My computer has been locked and there is a ransom demand message claiming that my fails are encrypted and will be deleted. I can’t get rid of this message and any virus cannot be detected on my Anti-virus app. I’m not good at to repair the computer, how to remove the virus? Is it dangerous for my files and data? Please tell me what to do? It’s very annoying for me.

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What’s M4N1F3STO Virus? How to remove?

M4N1F3STO Virus is a popular ransomware that most definitely to threaten victims’ money, it is capable of encrypting almost all files on the infected device, such as photos, videos and MS files. Once it made it, the virus will sent to you a TXT message and tell you what have happened to your files and what you should do to get your files back, there is no doubt that they will let you pay the money. It needs to pay about $500 to buy the description key. It also warns that your files will be lost forever if you don’t pay within the effective time, this is more typical of the hacker’s cheating trick. M4N1F3STO virus does not encrypt or delete files, it merely attempts to scare and trick users into paying. If victims pay and enter the unlock code, they will encounter a message stating that they have been tricked. Fortunately there is no need to pay any ransom. This is the message claiming like following:

“I want to play a game with you. Let me explain the rules.
Your personal files are being deleted. Your photos, videos, documents, etc…
But, don’t worry! It will only happen if you don’t comply.
However I’ve already encrypted your personal files, so you cannot access therm.

Every hour I select some of them to delete permanently,
therefore I won’t be able to access them, either.
Are you familiar with the concept of exponential growth? Let me help you out.
It starts out slowly then increases rapidly.
During the first 24 hour you will only lose a few files,
the second day a few hundred, the third day a few thousand, and so on.

If you turn off your computer or try to close me, when i start the next time
you will het 1000 files deleted as punishment.
Yes you will want me to start next time, since I am the only one that
is capable to decrypt your personal data for you.

Now, let’s start and enjoy our little game together!
Send 0.3 bitcoins to this address to unlock your Pc with your email address
Your can purchase bitcoins from localbitcoins.”

M4N1F3STO virus shows you a warning to let you know what is going on and guides you to restore the files with much money. But please note that a scam never tell the truth, no one can guarantee they can give you the decryption key even if you pay. It can turn off the firewall which can create the chance for the hackers to remotely invade your computer. In this situation, your personal information including bank accounts, credit card numbers and online passwords will be stolen and finally you will lost your money without any notifications. Otherwise, this virus can change the important settings of computer on the background and drop other computer threats. Maybe you don’t care to lost your files, but you have to protect your personal information.

Warm prompt: To safe your computer and data, we kindly suggest you remove the virus as soon as possible. If you have any problems, welcome to click on the Live Chat button and tell us your question. We will provide you with 24 hours online service. But please note that our computer technology team provides real-time online service to remove the virus, but we do not provide services to decrypt files.

How did I get the M4N1F3STO virus?

The bulk spam campaign is too large-scale for a ransomware underdog. Numerous users have been receiving tricky messages over email, most of which are associated with some photos. It is hard to think of a more enticing subject than pictures, so no wonder lots of people end up opening those attachments. What actually happens when they do is a malicious JavaScript code runs and installs the infection without giving much chance for the user to realize how destructive this may be M4N1F3STO virus is implied in the user’s document first, when you download some documents which you are interesting, this virus program will also be attached to download, and run as document application, and then your information or files will be encrypted and loss on the computer. So you also may get this virus from bundled free third party programs, suspicious websites, shareware, contaminated USD drives, peer to peer to file sharing and other deceptive methods. No matter whatever how you get the virus, it is necessary to remove it from your computer before the arrival of more dangerous.

Can I get my encrypted files back? How to restore them?

As you know that our computer technology team provides real-time online service to remove the virus, but we do not provide services to decrypt files. We also can give you two methods to restore your encrypted files, if they won’t work; there is no good idea to get your files back. Anyway, you can try to do the following t methods first:

Method One:
Open Windows Explorer and locate the file or folder for which you want to restore a previous version. Right-click on a file or folder, select Properties and hit the tab named Previous Versions. Within the versions area, you will see the list of backed up copies of the file / folder, with the respective time and date indication. Select the latest entry and click Copy if you wish to restore the object to a new location that you can specify. If you click the Restore button, the item will be restored to its original location.

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Method Two:
Download and install the Shadow Explorer application. After you run it, select the drive name and the date that the file versions were created. Right-click on the folder or file, select the Export option. Then simply specify the location to which the data should be restored.

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Manual Guides to Remove M4N1F3STO Virus

Maybe you still can’t get your encrypted files back with the above methods, but it is necessary to remove the virus in your system to avoid more files encrypted.

Step 1: Press the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys at the same time, and then click Star Task Manager. One-click “Processes” tab on top, then find relevant process and click “end process”.

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Step 2: Double-click “my computer”, then click “Organize button”. Click folder and search options. Click “View” button. And choose Show hidden files, folders and drives .then click “OK”.

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Step 3: Click “Start” button, then click “Control Panel”. Click “Uninstall a program” (on the Programs section), select the suspicious program and uninstall it.

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Step 4: Open Registry by Typing in the Run box and Hit Enter Key.
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M4N1F3STO virus work quite differently compared to any other malicious software. If your machine gets infected by this Virus, there will be a certain period during which the virus will stay hidden. During this period, it will copy all your files into encrypted copies, while also deleting the originals. If a file is encrypted, this means that you won’t be able to gain access to that file. It has been unleashed upon users worldwide, affecting computers all across the globe from the USA to Mexico, Japan, Germany, and beyond M4N1F3STO virus Encrypt Virus has become a powerful force after long time of development, and more specifically, it has become a kind of driven by economic interests of the business activities, the antivirus software due to restricted by various factors, relatively passive response and counter measures. So we advocate to get rid of it manually.

NOTE: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of M4N1F3STO Virus? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by James B. Gonzalez & last updated on December 17, 2016 11:20 am

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