The presence of the .[email@example.com].maxicrypt extension at the end of every personal file you cannot open can mean only one thing – MaxiCrypt Ransomware has infiltrated your computer. It is one of those nasty infections that only cause problems to users, so do not be surprised when you find out that you can no longer open your personal files (e.g. images, pictures, documents, text files, etc.) after its successful entrance. Yes, this malicious application encrypts files on victims’ computers. It does not differ from other crypto-threats analyzed by specialists working at 411-spyware.com in this sense. Ransomware infections are set to lock files on users’ computers to help cyber criminals to obtain money from them, but we want to tell you in advance that paying money is the worst thing users can do. Users who discover this ransomware infection on their computers should go to delete this threat from their systems right away instead of transferring money to malicious software developers because this infection might continue working on the system after encrypting files. If it is active, it means that it can lock all new users’ files again at any time. The last paragraph of this article contains detailed information about the MaxiCrypt Ransomware removal. You should read it first before taking any action if you have never deleted a malicious application from your computer.
MaxiCrypt Ransomware has been named after the extension it appends to files it affects – .[firstname.lastname@example.org].maxicrypt. Yes, we are 99% sure that you could no longer open your files if this infection finds a way to enter your system. The encryption of users’ personal files is the first activity this ransomware infection performs on compromised machines. Once it finishes encrypting files, it drops a ransom note How to restore your data.txt on victims’ computers. Its first sentence explains why a bunch of files can no longer be opened: “Your documents, photos, databases, save games and other important data was encrypted.” Then, users are told that they need to have a decryption tool to decrypt those affected files. They are instructed to write an email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org if they want to get it. Do not expect to get the decryptor for free because there are links opening websites where Bitcoins can be purchased from provided in the ransom note. You should not send money to cyber criminals because the chances are high that it will still be impossible to unlock these encrypted files. If you are not going to pay money to crooks behind MaxiCrypt Ransomware, you still need to delete this infection from your PC today. Our specialists do not allow you to keep malware active, but they suggest that you do not erase those encrypted files from your system because it might be possible to unlock them with free decryption software one day. Yes, there is a possibility that it will be released someday.
All ransomware infections are distributed similarly, so if MaxiCrypt Ransomware has managed to enter your system successfully, the chances are high that new threats could easily slither onto your computer too if you do not do anything to ensure your system’s maximum protection today. We have only two recommendations for you. First, enable security software on your computer so that similar threats could not enter your PC illegally. Second, do not open attachments from spam emails or emails sent to you by unknown companies/people because you might initiate the installation of malicious software yourself. Keep in mind that malicious software might be waiting for you on dubious websites too, so be very careful with your all downloads.
You cannot keep the ransomware infection active on your system because it might not allow you to create new files. That is, the chances are high that it will ruin all new files you create unless you disable it. You should be able to erase MaxiCrypt Ransomware from your PC by finding and deleting the malicious file launched, but we still recommend that you scan your PC with a diagnostic tool after you remove this file to check whether there are no other ransomware components active on the system. Of course, you can delete this infection from your computer fully with an automated malware remover. It will be considerably easier to erase this threat from the system automatically, so, in our opinion, you should choose this removal method over the manual one if you are not one of these experienced users.