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What is M4N1F3STO Virus?

M4N1F3STO Virus is considered as data locking ransomware that gets in your device and encrypts your data then demand money to decrypt your data. Once it gets into your PC, it takes the control of your device and makes your important data inaccessible. This virus does not only bring threat for data, but for the entire system. It will slow down the functions of your computer and bring about the blue screen of death on the computer.  If you detect the presence of M4N1F3STO Virus on your device, get rid of it as early as possible.

Taken from BleepingComputer.com

Taken from BleepingComputer.com

These days, banks and financial institutions electronic mails to communicate with their users if it is about credit card payment. Users receive the mails from bank if there is any due payment and developers of M4N1F3STO Virus took advantage of such psych to install it. When you open M4N1F3STO infected message, it installs itself on your computer. The intention of M4N1F3STO Virus developer locks down your data and ask for money in exchange of unlocking it.

Once your device catches M4N1F3STO Virus, it scrambles the documents stored on it and forces you to purchase its decoding key. Users who knows that their files have been locked by M4N1F3STO Virus, don’t purchase decoding keys as you will not receive any key to recuperate your documents. However, you need to try to get rid of as soon as possible. Below a few steps are suggested to get rid of M4N1F3STO Virus and repair the system.

There are two ways to remove M4N1F3STO Virus, one is manual method and other is automatic. Manual method is bit complicated and if you don’t have a good knowledge about PC techniques; don’t opt out manual solution as it may cause incautious errors and corruptions.

Automatic solution is an easy and safe option and novice computer users can easily understand and execute the steps to remove M4N1F3STO Virus.

Steps to remove M4N1F3STO Virus Completely from your computer

Solution A – Remove M4N1F3STO Virus Automatically

Solution B – Remove M4N1F3STO Virus Manually

Solution A – Automatically Remove M4N1F3STO Virus (Easy and Safe)

Download defencebyte AV Pro

  • Download and install the defencebyte AV Pro first on your device.
  • Make sure that you download the appropriate version of the defencebyte AV pro on your device.
  • Save it on a convenient location, when it asks to save the file.
  • Windows will prompt once the download is completed.
  • Click on Run button to start the program or browse the folder where you have saved the same program and double click on the file defencebyteAVPro_.exe to run it.
  • Accept the company terms to continue.
  • Perform the scan on your computer to find plug-ins, add-ons, harmful programs, and other malicious entities linked to unwanted M4N1F3STO Virus.
  • Continue to follow the prompt window to finish the removal process.
  • For changes to take effect, reboot your computer after scan and removal process is completed.

Solution B – Remove M4N1F3STO Virus Manually

Step 1: To show all hidden files, change system folder settings

  • On Windows 7 / Vista Computer, there is a Windows logo on the bottom left corner of the screen, right-click on that and select Open Windows Explorer.
  • Click Organize and select Folder and Search Options.
  • Click on the View tab, choose Show hidden files and folders and then for Hide protected system operating files, and uncheck the checkbox.
  • On the warning, click “Yes” and then click OK.

On Windows 8 Computer

  • On your keyboard press the key combination Windows + E.
  • Click on the View tab.
  • Check File name extensions and Hidden items.

Step 2: Find M4N1F3STO Virus related files in hidden folders listed below and delete them:

(M4N1F3STO Virus related files may be saved on your computer with different name. So if you are not able to find files listed below, don’t delete anything randomly.)

%Temp%\[malware name]

%AppData%\[malware name]

%LocalAppData%\[malware name]

%LocalAppData%\[malware name].exe

%CommonAppData%\[malware name]

%AllUsersProfile%random.exe

Step 3: Find M4N1F3STO Virus related registry files listed below and remove them:

  1. Open Registry Editor first:

On Windows 7 / Vista Computer

  • Click Start button and then ype: regedit in the Run box and then click on OK.

On Windows 8 Computer

  • Press Win [Windows key] + R on your keyboard.
  • Type regedit.exe at the dialog box that pops open, and hit OK.
  • Click on “Yes” option when Windows UAC prompts you to confirm that you want to open Register Editor.
  1. Find out all harmful registry files related with M4N1F3STO Virus listed below and remove:

(M4N1F3STO Virus related files may be saved on your computer with different name. So if you are not able to find files listed below, don’t delete anything randomly.)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREsupWPM

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesWpm

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain “Default_Page_URL”

HKEY_LOCAL_Machine\Software\Classes\[adware name]

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\[adware name]

Step 4: Uninstall M4N1F3STO Virus related programs from your computer

On Windows 10 Computer

  • Click Start Menu on Win 10 screen, and then All apps.
  • Search for unwanted or suspicious program, then right-click on the program you want to Uninstall.

On Windows 7 / Vista Computer

  • Open your Start Menu by clicking Click on the Start button then Click Control Panel.
  • In Control Panel, under the Programs category, click on Uninstall a program.
  • Click Installed On to display the latest programs in the Programs and Features window and scroll through the list to find M4N1F3STO Virus and other unwanted and unfamiliar or suspicious programs and uninstall them.

On Windows 8 Computer

  • To open Settings Charm Bar, press Windows key + I on your keyboard at the same time, then click on the Control Panel option.
  • In category view, under the Programs category, click on Uninstall a program.
  • Click Installed On to display the latest programs in the Programs and Features window, scroll through the list to find out M4N1F3STO Virus and other unwanted and unfamiliar or suspicious programs and remove them.

Step 5: Remove M4N1F3STO Virus associate plug-in, toolbar, add-on, and extension from Microsoft Edge or Chrome or Firefox or IE Browser

On Microsoft Edge

(As Edge browser does not have extensions so you just need to reset homepage and search engine.)

  1. To remove hijacker virus, set homepage page on Microsoft Edge.
  • Choose More (…) on the address bar, then Settings.
  • Select A specific page or pages, under Open with.
  • Choose Custom to enter the URL of page that you want to set as your homepage.

2 . To remove search redirect virus, set your default search engine

  • Choose More (…) on the address bar, then Settings.
  • Click on the option “View advanced settings”.
  • Under “Search in the address bar with” Click “Add new”, then input the search engine you want.
  • Now choose the search engine you want and click on the option Add as default.
  • On the browser toolbar, click the Chrome menu.
  • Click Tools.
  • Choose Extensions.
  • To delete M4N1F3STO Virus extension, click the trash can icon.
  • Make sure that you remove unfamiliar and suspicious extensions that you do not know or need.
  • Click Remove when confirmation dialog appears.

On Firefox

  • Click the menu button and select Add-ons to open the Add-ons Manager tab.
  • Choose the Extensions panel, in the Add-ons Manager tab.
  • Remove all extensions you do not need or know.
  • To remove M4N1F3STO Virus, click on disable or remove button.
  • If Restart option pops up, click on it.

On Internet Explorer

  • Open the Explorer, click on the Tools button, and then Manage add-ons.
  • On left side of the window, click Toolbars and Extensions and then select M4N1F3STO Virus.
  • Make sure that you remove unfamiliar and suspicious extensions that you do not know or need.
  • If the add-on will be able to delete, it will include the Remove option. Click on the Remove option and then click Close. Otherwise click Disable button