What is Manifestus Ransomware?
Manifestus Ransomware can show you a fake system warning to get itself time to encrypt your personal data (e.g. photos, pictures, documents, and so on). As usual for such malicious applications once this infection finishes the encryption process it displays a message from its creators. Based on the shown note it looks like the cyber criminals want users to pay a ransom of 0.2 BTC in exchange for a unique decryption key. While they might sound reassuring, in reality, there are no guarantees the malware’s creators will send you the decryption key as it might not even exist. Therefore, we would advise you not to waste your money and restore encrypted data yourself while using copies placed on external hard drives or other storages. Just before you connect any storage, delete Manifestus Ransomware with the instruction available below or with a legitimate antimalware tool.
Where does Manifestus Ransomware come from?
Users might infect their computers after launching malicious files that they may receive through Spam emails. Recognizing such data might be not the easiest task since it could look like simple text documents, invoices, pictures, and so on. Thus, users may easily allow Manifestus Ransomware to enter their system accidentally. To avoid such mistakes in the future, we would advise you to use reliable antimalware software. In that case, you could scan data raising any suspicion with a security tool and possible keep away from similar threats the next time.
How does Manifestus Ransomware work?
At first, the threat should identify targeted files and prepare for their encryption. To distract its victim, Manifestus Ransomware could show a false system warning that may lock the screen. The message might try to convince you not to shut down or restart the infected computer as it could stop the malicious application from enciphering your private data. The message is removed or to be more precise, replaced with a ransom note once the malware finishes enciphering user’s personal data.
According to the ransom note, Manifestus Ransomware encrypts user’s data with “strongest encryption and unique key, generated for this computer.” Of course, to decrypt affected files, you would need a unique decryption key also generated specifically for your computer. The cyber criminals claim to have it on their secret server for the time being and threaten to erase this key if you do not pay the ransom on time. What you should know is that in some cases such threats cannot maintain connection with the server, and consequently, it becomes impossible to get the decryption key. Not to mention, these cyber criminals cannot be trusted since there are no guarantees they are telling the truth. This is why we urge you to refuse to pay the ransom and eliminate the infection as soon as possible. Just like we mentioned before, once the system is secured, you could recover affected data from copies located in external hard drives, cloud storages, etc.
How to remove Manifestus Ransomware?
Erasing Manifestus Ransomware might be quite complicated, but if you want to try deleting it on your own, we advise you to take a look at the instructions located below and follow them carefully. As for users who do not trust their computer skills so much, we would suggest using a legitimate antimalware tool. The tool needs to be installed first, but once it is ready to use, you can perform a full system scan and detect the infection or even other possible threats. After the scan, all these detections can be erased by simply pressing the removal button. If there are other questions about the malware, we will try to answer them as soon as possible provided you leave us a message through social media or place a comment below.
Eliminate Manifestus Ransomware
- Open the Task Manager while pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
- Select the Processes tab and find a suspicious process with a random name, e.g. Form2.
- Select the suspected process and press the End Task button.
- Close the Task Manager and press Windows Key+R.
- Type Regedit and click OK.
- Search for the following path HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
- Find a value name with a random name, e.g. DO NOT OPEN THE FUCKIN RANSOMWARE.
- Right-click the suspicious value name and select Delete.
- Close the Registry Editor.
- Search for a malicious file that was recently downloaded and launched.
- Right-click the malicious file and choose Delete.
- Empty the Recycle bin.
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