.725 File Virus SOLVED - Remove and Decrypt Data (July 2017)

.725 File Virus SOLVED – Remove and Decrypt Data (August 2017)

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This article aims to assist you by showing how to remove .725 File Virus ransomware from your computer completely and how to restore .725 encrypted files.

A very dangerous ransomware infection has appeared online, going by the name .725 File Virus. The virus aims to first infect your computer while it remains obfuscated and second to cause immense temporary damage to your files by scrambling them with an encryption cipher. This cipher results in the files becoming no longer openable. The .725 File Virus virus then demands victims to pay a hefty ransom fee in order to get the files restored back into working state. If your computer has become a victim of the .725 File Virus ransomware we strongly suggest that you read the following article.

Threat Summary

Name.725 File Virus
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionEncrypts the files on your infected computer and then demands that you pay a hefty ransom fee in order to restore files that have been encrypted.
SymptomsThe computer may display the ransom note of the virus and all of the important documents, audio files and other data become no longer openable with an added .725 file extension.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files
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.725 File Virus – Distribution Methods

For the .725 File Virus ransomware virus to be spread, the creators may send malicious files posing as legitimate e-mail attachments. These e-mail attachments may be of the following file types:

→ .docx, .exe, .js, .wsf, .hta, .vbs, .htm

While each of the files besides .docx Word documents causes infection when opened, the .docx files cause an infection when the victim has already opened the file and activated it’s content, by clicking on “Enable Content” in a yellow bar which appears on top of the document. The infection process of this particular virus has been reported to be spread via .vbs files by malware researchers at malware-traffic-analysis.net:

Source: Malware-Traffic-Analysis

In addition to this, the .725 File Virus ransomware can also pose as other types of programs, such as:

  • Fake setups of software.
  • License activators for software.
  • Game cracks, keygens and others.

.725 File Virus – More Information

After the infection has occurred, the .725 File Virus ransomware may attack multiple different aspects of Windows. It begins with inserting malicious processes within the Windows operating system. They grant this ransomware virus administrative permissions, meaning that it can perform read and write functions on your computer.

After this has been done, the .725 File Virus ransomware may delete the shadow volume copies on the infected computer. This is achieved by entering the following command:

→ vssadmin delete shadows /for={DrivePartition} /oldest | /all | /shadow={Identification of the shadow copies}] /quiet

This type of command may ensure that your backups are deleted and you cannot restore your files via this method. In addition to this, the .725 File Virus virus may also modify the Windows Registry Editor, meaning that it may add registry value strings in the following keys to run everytime you start Windows:

→ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

.725 File Virus – Encryption Process

For the encryption process, the .725 File Virus ransomware virus targets the following types of files to encipher:

→ “PNG .PSD .PSPIMAGE .TGA .THM .TIF .TIFF .YUV .AI .EPS .PS .SVG .INDD .PCT .PDF .XLR .XLS .XLSX .ACCDB .DB .DBF .MDB .PDB .SQL .APK .APP .BAT .CGI .COM .EXE .GADGET .JAR .PIF .WSF .DEM .GAM .NES .ROM .SAV CAD Files .DWG .DXF GIS Files .GPX .KML .KMZ .ASP .ASPX .CER .CFM .CSR .CSS .HTM .HTML .JS .JSP .PHP .RSS .XHTML. DOC .DOCX .LOG .MSG .ODT .PAGES .RTF .TEX .TXT .WPD .WPS .CSV .DAT .GED .KEY .KEYCHAIN .PPS .PPT .PPTX ..INI .PRF Encoded Files .HQX .MIM .UUE .7Z .CBR .DEB .GZ .PKG .RAR .RPM .SITX .TAR.GZ .ZIP .ZIPX .BIN .CUE .DMG .ISO .MDF .TOAST .VCD SDF .TAR .TAX2014 .TAX2015 .VCF .XML Audio Files .AIF .IFF .M3U .M4A .MID .MP3 .MPA .WAV .WMA Video Files .3G2 .3GP .ASF .AVI .FLV .M4V .MOV .MP4 .MPG .RM .SRT .SWF .VOB .WMV 3D .3DM .3DS .MAX .OBJ R.BMP .DDS .GIF .JPG ..CRX .PLUGIN .FNT .FON .OTF .TTF .CAB .CPL .CUR .DESKTHEMEPACK .DLL .DMP .DRV .ICNS .ICO .LNK .SYS .CFG”Source:fileinfo.com

After the files are encrypted, they become no longer able to be opened and the user is demanded a hefty ransom fee in order to restore them back to their working state. The sum must be paid in a deadline, otherwise the cyber-criminals threaten to destroy decryption possibility permanently. They have the .725 file extension, making them appear like the following:

The virus also makes sure the victims see it’s ransom note, named RECOVER-FILES.HTML which has the following message to victims:

Your files are Encrypted!

For data recovery needs decryptor.

If you want to buy a decryptor, click the button

Yes, I want to buy

Free decryption as guarantee.
Before paying you can send us 1 file for free decryption.

To send a message or file use this link.
( If you send a file for free decryption, also send file RECOVER-FILES.HTML )

And finally, if you can not contact, follow these two steps:
1. Install the TOR Browser from this link:

Then open this link in the TOR browser:

The web link advertised for the virus, leads to a web page that opens what appears to be another ransom screen with further instructions how to pay approximately 0.18 BTC as a ransom payoff.

Remove .725 File Virus Ransomware and Restore Your Data

If you want to remove the .725 File Virus threat, we strongly advise you to focus on isolating the virus if you are going to do a manual deletion from the instructions below. However, since the .725 File Virus ransomware may tamper with multiple different types of Windows files, which may break your Windows if you remove the files. This is why, security experts strongly recommend to follow the automatic removal instructions and download an advanced anti-malware program which will ensure safe removal of the .725 File Virus virus.

If you want to restore files that have been encrypted by this ransomware virus, we strongly suggest that you follow the alternative instructions after this article. They are specifically designed to help you into restoring as many files as you can, even though they are not 100% effective. The methods are located in step “2. Restore files encrypted by .725 File Virus”.

Note! Your computer system may be affected by .725 File Virus and other threats.
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To remove .725 File Virus follow these steps:

1. Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove .725 File Virus files and objects
2. Find files created by .725 File Virus on your PC

Use SpyHunter to scan for malware and unwanted programs

3. Scan for malware and unwanted programs with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
4. Try to Restore files encrypted by .725 File Virus

Vencislav Krustev

Ventsislav has been covering the latest malware, software and newest tech developments at SensorsTechForum for 3 years now. He started out as a network administrator. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for discovery of new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management and then Network Administration, he found his passion within cybersecrurity and is a strong believer in basic education of every user towards online safety.

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