What is Spora Ransomware
Spora Ransomware is advanced virus, that encrypts different types of files on Windows machines with RSA cryptography. Possibly, originates in Russia, because initially interface was in Russian language, but newest version have multiple languages, so Spora became an international cyber threat. Spora disables Windows Startup Repair, removes Shadow Volume copies, and modifies BootStatusPolicy, which makes it difficult to restore files using standard methods. In addition, private decryption key is also encrypted with AES cryptography, and currently the only way to return your files is restoring from backup (if you have it). Some of the features of Spora Ransomware are: it can work without internet connection, it doesn’t modify file names or file extensions. Ransom must be paid in BitCoins and estimates between $79 and $280, depending on the options user chooses. Victims can decrypt two files free of charge using online service. It is also possible to remove files or receive immunization. If above description seems familiar to you, proceed to reading this article and remove Spora Ransomware. We also show some methods to attempt decryption files.
How Spora Ransomware infected your PC
Download Spora Ransomware Removal Tool
To remove Spora Ransomware completely we recommend you to use Norton Antivirus from Symantec. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of Spora Ransomware.
As a good free alternative to remove Spora Ransomware use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. It will detect core files and processes of Spora Ransomware and eliminate them to allow you start decryption of your files.
How to remove Spora Ransomware manually
It is not recommended to remove Spora Ransomware manually, for safer solution use Removal Tools instead.
Spora Ransomware files:
Spora Ransomware reg keys:
How to decrypt and restore encrypted files
Use following tool from Trend Micro called Trend Micro Ransomware File Decryptor, that can decrypt files encrypted by Spora Ransomware. Download it here:
There is no purpose to pay the ransom, because there is no guarantee you will receive the key, but you will put your bank credentials at risk.
If you are infected with Spora Ransomware and removed it from your computer you can try to decrypt your files. Antivirus vendors and individuals create free decryptors for some crypto-lockers. However, there is currently no automatic decryption tool for files encrypted by Spora. To attempt to remove them you can do the following:
Using Windows Previous Versions option:
- Right-click on infected file and choose Properties.
- Select Previous Versions tab.
- Choose particular version of the file and click Copy.
- To restore the selected file and replace the existing one, click on the Restore button.
- In case there is no items in the list choose alternative method.
Using Shadow Explorer:
- Download Shadow Explorer program.
- Run it and you will see screen listing of all the drives and the dates that shadow copy was created.
- Select the drive and date that you want to restore from.
- Right-click on a folder name and select Export.
- In case there are no other dates in the list, choose alternative method.
If you are using Dropbox:
- Login to the DropBox website and go to the folder that contains encrypted files.
- Right-click on the encrypted file and select Previous Versions.
- Select the version of the file you wish to restore and click on the Restore button.
How to protect computer from viruses like Spora Ransomware in future
Use Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware Beta
Famous anti-malware vendor Malwarebytes along with EasySync Solutions created tool that will help you with active anti-ransomware protection as additional shield to your current protection.
Use HitmanPro.Alert with CryptoGuard
Dutch vendor of legendary cloud-based scanner HitmanPro – Surfright released active antivirus solution HitmanPro.Alert with CryptoGuard feature that effectively protects from latest versions of cryptoviruses.