SerbRansom 2017 Ransomware Virus (Removal Steps and Protection Updates)

The SerbRansom 2017 Ransomware is a new malware threat made by the hacker known as R4z0rx0r Serbian Hacker, continue reading our removal guide to learn more about it.

SerbRansom 2017 Ransomware

File Extensions

500 US Dollars in Bitcoins

Solution #1
You can skip all steps and remove SerbRansom 2017 Ransomware with the help of an anti-malware tool.

Solution #2
SerbRansom 2017 Ransomware ransomware can be removed manually, though it can be very hard for most home users. See the detailed tutorial below.

Spam Email Campaigns, malicious ads & etc.

SerbRansom 2017 Ransomware Description

The SerbRansom 2017 Ransomware is a newly discovered malware threat that is created by a hacker known under the alias of R4z0rx0r Serbian Hacker.

The initial security analysis shows that it is an independent creation and is not an offspring from some of the famous families of viruses. From the malware’s description we assume that it is created by a person from Serbia or a Serbian-speaking hacker.

Its behavior patterns are typical – the virus engages its encryption engine which uses the AES cipher to encrypt target user files and then extorts the victim for a ransomware payment. All affected data receive the .velikasrbija extension which translates to “Great Serbia”. The requested ransom sum is 500 US Dollars in Bitcoins.

After the virus has done encrypting the files a ransomware note is crafted which contains the following message:

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 πŸ™

The virus deletes a random file every 5 minutes. To further extort the victims for a payment the payment gateway site also lists some of the harvested system information – the username, computer name and the local IP address of the affected user.

SerbRansom 2017 Ransomware Distribution

The SerbRansom 2017 Ransomware is available on sale on various underground hacker markets. Attackers have used it to inject the virus payload into hacked or hacker-controlled sites.

Other methods of infection include interaction with contaminated spam email messages, infected software installers and other forms of dangerous redirects, including browser hijackers.

SerbRansom 2017 Ransomware – How To Remove it and Prevent It From Coming Back

There are two ways of removal:

SerbRansom 2017 Ransomware Ransomware Removal

For a faster solution, you can run a scan with an advanced malware removal tool and delete SerbRansom 2017 Ransomware completely with a few mouse clicks.

STEP I: Start the PC in Safe Mode with Network
This will isolate all files and objects created by the ransomware so they will be removed efficiently.

    1) Hit WIN Key + R


    2) A Run window will appear. In it, write β€œmsconfig” and then press Enter
    3) A Configuration box shall appear. In it Choose the tab named β€œBoot”
    4) Mark “Safe Boot” option and then go to “Network” under it to tick it too
    5) Apply -> OK

Or check our video guide – “How to start PC in Safe Mode with Networking

STEP II: Show Hidden Files

    1) Open My Computer/This PC
    2) Windows 7

      – Click on β€œOrganize” button
      – Select β€œFolder and search options”
      – Select the β€œView” tab
      – Go under β€œHidden files and folders” and mark β€œShow hidden files and folders” option

    3) Windows 8/ 10

      – Open β€œView” tab
      – Mark β€œHidden items” option


    4) Click β€œApply” and then β€œOK” button

STEP III: Enter Windows Task Manager and Stop Malicious Processes

    1) Hit the following key combination: CTRL+SHIFT+ESC
    2) Get over to “Processes
    3) When you find suspicious process right click on it and select β€œOpen File Location”
    4) Go back to Task Manager and end the malicious process. Right click on it again and choose β€œEnd Process”
    5) Next you should go folder where the malicious file is located and delete it

STEP IV: Remove Completely SerbRansom 2017 Ransomware Ransomware Using SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

Manual removal of SerbRansom 2017 Ransomware requires being familiar with system files and registries. Removal of any important data can lead to permanent system damage. Prevent this troublesome effect – delete SerbRansom 2017 Ransomware ransomware with SpyHunter malware removal tool.

SpyHunter anti-malware tool will diagnose all current threats on the computer. By purchasing the full version, you will be able to remove all malware threats instantly. Additional information about SpyHunter / Help to uninstall SpyHunter

STEP V: Repair Windows Registry

    1) Again type simultaneously the Windows Button + R key combination
    2) In the box, write β€œregedit”(without the inverted commas) and hit Enter
    3) Type the CTRL+F and then write the malicious name in the search type field to locate the malicious executable
    4) In case you have discovered registry keys and values related to the name, you should delete them, but be careful not to delete legitimate keys

Further help for Windows Registry repair

STEP VI: Recover Encrypted Files

    1) Use present backups
    2) Restore your personal files using File History

      – Hit WIN Key
      – Type β€œrestore your files” in the search box
      – Select “Restore your files with File History
      – Choose a folder or type the name of the file in the search bar


      – Hit the “Restore” button

    3) Using System Restore Point

      – Hit WIN Key
      – Select “Open System Restore” and follow the steps


STEP VII: Preventive Security Measures

    1) Enable and properly configure your Firewall.
    2) Install and maintain reliable anti-malware software.
    3) Secure your web browser.
    4) Check regularly for available software updates and apply them.
    5) Disable macros in Office documents.
    6) Use strong passwords.
    7) Don’t open attachments or click on links unless you’re certain they’re safe.
    8) Backup regularly your data.

SpyHunter anti-malware tool will diagnose all current threats on the computer. By purchasing the full version, you will be able to remove all malware threats instantly. Additional information about SpyHunter / Help to uninstall SpyHunter

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Author : Martin Beltov

Martin graduated with a degree in Publishing from Sofia University. As a cyber security enthusiast he enjoys writing about the latest threats and mechanisms of intrusion.

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