.Coded Virus Remove Instructions (Complete Guide)

The .Coded virus is a new ransomware that renames sensitive data with the .coded extension, read our removal guide to restore your computer.

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How Does .Coded Virus Infiltrate the System?

The .Coded virus can be acquired by falling victim to several different distribution strategies. One of the most popular ways of infecting users worldwide is by employing spam email messages. They utilize social engineering tricks that attempt to make the targets infect themselves with the dangerous .Coded virus.

Email spam is a widely used tactic that is primarily used for spreading ransomware strains like this one. The hackers send out messages that pose as being sent by legitimate companies or government agencies. The most widely used instances send out malicious links or file attachments that carry the .Coded virus payload. Infected documents or software installers can also be used to deliver malware. The documents can be of various types (spreadsheets, databases or rich text documents) and usually include scripts that when initiated download and execute the .Coded virus.

Infected software installers are usually modified instances of legitimate applications and are spread on hacker-controlled websites or P2P networks like .

Web Scripts or ad networks can be used to deliver the .Coded virus. Other ways include the dangerous browser hijackers that change important settings of the browser and may also disrupt important preferences made by the user to the Windows desktop.

Infection Flow of .Coded Virus Virus

The .Coded virus has been identified to be a strain of the Globe Imposter malware family. This makes it relatively easy to analyze as most of the viruses of this type follow the same infection patterns.

As soon as the virus is activated on the host computer it starts to modify essential settings, including the Windows registry. This can lead to performance issues, system stability problems and other related dangers. Certain strains can also enforce a persistent state of execution which means that infections can only be removed using a quality anti-spyware tool.

The .Coded ransomware engine starts as soon as the preliminary conditions are met. Like other similar threats it uses a built-in file list of target file type extensions. The hackers can modify the list according to the targets. Most of the released samples target the most commonly used data: music, photos, videos, documents, databases and etc. As a result all affected data is renamed using the .coded extension.

In addition the .Coded virus automatically deletes all found Shadow Volume Copies thereby preventing data recovery. The files can only be restored by using a professional-grade solution.

Once the process is complete a ransomware note is crafted in a how_to_back_files.html file containing the following message:





To recover data you need decryptor.
To get the decryptor you should:

Send 1 crypted test image or text file or document to [email protected]
(Or alternate mail [email protected])
In the letter include your personal ID (look at the beginning of this document).
We will give you the decrypted file and assign the price for decryption all files

After we send you instruction how to pay for decrypt and after payment you will receive a decryptor and
instructions. We can decrypt one file in quality the evidence that we have the decoder.

Only [email protected] can decrypt your files
Do not trust anyone besides [email protected]
Antivirus programs can delete this document and you can not contact us later.
Attempts to self-decrypting files will result in the loss of your data
Decoders other users are not compatible with your data, because each user‘s unique encryption key

The hackers have provided two contact e-mails hosted on free services ‒ [email protected] and [email protected]. The ransomware note does not specify a fixed sum which means that they are going to negotiate the price of “decryption” with the victims.

This is the reason why we discourage contacting the hackers in any way and to use a professional anti-spyware tool that is able to easily remove the infection from the contaminated machines. After this is done the victims can restore their files using the listed data recovery tool.

Remove .Coded Virus and Restore Data

WARNING! Manual removal of .Coded Virus requires being familiar with system files and registries. Removing important data accidentally can lead to permanent system damage. If you don’t feel comfortable with manual instructions, download a powerful anti-malware tool that will scan your system for malware and clean it safely for you.

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.Coded Virus – Manual Removal Steps

Start the PC in Safe Mode with Network

This will isolate all files and objects created by the ransomware so they will be removed efficiently. The steps bellow are applicable to all Windows versions.

1. Hit the WIN Key + R

2. A Run window will appear. In it, write msconfig and then press Enter

3. A Configuration box shall appear. In it Choose the tab named Boot

4. Mark Safe Boot option and then go to Network under it to tick it too

5. Apply -> OK

Show Hidden Files

Some ransomware threats are designed to hide their malicious files in the Windows so all files stored on the system should be visible.

1. Open My Computer/This PC

2. Windows 7

    – Click on Organize button
    – Select Folder and search options
    – Select the View tab
    – Go under Hidden files and folders and mark Show hidden files and folders option

3. Windows 8/ 10

    – Open View tab
    – Mark Hidden items option

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4. Click Apply and then OK button

Enter Windows Task Manager and Stop Malicious Processes

1. Hit the following key combination: CTRL+SHIFT+ESC

2. Get over to Processes

3. When you find suspicious process right click on it and select Open File Location

4. Go back to Task Manager and end the malicious process. Right click on it again and choose End Process

5. Next, you should go folder where the malicious file is located and delete it

Repair Windows Registry

1. Again type simultaneously the WIN Key + R key combination

2. In the box, write regedit and hit Enter

3. Type the CTRL+ F and then write the malicious name in the search type field to locate the malicious executable

4. In case you have discovered registry keys and values related to the name, you should delete them, but be careful not to delete legitimate keys

Click for more information about Windows Registry and further repair help

Recover .Coded Virus Files

WARNING! All files and objects associated with .Coded Virus should be removed from the infected PC before any data recovery attempts. Otherwise the virus may encrypt restored files. Furthermore, a backup of all encrypted files stored on external media is highly recommendable.

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1. Use present backups

2. Use professional data recovery software

Stellar Phoenix Data Recovery – a specialist tool that can restore partitions, data, documents, photos, and 300 more file types lost during various types of incidents and corruption.

3. Using System Restore Point

    – Hit WIN Key
    – Select “Open System Restore” and follow the steps


4. Restore your personal files using File History

    – Hit WIN Key
    – Type restore your files in the search box
    – Select Restore your files with File History
    – Choose a folder or type the name of the file in the search bar
    – Hit the “Restore” button

Preventive Security Measures

  • Enable and properly configure your Firewall.
  • Install and maintain reliable anti-malware software.
  • Secure your web browser.
  • Check regularly for available software updates and apply them.
  • Disable macros in Office documents.
  • Use strong passwords.
  • Don’t open attachments or click on links unless you’re certain they’re safe.
  • Backup regularly your data.
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    Author : Martin Beltov

    Martin graduated with a degree in Publishing from Sofia University. As a cyber security enthusiast he enjoys writing about the latest threats and mechanisms of intrusion.

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