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How to remove VPN Vault by Appverse (Removal Guide)

VPN Vault by Appverse Inc. is a program compatible with Microsoft Windows operating systems including Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10. VPN Vault is advertised as “a VPN that takes your privacy seriously by allowing you to access worldwide servers across multiple countries like the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and many others.”

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There are several versions of the VPN Vault program for computers running Windows operating systems including a 3-day free trial and a full version that users can subscribe to monthly and annually. There is also an iOS app called VPN Vault for iOS.

Although VPN Vault by Appsverse may seem like another run of the mill VPN the file downloaded from their website and used to setup the program (VPNVaultSetup.exe) is currently detected by Cylance, Sangfor Engine Zero, VIPRE, ESET-NOD32, and Sophos as Unsafe, Malware, Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT, A Variant Of Win32/AdaptiveBee.A Potentially Unwanted, and Generic PUA DC (PUA). The product manager for VPN Vault by Appsverse currently disputes these claims and I am awaiting to hear back.

https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/7e57d3302b8a48e6788d0430e5435d854cab5ed34492145e40dfb520ca6ed503/detection

How to install VPN Vault

VPN Vault can be downloaded from the developer’s website (https://vpn.appsverse.com/). In addition, as shown in the image below, the program often gets a piggyback ride from third-party download managers that may also promote malware, spyware, adware, and other security threats.

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It is important to be alert when installing free software off of the internet. In many cases, advertisements and suspicious websites may promote malware or something else as something it is not such as a necessary update, game, or media player. When the installation process of said malware or other program is initiated, the user may be asked to install VPN Vault as a complementary program; However, in some cases, download and installation managers may hide the option to accept or decline the installation of the VPN in which the program will install without the computer owner’s permission.

If anything can be said, be aware of where you download a program. Make sure that you are on the developer’s website and that the website is secure. A secure website will use a secure socket layer and you will be able to see HTTPS instead of HTTP in the URL.

Also, make sure to pay attention when installing anything from the internet. The installation process may ask you if you want to download and install additional programs. Be sure to decline these options to avoid anything dangerous.

How to remove VPN Vault

These removal instructions will remove VPN Vault, computer viruses, malware, potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), and other threats from your computer.

step 1

Uninstall VPN Vault and other unwanted programs

Potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) may be on your computer. We advise you to uninstall questionable programs that may have been installed through Apps and Features.

Windows 10

1. Right-click the Start menu (Windows icon in the taskbar) and go to Apps and Features.

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2. Locate the program you want to remove, click it, and then click the Uninstall button.

Windows (Other)

1. Open the Start menu and go to the Control Panel.

2. Click Uninstall a program button.

3. Locate the program you want to remove, click it, and click Uninstall.

step 2

Scan your computer for malware and viruses

Malware, adware, spyware, ransomware, potentially unwanted programs, and viruses may be present on your computer. We recommend that you scan your computer with Malwarebytes to detect and remove known threats.

1. Download and install Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes will seamlessly guide you through the quick installation process.

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2. Once Malwarebytes is installed, click the blue Scan button to begin scanning your computer for malware, viruses, and potentially unwanted programs. The scan may take several minutes to complete.

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3. When the scan is complete, click the Quarantine button to remove all threats detected by Malwarebytes.

4. Reboot your computer.

step 3

Cleanup

Tracking files allow bad guys to track you online and changes to the Windows registry can cause numerous problems. Clean up your computer’s registry, remove tracking files, and remove junk files from your computer with CCleaner by Piriform.

1. Download and install CCleaner. CCleaner will seamlessly guide you through the quick installation process.

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2. Once CCleaner is installed, click the Take my PC Health Check button or go to Health Check > Next and follow the instructions to begin checking your PC’s health.

3. When the scan is complete, click Make it better button to remove trackers, remove junk files, disable startup apps, and more.

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4. Go to Registry and click Scan for Issues to check your computer for registry issues.

5. When the scan is complete, click Fix selected Issues, backup the registry, and click Fix Issue or Fix All Issues.

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Jared Harrison is an accomplished tech author and entrepreneur, bringing forth over 20 years of extensive expertise in cybersecurity, privacy, malware, Google Analytics, online marketing, and various other tech domains. He has made significant contributions to the industry and has been featured in multiple esteemed publications. Jared is widely recognized for his keen intellect and innovative insights, earning him a reputation as a respected figure in the tech community.

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