You need to understand that your security highly depends on your habits, so if you ever encounter BansomQare Manna Ransomware, it is very likely that you are quite careless and your computer is not protected enough. This malicious application is one of those threats that lock files on victims’ computers, so there is nothing unique about it, except for the fact that it uses the WannaCry Ransomware design and has a WhatsApp icon to trick users into downloading it. Have you already found the majority of your files encrypted? If it is exactly the reason you have found this article, you should know one thing – there might be a way to decrypt files for free, so you should not hurry to send money to cyber criminals. Researchers working at 411-spyware.com have discovered a free decryptor that can unlock files encrypted by BansomQare Manna Ransomware. They say that users can easily download it from the web too, so they should not give their money to crooks. No matter what decision you arrive at, you must remove the ransomware infection completely as soon as possible because this threat will continue working on your system. To be more specific, it creates an entry in the Run registry key (HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run) so that it could start working the second Windows OS loads up. This means that it might lock even more files on your computer in the future if you do not eliminate it from the system today.
Some ransomware infections lock users’ screens and then demand money in exchange for the decryption code, whereas other threats encrypt users’ personal files and then ask them to pay money for the decryption service. BansomQare Manna Ransomware belongs to the second group of ransomware infections. Once it infiltrates computers, it mercilessly locks files it manages to find on them. Specialists say that it should target the most popular extensions, so the chances are high that you will find a bunch of valuable files, including documents, videos, music, and other files completely locked. That is, you could no longer access them. There is no doubt that BansomQare Manna Ransomware is the one responsible for locking your data if these files that can no longer be opened have the .bitcoin filename extension appended to them. It not only encrypts files, but also opens a window with a message for users and creates a new file bitcoin2018.txt on these affected computers. Generally speaking, the message that can be found on the opened window tells users to check bitcoin2018.txt that contains the following sentence: “Send $100 worth of bitcoin to this address.” You will find a Bitcoin address indicated in it too. It would be best not to send a cent to cyber criminals because you might not get your files unlocked. In case files stay encrypted, nobody will give you your money back.
There are several different methods that are often used to spread malicious applications. First, a bunch of malicious applications are spread as email attachments. Cyber criminals make them look harmless, so many users open these attachments themselves believing that they have received, for example, some kind of document from a reputable company. Second, users should not download programs from random websites because they might download malicious applications from them. Last but not least, our security specialists say that there must be a security application installed on all users’ computers. As long as you keep it installed and it gets periodic updates from its publisher, you will not encounter any new ransomware infection or another harmful threats.
You must delete BansomQare Manna Ransomware from your system as soon as possible because keeping it active might bring you more problems and more encrypted files. It will not delete itself, we can assure you. Instead, it will continue working due to the created entry in the Run registry key. You will not unlock a single personal file by deleting BansomQare Manna Ransomware, but you will definitely protect all your new files by getting rid of it.