How to remove CoinVault (Virus Removal Guide)

The CoinVault virus is dangerous ransomware that restricts access to an infected computer and encrypts personal files using AES encryption in order to scare victims into paying a ransom to decrypt files and reestablish access to the computer. The computer encryption virus was first introduced in November 2014 and has already claimed many victims.

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The CoinVault virus is distributed through malicious email messages. Executable files are usually hidden as ZIP attachments and PDF files . These PDF files and others in the malicious emails masquerade as invoices, purchase orders, bills, complaints, or other business communications. When you double-click on the fake PDF, it will infect your computer with the CoinVault infection and will install malware files in the %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\ folder. CoinVault ransomware may also be present in malicious advertisements and downloadable content, such as torrents.

How to remove CoinVault (Virus Removal Guide)

  1. CoinVault removal Software and Tools – Detect and remove CoinVault ransomware
  2. System Restore/Reset – Restore PC to date and time before the CoinVault malware infection
  3. For Tech Support – Call 1-866-521-2427 and they will kindly assist you with removing the CoinVault computer infection

1. CoinVault removal Software and Tools

1. We highly recommend writing down the toll free number below in case you run into any issues or problems while following the instructions. Our techs will kindly assist you with any problems.

1-866-521-2427
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2. Install the free or paid version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

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3. Once Malwarebytes is installed, run the program. *Malwarebytes may automatically begin to update and scan your computer at this point.

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4. Once the Malwarebytes program has been open, if a scan has not initiated, please click the large Scan Now button or visit the “Scan” tab to initiate a scan. Before the scan is started Malwarebytes may ask to update the software, make sure to do so if prompted to.

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5. Once the scan is complete, click the Quarantine All button to remove the files.

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6. You may also chose to visit the History tab and click Delete All to remove these files from the Quarantine log, although these files no longer prove a threat.

If you are still having issues with malware it is recommended to download and install a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro by Surfright to eradicate existing malicious files.

2. System Restore/Reset
System Restore/Reset is an easy solution to restore an infected computer to a date and time before it became infected with the CoinVault computer virus. To learn more please select a link below:

Windows Recommended Restore And Choose A Restore Point

CoinVault virus removal tips:

If the CoinVault virus is difficult to remove there are several steps you can use to troubleshoot the removal process:

User accounts

Ransomware often infects 1 user account on Windows systems at a time. Here are some tips to remove ransomware by using different user accounts.

  • Log into an account not affected by malware (with administrative rights) and perform a scan with reputable software to detect and remove malware.
  • You can also delete the infected account.

Denying flash

Some variants of ransomware use flash and symptoms of the infection can be halted by denying flash via Macromedia’s real-time options. To learn more and deny flash please visit: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/help09.html

Troubleshoot internet/network issues

Safe Mode With Networking can be used to access the Internet for updates, drivers, removal software, or other files if internet and network connectivity is compromised.


Sean Doyle

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Sean Doyle is an engineer from Los Angeles, California. Sean's primary focuses include Internet Security, Web Spam, and Online Marketing.