About Maas ransomware

Maas ransomware is dangerous malicious software which locks files. Due to how ransomware acts, it’s very dangerous to have ransomware on the system. Ransomware doesn’t target all files but actually looks for specific files. Most likely, all of your photos, videos and documents were locked because those files are the most essential. A decryption key is required to decrypt the files but only the criminals accountable for this malware have it. If the ransomware can be cracked, researchers specializing in malicious software may be able to develop a free decryptor. If you don’t recall ever making copies of your files and don’t plan on giving into the demands, that free decryption tool might be your best choice.

You will see a ransom note either on the desktop or in folders that contain files which have been encrypted. The ransom note will contain information about what happened to your files, and you will be asked to pay a ransom so as to get your files back. Our next statement won’t shock you but engaging with hackers over anything is not advised. A more likely scenario is cyber crooks taking your money while not providing anything in exchange. Moreover, that payment will probably go towards supporting other malware projects. If backup is not an option to you, using the demanded money to purchase it may be a better idea. If you have made backup, simply remove Maas ransomware and recover files.

The malware’s spread methods will be clarified in more detail later on but in short you likely fell for a fake update or opened a malicious spam email. Such methods are quite commonly used by hackers because they don’t require a lot of skill.

Ransomware distribution methods

You probably got the ransomware via spam email or bogus software updates. If spam email was how you got the ransomware, you’ll have to learn how to spot dangerous spam email. Always attentively check the email before you open the file attached. Usually, known company names are used since that would provide a sense of security to people. As an example, the sender might claim to be Amazon and that they are emailing you with concerns about recent purchases. If the sender is who they say they are, it will be pretty easy to check. All you really have to do is check if the email address matches any real ones used by the company. You may also want to scan the attachment with some type of malicious software scanner.

If you recently installed some type of program update via dubious sources, that may have also been how the malware got in. False offers for updates usually appear when you visit questionable web pages, continually forcing you into installing updates. It’s also not uncommon for those false update notifications to pop up through advertisements or banners. Still, for anyone who knows that legitimate updates are never suggested this way, it will immediately be clear as to what is going on. If you don’t wish your device to get infected on a regular basis, never download anything from unreliable sources. When software has to be updated, the program will alert you itself or it’ll happen automatically.

What does ransomware do

Your files have been locked, as you have probably noticed by now. While you may have missed this happening, but the ransomware started locking your files soon after you opened the contaminated file. If you are uncertain about which of your files were encrypted, look for a specific file extension attached to files, signaling that they have been locked. Because a powerful encryption algorithm was used, locked files will not be openable so easily. A ransom note should also be visible and it should clarify what happened to your files, and what should be done for their restoring. If it’s not your first time dealing with ransomware, you will see that notes follow a certain pattern, hackers will intimidate you to think your sole choice is to pay and then threaten to delete your files if you do not comply. It’s possible that hackers behind this ransomware have the sole decryptor but even if that is true, it isn’t suggested to pay the ransom. You that you would be relying on the people responsible for your file encryption to recover them. If you make a payment once, you may be willing to pay again, or that’s what cyber criminals might think.

There’s a likelihood that you could’ve uploaded at least some of your files somewhere, so try to recall if that could be the case. Because it’s possible for malicious software specialists to release free decryption tools, if one isn’t available now, back up your encrypted files for when/if it is. It is essential that you uninstall Maas ransomware from your device as soon as possible, whatever the case may be.

While we hope you will get your files back, we also would like this to be a lesson to you about how important frequent backups are. If you do not make backups, you might end up in the same situation again. Several backup options are available, and they are well worth the investment if you wish to keep your files secure.

Maas ransomware elimination

We do not advise manual elimination, unless you’re absolutely sure about what you are doing. Malicious software removal program ought to be used for this purpose. Usually, people need to reboot their systems in Safe Mode so as to launch anti-malware program successfully. The anti-malware program ought to be working fine in Safe Mode, so there shouldn’t problems when you uninstall Maas ransomware. It is unfortunate but malware removal program cannot help you recover files, it is only there to remove the threat for you.

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Learn how to remove Maas ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Delete Maas ransomware via Safe Mode with Networking

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart. win7-restart How to delete Maas ransomware
  2. When it is restarting, start pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appear.
  3. Go down to Safe Mode with Networking. win7-safe-mode How to delete Maas ransomware
  4. Once your computer loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete Maas ransomware.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Click the power button from the Start menu, hold the key Shift and press Restart. win10-restart How to delete Maas ransomware
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Startup settings. win-10-startup How to delete Maas ransomware
  3. Go down to Enable Safe Mode and press Restart. win10-safe-mode How to delete Maas ransomware
  4. Once your browser loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete Maas ransomware.

Step 2. Delete Maas ransomware via System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart win7-restart How to delete Maas ransomware.
  2. When it is restarting, start pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appear.
  3. Go down to Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win7-safe-mode How to delete Maas ransomware
  4. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  5. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win7-command-prompt How to delete Maas ransomware
  6. In the System Restore window that appears, click Next, select restore point, and press Next again.
  7. Press Yes.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Click the power button from the Start menu, hold the key Shift and press Restart. win10-restart How to delete Maas ransomware
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Command Prompt. win-10-startup How to delete Maas ransomware
  3. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  4. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win10-command-prompt How to delete Maas ransomware
  5. In the System Restore window that appears, click Next, select restore point, and press Next again.
  6. Press Yes.

Step 3. Recover your data

If ransomware has encrypted your files, it may be possible to recover them using one of the below mentioned methods. However, they will not always work, and the best way to ensure you do not lose your files is to have backup.

a) Method 1. Recover files via Data Recovery Pro

  1. Download Data Recovery Pro.
  2. Once it's installed, launch it and start a scan. data-recovery-pro How to delete Maas ransomware
  3. If the program is able to recover the files, you should be able to get them back. data-recovery-pro-scan How to delete Maas ransomware

b) Method 2. Recover files via Windows Previous Versions

If System Restore was enabled before you lost access to your files, you should be able to recover them via Windows Previous Versions.
  1. Find and right-click on the file you want to recover.
  2. Press Properties and then Previous Versions. win-previous-version How to delete Maas ransomware
  3. Select the version and press Restore.

c) Method 3. Recover files via Shadow Explorer

If the ransomware did not delete Shadow Copies of your files, you should be able to recover them via Shadow Explorer.
  1. Download Shadow Explorer from shadowexplorer.com.
  2. After you install it, open it.
  3. Select the disk with the encrypted files, choose a date.
  4. If folders that you want to recover appear, press Export. shadowexplorer How to delete Maas ransomware