How to Remove M4N1F3STO Virus

How to Remove M4N1F3STO Virus

M4N1F3STO virus is ransomware that claims to encrypt your files and delete them if you don’t pay 0.3 bitcoins.

M4N1F3STO virus is ransomware that employs a deceptive screen-locker window that contains a message claiming that files have been encrypted even though they have not been. The virus lock-screen claims that the malware author will delete your files if you do not pay a ransom; However, the lock-screen can be disabled by inputting a (sexually graphic and racially offensive) code listed below on this page.

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Overview

Names Distribution
M4N1F3STO virus, M4N1F3STO ransomware Freeware, Shareware, Dubious Torrent Files

M4N1F3STO virus is ransomware that employs a lock screen to restrict access to an infected machine. The virus will display a full-screen window that can not be closed. The lock-screen contains a message from the malware author and says “You are the victim of M4N1F3STO virus” in bold letters. The virus claims to encrypt files; However, it actually does not.

M4N1F3STO virus

Ransom Note Example

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!" 1GmGBH9ra2dqA8CgRg8a8Rngx4qHb2hLDW Send 0,3 bitcoins to this adress to unlock your Pc with your email adress.
Your can purchase bitcoins from localbitcoins

The lock-screen can easily be unlocked by inputted a default code. The default code is very graphic and very offensive. To unlock the lock-screen you can submit this unlock code on the lock-screen: suckmydicknigga

Correct Code Message

JUST DELETE IT
TO REMOVE IT
HAHA YOU HAVE BEEN
FOOLED

Once the unlock code is entered it will display the message above which clarifies that the virus is only a lock-screen designed to obtain currency by using social engineering tactics.

 

Removal Software

Name Detection Download
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Ransomware Download (Free) | Buy
HitmanPro by Surfright Ransomware Download (Free)

Troubleshoot

Alternative methods are suggested if there are issues removing M4N1F3STO ransomware from an infected computer.

How to Restore your computer

If a restore point has previously been established on your machine you will be able to perform a system restore in order to restore your machine to a date and time before it was infected. You will lose files on your computer that were obtained prior to the restore point.

There are several options to restore your computer. Most computers have their own restore software that can be found by performing a search. Additionally, computers that run the Windows Operating System have a default restore program that can also be found by performing a search.

A boot screen that can be used to access options to restore your computer can be reached by rebooting your computer and pressing the F8 key once the manufacture screen is displayed.

How to Recover your computer to factory settings

A system recovery (or reset) will recover your computer to factory settings. You will lose the current programs and files on your computer.

There are several options to recover your computer to factory settings. Most computers have their own recovery software that can be found by performing a search. Additionally, computers that run the Windows Operating System have a default recovery program that can also be found by performing a search.

A boot screen that can be used to access options to restore your computer can be reached by rebooting your computer and pressing the F8 key once the manufacture screen is displayed.

How to Stop o-o-8-o-o.com Spam in Google Analytics

How to Stop o-o-8-o-o.com Spam in Google Analytics

3 Methods: Campaign Source Filter  |  Campaign Referral Path Filter | Language Settings Filter

O-o-8-o-o.com spam junks up your Google Analytics data with referral traffic and unusual language reports.

O-o-8-o-o.com is a domain name owned by a Russian spammer named Vitaly. Vitaly promotes his search engine by use of blackhat SEO tactics including referrer spam indexing, language spam, and keyword spam. If your Google Analytics account is targeted by this spammer you might notice unusual language dimensions, keywords, and referral traffic from o-o-8-o-o.com and other referrer spam URLs he owns such as Secret.ɢoogle.com.

o-o-8-o-o.com spam

In addition, Vitaly will bolster his website around the web by spamming the webpages of websites that contain content about him and his websites. He recently did this with a post on motherboard.vice.com and a forum thread on blackhatworld.com.

o-o-8-o-o.com language report

The spammer will utilize keyword and language spam to send hidden messages to people who monitor Google Analytics data. Here is an example of two sentences found in Google Analytics’s language reports:

o-o-8-o-o.com search shell is much better than google!

Google officially recommends o-o-8-o-o.com search shell!

Language spam can be blocked by creating a language settings filter.

o-o-8-o-o

Referrer spam is a blackhat marketing tactic that allows a person to target Google Analytics data. The spammer will make it appear as if visitors were referred to your website from a third-party domain name even though no one actually stepped foot on your server. Vitaly is known to employ deceptive referral traffic in order to promote his websites.

o-o-8-o-o.com referral

Although referrer spam can ruin your analytical data it will not harm your website or affect your website’s SEO, including your rank in Google search results pages. This is simply spam that wants to get your attention.

Campaign Source Filter

A campaign source filter is a simple exclude filter that blocks referrals from a domain name in Google Analytics.

1. Open your Google Analytics account and go to the Admin tab > Click Filters on the right side in the VIEW section.

2. Click the + ADD FILTER button to create a new exclude filter.

3. Add Campaign Source Filter as the Filter Name.

4. Select the Custom Filter Type.

5. In Filter Field, find and select Campaign Source in the list. In the Filter Pattern text box, add O-o-8-o-o.com and click the blue Save button on the bottom of the webpage. To add multiple URLs to the same filter you can make a Filter Pattern similar to this with a | between each URL: Example.com | Example\.com | O-o-8-o-o.com

Campaign Referral Path Filter

A campaign referral path filter can be used to block a string of the URL path if you are getting spammed by webpages on legitimate websites. This filter will not block referrals in Google Analytics from the entire domain name; just the webpage.

1. Open your Google Analytics account and go to the Admin tab > Click Filters on the right side in the VIEW section.

2. Click the + ADD FILTER button to create a new exclude filter.

3. Add Campaign Referral Path as the Filter Name.

4. Select the Custom Filter Type.

5. In Filter Field, find and select Campaign Referral Path in the list. In the Filter Pattern text box, add a partial string of the URL (permalink) and click the blue Save button on the bottom of the webpage.

Language Settings Filter

A language settings filter can be used to block language spam in Google Analytics.

1. Log in to your Google Analytics account and go to the Admin tab

2. In the “View” column select Filters and then click + Add Filter

3. Add a Filter Name: Language Spam (or something you can easily remember)

4. Go to: Filter Type > Custom > Exclude

5. Select Filter FieldLanguage settings

6. Add a Filter Pattern\s[^s]*\s|.{15,}|\.|,

7. Click on the blue text that says Verify this filter to see a preview table of how this filter will work in your account. You should only see language spam on the left side of the table: filter-verification-language-spam

8. After you verify the filter click the Save button on the bottom of the page