without your knowledge on your PC.
Further, spams are malicious mails which arrive with infected attachments and once a user click on such attachments then malwares board on the user’s computer. In addition, freeware also cause such malware infection as they may contain malicious codes in it. So, in case you install such freeware then such malware enters your PC.
Remove CoinVault virus using Malwarebytes
1. To automatically remove the CoinVault ransomware from PC use the Malwarebytes antimalware which is a powerful antimalware tool. With Malwarebytes, you can easily remove this malware. So, download Malwarebytes on your computer.
2. Once Malwarebytes has been downloaded now locate its setup file “mbam.exe” and run it on your system. During installation you may find a “User Account Control” prompt, click “Yes” to go ahead.
3. Malwarebytes now start installing on your computer follow the installation and completely install the program by clicking on the Next button at each installation step.
4. Now when the tool has successfully been installed on your PC then it will commence an automatic update. Next click Scan Now.
5. Once the update is complete now click on Malwarebytes to launch a malware scan. After finishing the scan, it shows the spotted malwares. click Remove Selected to clear all the malwares present on your computer system.
6. It cleaned all malwares and bad registry files from your PC.
Method No.2: Manual Method
Follow the following steps to remove ransomware manually.
To remove CoinVault ransomware virus, you may have to mess with registery & system files. Making a single mistake and deleting the wrong thing may corrupt your system.
To Avoid this use MalwareBytes – CoinVault ransomware virus Removal Tool.
Step 1 : Uninstall suspicious software using Control Panel.
Manual removal method of CoinVault virus
First Method. Reboot your system in ‘Safe Mode with Networking’:
Step 1: Reboot your computer
Windows 7 or Vista or XP
- Click on Start > Shutdown > Restart then click OK.
- Once your computer restarts then instantly press F8 key and keep it pressing several times. When you find Advanced Boot
- Options window appear then select the ‘Safe Mode with Networking’ option from the list and hit enter.
- Click Power button on the login screen of Windows. Further hit the Shift key and keep it pressed for a while. Finally, when some options appear click on Restart..
- Click on Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings choose Restart.
- When PC becomes active choose Enable Safe Mode with Networking in the Startup Settings window.
Step 2: Eliminate CoinVault
- Log in to your PC and run web browser. Now download a powerful malware removal tool then scan your PC with the tool and remove CoinVault.
- If you can’t enter in Safe Mode with Networking, then try next method.
Second Method. Remove CoinVault by System Restore
Step 1: Reboot computer in ‘Safe Mode with Command Prompt’
- Click on Start > Shutdown > Restart then click OK.
- Once your computer is active then keep pressing F8 key for several times. Once you find Advanced Boot Options window then choose
- Safe Mode with Command Prompt option and hit enter.
- Click the Power button on login screen of Windows. Further, hit Shift key and keep it pressed for a while then choose Restart.. option.
- Next click on Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings then click on Restart.
- When your computer is active then choose ‘Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt’ from the Startup Settings window.
Step 2: Restore your computer system
- After entering to the safe mode with Command Prompt, you’ll find a command prompt window now type: cd restore then hit Enter.
Further, type: rstrui.exe hit Enter again.
- A new window appears from here click on Next further select a restore point which is prior to the intrusion of CoinVault. Now click Next.
- Finally, click Yes to launch the system restore.
Remove these registry files:
- Press Windows Key + R, enter ‘regedit’ then press enter.
- Now after the registry editor is open then find and remove following registry entries:
- HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\Wallpaper=”%Temp%\wallpaper.jpg”