Guide to remove BansomQare Manna Ransomware from the PC.

Guide to remove BansomQare Manna Ransomware from the PC.

What is BansomQare Manna Ransomware?

BansomQare Manna Ransomware, as the name suggests, is a malware program that is categorized as a ransomware. BansomQare Manna copies its pop-up window elements from the WannaCry Ransomware to be more intimidating.

The motive of this program is to enter your system and encode your files with a powerful cipher. Once it gains entry into the system it scans the system hard drive for files and encrypts them and adds its own extension suffix.

The BansomQare Manna Ransomware then displays a ransom note to demand money from the user for the decryption key.

BansomQare Manna Ransomware – Threat Behavior

Bansomqare Manna ransomware infects the system through spam email messages that contain infected attached files. Another modes of infiltration are via torrent downloads, fake software update notifications, and software downloads from unsecured web pages and links. The spam emails that contain the infected attachments are made to look like a legitimate communication from a known source of the user and strongly prompt the user to open the attachment. Once the attached file is opened it initiates a download of the BansomQare Manna Ransomware payload.

The BansomQare Manna ransomware installs itself in the system and scans the windows directory for files that it can encrypt. It then goes on to encrypt files with a ‘.trobibtc218’ extension suffix to the each encrypted file. It targets windows directory and system files and can cause the system software to crash.

The BansomQare Manna ransomware then displays a ransom note named ‘Bitcoin2018.txt’ on the desktop and each folder. The Ransom Note contains the ransom-demand of $100 which is to be paid in Bitcoin Cryptocurrency to this bitcoin address ‘1DpYkoLa8wsadwgHs4ctkZMA83qMKHw5zD’. It has an inbuilt timer which increases the ransom after 12 hours. It also attaches an email address ‘[email protected]’ to contact the developer of this Ransomware.

BansomQare Manna Ransomware Ransom Note

The files targeted by BansomQare Manna Ransomware include .7z, .apk, .avi, .dat, .pdf, .psd, .doc, .rar, .rtf, .zip, .png, .xls, .mp4, .mp3, .jpg etc. Access to these files is then prohibited by the BansomQare Manna Ransomware unless the user pays the ransom for the decryption key. It should be noted that the moral responsibility of a malware developer is flawed and they can’t be trusted to provide a working decryption key in return for the money paid.

You should never pay any money for the decryption key(s) to the hackers as it is not the right thing to do. Use BansomQare Manna ransomware removal guide to remove this harmful threat from your system.

How Did Your System Get Infected?

The cybercriminals use various strategies for malware distribution which include –

  1. Software Bundling: Software bundling is the process in which a malicious program is distributed with other free software, to get an unnoticed entry into your computer system. When a user installs a free application, the malicious programs gains a front door entry with the free application, the user has downloaded. Thus, it is a good idea to keep an eye on the installation screens while installing these free applications.
  2. Infected Storage Devices: Your system can also get infected by using removable media such as USB hard drives and jump drives without scanning them with an anti-virus.
  3. Spam Emails – Spamming is the most economic and common method used for the distribution of such malware. The targeted users get genuine looking emails which contain .doc, .txt, and other similar attachments. These attachments can be named as anything which can grab the user’s attention and triggers him/her to open the attachment. As soon as the user opens this attachment, the malware infects the user’s computer system.
  4. Malicious Websites or Malevolent Advertisements: The malicious websites are the ones which are created just for promoting the malware infections. Such websites include but are not limited to porn sites, torrent sites and other free downloading platforms. By visiting such websites, the adware infects the user’s computer without permission. Fake advertisements and updates like Flash player and windows updates which ask the user to update to the latest version are a few examples. When the users click on such links, their computer system gets infected. That is why, it is highly recommended to resist clicking on such links. Also avoid clicking on advertisements offering free stuff such as Win an iPhones, cars or free overseas trips etc.

Threat Summary

Name – BansomQare Manna

Category – Ransomware

Targeted Operating Systems – Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.0/8.1, Windows 10

Symptoms – Encrypts Files and adds an extension suffix ‘.trobibtc218’. Displays a Ransom note ‘Bitcoin2018.txt’ and demands 100$ to the Bitcoin address ‘1DpYkoLa8wsadwgHs4ctkZMA83qMKHw5zD’ and contact them at ’[email protected]

How to remove BansomQare Manna Ransomware from the Computer System?

It is important to delete BansomQare Manna Ransomware from the computer system to restore your system files and settings. Follow the BansomQare Manna Ransomware removal steps in order to delete this dangerous entity.

It should be noted that manual removal without following the steps can lead to improper removal and leave residual files on your system.

STEP A – Restart your system using safe mode with networking.

To restart the system to Safe Mode with Networking,  if already switched ON then follow the below steps:

Windows 7/ Vista/ XP

  1. Click on Windows icon present in the lower left corner of the computer screen.
  2. Select and click  Restart.
  3. When the screen goes blank, Keep tapping  F8  Key until you see the Advanced Boot Options window.
  4. With the help of arrow keys on keyboard, Select Safe Mode with Networking  option from the list and press the Enter Key. The system will then restart to Safe Mode with Networking.

