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.Teamo Files Virus (Zika) – How to Remove and Restore Data

This article aims to help you by explaining how to remove Teamo ransomware and how to get back .teamo encrypted files.

A ransomware virus, named Teamo has been reported to encrypt the files on the infected computers and set a ransom note stating the files on the computer have been encrypted in Spanish. The virus, also calling itself Zika wants victims to contact the questionable Zika in order to restore files by paying a hefty ransom fee. If your computer has been infected by this ransomware infection, recommendations are to immediately remove it and restore files encrypted with .teamo extension by using the information in this article.

Threat Summary

Name .Teamo files virus
Type Ransomware, Cryptovirus
Short Description Aims to encrypt the files on the computers it infects , making them unopenable and then ask victims to pay a hefty ransom fee to have their files recovered.
Symptoms Files are encrypted with the .teamo file extension and the wallpaper is changed with the ransom note.
Distribution Method Spam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files
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Teamo Ransomware – Infection Methods

The Teamo ransomware virus may use a malicious script to cause an infection. It may be embedded in an executable type of file or in a document via malicious macros. Either way, the file is sent to victims via e-mail and it’s end goal is to get them to download and open it. The e-mails may conceal the actual file and make it resemble a legitimate document, such as:

  • Invoice.
  • Receipt.
  • Banking statement.
  • Order information.

The attachment may either be uploaded In a .ZIP or .RAR archive or may be uploaded in an online file sharing site, such as Dropbox or others. It is often accompanied by a deceitful message, that seems legitimate, for example:

Teamo Ransomware – How Does It Work

Teamo ransomware is a virus created by someone with the nickname Zika. The malware is believed to be an EDA2 ransomware variant, since it’s main executable has the same name.

When an infection with Teamo ransomware takes place, the virus aims to perform various activities on your computer, starting with connecting to the command and control server to download it’s payload on the computer of the victim. It consists of the following files:

  • It’s main executable, named eda2.exe.
  • A randomly named .exe file.
  • It’s ransom note image.

The ransom note image has a ransom note demanding victims to contact Zika for payment. It is shown on the image below:

Text from image:

Tus Archivos Has Sido Encryptados
(Your files have been encrypted)
Tus archivos has sido encryptados, lo que sighifica que ya no puedes abrirlos. Debo decir que no existe manera que los podamos recoperar :(… Mentira, contactame. Zika
Your files have beeh encrypted, which means you can not open them any more. I must say there is no way that the recipes :(…
Lie, contact me. Zika
Atte. Your Friend Zika

After the malicious files of this infection have been dropped on the computer of the victim, the Teamo ransomware changes it’s ransom note image as a wallpaper and may attack the Windows registry editor of the infected computer, more particularly the Run and RunOnce registry sub-keys, located in:

→ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\

In thos sub-keys, the Teamo virus may add value entries with data in them, poining to the malicious executables of the ransomware. This results in the virus files running automatically when you start Windows, so restarting your computer after infection with Teamo ransomware is not advisable.

In addition to modifying the Windows registry sub-keys, Teamo ransomware may also be configured to run a batch script as an administrator on the victim’s computer. This script may run a command as an administrator in Windows Command Prompt, which eventually results in deleting the volume shadow copies of the infected computer. The commands which may be executed with different parameters without the victim noticing are the following:

→ vssadmin
bcedit

.Teamo Files Virus – Encryption Process

To encrypt file on the computers it has infected, the Teamo ransomware uses the Advanced Encryption Standard cipher, which is also known as AES. This cipher renders portion of the targeted for encryption files after which replaces it with symbols from the encryption algorithm. The process ends with the generation of a unique decryption key which can revert the encryption process.

Teamo ransomware may target only specific files for encryption such as the following:

  • Documents.
  • Audio files.
  • Images.
  • Adobe documents.
  • Videos.
  • Archives.

