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Spora Ransomeware HELP

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#1 Philly101


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Posted 15 May 2017 - 04:09 PM

Another victim of Spora Ransomeware.

Downloaded the chrome.exe file, was on a website that I used for work and I thought that it was a trusted download.


All of my files are encrypted and now I cannot access files for work. 

Not sure what to do, they want $140 to decrypt all the files. 


All of the files have a HELP_1RTPmcNX.html file along with them. 


Everytime I try to remove the virus it seems as though it appears again. 

Tried the following programs, Malwarebytes, Hitmanpro. 


Any help or advice would greatly be appreciated. Thank you 




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Posted 15 May 2017 - 05:42 PM

Unfortunately, there is no known way to decrypt files encrypted by Spora without paying the ransom since there is no way to retrieve the malware developer's private key that can be used to decrypt your files.

Fabian has deemed this one secure unfortunately. It basically uses an embedded public RSA-1024 key to secure the AES keys used per file.

Emsisoft explains why in this news article.

There is an ongoing discussion in this topic where victims can post comments, ask questions and seek further assistance. Other victims have been directed there to share information, experiences and suggestions.Rather than have everyone with individual topics, it would be best (and more manageable for staff) if you posted any more questions, comments or requests for assistance in the above support topic discussion...it includes experiences by experts, a variety of IT consultants, end users and company reps who have been affected by ransomware infections. To avoid unnecessary confusion, this topic is closed.

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