CoinVault Virus – Removal Instructions
CoinVault is a ransomware computer virus that basically holds your personal files ransom until and unless you pay a price to the hackers, which is usually around $300, but there have been some copycat hackers who have charged less. The CoinVault virus attaches itself to your computer via an innocent-looking email or it is distributed via a botnet, and you may never know it until you try to retrieve a picture or a document and find that it is scrambled. Users become aware of the CoinVault problem when their computer screen displays a message, which offers to unscramble their files – for a fee.
Victims are instructed to pay the fee via bitcoin or cash voucher, which has been prepaid. The CoinVault virus has been referred to as a trojan, malware, and ransomware since you are asked to pay a price to make your files readable again. Users vulnerable to CoinVault are those running Microsoft Windows on their computers. The computers of many users running security software have still been infected, although in some cases, it is because their software is outdated. Personal computers as well as businesses that run Microsoft Windows are vulnerable to CoinVault.
CoinVault sneaks onto your computer and encrypts your files without your knowledge so that when you try to open them, they are scrambled, virtually unreadable. Whether you are operating on a local or network computer, if you are using a computer running Windows, it is vulnerable to the CoinVault malware. Unless you have backed up your files and stored them outside of your computer, you run the risk of losing irreplaceable photographs and documents to CoinVault.
While we value encryption when we shop at online stores or enter our banking information online, having your own files encrypted, especially if you don’t have the key or code to unencrypt them, can be devastating. CoinVault is one of the reasons users are cautioned against opening emails from people you don’t know, especially those with attachments. While many viruses can harm your computer, the CoinVault virus is famous for holding your files ransom, as victims see a message on their infected computer with instructions on how to get their files back in readable form.
Step-by-Step CoinVault Virus Removal Instructions
The Virus Help Center has carefully created these instructions in order to make the removal of the CoinVault virus as easy as possible.
**PLEASE REMEMBER** – If the computer that is infected with the virus is running Microsoft’s “Windows 8” operating system, please use this Windows 8 Virus Removal Instructions page.
1. Restart the Computer into Safe Mode with Networking
The CoinVault virus is usually a lot less active in Safe Mode with Networking. This will allow you to bypass the virus and install the CoinVault Virus Removal software.
How to boot into Safe Mode with Networking:
a. Turn off the computer and wait 1 minute
b. Turn on the computer and immediately begin pressing the “F8” button multiple times until you see the Windows Advanced options menu
c. When the Windows Advanced options menu appears, select “Safe Mode with Networking” and press “ENTER”
2. Install Spyhunter 4
The software we recommend to remove CoinVault has received awards for its virus removal capabilities and is used by millions worldwide.
Install Spyhunter 4:
a. Click the “Windows” key and the “R” key to open the Run box (See Image below)
b. Type the following into the Run Command box: iexplore http://www.virushelpcenter.com/fix and press “ENTER”
c. After pressing “OK” the installation will begin and you will be asked to “Run” or “Save”- Select “RUN”
3. Complete the Scan and Remove the Virus
The software will automatically begin the scanning process and once completed will show the results of all the infections found. Please Note: the scan results will show the files names and not the actual name of the particular virus.
Fully remove CoinVault:
a. Click “Fix” when the virus scan is complete.
b. Register Spyhunter to completely remove the virus.
c. Spyhunter will remove the virus and protect you from future threats.