Welcome to our .726 Ransomware removal guide. The following instructions will aid you in removing the unwanted software from your PC for free.
If we were to have to name an extremely dangerous kind of viruses, we would for sure point out Ransomware as our top pick. In today’s article we are going to talk about .726 Ransomware – the specific version of ransom-demanding software. This program usually slips through your system without any permission. After that it starts to encrypt the files that it considers to be most important for you. What’s more, an alert message requires a ransom on your screen. All the other classical characteristics and details of this type of malware are said in the next few paragraphs.
What is Ransomware and what are the known types of of it?
Essentially, Ransomware does something which is not good to your machine and after all it needs a ransom to remove its faults. In the world we live exists various kinds of ransom-demanding programs that could hurt your PC or another device in different ways. If you want to know something knew you can read about them below. The main types of ransom-requiring software we know about are the following ones:
- the group of the file-encoding programs (the biggest and the most well-known subtype):
.726 Ransomware is a version of this type of Ransomware. Such programs normally become a part of your system with the help of a Trojan horse virus or after you visit a contagious web location. After that they scan the whole information on your machine. Then everything is ready for the encryption process to begin. The secret is that they use a double key, which consists of two parts – a public and a private one. After the end of the process of data encoding, you commonly get a full-screen ransom-demanding alert that consists of some additional threats and all the payment details that you might need to send the ransom to the hackers.
- the group of the screen-blocking programs:
Ransomware viruses like the file-encrypting type are affected by these programs. In fact, the difference is that no encryption of files occurs. The monitor becomes inaccessible because a full-screen alert gets displayed and you are not able to access any programs or data. For the aim of removing this alarm, you have to pay a ransom and the notification contains all the necessary payment info.
- the group of the Ransomware affecting mobile devices:
Only mobile phones are affected by programs and act in a way which is similar to that of the type above – the screen-locking one. One more time, as you might expect, the display of your phone gets covered with a ransom-demanding notification and you have to pay redemption to be able to use your mobile apps and characteristics.
- Sometimes Ransomware could be used with good or justice-driven intentions:
Some security agencies that are supposed to fight cyber crimes use Ransomware-based programs to make some hackers pay for their wrongdoings. For instance, a program like that affects a hacker’s computer and the cyber criminal is required to pay a fine to the government-owned agency. In case the affected criminals don’t complete the payment, all their work could be lost forever.
How you may end up contaminated with .726 Ransomware
Actually, there might be lots of different spreading points of viruses like this. The most common ones we have mentioned below:
- the online threat malvertising – these hazardous viruses can be distributed by fake infected advertisements. Right after you click on an ad like this, you get contagious automatically.
- the online irritation spam – Ransomware may be travelling along with a Trojan horse virus inside a spam email or its attachments. When you download and open an attachment like that or open a letter like that, your PC might get contaminated.
- on every kind of infected websites like torrent, shareware and video and audio-spreading ones.
How to deal with this threat
There is no real solution which is versatile and dynamic enough to both remove the virus and save your encrypted files. Your encoded data will be in great risk no matter what you do. For that reason we will give you the advice not to pay the people who are bothering you with threats. Try something different first, try every possible solution, no matter how much hope they might give. Find and consult a specialist who has been dealing with the issue, their expertise could help. Buy a special type of software to decrypt your files. Follow every given instruction from a removal guide compiled by experts like ours here after the summary. You can think about paying the ransom if nothing of that works. One more time, there is no guarantee for the recovery of your files. There is only one thing that will work successfully against Ransomware-based viruses is regularly backing up your files. By doing that all the time, nothing will scare you at all because you will have copies of all your important data.
.726 Ransomware Removal
Here is what you need to do in order to remove a Ransomware virus from you computer.
I – Reveal Hidden files and folders and utilize the task manager
- Use the Folder Options in order to reveal the hidden files and folders on your PC. If you do not know how to do that, follow this link.
- Open the Start Menu and in the search field type Task Manager.
- Open the first result and in the Processes tab, carefully look through the list of Processes.
- If you notice with the virus name or any other suspicious-looking or that seems to consume large amounts of memory, right-click on it and open its file location. Delete everything in there.
- Make sure that the hidden files and folders on your PC are visible, else you might not be able to see everything.
- Go back to the Task Manager and end the shady process.
II – Boot to Safe Mode
- Boot your PC into Safe Mode. If you do not know how to do it, use this guide/linked/.
III – Identify the threat
- Go to the ID Ransomware website. Here is a direct link.
- Follow there in order to identify the specific virus you are dealing with.
IV – Decrypt your files
- Once you have identified the virus that has encrypted your files, you must acquire the respective tool to unlock your data.
- Open your browser and search for how to decrypt ransomware, look for the name of the one that has infected your system.
- With any luck, you’d be able to find a decryptor tool for your ransomware. If that doesn’t happen try Step V as a last ditch effort to save your files.
V – Use Recuva to restore files deleted by the virus
- Download the Recuva tool. This will help you restore your original files so that you won’t need to actually decrypt the locked ones.
- Once you’ve downloaded the program, open it and select Next.
- Now choose the type of files you are seeking to restore and continue to the next page.
- When asked where your files were, before they got deleted, either use the option In a specific location and provide that location or choose the opt for the I am not sure alternative – this will make the program look everywhere on your PC.
- Click on Next and for best results, enable the Deep Scan option (note that this might take some time).
- Wait for the search to finish and then select which of the listed files you want to restore.
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