Crypto1CoinBlocker Ransomware Virus (Removal Steps and Protection Updates)

Our removal guide gives on overview of the new malware called Crypto1CoinBlocker ransomware which is based on the Xorist family of viruses.


Name
Crypto1CoinBlocker

File Extensions
Random extension

Ransom
5 Bitcoins

Solution #1
You can skip all steps and remove Crypto1CoinBlocker with the help of an anti-malware tool.

Solution #2
Crypto1CoinBlocker ransomware can be removed manually, though it can be very hard for most home users. See the detailed tutorial below.

Distribution
Spam Email Campaigns, malicious ads & etc.

Crypto1CoinBlocker Ransomware Description

The Crypto1CoinBlocker ransomware is a new malware threat that has just been identified by the Malware Hunter Team. They report that the virus is based on the old Xorist malware family and according to their analysis it is packed using a Trial version packer.

As usual these threats encrypt target user files and extort the computer victims for a ransomware payment. We assume that the developer of this strain has retained much of the original features of Xorist.

The core malware used the TEA cipher and we assume that this newer version uses a stronger method like AES. By default it targeted the following file types:

*.zip, *.rar, *.7z, *.tar, *.gzip, *.jpg, *.jpeg, *.psd, *.cdr, *.dwg, *.max, *.bmp, *.gif, *.png, *.doc, *.docx, *.xls, *.xlsx, *.ppt, *.pptx, *.txt, *.pdf, *.djvu, *.htm, *.html, *.mdb, *.cer, *.p12, *.pfx, *.kwm, *.pwm, *.1cd, *.md, *.mdf, *.dbf, *.odt, *.vob, *.ifo, *.lnk, *.torrent, *.mov, *.m2v, *.3gp, *.mpeg, *.mpg, *.flv, *.avi, *.mp4, *.wmv, *.divx, *.mkv, *.mp3, *.wav, *.flac, *.ape, *.wma, *.ac3.

When the encryption process is complete a ransom message is displayed to the user which shows the following message:

Your Documents,Photos,databases And other important Files Encrypted CryptolCoinBlod[email protected] ,Sent 1 To Addres lAcTiv7HDn82LmlHaUfqx9KGG55P9jCMyy

Based on the individual pattern all affected files receive a randomly-generated file type extension. Fortunately the strain has already been added to the updated definition sets of all major anti-spyware vendors.

Crypto1CoinBlocker Ransomware Distribution

The Crypto1CoinBlocker Ransomware is distributed via the popular infection methods of sending out spam email messages and infecting software installation bundles. The hacker(s) behind the threat use various accounts, subjects and texts to lure the targets into downloading and running the ransomware on their computer.

Other ways to get infected include browser hijackers and malicious ads which may also redirect the victims to copies of the virus.

Crypto1CoinBlocker Ransomware Removal

For a faster solution, you can run a scan with an advanced malware removal tool and delete Crypto1CoinBlocker completely with a few mouse clicks.

STEP I: 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.

    1) Hit WIN Key + R

Windows-key-plus-R-button-launch-Run-Box-in-Windows-illustrated

    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

Or check our video guide – “How to start PC in Safe Mode with Networking

STEP II: Show Hidden Files

    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

    show-hidden-files-win8-10

    4) Click “Apply” and then “OK” button

STEP III: 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

STEP IV: Remove Completely Crypto1CoinBlocker Ransomware Using SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

Manual removal of Crypto1CoinBlocker requires being familiar with system files and registries. Removal of any important data can lead to permanent system damage. Prevent this troublesome effect – delete Crypto1CoinBlocker ransomware with SpyHunter malware removal tool.

SpyHunter anti-malware tool will diagnose all current threats on the computer. By purchasing the full version, you will be able to remove all malware threats instantly. Additional information about SpyHunter / Help to uninstall SpyHunter

STEP V: Repair Windows Registry

    1) Again type simultaneously the Windows Button + R key combination
    2) In the box, write “regedit”(without the inverted commas) 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

Further help for Windows Registry repair

STEP VI: Recover Encrypted Files

    1) Use present backups
    2) 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

    restore-your-personal-files-using-File-History-bestecuritysearch

      – Hit the “Restore” button

    3) Using System Restore Point

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

restore-files-using-system-restore-point

STEP VII: Preventive Security Measures

    1) Enable and properly configure your Firewall.
    2) Install and maintain reliable anti-malware software.
    3) Secure your web browser.
    4) Check regularly for available software updates and apply them.
    5) Disable macros in Office documents.
    6) Use strong passwords.
    7) Don’t open attachments or click on links unless you’re certain they’re safe.
    8) Backup regularly your data.

SpyHunter anti-malware tool will diagnose all current threats on the computer. By purchasing the full version, you will be able to remove all malware threats instantly. Additional information about SpyHunter / Help to uninstall SpyHunter

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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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