What is BansomQare Manna ransomware? And how does it execute its attack?
BansomQare Manna ransomware is a file-encrypting threat designed to lock important data in an infected computer. This crypto-virus appears to be a new variant of “Bansomqare Wanna” which was first discovered not too long ago. Once it drops its malicious payload on a targeted machine, it will add more malicious files and place them on system folders. These malicious files are the ones used to keep BansomQare Manna ransomware undetected. They are also the ones used to make modifications in the Windows Registry which allows the crypto-virus to run on every system startup. After it achieves all these activities, it will start to scan the computer to look for files to encrypt. It may encrypt files with the following extensions:
.3gp, .7z, .apk, .avi, .bmp, .cdr, .cer, .chm, .conf, .css, .csv, .dat, .db, .dbf, .djvu, .dbx, .docm, ,doc, .epub, .docx .fb2, .flv, .gif, .gz, .iso .ibooks,.jpeg, .jpg, .key, .mdb .md2, .mdf, .mht, .mobi .mhtm, .mkv, .mov, .mp3, .mp4, .mpg .mpeg, .pict, .pdf, .pps, .pkg, .png, .ppt .pptx, .ppsx, .psd, .rar, .rtf, .scr, .swf, .sav, .tiff, .tif, .tbl, .torrent, .txt, .vsd, .wmv, .xls, .xlsx, .xps, .xml, .ckp, .zip, .java, .py, .asm, .c, .cpp, .cs, .js, .php, .dacpac, .rbw, .rb, .mrg, .dcx, .db3, .sql, .sqlite3, .sqlite, .sqlitedb, .psd, .psp, .pdb, .dxf, .dwg, .drw, .casb, .ccp, .cal, .cmx, .cr2
Once the encryption is done, it will add the .bitcoin suffix to each one of the encrypted file indicating that the files are locked and can no longer be accessed. It also places its ransom note named “bitcoin2018.txt” on every folder where there is an encrypted file. The ransom note contains a message that states:
“Send $100 worth of bitcoin to this address:
Contact Us: [email protected]”
Moreover, the crypto-virus also opens a program window named BansomQare Manna which contains the following details:
“What Happened to My Computer?
Your important files are encrypted.
Many of your documents, photo, video, databases and other files are no longer accessible because he has been encrypted. Maybe you are busy looking for a way to recover your files but do not waste your time. Nobody can recover your files without our decryption service.
Can I Recover My File?
Sure, We guarantee that you can recover all your files safely and easily. But you have not so enough time.
You can decrypt some of your files for free.
The bitcoin address will be saved to the “bitcoin2018.txt” file
>> instructions where to send bitcoins in bitcoin2018.txt (all folders):
Send $100 worth of bitcoin to this address:
Contact Us:[email protected]”
How is the malicious payload of BansomQare Manna ransomware disseminated?
Just like its predecessor, the malicious payload of BansomQare Manna ransomware is disseminated using spam emails where crooks attached an obfuscated file used to launch the malware into a targeted PC. Thus, it is advisable to always double check any suspicious-looking emails before you open them as it could be malware-infested.
Make sure to follow the given removal guide below to wipe out BansomQare Manna ransomware from your system.
Step 1: Tap Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys to launch the Task Manager.
Step 2: Go to Processes and look for the malicious process of BansomQare Manna ransomware like BansomQare Manna.exe, runas.exe, whatsapp.exe and notepad.exe then right click on each one of them and select End Process or End Task to kill their processes.
Step 3: Close the Task Manager and open Control Panel by pressing the Windows key + R, then type in appwiz.cpl and then click OK or press Enter.
Step 4: Look for dubious programs that might be related to BansomQare Manna ransomware and then Uninstall it/them.
Step 5: Tap Win + E to launch File Explorer.
Step 6: After opening File Explorer, navigate to the following directories below and look for BansomQare Manna ransomware’s malicious components such as a text file named bitcoin2018.txt and its malicious components like runas.exe, whatsapp.exe and notepad.exe then remove them all.
Step 7: Close the File Explorer.
Make sure that you are tech savvy enough to the point where you know exactly how to use and navigate your computer’s Registry before you proceed to the next steps below. Keep in mind that any changes you make will highly impact your computer. To save you the trouble and time, you can just use [product-name], this system tool is proven to be safe and excellent enough that hackers won’t be able to hack into it. But if you can manage Windows Registry well, then, by all means, go on to the next steps.
Step 8: Tap Win + R to open Run and then type in regedit in the field and tap enter to pull up Windows Registry.
Step 9: Navigate to the listed paths below and look for the registry keys and sub-keys created by BansomQare Manna ransomware.
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\
- HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop\
Step 10: Delete the registry keys and sub-keys created by BansomQare Manna ransomware.
Step 11: Close the Registry Editor.
Step 12: Empty the contents of Recycle Bin.
Try to recover your encrypted files using the Shadow Volume copies
Restoring your encrypted files using Windows’ Previous Versions feature will only be effective if BansomQare Manna ransomware hasn’t deleted the shadow copies of your files. But still, this is one of the best and free methods there is, so it’s definitely worth a shot.
To restore the encrypted file, right-click on it and select Properties, a new window will pop-up, then proceed to Previous Versions. It will load the file’s previous version before it was modified. After it loads, select any of the previous versions displayed on the list like the one in the illustration below. And then click the Restore button.
Right after you followed the removal guide above complete the removal process of BansomQare Manna ransomware using [product-name].
Perform a full system scan using [product-code]. To do so, follow these steps:
- Turn on your computer. If it’s already on, you have to reboot
- After that, the BIOS screen will be displayed, but if Windows pops up instead, reboot your computer and try again. Once you’re on the BIOS screen, repeat pressing F8, by doing so the Advanced Option shows up.
- To navigate the Advanced Option use the arrow keys and select Safe Mode with Networking then hit
- Windows will now load the SafeMode with Networking.
- Press and hold both R key and Windows key.
- If done correctly, the Windows Run Box will show up.
- Type in the URL address, [product-url] in the Run dialog box and then tap Enter or click OK.
- After that, it will download the program. Wait for the download to finish and then open the launcher to install the program.
- Once the installation process is completed, run [product-code] to perform a full system scan.
- After the scan is completed click the “Fix, Clean & Optimize Now”button.