Vnlgp Miner (Virus Removal Guide) - 2021 update

Vnlgp Miner Removal Guide

What is Vnlgp Miner?

Vnlgp Miner virus is a malware that causes extreme slowdowns of your computer

Vnlgp Miner virus is a great example of miner-type programs. The main principle of such infections is based on using the victim’s computer’s resources to carry out whatever tasks this program’s creators desire. Because of such mischievous behavior, it is listed as a potentially unwanted program (PUP).

Unlike the majority of miners that use remote computers to mine BitCoin virtual money, the Vnlgp Miner virus is based on the less known Decred crypto coin mining. When this program enters the computer, it installs the vnlgp.exe file to carry out mining processes.

It has been estimated that Vnlgp Miner uses around 70% of the hijacked computer’s graphics card processing power without the computer owner’s knowledge or permission. What is more, the computers with the vnlgp.exe process running in them are added to the mining pool on poolminers.net to mine the electronic currency.

Vnlgp Miner virusVnlgp Miner is a virus that can lead to hardware damage.

Even more worrying is the fact that your graphics card will be constantly in use. Of course, this will cause your computer’s processes to run at a much higher velocity. Because of the continuous additional load to the system, the electricity overuse, system overheating, and, eventually, hardware damage may follow. If you do not wish your computer to be a part of a botnet, making a profit for the computer hackers, you should remove Vnlgp Miner from your computer immediately.

As soon as you notice extreme slowdowns of your system or suspicious processes running in your Task Manager, please scan your computer with a reputable antivirus tool such as SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes to make sure you stop this virus from draining your computer’s resources once and for all.

Virus spreading methods

Even though the workings of this particular program are unlike adware or browser hijacker PUPs, its ways of distribution are virtually identical to these viruses. It can be installed along with freeware or shareware programs bundled with this malicious program in a single software package.

There is no way you can tell just by looking at it, whether your downloaded application is potentially bundled with some other, possibly hazardous program. Usually such information is not openly disclosed to the users and hidden in the “Advanced” or “Custom” installation settings.

Only by choosing these particular settings when installing newly downloaded programs you can reveal all of the optional installs and control what software can enter your computer. Always deselect the unknown and suspicious programs from installing on your device.

Tips on Vnlgp Miner removal

An interesting fact is that the Vnlgp Miner virus does not attack computers with particular antivirus utilities installed on them. It automatically uninstalls itself from the computer if it detects the following programs upon the infiltration:

AVG, Avast, DrWeb, IKARUS, K7 Antivirus 7.0, Malwarebytes, McAfee, Symantec Endpoint Protection, VIPRE Antivirus, VIPRE Internet Security, FortiClient, gData, Panda, Filseclab Twister Antivirus, Avira, Nano, Baidu, TrendMicro

However, if you do not have any of these programs installed on your device, and your computer has been acting strange lately, you can choose other, no less reputable programs, such as SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes, to identify and remove Vnlgp Miner and other threats from your computer. You have to be aware, however, that these programs require constant updating for the best security performance, so make sure you update them before a full system scan.

Also, if you notice that your computer is performing worse than before, even after removing the virus, you may need to fix your system. A repair tool like ReimageIntego will help you fix system files and other problems quickly and safely.

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Different software has a different purpose. If you didn’t succeed in fixing corrupted files with Reimage, try running SpyHunter 5.
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Different software has a different purpose. If you didn’t succeed in fixing corrupted files with Intego, try running Combo Cleaner.

Getting rid of Vnlgp Miner. Follow these steps

Manual removal using Safe Mode

You might benefit from Safe mode with networking when the AV tool gets blocked by Vnlgp Miner virus

Important! →
Manual removal guide might be too complicated for regular computer users. It requires advanced IT knowledge to be performed correctly (if vital system files are removed or damaged, it might result in full Windows compromise), and it also might take hours to complete. Therefore, we highly advise using the automatic method provided above instead.

Step 1. Access Safe Mode with Networking

Manual malware removal should be best performed in the Safe Mode environment. 

