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Danger level 7
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Slow Computer
  • System crashes
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel

MaxiCrypt Ransomware

MaxiCrypt Ransomware is one of those nasty infections that might illegally infiltrate your computer one day. If this ever happens, the chances are high that you will find a bunch of your files locked. It does not perform this activity for fun, we can assure you. Just like a number of other ransomware-type infections, it has been set to lock users’ data upon the entrance so that cyber criminals could obtain money from users easier. If you are reading this article because you have already found some of your personal files encrypted, you should definitely not pay a ransom in exchange for the decryption tool willingly even if cyber criminals claim that it is the only way to unlock the encrypted data. It is never a good idea to transfer money to malicious software developers because they might take your money from you but do not give you anything in return. To be frank, it is quite a common situation, so you should go to delete the ransomware infection from your computer today and then find another way to unlock those encrypted files instead. Unfortunately, there are not many ways to do that. If free decryption software is not released soon, you could restore your files from a backup only. Before you restore your files in any way, you need to delete the ransomware infection from your computer fully.

The successful entrance of MaxiCrypt Ransomware will definitely not go unnoticed. After its entrance, you could no longer open your files, and you will see the .[].maxicryp extension appended to them all. It means that these files have been encrypted. The ransom note How to restore your data.txt dropped by the ransomware infection on your computer will tell you what you need to do to get your files back. You will need to purchase the decryption tool from the owner of this ransomware infection. Most probably, you will need to send money in Bitcoin because the ransom note contains links where Bitcoins can be purchased from. Cyber criminals are even ready to decrypt 1 encrypted file for free to show users that they have the special decryptor. You can send one encrypted file for them if you want to get it decrypted for free, but you should not pay money to cyber criminals for the decryption of the rest of the files even if you receive the file sent to them decrypted because you do not know whether they will still be willing to share this tool with you after getting your money. Even if you get it from them, it is unclear whether this decryptor will be effective, so you should not spend your money on it. As mentioned at the end of the previous paragraph, it might be possible to decrypt files without the special decryptor.

Ransomware infections are all distributed similarly, so even though MaxiCrypt Ransomware is not a very prevalent infection, we suspect that it is spread like other crypto-threats. It should also be distributed via malicious spam emails. These emails might contain links that immediately drop the ransomware infection on users’ PCs when opened, or they might have malicious attachments. In any case, users contribute to the entrance of malware by, for example, clicking on malicious links or opening malicious attachments. We are sure you will know what you should not do to stay safe after reading this article, but it should still be noted that it is not always enough to ignore spam emails received. Since there are so many sneaky infections available, you should also install a security application on your computer. As long as it stays active on your system, you will not find any new malicious applications on your PC.

You cannot remove .[].maxicrypt from those files that have been affected by the ransomware infection and thus unlock them by deleting the ransomware infection from your computer, but it does not mean that you can do nothing about its appearance on your system because the active ransomware infection on the system might cause security-related problems and encrypt all new files too. You should be able to delete MaxiCrypt Ransomware by erasing all suspicious recently downloaded files and its ransom note from your computer, but you should perform a full system scan with a reputable antimalware tool too in order not to leave any active malicious components that belong to it.

How to delete MaxiCrypt Ransomware

  1. Open Explorer (Win+E).
  2. Open %USERPROFILE%\Downloads, %USERPROFILE%\Desktop, and %TEMP%.
  3. Delete all suspicious files.
  4. Remove How to restore your data.txt.
  5. Empty Trash.
  6. Scan your PC with an antimalware scanner.
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