If you can’t open your photos, documents, or other files and also see the .manw extension on them, your computer is surely infected with Manw ransomware. It belongs to STOP/Djvu ransomware group
Manw ransomware encrypts personal documents spotted on the victim’s PC with the extension “.manw” and after that creates the ransom note in each folder which contains encrypted files. The instructions are placed on the victim’s PC in the “readme.txt” file. Its task is pretty much similar to other examples of the same ransomware family: Mbtf, Mppn, Uyit.
What is Manw Ransomware?
|Ransomware family1||DJVU/STOP2 ransomware|
|Ransom||From $490 to $980|
|Symptoms||The images, videos, and other documents have the “.manw” extension and cannot be opened by any programs|
|Fix Tool||Trojan Killer – ransomware infections tool. 14-day free trial.|
Manw is file-encrypting ransomware that prevents regular access to your text files, Excel tables, videos and pictures by encrypting them. It marks the encrypted files with the “.manw” extension. Then Manw ransomware adds a money ransom note (readme.txt) to each folder. In this note, you can see the instructions to pay the ransom ($490-$980 in Bitcoin) to a specified BTC wallet. The AES-256 or RSA-1028 cipher it utilizes to cipher the files is not decryptable with modern computers. Even quantum computers that currently exist will likely spend hundreds of years to find the decryption key.
How dangerous is the Manw ransomware?
When Manw ransomware gets on your PC, it will check your disks for images, videos, and also important documents. It [ciphers all widespread file formats- .psd, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .pdf, .jpeg, .png, et cetera. When these files are found, the ransomware will cipher them and also change their extension to “.manw” so that you understand what happened.
After the Manw ransomware ciphered the files on your PC, it will generate the last “readme.txt” file on the desktop. Besides the money transferring instructions, the victims also see the emails to contact the crooks – firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Here is the ransom note that the Manw ransomware shows to its victims:
Don't worry, you can return all your files!
All your files like pictures, databases, documents and other important are encrypted with strongest encryption and unique key.
The only method of recovering files is to purchase decrypt tool and unique key for you.
This software will decrypt all your encrypted files.
What guarantees you have?
You can send one of your encrypted file from your PC and we decrypt it for free.
But we can decrypt only 1 file for free. File must not contain valuable information.
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Price of private key and decrypt software is $980.
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Please note that you'll never restore your data without payment.
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How did the Manw ransomware get on my computer?
The Manw ransomware spreads by placing websites to download hacked programs or games. They try to keep their eye on all buzz themes which can be used to spread ransomware. New games introductions, new popular films – Manw creators make whatever to get their victims on that. One of the most popular methods these burglars put to use is one-day websites with torrent downloading links. Nevertheless, using the modern trends is not the only tactic these criminals utilize. Ways that have already become standard, such as e-mail spamming, are likewise typical for STOP/Djvu ransomware spreading.
Preventing this ransomware does not require a lot of effort. Using the standard rules of PC hygiene will noticeably minimize all risks. Keep in mind that launching all documents you get on email is not a good tactic. Even worse case is to allow macros in Microsoft Office files. But it is better to stop the malware intrusion at the moment when you have just opened the e-mail message. Checking the sender’s address can say a lot about what you can anticipate, as well as when you see things like “firstname.lastname@example.org”– it is likely a legit email. At the same time, stuff that tries to appear like Amazon or FedEx shipment alert, however, uses the e-mail address of “email@example.com”– need to make you be on the alarm. Above, you can see the illustration of such a message.
Illegal sources of various digital things require some extra explanation. Breaking copyright law already exposes you to the chance of being fined. Nevertheless, using torrent trackers or third-party sites to download “free” programs likewise exposes you to a wide range of malware. Nobody can regulate unnamed individuals who launch the torrent seeding or publish the hacked program version on the site with pirated program.
Manw virus removal instructions.
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STEP 1. Download and install Trojan Killer.
STEP 2. Click on "Finish".
STEP 3. Wait until necessary updates are downloaded and installed.
STEP 4. Select computer scan type.
STEP 5. The software will begin scanning your computer.
STEP 6. Click on "Cure PC".
Restore the files encrypted by the Manw ransomware
In most cases, it’s impossible to recover the files encrypted by the Manw ransomware because the private key needed to unlock the encrypted files is only available through cybercriminals. However, we’ve listed one option you can use to recover your files below.
Warning! Make sure you remove the ransomware from your system first, otherwise, it will repeatedly encrypt your files.
If your files were encrypted with an offline key, there is a chance you can recover them by using Emsisoft Decryptor for the STOP/Djvu decryption tool. Follow the below guide to recover your files using the Emsisoft Decryptor for STOP/Djvu.
- You can download Emsisoft Decryptor for STOP Djvu by clicking this link.
- When the decryptor has finished downloading, double-click on “decrypt_STOPDjvu.exe” to run this program on your computer.
- Click the “Decrypt” button to start the decryption process for Manw files. The screen will switch to a status view, informing you about your files’ current process and decryption status.
- The decryptor will inform you once the decryption process will be finished. If you require the report for your records, you can save it by clicking the “Save log” button.
If the Emsisoft Decryptor can’t decrypt your .manw files and you do not plan on paying the ransom, it is advised that you make an image of the encrypted drives so that you can decrypt them in the future.
Your computer should now be free of the Manw ransomware infection. However, suppose your current antivirus allowed this malicious program on your computer. In that case, you might want to consider purchasing the full-featured version of Trojan Killer to protect against these types of threats in the future.
Remove MANW Ransomware Virus (DECRYPT .manw FILES)
Name: MANW Virus
Description: MANW Virus is a STOP/DJVU family of ransomware-type virus. It encrypts files, video, photos, documents. Encrypted files can be tracked by a specific manw extension. MANW ransomware asks victims for a ransom fee about $490 - $980 in Bitcoin.
Offer price: 480
Operating System: Windows
Application Category: Virus
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