Maas Ransomware Removal Guide

Do you know what Maas Ransomware is?

Did you know that your own actions could lead to the invasion of Maas Ransomware? This malware, according to our experts, is most likely to invade via emails and RDP vulnerabilities. Needless to say, launchers sent via emails do not open themselves, and vulnerabilities do not patch themselves. Therefore, if this malware has slithered in, deleting it is not the only issue you need to resolve. You also need to learn how to secure your operating system. Of course, first and foremost, you might seek resolve for the encrypted files. The ransomware, unfortunately, uses a complex algorithm to lock them and make them unreadable. Our hope is that you can restore files without wasting a penny and also remove Maas Ransomware. If you are interested in that, please keep reading.

Maas Ransomware was created using the STOP Ransomware code, just like Opqz Ransomware, Sqpc Ransomware, Kkll Ransomware, Kiratos Ransomware, and hundreds of other infections alike. They not only look the same, but also work the same, and the contact information embedded in the ransom notes these infections present is often repeated too. After successful invasion, these infections disable the Task Manager to ensure that you cannot terminate a malicious process that is responsible for the encryption of your personal files. If files are encrypted successfully, you cannot read them, and a unique extension should be added to their names. Maas Ransomware adds the “.maas” extension. Once this part of the attack is complete, the infection drops a ransom note file named “_readme.txt.”

Although we do not recommend interacting with ransomware files, the text file that Maas Ransomware drops is truly harmless. The message inside, on the other hand, can be very harmful. According to it, if you want to restore your files, you have to pay a ransom of $490 in return for a decryption tool and an accompanying key. To be able to pay, you first need to email the attackers at or Obviously, contacting cybercriminals is never a good idea, and we strongly recommend that you do not expose yourself to them in this situation as well. But how else can you pay the ransom? Well, paying it is likely to be a mistake as well because you are unlikely to be presented with a decryptor in return. The good news is that the fee STOP Decryptor might eliminate your need for the decryptor offered by the attackers. Unfortunately, this tool cannot guarantee full decryption.Maas Ransomware Removal GuideMaas Ransomware screenshot
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You can try using the instructions below if you are interested in removing deleting Maas Ransomware manually. This option is created for the more experienced users, who are able to identify malware components even when they do not have known names. If you are unable to identify malware files, you might mistakenly delete the wrong ones. In any case, we suggest installing anti-malware software for the removal of Maas Ransomware. The thing is that even if you can delete malicious threats yourself, it is unlikely that you can ensure the complete protection of your operating system against malware. Note that ransomware is not the only kind of malware, and there are threats that can steal your passwords, hijack your online banking accounts, wipe files, or perform identity theft. You need protection against them all.

Maas Ransomware Removal

  1. Delete the text ransom note file called _readme.txt.
  2. Simultaneously tap WINDOWS+R keys to access Run.
  3. Enter regedit into the dialog box to access the Registry Editor.
  4. Move to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  5. Identify and Delete a {random name} value. Check the value data to identify a malicious .exe file.
  6. Simultaneously tap WINDOWS+E keys to access File Explorer.
  7. Enter %LOCALAPPDATA% into the field at the top. If you are still using Windows XP, you need to enter %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\.
  8. Delete a file named script.ps1.
  9. Delete a {random name} folder with a {random name}.exe file inside (should match the file in step 5).
  10. Delete the second {random name} folder with a second {random name}.exe file inside.
  11. Enter %WINDIR%\System32\Tasks\ into the field at the top of File Explorer.
  12. Delete the task named Time Trigger Task.
  13. Exit File Explorer and then Empty Recycle Bin.
  14. Employ a trusted malware scanner to help you inspect your system for potential malware leftovers.

In non-techie terms:

If Maas Ransomware invades the system, your main goal should be to delete this malicious infection as soon as possible. Unfortunately, you might be paralyzed by the fear of losing your files. Unfortunately, if your personal files were encrypted, it is likely that they are already lost. You definitely should not expect a decryptor from the attackers – which is why we do not recommend emailing them and paying the requested ransom – and the free STOP Decryptor might not work for you completely. You are in the best position if your personal files are backed up outside the infected system and if you can use the backup copies as replacements. If this is the case, make sure that you delete Maas Ransomware first. If you want to, you can use the manual removal guide above, but we advise implementing anti-malware software because it can both erase threats and produce protection against them.