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Remove SerbRansom 2017 Virus and Restore .Velikasrbija Files

The article will help you remove SerbRansom 2017 cryptovirus completely. Follow the ransomware removal instructions at the end of the article.

SerbRansom 2017 is a ransomware cryptovirus. The virus will encrypt your files while appending the extension .velikasrbija to each of them. Malware researchers believe that the encryption algorithm is rather simplistic and that the virus might soon be spreading as service. SerbRansom 2017 cryptovirus will show a distinctive ransom note with a small map of Serbia. Read on and see how you could try to potentially restore some of your files.

Threat Summary

NameSerbRansom 2017
TypeRansomware
Short DescriptionThe ransomware encrypts files on your computer and displays a ransom note.
SymptomsThe ransomware will encrypt your files and append the extension .velikasrbija on your files after it completes its encryption process.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments
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SerbRansom 2017 Virus – Infection

SerbRansom 2017 ransomware could spread its infection via different ways. The payload file that initiates the malicious script for the ransomware in question has been spotted on the Internet. Your computer system will become infected if such a payload file is executed.

SerbRansom 2017 ransomware might also distribute its payload on social media sites and file-sharing services. Freeware distributed on the Web can be presented as useful but could also hide the malicious script for the cryptovirus in question. Refrain from opening files right after you have downloaded them, especially if they come from suspicious sources like links and emails. Instead, you should scan them with a security tool, beforehand. Also you should do a check on the size and signatures of these files, for anything unusual. Read the tips for ransomware prevention in the forum to see how you can avoid infection.

SerbRansom 2017 Virus – Information

SerbRansom 2017 ransomware is also a cryptovirus. The extension .velikasrbija is to be appended to all files that become locked after the encryption process is finished. The interesting thing about the ransomware is that it originates from Serbia and its creator is an ultranationalist. During the file-encryption process and when the ransom note appears, music will be played. The music is called “Srpska Se Truba S Kosova Cuje” which is about the “Kosovo is Serbia” movement.

SerbRansom 2017 ransomware could make entries in the Windows Registry to achieve persistence or also launch and repress processes in Windows. Some of these entries are designed in a way that will start the virus automatically with every launch of the Windows Operating System.

The ransom note will be displayed when the encryption process is complete. That ransom note contains instructions for decrypting your files along with the demands for payment by the cybercriminals that distribute the malware.

Here is what the ransom note looks like:

That ransom note reads the following:

YOUR FILES HAS BEEN ENCRYPTED WITH SERBRANSOM 2017
How to recover?
Your personal info:
Username: %USERNAME%
PC-name: %PCNAME%
Local IP: %IP%
To decrypt all your data you need to pay 500$ with BitCoin here > WALLET_ID_BTC
Send an email to us with payment (screenshot) EMAIL
Every random file will be removed permanently after 05:00 minutes!
Antivirus will not help you to decrypt your data :(

As you can see, the ransom note is very distinctive with the small map of Serbia being depicted inside it. SerbRansom 2017 ransomware demands the amount of 500 US dollars as payment in Bitcoin. However, you should NOT under any circumstances pay the cybercriminals, or contact them. Your files may not get recovered, and nobody could give you any guarantee for that. Moreover, giving money to these criminals will most likely motivate them to create more ransomware or do other criminal acts.

The statement at the end of the ransom note that a random file will get deleted every five minutes is a lie. The ransomware is created with a builder that looks like the following:

At the moment there is no particular list with extensions that the SerbRansom 2017 ransomware seeks to encrypt. If that changes, this article will be duly updated.

Every one of the files that get encrypted will receive the same extension appended at the end of their names, and that is the .velikasrbija extension. The encryption algorithm which is utilized by the ransomware is not defined yet, but malware researchers believe that it’s not something sophisticated.

The SerbRansom 2017 cryptovirus is very likely to delete the Shadow Copies from the Windows operating system by using the following command:

→vssadmin.exe delete shadows /all /Quiet

Read on through and check out what type of ways you can try to potentially restore some of your files.

Remove SerbRansom 2017 Virus and Restore .velikasrbija Files

If your computer got infected with the SerbRansom 2017 ransomware virus, you should have a bit of experience in removing malware. You should get rid of this ransomware as quickly as possible before it can have the chance to spread further and infect other computers. You should remove the ransomware and follow the step-by-step instructions guide provided below.

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Attention! SensorsTechForum strongly recommends that all malware victims should look for assistance only by reputable sources. Many guides out there claim to offer free recovery and decryption for files encrypted by ransomware viruses. Be advised that some of them may only be after your money.

As a site that has been dedicated to providing free removal instructions for ransomware and malware since 2014, SensorsTechForum’s recommendation is to only pay attention to trustworthy sources.

