How to remove Teamo virus and restore encrypted files

Teamo ransomware virus

Teamo ransomware was created by somebody named Zika. Virus had infected thousands of laptops around the world with help of easiest manner: false e-mails with dangerous attachments. Sometimes hackers use zero-day vulnerabilities to penetrate the PC, but well-known program companies quickly correct them. When infection takes place, the virus examines the hard disc to find the folders for encryption and their general value. Nowadays, any new virus is able to encrypt video, image, audio and text files in all most used extensions. Extra attention is attracted to business information, because representatives of business are the main target for criminals. All programs on PC will be untouched since scammers want only information. Encryption is carried out through famous encryption algorithms, and it is so complicated that that decryption of information without a key is impossible. Such complexity gives root for unbelievable success of this kind of viruses in recent years: common user, even having a very high knowledge of the computer, will never get back the files, and will be forced to pay ransom. The only way to decrypt the data is to crack the fraudster's site and retrieve the encryption keys. Also there's a way to obtain these keys due to flaws in the code of the virus itself.

The entry is about Teamo virus that gets onto customers' PC around the world, and corrupts the files. In this item we've compiled important info about Teamo's essence, and the deletion of Teamo from your workstation. In addition, we will explain how to recover the cyphered information and is it possible.

The computer knowledge is extremely important in progressive world, as it helps customer to defend the machine from computer viruses. For ransomware this is very relevant, as, in contradistinction to normal dangerous programs, when you eliminate ransomware from the PC, the effects of its actions will stay. To shield yourself, you need to keep in mind a few simple principles:

    • Closely study your emails, specifically those messages that have files attached to them. The #1 pattern of fraud letters is the story about prize gaining or package receiving. The #2 popular type of these letters is a forgery for biz correspondence. Invoices for products and services, lawsuits, summaries, reports and other specific information don't come without warning, and the addressee should know the sender. In all other cases it is a fraud.
    • Keep an eye on the state of your PC. Data encrypting is a sophisticated process that uses a large amount of hardware resources. When the ransomware starts to operate, the CPU performance decreases, and the encryption process emerges in Process Manager. You can recognize this moment and shut down the workstation before information will be fully encoded. This, if the laptop is really infected, will guard some of your information.
    • Don't accept any alterations to the system, coming from weird programs. One of the basic manners of file restoration is the restoration through Shadow Copies, so Web-criminals have added the deletion of SC in the basic functionality of malware. The removal of copies needs administrator rights and confirmation from the user. Thus, not confirming alterations from a weird software at the right time, you will save the way to decrypt all encrypted files free of charge.

You should know that deleting ransomware is just a, first turn, which is obligatory for the safe operation of the PC. If you remove virus, you won't recover the files instantly, it will take more actions written down in the "How to restore encrypted files" paragraph. In case of encrypting virus we don't publish the by-hand uninstall guide, since its complexity and the possibility of mistakes appears to be extremely high for common user. We don't recommend anyone to delete ransomware in manual mode, because it has various protection features that could interfere you. Qualitative malware can totally delete cyphered information, or some of it, if user tries to delete the program. This is extremely undesirable, and the below instruction will assist you to avoid it.

Removal instruction

Step 1. Boot into Safe mode

Safe mode

Start -> Msconfig.exe

Safe mode. Step 1

On the tab Boot select Safe boot

Safe mode. Step 2

Step 2. Check Startup folder

Start -> Msconfig.exe ->Disable unknown programs in the Startup tab


Step 3. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 4. Scan the system with antiviral scanner


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Step 5. Disable Safe mode

Start -> Msconfig.exe ->Disable Safe boot in the Boot tab

Deactivate Safe mode


If you performed all actions, described in previous part of an entry - it's time to restore the data. Actually, this is not literally decipherment, as the encrypting methods used by web-criminals are very complex. There are the lucky exceptions, but generally file restoration needs plenty of time and efforts. If you're really interested in the manual file restore - take a look at our article, which describes all the safest manners. To restore information, follow the article about files decryption.

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