How to remove 726 virus and restore encrypted files

726 ransomware virus

726 is the undesired program penetrating computers mostly through e-mail spam and Trojans. Occasionally fraudsters use exploits to take control over the PC, but they are quickly fixed. When infection is done, ransomware scans the computer memory to find the files to be cyphered and their general price. Nowadays, each new ransomware can cypher text, video, image and audio information in all popular formats. Extra attention is paid to businesslike information, since medium and large companies are the main target for hackers. Virus encrypts only information, and does not spoil the programs, so that the man can pay the ransom with help of his PC. The operation is carried out with the help of famous encryption algorithms, and it is so complicated that that decryption of files with no key is impossible. This is the base for unbelievable efficiency of ransomware in recent years: common user, even having a very good knowledge of the computer, will never be able to recover the files, and will be forced to pay the price. The only way to get back files is to crack the scam site and retrieve the encryption keys. Sometimes it is possible to obtain encryption keys via flaws in the code of the virus itself. The corrupted files acquire .726 extension.

The page is about 726 virus that gets onto users' laptops around the world, and corrupts their files. In this article you can find complete information on what is 726, and the removal of 726 from your laptop. Furthermore, we'll explain how to recover the corrupted data, if possible.

The knowledge of computers is highly significant in our century, as it assists customer to protect the machine from undesired programs. Unfortunately, 90% of users see the importance of computer literacy only when ransomware penetrates their workstations. It's very easy to minimize the chances to get encrypting virus by following these principles:

    • Do not admit any changes to your computer, coming from suspicious software. If the PC is penetrated by virus, it will endeavour to remove all copies of the files, to decrease the possibility of recovery. Anyway, deletion of shadow copies needs admin rights and user's confirmation. If you'll stop for a moment before verifying the checkbox, it might save your files and your efforts.
    • Do not neglect the symptoms that your laptop shows. Information encrypting is a sophisticated process that uses a considerable amount of computer resources. In few seconds of infection, the CPU performance decreases, and the encryption process appears in Process Manager. You might recognize this event and shut down the machine before information will be completely damaged. This, in case of penetration, will guard some of your information.
    • Attentively examine your mailbox, particularly the messages that have files attached to them. The very effective template of fraud messages is the notification about prize gaining or package obtaining. The other efficient kind of such messages is a forgery for business correspondence. Invoices for goods and services, lawsuits, summaries, claims and other specific information do not come without warning, and the receiver should know the sender. In all other cases it is a fraud.

We draw your attention to the fact that deleting 726 is only the first and compulsory step for the standard operation of the laptop. If you get rid of ransomware, you won't recover the information instantly, it will require additional measures written down in the following part. In case of ransomware we do not provide the hand removal guide, since its complexity and the possibility of failing appears to be very high for regular customer. Some ransomware can't be deleted even through AV-tool, and have many serious mechanisms of security. Many malware can completely delete corrupted information, or some of it, if somebody tries to delete the virus. This is extremely bad, and the below part will help you to avoid it.

Removal instruction

Step 1. Boot into Safe mode

Safe mode

Start -> Msconfig.exe

Safe mode. Step 1

On the tab Boot select Safe boot

Safe mode. Step 2

Step 2. Check Startup folder

Start -> Msconfig.exe ->Disable unknown programs in the Startup tab


Step 3. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 4. Scan the system with antiviral scanner


Antivirus scanner

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Removes virus fully: all files and even registry keys of malware will be deleted

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Step 5. Disable Safe mode

Start -> Msconfig.exe ->Disable Safe boot in the Boot tab

Deactivate Safe mode

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After uninstalling 726 from the PC, you should restore the encrypted data. We're not able to decrypt the files, but we'll get them back using OS features and the special software. There are the few chances, but usually data restoration requires lots of time and money. If you can't wait and are ready to get back the information manually - here's the full article on that topic.

To restore information, follow the article about files decryption.

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