Remove SerbRansom 2017 Virus and Restore .Velikasrbija Files
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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.

Note! Your computer system may be affected by SerbRansom 2017 and other threats.
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To remove SerbRansom 2017 follow these steps:

1. Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove SerbRansom 2017 files and objects
2. Find files created by SerbRansom 2017 on your PC

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3. Scan for malware and unwanted programs with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
4. Try to Restore files encrypted by SerbRansom 2017

Berta Bilbao

Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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