Maze is a malicious program used for money extortion through blackmailing. Maze, and other similar harmful programs from the Ransomware category.
This type of computer infections is infamous for its blackmailing techniques, and its currently one of the most serious cyber-crime problems. Unfortunately, despite their best efforts, the software security specialists have still not found a surefire solution to a Ransomware infection. This means that each instance of a Ransomware attack on a given computer is different, and may require different steps to overcome. Sadly, there are even cases in which fully dealing with the harmful effects of the malware attack may not be possible. Our job, however, is to provide our readers with options, and suggestions that may help them fight this particular Ransomware program, and restore things back to normal as much as possible.
The Maze Ransomware
The Maze virus is a threat that is able to lock-up the users’ files. The Maze virus does this as a means of gaining blackmailing leverage.
Once the infection is inserted into the user’s computer, it secretly locates files that may be important to its victim, and then it locks them up. The sealed data doesn’t get harmed by the malware, but the user cannot open it, edit it, or use it in any way. Needless to say, this could be a rather significant issue if you keep some important work-related or education-related files in the computer. Getting those locked-up and rendered inaccessible could lead to all kinds of problems.
Of course, the hackers give their victims a “chance” to restore their files. If the victim pays the ransom sum demanded by the virus, the data on their computer would get released. At least that’s what the cyber criminals behind the Ransomware promise would happen if the payment is made. And since many users do indeed get some highly important and valuable files locked by such threats, a lot of them are willing to issue the payment if it’s not too high. Here, however, is the place to ask the question: “Can you really trust the promises of those hackers?”. Of course, the answer to that would be a hard “no”. Though it’s possible that they release your files once you pay them, the opposite may also happen – they may get your money, but still refuse to help you release your files.
The Maze file encryption
The Maze ransomware will scan for files to encrypt and append different extensions to the files. Dealing with the Maze file encryption is possible through the use of a unique access key.
This key, however, is held by the hackers, and as we said, they may or may not give it to you after the ransom payment. Sadly, this doesn’t leave you with many options, yet there are still things that you can try. For starters, it’s a good idea to remove the virus, and our guide will help you do that. After the cryptovirus is removed, you can opt for some alternative methods which could save some of your data – some suggestions on that can be found in the second section of our guide.
Remove Maze Ransomware
You are dealing with a ransomware infection that can restore itself unless you remove its core files. We are sending you to another page with a removal guide that gets regularly updated. It covers in-depth instructions on how to:
1. Locate and scan malicious processes in your task manager.
2. Identify in your Control panel any programs installed with the malware, and how to remove them. Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker that gets installed with a lot of malware.
3. How to decrypt and recover your encrypted files (if it is currently possible).
You can find the removal guide here.