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Remove Manifestus Ransomware and Restore .fucked Files

This article will aid you to remove Manifestus ransomware efficiently. Follow the ransomware removal instructions given at the end of the article.

Manifestus is a ransomware that is believed to be another version of M4N1F3STO ransomware, while both might stem from DetoxCrypto. Your files will be encrypted with the .fucked extension being placed on all files when the process is complete. Manifestus loads a ransom note and a separate window with another message. Read on to see what ways you can try out to restore your data.

Update! There is now a decryptor tool for this ransomware! The tool was created by the malware researcher Michael Gillespie and can be downloaded from the following link, wrapped inside a .zip archive: StupidDecrypter.

Threat Summary

Name Manifestus
Type Ransomware
Short Description The ransomware encrypts files on your computer and displays a ransom message afterward.
Symptoms The ransomware will encrypt your files and put the .fucked extension on them when the encryption process is finished. You will then see a ransom note and a small window with a separate message.
Distribution Method Spam Emails, Email Attachments
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Data Recovery Tool Data Recovery Pro by ParetoLogic Notice! This product scans your drive sectors to recover lost files and it may not recover 100% of the encrypted files, but only few of them, depending on the situation and whether or not you have reformatted your drive.

Manifestus Ransomware – Distribution Methods

Manifestus ransomware could be distributed through various methods. The payload file which executes the malicious script of the ransomware that infects your computer system is seen in the wild. You can see the malware analysis of the VirusTotal website for that executable for the Manifestus virus, from the screenshot down here:

Manifestus ransomware might additionally be distributing the very same payload file on file-sharing and social media websites. Lots of freeware programs could be promoted as useful on the Internet, but it may hide the malicious script for this cryptovirus. Refrain from opening files from dubious sources such as emails and links, especially without scanning them after the download. Beforehand, you should always do a scan with a security program and check their size and signatures for anything that seems suspicious. You might be interested to read the ransomware preventing tips from the topic in our forum.

Manifestus Ransomware – Detailed Description

Manifestus is a ransomware and also a cryptovirus. It will encrypt files on your computer device appending the same extension to them. It seems to be a version of M4N1F3STO ransomware and thus might have the same code for decryption, although this one seems a bit more sophisticated. Malware researchers believe that both of the viruses stem from the DetoxCrypto ransomware.

Manifestus ransomware could make entries in the Windows Registry to achieve persistence. Those registry entries are usually designed in a way that will start the virus automatically with each launch of the Windows Operating System.

The ransom note will appear inside of a window box. The message states what the demands of the cyber crooks for the ransom price are, along with more instructions and demands for decrypting your data. You can view the ransom note in the snapshot below:

That ransom message reads the following:

Your personal files are encrypted by Manifestus
Your documents, photos, databases and other important files ha ye been encrypted with strongest
encryption and unique key, generated for this computer.
The single copy of the private key, with will allow you to decrypt the files, located on a secret server on the internet, the server will destroy the key after a time specified in this window. After that, nobody and never will be able to restore files…
To obtain the private key for this computer, which will automatically decrypt files, you need to pay 0,2 bitcoins or 160 USD Dollars to the bitcoin adress specified below with your email address to send you the decryption key.
If you do not have bitcoins you can buy them from www.localbitcoins.com.
Thank you!
Bitcoin Address: 1GmGBH9ra2dqABCgRg8a8Rngx4qHb2hLDW
If you already purchased the key enter it here:

The cybercriminals have written in that ransom note, that the price which is demanded decryption is 0,2 Bitcoins or 160 US dollars. You should NOT in any case pay those cyber crooks. Your files might not get recovered, and nobody can guarantee of that. Furthermore, giving money to the crooks will most probably result in supporting them financially and act as a stimulus for them to create more ransomware or do other criminal activities.

Another message open in a separate window can be seen while the ransomware pops up its ransom note. That message reads the following:

Windows Update
Please do not restart or shutdown your pc during this operation.
Your system32 will be damaged, and this will brick you pc.
Thank You!
Jhon Woddy, Microsoft

For the moment, there is no specific list of file extensions which the Manifestus ransomware searches to encrypt. However, all files which do get encrypted will have the extension .fucked appended to them.

The Manifestus cryptovirus is very likely to erase the Shadow Volume Copies from the Windows operating system by utilizing the command given here:

→vssadmin.exe delete shadows /all /Quiet

Read further to find out what kind of methods you can try out to potentially restore some of your files.

Remove Manifestus Ransomware and Restore .fucked Files

If your computer got infected with the Manifestus ransomware virus, you should have some experience in removing malware. You should get rid of this ransomware as fast as possible before it can have the chance to spread further and infect more computers. You should remove the ransomware and follow the step-by-step instructions guide given below.

Manually delete Manifestus from your computer

Note! Substantial notification about the Manifestus threat: Manual removal of Manifestus requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.

1. Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Manifestus files and objects
2.Find malicious files created by Manifestus on your PC

Automatically remove Manifestus by downloading an advanced anti-malware program

1. Remove Manifestus with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool and back up your data
2. Restore files encrypted by Manifestus
Optional: Using Alternative Anti-Malware Tools

Berta Bilbao

Berta is the Editor-in-Chief of SensorsTechForum. She is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space.

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