5 Click on the username and enter the password (if any).

Windows 10 / Windows 8

  1. Press and hold the Shift Key and simultaneously click on the windows icon present in the lower left corner of your computer screen.
  2. While the Shift key is still pressed click on the Power button and then click on Restart.
  3. Now select Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings.
  4. When the Startup Settings screen appears which is the first screen to appear after restart, select and click on Enable Safe Mode with Networking. The system will then restart to Safe Mode with Networking.
  5. Click on the username and enter the password.

STEP B – Delete the BansomQare Manna Ransomware from the Registry Key.

  1. Type “Regedit” in search box / Run Box, select it and press Enter.
  2. An authorization dialog box will appear, then you just have to click “Yes”. (The dialog box appearance may vary depending on OS used. For Windows 10 the the dialog box looks like the first screenshot and for windows 7 it appears like the second screenshot)
  3. In the registry editor, take the backup of the current registry settings before making any changes in case you want to revert to old settings later. For this, Click on File option in the menu and select Export. Save the entry at a known location.
  4. From the Menu, Click Edit and Select Find.
  5. Enter BansaomQare Manna Ransomware and click Ok in the search box.
  6. Select and delete suspicious  enteries.

STEP C – Delete the BansomQare Manna Ransomware using safe mode with command prompt.

Restart System using Safe mode with Command Prompt

Windows 7/ Vista/ XP

  1. Click on Windows icon present in the lower left corner of the computer screen.
  2. Select and click Restart.
  3. When the screen goes blank, keep tapping F8 key until you see the Advanced Boot Options window.
  4. With the help of arrow keys on keyboard, Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt from the list and press the Enter Key. The system will then restart to Safe Mode with Command Prompt.
  5. Click on the username and enter the password (if any).

Windows 10 / Windows 8

  1. Press and hold the Shift Key and simultaneously click on the windows icon present in the lower left corner of your computer screen.
  2. While the Shift key is still pressed click on the Power button and then click on Restart.
  3. Now select Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings.
  4. When the Startup Settings screen appears which is the first screen to appear after restart, select and click on Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt. The system will then restart to Safe Mode with Command Prompt.
  5. Click on the username and enter the password.

Once the system starts, ensure to use an account with administrative privilege to access Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

After the user enters admin credentials, Command prompt window is displayed wherein you are entitled to enter the below commands:

  1. Type the command “sc delete BansomQare Manna” in the command prompt and press Enter.
  2. Type “exit” to exit the command prompt and restart the system in safe mode with command prompt.

STEP D – Restore the system files and settings using System Restore.

Restore your system files and settings

Method 1 using Control Panel

  1. Click on the ‘Start’ button on the taskbar. This will open the Start menu.
  2. Click on the ‘Control Panel’ button in the Start menu. This will open the control panel window.
  3. In the Control Panel window, click on the ‘View by:’ button on the top right. Select the Large Icon option
  4. In the control Panel window click on the ‘Recovery Icon’. This will open a window that will ask ‘Restore the computer to an earlier point in time’.
  5. Click on the ‘Open system restore’ button. This will open the ‘system restore ’window where you need to click on the Next Button.
  6.  Select the restore point that is prior the infiltration of BansomQare Manna Ransomware. After doing that, click Next.
  7. This will open the ‘Confirm your restore point’ dialog box. Click on Finish button. This will restore your system to a previous restore point before your system was infected by BansomQare Manna Ransomware.

Method 2 using Command Prompt

  1. Type cmd in the search box and click on the command prompt to open the Command Prompt window. box and clicking on it.
  2. Once the Command Prompt window shows up, enter cd restore and click Enter.(Ensure that you in the system32 directory of Windows folder in C Drive)
  3. Now type rstrui and press Enter again.
  4. When a new window shows up, click Next and select your restore point that is prior the infiltration of BansomQare Manna Ransomware. After doing that, click Next.
  5. This will open the ‘Confirm your restore point’ dialog box. Click on Finish button. This will restore your system to a previous restore point before your system was infected by BansomQare Manna Ransomware.

  1. Type ‘Rstrui’ in the search box present on the task bar. This will open the System restore dialog box.

Continue to follow steps 4 & 5 of Method 2 to restore the System Files and settings.

Tips to prevent your computer system from getting infected

  1. Keeping the Operating System Updated- In order to remain protected and avoid such infections, it is recommended to keep your Operating System updated by enabling the automatic update on your system. The systems with outdated or older versions of Operating System become an easy target for the attackers.
  2. Resist clicking on spam emails – One of the major techniques used for malware distribution is forwarding spam emails to the user. The system gets infected as soon as the user clicks on the attachment. These mails appear to be genuine, so be aware and resist falling for these tricks.
  3. Keep an eye on third party installations- It is quite important that you take due care while installing any third party applications for they are major source of such infections. Such malware programs come bundled with the free applications thereby requiring the user to remain cautious.
  4. Regular periodical backup- In order to keep your data and files safe, it is recommended to take regular back up of all your data and files either on an external drive or cloud.
  5. Use Anti-Virus Protection- We strongly recommend the use of antivirus protection/internet security in your PC like Sophos and Vipre so that it remains safe.
  6. Enable the Ad Blocker/Popup Blocker in your browser- Enabling the popup blocker/ ad blocker in your chosen browser will help you to stay protected from annoying adware.

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