Do you know what MaxiCrypt Ransomware is?
MaxiCrypt Ransomware is an infection that, most likely, is still being developed and tested by its creator. Once this treat is fully formed, it is likely to be spread via spam email attachments, but other security backdoors could be opened up as well. If you are not cautious about how you interact with suspicious content online, you could let in malicious threats without even knowing it. If this has not happened yet, you need to become more cautious. It is most important that you employ trustworthy security software and that you back up your files. If you take care of that, it is unlikely that uninvited infections will manage to slither in or that your files will be corrupted. Obviously, you also want to be cautious about the files you download and open. If it is too late for you to take care of that, and the malicious ransomware has slithered in and encrypted your personal files, there are things you need to take care of. It is most important that you remove MaxiCrypt Ransomware from your operating system.
It is not hard to determine whether or not the malicious MaxiCrypt Ransomware has invaded your Windows operating system because this threat adds the “.[email@example.com].maxicrypt” extension to all of the files it encrypts. Unfortunately, it is likely that this threat will encrypt your personal files, including photos and, of course, documents. If they are backed up, you are in luck because you do not need to worry about anything else but the removal of the ransomware. You do not even need to pay attention to the ransom demands that are represented via the file named “How to restore your data.TXT”. This message informs that a decryption tool can be obtained only if the victim emails cyber crooks at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Without a doubt, we do not recommend this because cyber criminals behind these emails are sly, and they could expose you to other security issues. If you end up emailing the creator of MaxiCrypt Ransomware, make sure you are cautious. Also, create a new email address for the sole purpose of communicating with cyber crooks.
The ransom note used by MaxiCrypt Ransomware creators informs that victims must pay for the decryption tool by transferring a specific amount in Bitcoins to a special Bitcoin address. The sum and the Bitcoin address should be specified via the email communication that the victim must initiate. Then there are three warnings. One of them warns against deleting MaxiCrypt Ransomware. The second one warns against decrypting files manually. The final one is meant to deter you from using “decoders.” While it is unlikely that anything would happen to your files if you tried decrypting them yourself or if you employed third-party decryption software, it is also unlikely that anything would work. At the time of research, the threat was not fully completed, and it is unknown if decryption would be possible. That is why we are hoping that you already have your files backed up.
Can you delete MaxiCrypt Ransomware from your operating system manually? Hopefully, you can, but, at this point, we cannot guarantee it. Maybe it is enough to erase the launcher file, but maybe you also need to eliminate copy files and even registry entries. This is why we cannot provide you with a manual removal guide. Of course, if anything new is found, we will update this report, and if manual removal of MaxiCrypt Ransomware becomes possible, we will add the instructions you need. Hopefully, you know what to do, and you can successfully eliminate the threats yourself, but if you are having problems, remember that anti-malware software can assist you greatly.
In non-techie terms:
At this moment, MaxiCrypt Ransomware does not appear to be a serious threat; however, it could become a real file-encrypting infection that could demand a huge ransom from you. It is known that when this malware invades operating systems, it should add a unique extension to the names of all encrypted files. Also, the threat should create a ransom note with a demand to email cyber crooks and then transfer a ransom to a specified Bitcoin address. Whatever you do, do not fulfill the demands of cyber crooks because they are unlikely to keep their promises. Instead, focus on deleting MaxiCrypt Ransomware. Hopefully, you can do it manually, but if that is not an option, go ahead and install a trusted anti-malware tool that will take care of the threat automatically.