.725 Ransomware Virus Removal (+File Recovery) August 2017 Update

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This page aims to help you remove .725 Ransomware for free. Our instructions also cover how any .725 Ransomware file can be recovered.

The information that you are about to read in the next paragraphs concerns one new Ransomware infection called .725 Ransomware. This infection can secretly invade your system, encrypt your files and make them inaccessible for an indefinite period of time. To release them, you will be asked to pay ransom within a given short deadline. Normally, the crooks, that control the infection, will inform you about it the very moment it completes its malicious encryption by displaying a ransom note on your screen. Inside of this note, there are exact payment instructions, which if not fulfilled strictly, may leave your files inaccessible forever. But what can you do to remove this Ransomware and not pay the ransom? In the next lines, we will tell you more about all of your options. We have also published a removal guide and some file restoration instructions, which for some of you may work, but for some may not. Still, we encourage you to give them a try if you want to avoid the ransom payment.

.725 Ransomware Virus

How can you get infected with .725 Ransomware?

Ransomware is a very popular threat among cyber criminals and there are many ways in which such malware can sneak inside your system. Here are the most popular sources, but bear in mind that there might be others:

  • Spam emails/emails sent from unknown senders (and their attachments): Spam emails are usually the most common source of different viruses, including Ransomware. If your system has been infected with .725 Ransomware, it is possible that you could have caught it by clicking on such an email recently.
  • Trojan horse infections: Ransomware may come to your PC with the assistance of another nasty infection – a Trojan horse virus. These two malware types usually help each other by exploiting a vulnerability in the system or a program and attacking it silently, without many visible symptoms.
  • Pop-ups, infected advertisements, on-screen banners, misleading links and offers: .725 Ransomware could be delivered to your system with just one wrong click on a malicious transmitter like an infected ad, fake system update request or pop-up of any sort, displayed on your screen.
  • Different torrent sites, pirate content, Audio/Video streaming platforms or infected web pages: In theory, all the web pages you visit might be compromised or may contain unsafe content, however, the ones that illegally share software, movies, and other “free offers” illegally are the most favorite places for the hackers to place their malware.

.725 Ransomware Virus Removal


 

Step1

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. If you want a fast safe solution, we recommend SpyHunter. 

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Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

malware-start-taskbar

Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.

Step3

Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

hosts_opt (1)

If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

msconfig_opt

Go in Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

  • Please note that ransomware may even include a fake Manufacturer name to its process. Make sure you check out every process here is legitimate.

Step4

WARNING!
To remove parasite, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. Making a mistake and deleting the wrong thing may damage your system.
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Type Regedit in the windows search field and press EnterOnce inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. 

Search for the ransomware  in your registries and delete the entries. Be extremely careful –  you can damage your system if you delete entries not related to the ransomware.

Type each of the following in the Windows Search Field:

  1. %AppData%
  2. %LocalAppData%
  3. %ProgramData%
  4. %WinDir%
  5. %Temp%

Delete everything in Temp. The rest just check out for anything recently added. Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!

Step5 

How to Decrypt .725 Ransomware files

We have a comprehensive (and daily updated) guide on how to decrypt your files. Check it out here.

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!

How does .725 Ransomware operate?

The primary goal of Ransomware like .725 Ransomware is to invade your computer in a stealthy way, apply a very complex encryption algorithm to all of the data found there, and demand that you pay the hackers behind it to reverse the malicious processes it has completed. Shortly after the attack, you will lose access to all of your documents, pictures, videos, work files and everything that you keep on your hard drive and you won’t be able to open or use them unless you apply a special decryption key. The crooks will ask you to pay a certain amount for that key (normally in Bitcoins), otherwise, they may threaten to destroy that key and leave you with no option to reverse the harmful encryption.

What can you do in case of such a horrible infection?

The truth is, there is no universal solution that can promise you a complete recovery from the attack of .725 Ransomware. Ideally, you will have to measure the risks and decide for yourself how you would like to deal with the infection. Your options are not that many though – you either will have to pay whatever the hackers want and hope they will send you the decryption key or remove the Ransomware and recovery your files by other means. If you are here, we assume that you don’t want to sponsor the criminals and really are looking for the other means. That’s why below we have published a free removal guide with instructions on how to detect and eliminate .725 Ransomware from your system. If you want to use your PC safely further, that is surely the best you could do. Keeping malware of this type on your machine can expose it to even more dangerous infections and we really don’t encourage the victims to let it stay there or pay the ransom to the crooks.

The recovery of the encrypted files in the ideal scenario can happen with the help of a backup. If you have copies of your data somewhere on an external drive, a cloud or another uninfected device, this is the time to use it. Just make sure you have removed the virus before you attempt to restore them. For those, who don’t have backups, there are some file recovery instructions below, which may not promise you a 100% success rate, but will surely not harm you if you give them a try.

SUMMARY:

Name .725
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Very few and unnoticeable ones before the ransom notification comes up.
Distribution Method From fake ads and fake system requests to spam emails and contagious web pages.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware detection tool is free. To remove the infection, you’ll need to purchase the full version. More information about SpyHunter and steps to uninstall.