Do you know what BansomQare Manna Ransomware is?
BansomQare Manna Ransomware, also known as Bansomqare Wanna Ransomware, is a new ransomware infection that uses the WhatsApp icon to trick users into downloading and launching it. As has been noticed by our researchers, it has borrowed the design from WannaCry, which is another nasty infection categorized as crypto-malware. BansomQare Manna Ransomware is surely not as prevalent as WannaCry Ransomware, but it does not mean that it is less dangerous. Once this malicious application infiltrates computers, it locks a bunch of different files it manages to find on affected computers without mercy. Then a ransom note is dropped and a window with a message opened to the victim. This infection wants only one thing from users – their money, so do not be surprised when you find out that you will have to pay money for the decryption service. Of course, it does not mean that we encourage you to do this. This might sound like the only solution to the problem, but, to tell you the truth, there are no guarantees that your files will be unlocked immediately after cyber criminals receive your money, or you will get the special decryption tool. It does not mean that your files will stay encrypted forever. Specialists say that there is a free decryption tool that can be downloaded from the web available. Also, all encrypted files can be easily recovered from a backup.
Without a doubt, BansomQare Manna Ransomware has been designed to lock files on affected computers, so we are 100% sure that you will discover a bunch of files encrypted on your computer too immediately after the successful entrance of this ransomware infection. It appends the .bitcoin extension to all files it encrypts, so it will not be hard to say which files have been affected. Our team of researchers says that this ransomware infection targets pretty much every popular filename extension, so it is very likely that you could no longer access your pictures, documents, music, videos, and many other files after its entrance. In addition, it has been observed that it locks many files in the Windows directory (%WINDIR%). In some cases, this might prevent the affected computer from booting after the restart. The message located on the opened window explains users what has happened to their files: “Many of your documents, photo, video, databases and other files are no longer accessible because he have been encrypted.” Then, users are told that there is a way to recover files, and they are instructed to check the bitcoin2018.txt file. The .txt file contains only one sentence (“Send $100 worth of bitcoin to this address”), an email, MildredRLewis@teleworm.us, and a Bitcoin address. Evidently, cyber criminals behind this ransomware infection want you to send money to them, but you should not do this because there are no guarantees that you could unlock your files.
Our specialists still find it hard to talk about the distribution of BansomQare Manna Ransomware because there are not many users who have encountered this threat yet. Of course, our specialists still have what to say about its distribution. According to them, it is not likely at all that this threat is spread using some kind of brand new tactic. It is more likely that it is distributed using well-known distribution methods, for example, it should be spread as an attachment in spam emails, they say. In addition, you might download this infection from an untrustworthy website containing free applications, so wisely choose pages to download software from. No doubt other distribution methods might be used to promote ransomware infections too, so you should have security software enabled on your computer as well.
We are sure you will delete BansomQare Manna Ransomware from the system manually if you let our step-by-step instructions help you; however, if you find the manual removal method too complicated or time-consuming, you can erase the ransomware infection with an automated malware remover. Download it from the web after you close the window opened by this threat.
Delete BansomQare Manna Ransomware
- Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc.
- Open the Processes tab and find the malicious process listed.
- Right-click it and select End Process or End Task.
- Close Task Manager and press Win+R.
- Type regedit in the box and click OK.
- Move to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and locate the google Value.
- Right-click it and select Delete.
- Remove all recently downloaded files you find suspicious.
In non-techie terms:
Ransomware infections are among the most harmful computer threats, so the entrance of BansomQare Manna Ransomware will not be anything pleasant either. To be more specific, this infection will lock files on your computer once it enters it. Then, you will be told to send money for the decryption service. Needless to say, you should not send a cent to crooks. Instead, you need to delete the ransomware infection from your system as soon as possible. The sooner you do this, the better.