Windows 7 / Vista / XP
  1. Click Start > Shutdown > Restart > OK.
  2. When your computer becomes active, start pressing F8 button (if that does not work, try F2, F12, Del, etc. – it all depends on your motherboard model) multiple times until you see the Advanced Boot Options window.
  3. Select Safe Mode with Networking from the list. Windows 7/XP
Windows 10 / Windows 8
  1. Right-click on Start button and select Settings.
    Settings
  2. Scroll down to pick Update & Security.
    Update and security
  3. On the left side of the window, pick Recovery.
  4. Now scroll down to find Advanced Startup section.
  5. Click Restart now.
    Reboot
  6. Select Troubleshoot. Choose an option
  7. Go to Advanced options. Advanced options
  8. Select Startup Settings. Startup settings
  9. Press Restart.
  10. Now press 5 or click 5) Enable Safe Mode with Networking. Enable safe mode

Step 2. Shut down suspicious processes

Windows Task Manager is a useful tool that shows all the processes running in the background. If malware is running a process, you need to shut it down:

  1. Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc on your keyboard to open Windows Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details.
    Open task manager
  3. Scroll down to Background processes section, and look for anything suspicious.
  4. Right-click and select Open file location.
    Open file location
  5. Go back to the process, right-click and pick End Task.
    End task
  6. Delete the contents of the malicious folder.

Step 3. Check program Startup

  1. Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc on your keyboard to open Windows Task Manager.
  2. Go to Startup tab.
  3. Right-click on the suspicious program and pick Disable.
    Startup

Step 4. Delete virus files

Malware-related files can be found in various places within your computer. Here are instructions that could help you find them:

  1. Type in Disk Cleanup in Windows search and press Enter.
    Disk cleanup
  2. Select the drive you want to clean (C: is your main drive by default and is likely to be the one that has malicious files in).
  3. Scroll through the Files to delete list and select the following:

    Temporary Internet Files
    Downloads
    Recycle Bin
    Temporary files

  4. Pick Clean up system files.
    Delete temp files
  5. You can also look for other malicious files hidden in the following folders (type these entries in Windows Search and press Enter):

    %AppData%
    %LocalAppData%
    %ProgramData%
    %WinDir%

After you are finished, reboot the PC in normal mode.

Remove Vnlgp Miner using System Restore

  • Step 1: Reboot your computer to Safe Mode with Command Prompt
    Windows 7 / Vista / XP
    1. Click Start Shutdown Restart OK.
    2. When your computer becomes active, start pressing F8 multiple times until you see the Advanced Boot Options window.
    3. Select Command Prompt from the list Select 'Safe Mode with Command Prompt'

    Windows 10 / Windows 8
    1. Press the Power button at the Windows login screen. Now press and hold Shift, which is on your keyboard, and click Restart..
    2. Now select Troubleshoot Advanced options Startup Settings and finally press Restart.
    3. Once your computer becomes active, select Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt in Startup Settings window. Select 'Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt'
  • Step 2: Restore your system files and settings
    1. Once the Command Prompt window shows up, enter cd restore and click Enter. Enter 'cd restore' without quotes and press 'Enter'
    2. Now type rstrui.exe and press Enter again.. Enter 'rstrui.exe' without quotes and press 'Enter'
    3. When a new window shows up, click Next and select your restore point that is prior the infiltration of Vnlgp Miner. After doing that, click Next. When 'System Restore' window shows up, select 'Next' Select your restore point and click 'Next'
    4. Now click Yes to start system restore. Click 'Yes' and start system restore
    Once you restore your system to a previous date, download and scan your computer with ReimageIntego and make sure that Vnlgp Miner removal is performed successfully.

Finally, you should always think about the protection of crypto-ransomwares. In order to protect your computer from Vnlgp Miner and other ransomwares, use a reputable anti-spyware, such as ReimageIntego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes

How to prevent from getting malware

Access your website securely from any location

When you work on the domain, site, blog, or different project that requires constant management, content creation, or coding, you may need to connect to the server and content management service more often. The best solution for creating a tighter network could be a dedicated/fixed IP address.

If you make your IP address static and set to your device, you can connect to the CMS from any location and do not create any additional issues for the server or network manager that needs to monitor connections and activities. VPN software providers like Private Internet Access can help you with such settings and offer the option to control the online reputation and manage projects easily from any part of the world.

 

Recover files after data-affecting malware attacks

While much of the data can be accidentally deleted due to various reasons, malware is one of the main culprits that can cause loss of pictures, documents, videos, and other important files. More serious malware infections lead to significant data loss when your documents, system files, and images get encrypted. In particular, ransomware is is a type of malware that focuses on such functions, so your files become useless without an ability to access them.

Even though there is little to no possibility to recover after file-locking threats, some applications have features for data recovery in the system. In some cases, Data Recovery Pro can also help to recover at least some portion of your data after data-locking virus infection or general cyber infection. 

 

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