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.


Sean Doyle

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Sean Doyle is an engineer from Los Angeles, California. Sean's primary focuses include Internet Security, Web Spam, and Online Marketing.