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Cobain Virus Ransomware (.cobain File) – Remove It

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What is .cobain Virus File? .cobain Virus File is also known as Cobain ransomware which encrypts files and demands a ransom for their alleged restoration.

Cobain or otherwise known as .cobain Virus File is ransomware. It encrypts files by appending the .cobain extension to them, making them inaccessible. All encrypted files will receive the new extension as a secondary one. Another extension will be added before it that is generated on a random principle. The Cobain ransomware drops a ransom note, which gives instructions to victims on how they can allegedly restore their data.

Threat Summary

Name.cobain Virus File
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionThe ransomware encrypts files on your computer system and demands a ransom to be paid to allegedly recover them.
SymptomsThe Cobain ransomware will encrypt your files by appending the .cobain extension to them, along with a unique identification number placing the new .cobain extension as a secondary.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments
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.cobain Virus File – What Did It Do to My Computer?

.cobain Virus File might spread its infection via a payload dropper, which initiates the malicious script for this ransomware. The virus might also distribute its payload file on social media and file-sharing services. Freeware which is found on the Web can be presented as helpful also be hiding the malicious script for the cryptovirus. Read the tips for ransomware prevention from our forum.

The .cobain Virus File is ransomware that encrypts your files and shows ransomware instructions inside a ransom note called !!!READ_ME!!!.txt:

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Beside the instructions you can see in the above image, there is a note that states the following:

ALL YOUR DATA WAS ENCRYPTED
Whats Happen?
Your files are encrypted, and currently unavailable. You can check it- all files on you computer has extension .cobain
By the way, everything is possible to restore, but you need to follow our instructions. Otherwise, you cant return your data (NEVER).
What guarantees?
It’s just a business. We absolutely do not care about you and your deals, except getting benefits.
If we do not do our work and liabilities – nobody will not cooperate with us.
It’s not in our interests.
If you will not cooperate with our service – for us, its does not matter. But you will lose your time and data, cause just we have the private key.
In practise – time is much more valuable than money.
What should You include in your message?
1. Your country and city
2. This TXT file
3. Some files for free decryption
Free decryption as guarantee!
Before paying you send us up to 2 files for free decryption.
Send pictures, text files. (files no more than 1mb)
If you upload the database, your price will be doubled
Email: cobain_ransom@protonmail.com
cobainOransom@cock.li
ID: 2253bb7a078d5992e3d0591 1a23a095a7c 1507ac3a8abel 19587a398c 1225833:45UiINMihU
+6KMpgAXxPibSleNK32YmUt2DM5C4DiCGt1 NOuZ2xj6VakhpvHiUSEMxjNSv1xrnPik4xDziOPQ1zsqdXdbqp
+GPxK4uae06DJ794Zr4a3BS4ejtyEwBEF2zkE1 bYuQgAT 1V/tbbFq/TSfpO0oujluymmNQpug4F7ic=

You should NOT under any circumstances pay any ransom sum.

The extortionists want you to pay a ransom for the alleged restoration of your files, same as with a lot of ransomware viruses. .cobain Virus File ransomware could make entries in the Windows Registry to achieve persistence, and could launch or repress processes in a Windows system. All encrypted will receive the .cobain extension alongside a random generated one. That extension will be placed as a secondary one to each file and look something like .cobain. Audio, video, image files as well as documents, backups and banking data can be encrypted by the ransomware.

The .cobain Virus File could be set to erase all the Shadow Volume Copies from the Windows operating system with the help of the following command:

→vssadmin.exe delete shadows /all /Quiet

If your computer device was infected with this ransomware and your files are locked, read on through to find out how you could potentially restore your files back to normal.

Remove .cobain Virus File

If your computer got infected with the .cobain Virus File, you should have a bit of experience in removing malware. You should get rid of this ransomware as quickly as possible before it can have the chance to spread further and infect other computers. You should remove the ransomware and follow the step-by-step instructions guide provided below.

Tsetso Mihailov

Tsetso Mihailov

Tsetso Mihailov is a tech-geek and loves everything that is tech-related, while observing the latest news surrounding technologies. He has worked in IT before, as a system administrator and a computer repair technician. Dealing with malware since his teens, he is determined to spread word about the latest threats revolving around computer security.

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