What is Spora Ransomware

Spora Ransomware is an 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 of files.

How Spora Ransomware infected your PC

Spora Ransomware virus developers still use spam e-mails with malicious HTA attachments for distribution. This document contains built-in macros, that runs in the background when user opens the document. When user opens this archive, virus runs closed.js JavaScript file, that extracts or downloads an executable with random name. Since that moment Spora starts encryption process. Antivirus may not catch this threat, and we recommend you to use HitmanPro with CryptoGuard. This program can detect encryption process and stop it to prevent the loss of your files.

Download Removal Tool

Download Removal Tool

To remove Spora Ransomware completely, we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of Spora Ransomware. The trial version of SpyHunter 5 offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.

Alternative Removal Tool

Download Norton Antivirus

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 and prevents future infections by similar viruses.

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:

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How to decrypt and restore encrypted files

trendmicro Spora Ransomware decryptor

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:

  1. Right-click on infected file and choose Properties.
  2. Select Previous Versions tab.
  3. Choose particular version of the file and click Copy.
  4. To restore the selected file and replace the existing one, click on the Restore button.
  5. In case there are no items in the list choose alternative method.

Using Shadow Explorer:

  1. Download Shadow Explorer program.
  2. Run it, and you will see screen listing of all the drives and the dates that shadow copy was created.
  3. Select the drive and date that you want to restore from.
  4. Right-click on a folder name and select Export.
  5. In case there are no other dates in the list, choose an alternative method.

If you are using Dropbox:

  1. Login to the Dropbox website and go to the folder that contains encrypted files.
  2. Right-click on the encrypted file and select Previous Versions.
  3. 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.

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  1. Fiz o download do Trend Micro Ransomware File Decryptor, porém o programa não localiza que tipo de criptografia tem em um arquivo criptografado pelo ransomware Spora. Já tentei todas os tipos de descriptografais contidas no programa, porém sem sucesso. Alguém encontrou solução ?


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