Spora is the ransomware. We’ve already received hundreds of reports about the infections from all over the world, and we can say that Spora is very dangerous. It’s a typical ransomware, it crawls onto your PC, encrypts your files and asks you to pay the money for your own data. It’s a good business, isn’t it? Anyway, the ransom is about $79 for total file decryption. There are also other options. Virus assigns the .spora extension to all encrypted files, and affects all types of audio, video and text files, which are used by average people on their home computers. The encryption, which virus uses is called RSA, and there’s no way to break it. Usually, hackers include the link to Wikipedia to the ransom note, for users who think that they can just replace the digits with letters, and it will be all right. It won’t. RSA encryption algorithm is one of the strongest algorithms in the world, and if you’ll try to bruteforce it, you’ll need the unbelievably powerful PC, and years of time. But wait, don’t despair, your files aren’t completely lost yet, and I will teach you how to recover them.
How to remove Spora from your computer
The removal is a very important part, and it must be performed carefully. But firstly you have to decide, what you will do next. If you want to pay the ransom, because the files are really worthy, and you want them back no matter what – don’t remove the virus until you pay the ransom and restore all data. If you have a backups of the encrypted data, or if you don’t have them, but you want to try another methods or recovery – remove the virus now, and clean the registry, and check the PC few times with AV-tool. You must remove the virus as a program, remove all hidden folders with viral files, and clean the registry after that.
How to decrypt .Spora files
The restoration of files is the most difficult part of the problem. The easiest way to restore the files is to load a backup, but I suppose that you don’t have it, because you are reading this article. So, now you have two ways that could possibly help you to restore your data: to use one of the reputable decryption tools, which are made, generally, by AV-developers, or to restore the data by yourself, using the Shadow Volume Copies. All information about the file recovery, and all ways to remove the virus are closely described in the full article about How to remove Spora virus.