How to recognize trustworthy sources:

  • Always check "About Us" web page.
  • Profile of the content creator.
  • Make sure that real people are behind the site and not fake names and profiles.
  • Verify Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter personal profiles.


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Windows Mac OS X

How to Remove SerbRansom 2017 from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove SerbRansom 2017

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1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall SerbRansom 2017 and related software from Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by SerbRansom 2017 on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • 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

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by SerbRansom 2017 there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

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Step 4: Scan for SerbRansom 2017 with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

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3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

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4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

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If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.

Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by SerbRansom 2017.

Ransomware infections and SerbRansom 2017 aim to encrypt your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decrypt. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.

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Simply click on the link and on the website menus on top, choose Data Recovery - Data Recovery Wizard for Windows or Mac (depending on your OS), and then download and run the tool.


Windows Mac OS X

Get rid of SerbRansom 2017 from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall SerbRansom 2017 and remove related files and objects

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1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to SerbRansom 2017:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to SerbRansom 2017. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to SerbRansom 2017. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • Go to Finder.
  • In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
  • Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
  • If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.

In case you cannot remove SerbRansom 2017 via Step 1 above:

In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as SerbRansom 2017. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


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Step 3 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by SerbRansom 2017.

Ransomware infections and SerbRansom 2017 aim to encrypt your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decrypt. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.

1. Download the reccomended Data Recovery software by clicking on the link underneath:

Simply click on the link and on the website menus on top, choose Data Recovery - Data Recovery Wizard for Windows or Mac (depending on your OS), and then download and run the tool.


SerbRansom 2017 FAQ

What is SerbRansom 2017 ransomware and how does it work?

SerbRansom 2017 is a ransomware infection - the malicious software that enters your computer silently and blocks either access to the computer itself or encrypt your files.

Many ransomware viruses use sophisticated encryption algorithm how to make your files inaccessible. The goal of ransomware infections is to demand that you pay a ransom payment to get access to your files back.

How does SerbRansom 2017 ransomware infect my computer?

Via several ways.SerbRansom 2017 Ransomware infects computers by being sent via phishing e-mails, containing virus attachment.

This attachment is usually masked as an important document, like an invoice, bank document or even a plane ticket and it looks very convincing to users.

After you download and execute this attachment, a drive-by download occurs and your computer is infected with the ransomware virus.

Another way, you may become a victim of SerbRansom 2017 is if you download a fake installer, crack or patch from a low reputation website or if you click on a virus link. Many users report getting a ransomware infection by downloading torrents.

How to open .SerbRansom 2017 files?

You can't. At this point the .SerbRansom 2017 files are encrypted. You can only open them once they are decrypted.

Decryptor did not decrypt my data. What now?

Do not panic and backup the files. If a decryptor did not decrypt your .SerbRansom 2017 files successfully, then do not despair, because this virus is still new.

One way to restore files, encrypted by SerbRansom 2017 ransomware is to use a decryptor for it. But since it's a new virus, advised that the decryption keys for it may not be out yet and available to the public. We will update this article and keep you posted as soon as this decryptor is released.

How Do I restore ".SerbRansom 2017" files (Other Methods)?

Yes, sometimes files can be restored. We have suggested several file recovery methods that could work if you want to restore .SerbRansom 2017 files.

These methods are in no way 100% guarantee that you will be able to get your files back. But if you have a backup, your chances of success are much greater.

How do I get rid of SerbRansom 2017 ransomware virus?

The safest way and the most efficient one for the removal of this ransomware infection is the use a professional anti malware software. It will scan for and locate SerbRansom 2017 ransomware and then remove it without causing any additional harm to your important .SerbRansom 2017 files.

Also, keep in mind that viruses like SerbRansom 2017 ransomware also install Trojans and keyloggers that can steal your passwords and accounts. Scanning your computer with an anti-malware software will make sure that all of these virus components are removed and your computer is protected in the future.

What to Do If nothing works?

There is still a lot you can do. If none of the above methods seem to work for you, then try these methods:

  • Try to find a safe computer from where you can can login on your own line accounts like One Drive, iDrive, Google Drive and so on.
  • Try to contact your friends, relatives and other people so that they can check if they have some of your important photos or documents just in case you sent them.
  • Also, check if some of the files that were encrypted it can be re-downloaded from the web.
  • Another clever way to get back some of your files is to find another old computer, a flash drive or even a CD or a DVD where you may have saved your older documents. You might be surprised what will turn up.
  • You can also go to your email account to check if you can send any attachments to other people. Usually what is sent the email is saved on your account and you can re-download it. But most importantly, make sure that this is done from a safe computer and make sure to remove the virus first.

More tips you can find on our forums, where you can also asks any questions about your ransomware problem.

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