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Laptop Hijacked .725?


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#1 Patfig

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 11:14 AM

Dear all first time post from anot too computer savvy user.

 

I think my laptop is infected with a virus or something similar. All of my file extemsions have been altered to end in .725 ie myfile.txt..725 and I now cant open any of my files. Have done a full MacAffee scan and found nothing.

 

If I create a new file in excel it saves and reopens without any issue.

 

My browsers ( edge and firefox) have had all favourites removed and some of my programs have gone back to their default settings from 2 years ago

 

Any help pr advice appreciated

 

PF



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Posted 30 July 2017 - 12:49 PM

If you would upload the ransom note and an encrypted file to ID Ransomware as instructed in the sticky post, it would be identified as GlobeImposter. I'm afraid it is not decryptable. You need to restore from backups. GlobeImposter usually comes from RDP hacking, but some groups have also spread it via spam.


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Posted 30 July 2017 - 01:21 PM

There is no ransom note. Do I need a CD to do a system restore?

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 01:23 PM

Pretty sure this came as an email attachment claiming to be a cv for a job we had advertised.

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 01:29 PM

You can try Recuva or ShadowExplorer to recover some data, but ransomware will typically delete the shadow copies; some get lucky. Restoring from backups is the best course of action.


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Posted 30 July 2017 - 05:12 PM


Since the infection has been identified, rather than have everyone with individual topics, it would be best (and more manageable for staff) if victims posted any more questions, comments or requests for assistance in the below support topic discussion.To avoid unnecessary confusion, this topic is closed.

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