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Remove VBRANSOM Ransomware and Restore .VBRANSOM Files

This article will aid you in removing VBRANSOM ransomware efficiently. Follow the ransomware removal instructions given at the bottom of the article.

VBRANSOM is a ransomware cryptovirus. Currently, the virus does not encrypt, but it is being worked on as now it has the seventh version put on the Web. The extension to be appended on encrypted files is set to .VBRANSOM. A ransom note is created when encryption is run that holds information about the demands and payment instructions. Continue to read and see what ways you could try to potentially recover your files, if they get encrypted.

Threat Summary

NameVBRANSOM
TypeRansomware
Short DescriptionThe ransomware is still in development as its encryptor is not fully operational yet. Nevertheless, the virus is set to encrypt files on your computer and to show a ransom note, which states it is the 7th version of the virus.
SymptomsThe ransomware is set to encrypt your files and put the .VBRANSOM extension on each of them when the encryption process is complete.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments
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Data Recovery ToolWindows Data Recovery by Stellar Phoenix Notice! This product scans your drive sectors to recover lost files and it may not recover 100% of the encrypted files, but only few of them, depending on the situation and whether or not you have reformatted your drive.

VBRANSOM Ransomware – Infection

Your computer system can get infected with the VBRANSOM ransomware in a number of different ways. The file which drops the payload for the ransomware containing the malicious script can be spread on the Internet on various places. You can see one payload dropper file analyzed from VirusTotal from the below screenshot:

The VBRANSOM ransomware could be delivering that payload dropper on social media sites and file-sharing services. Programs which are freeware might be promoted as helpful but also be hiding the downloader for the payload. Don’t open files after you just downloaded them, especially if they are from an unverified source, like a suspicious e-mail sender etc. Instead, you should scan all files with a security application and check for anything out of the ordinary. You should read the ransomware preventing tips topic in the forum section.

VBRANSOM Ransomware – Description

VBRANSOM ransomware is also a cryptovirus, that is made to encrypt files on your computer device, but its encryptor is not working. The ransomware is designed to append an extension of the same name to files that get encrypted.

VBRANSOM ransomware is possible to make entries in the Windows Registry to achieve persistence. Those registry entries are typically designed in such a way for the virus to launch automatically with every boot of the Windows operating system.

A ransom message will appear after encryption, if that routine is triggered. The ransom note states demands of the cybercriminals, including payment instructions. You can preview the ransom note message from the snapshot provided down here:

The ransom note reads the following:

WARNING FROM VBRANSOM 7
Your Document, Photos, Videos, Databases and Other Important File Has Been
Encrypted by Vbransom
To Get Your File Back You Must Do This Several Action:
1. Download Tor Browser 2.
Go to This Your Personal Page
WARNING! THIS PERSONAL PAGE WILL SHUTDOWN IN 1 DAY IF YOU DON’T PAY IT! -vbr91hfrismaldfma.onion/ID/G81N-WIAN-A81N-AVQ1V
3. Follow the Intruction to Decrypt Your File 4. if You Don’t See Vbransom Screen Your Antivirus Probably Deleted It
For Decrypting Your File You Must Download the Vbransom Screen From -vb191hfrismaldfma.onion/vbi4nsOm.exe
Remember! Don’t Try to Kill, Delete and Shutdown Vbransom if You Do W Will Make Your Computer Unbootable and the Encrypted Data Cannot Be Decrypted Anymore

The criminals who stand behind the cyber threat that is the VBRANSOM ransomware are still developing it and currently on its seventh version. You should NOT under any circumstances pay these crooks. If the current encryption is not working as it should, no matter when you get hit with the ransomware you shouldn’t pay. Nothing in the world could give you a guarantee if your files will get recovered or not. The more important point is, that if you give money to criminals is seen as supporting them and that will only aid them financially and motivate them to do other criminal activities, such as creating ransomware viruses.

A list with file extensions that the VBRANSOM ransomware searches to encrypt is not available yet, other than the one below:

If more information regarding the ransomware and its encryption is found, this article will be duly updated.

Every file which goes through the encryption process should get one and the same extension appended to each of them, which is .VBRANSOM. The encryption algorithm is unknown, although malware researchers say that it ought to be strong.

The VBRANSOM cryptovirus is likely to delete the Shadow Volume Copies from the Windows operating system by utilizing the following command in the Command Prompt:

→vssadmin.exe delete shadows /all /Quiet

Keep reading and find out what types of ways you can try out to potentially recover some of your files, in the case they get encrypted.

Remove VBRANSOM Ransomware and Restore .VBRANSOM Files

If your computer got infected with the VBRANSOM 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.

Manually delete VBRANSOM from your computer

Note! Substantial notification about the VBRANSOM threat: Manual removal of VBRANSOM requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.

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

Automatically remove VBRANSOM by downloading an advanced anti-malware program

1. Remove VBRANSOM with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool and back up your data
2. Restore files encrypted by VBRANSOM
Optional: Using Alternative Anti-Malware Tools

Berta Bilbao

Berta is the Editor-in-Chief of SensorsTechForum. She is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space.

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