Is this a serious threat

Maykolin ransomware will encode your files, since that’s the prime intent of ransomware. These kinds of contaminations are not be taken lightly, as they could result in file loss. What is more, contamination happens very quickly, which is one of the reasons why ransomware is so damaging. If you remember opening a strange email attachment, clicking on some questionable advertisement or downloading an ‘update’ promoted on some shady website, that is how you probably picked up the threat. After files are successfully encrypted, it will demand that you pay a ransom for a decryptor utility. How much money is requested depends on the data encrypting malware, you could be demanded to pay $50 or the price might go up to a some thousands of dollars. Complying is not recommended, no matter how minor the sum is. Considering criminals will feel no responsibility to recover your data, it is probable they’ll just take your money. It wouldn’t be shocking if you’re left with undecrypted data, and there would be plenty more like you. Investing the required money into some backup option would be wiser. You will find all kinds of backup options, and we are sure you will be able to find one that’s right for you. Simply delete Maykolin ransomware, and if you had made backup before the infection got into your device, file recovery shouldn’t cause problems. These kinds of threats are hiding everywhere, so you will have to prepare yourself. In order to keep a device safe, one must always be on the lookout for possible threats, becoming familiar with how to avoid them.

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Ransomware spread ways

Even though there are exceptions, a lot of ransomware use basic distribution ways, such as spam email, infected advertisements and downloads. Only rarely does ransomware use more elaborate methods.

Since you could have gotten the file encoding malware through email attachments, try and remember if you have recently obtained a strange file from an email. The infected file is attached to an email, and then sent out to potential victims. Those emails may appear to be important, often covering money topics, which is why users open them in the first place. What you can expect a file encoding malware email to have is a basic greeting (Dear Customer/Member/User etc), noticeable mistypes and errors in grammar, encouragement to open the file added, and the use of a famous business name. To make it more clear, if someone important sends you a file, they would use your name, not general greetings, and it would not end up in spam. You may encounter company names like Amazon or PayPal used in those emails, as known names would make people trust the email more. Or maybe you engaged with the wrong advertisement when on a dubious web page, or downloaded something from a source that you ought to have avoided. Some ads may be harboring malware, so avoid pressing on them when visiting questionable reputation sites. Or you may have gotten the data encrypting malware along with some software you downloaded from an unreliable source. Never download anything, not programs and not updates, from ads or pop-ups. If a program was needed to be updated, it would alert you via the application itself, and not via your browser, and generally they update themselves anyway.

What does it do?

Infection that leads to permanent file loss is not an impossible scenario, which is why a file encoding malware is thought to be such a harmful threat. File encryption does not take long, ransomware has a list of targets and finds all of them quite quickly. If your files have been encrypted, you will notice that all affected ones have a file extension. Strong encryption algorithms will be used to lock your files, which could make decoding files for free very difficult or even impossible. When files have been encrypted, a ransom note will appear, which will attempt to explain to you how you should proceed. You’ll be offered a a decryption utility which you can buy from them, but that is not the recommended choice. Remember that you are dealing with cyber criminals, and how would you go about preventing them from just taking your money and providing you nothing in exchange. Not only would you be risking losing your money, you would also be supporting their future projects. These types of infections are thought to have made an estimated $1 billion in 2016, and such a successful business is regularly attracting more and more people. Buying backup would be a much wiser idea. In case of a similar situation again, you could just remove it and not worry about possible data loss. Just ignore the requests and erase Maykolin ransomware. And attempt to familiarize with how these kinds of threats spread, so that you are not put in this situation again.

Maykolin ransomware removal

If you want to completely terminate the infection, you’ll need to obtain malicious threat removal software, if you don’t already have one. If you try to manually remove Maykolin ransomware, you could involuntarily end up damaging your computer, so doing everything yourself is not suggested. A better option would be using reliable removal software instead. The utility would locate and delete Maykolin ransomware. Below this report, you will see instructions to assist you, in case you run into some kind of issue. The tool isn’t, however, capable of helping in data recovery, it will only erase the threat from your computer. However, if the file encoding malicious program is decryptable, malware researchers might release a free decryptor.

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Learn how to remove Maykolin ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Delete Maykolin ransomware via Safe Mode with Networking

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart. win7-restart How to uninstall Maykolin 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 uninstall Maykolin ransomware
  4. Once your computer loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete Maykolin 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 uninstall Maykolin ransomware
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Startup settings. win-10-startup How to uninstall Maykolin ransomware
  3. Go down to Enable Safe Mode and press Restart. win10-safe-mode How to uninstall Maykolin ransomware
  4. Once your browser loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete Maykolin ransomware.

Step 2. Delete Maykolin ransomware via System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart win7-restart How to uninstall Maykolin 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 uninstall Maykolin 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 uninstall Maykolin 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 uninstall Maykolin ransomware
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Command Prompt. win-10-startup How to uninstall Maykolin 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 uninstall Maykolin 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 uninstall Maykolin 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 uninstall Maykolin 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 uninstall Maykolin 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 uninstall Maykolin ransomware