As soon as the files have been encrypted, the teamo ransomware sets the .teamo file extension to them, making them appear in proximity to what the image below looks like:

Remove Teamo Ransomware and Restore Encrypted Files

If you want to remove this ransomware virus from your computer system, we recommend that you focus on removing the infection by using the instructions below. They are divided in manual and automatic removal instructions, whose primary purpose is to help isolate and remove the virus from your computer. For maximum effectiveness during the removal of Teamo ransomware, recommendations are to remove this virus automatically using advanced anti-malware software, which will make sure that the virus is removed fully and your system is protected against future infections as well.

If you want to restore files that have been encrypted by this ransomware virus, we recommend that you try to use the alternative recovery methods down below in step “2. Restore files encrypted by Teamo” below.

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As a site that has been dedicated to providing free removal instructions for ransomware and malware since 2014, SensorsTechForum’s recommendation is to only pay attention to trustworthy sources.

How to recognize trustworthy sources:

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  • Profile of the content creator.
  • Make sure that real people are behind the site and not fake names and profiles.
  • Verify Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter personal profiles.


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Windows Mac OS X

How to Remove .Teamo files virus from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove .Teamo files virus

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1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall .Teamo files virus and related software from Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by .Teamo files virus on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by .Teamo files virus there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

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Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
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Step 4: Scan for .Teamo files virus with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

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3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

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4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

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If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.

Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by .Teamo files virus.

Ransomware infections and .Teamo files virus aim to encrypt your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decrypt. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.

1. Download the reccomended Data Recovery software by clicking on the link underneath:

Simply click on the link and on the website menus on top, choose Data Recovery - Data Recovery Wizard for Windows or Mac (depending on your OS), and then download and run the tool.


Windows Mac OS X

Get rid of .Teamo files virus from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall .Teamo files virus and remove related files and objects

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1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to .Teamo files virus:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to .Teamo files virus. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to .Teamo files virus. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • Go to Finder.
  • In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
  • Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
  • If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.

In case you cannot remove .Teamo files virus via Step 1 above:

In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as .Teamo files virus. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


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Step 3 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by .Teamo files virus.

Ransomware infections and .Teamo files virus aim to encrypt your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decrypt. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.

1. Download the reccomended Data Recovery software by clicking on the link underneath:

Simply click on the link and on the website menus on top, choose Data Recovery - Data Recovery Wizard for Windows or Mac (depending on your OS), and then download and run the tool.


.Teamo files virus FAQ

What is .Teamo files virus ransomware and how does it work?

.Teamo files virus is a ransomware infection - the malicious software that enters your computer silently and blocks either access to the computer itself or encrypt your files.

Many ransomware viruses use sophisticated encryption algorithm how to make your files inaccessible. The goal of ransomware infections is to demand that you pay a ransom payment to get access to your files back.

How does .Teamo files virus ransomware infect my computer?

Via several ways..Teamo files virus Ransomware infects computers by being sent via phishing e-mails, containing virus attachment.

This attachment is usually masked as an important document, like an invoice, bank document or even a plane ticket and it looks very convincing to users.

After you download and execute this attachment, a drive-by download occurs and your computer is infected with the ransomware virus.

Another way, you may become a victim of .Teamo files virus is if you download a fake installer, crack or patch from a low reputation website or if you click on a virus link. Many users report getting a ransomware infection by downloading torrents.

How to open ..Teamo files virus files?

You can't. At this point the ..Teamo files virus files are encrypted. You can only open them once they are decrypted.

Decryptor did not decrypt my data. What now?

Do not panic and backup the files. If a decryptor did not decrypt your ..Teamo files virus files successfully, then do not despair, because this virus is still new.

One way to restore files, encrypted by .Teamo files virus ransomware is to use a decryptor for it. But since it's a new virus, advised that the decryption keys for it may not be out yet and available to the public. We will update this article and keep you posted as soon as this decryptor is released.

How Do I restore "..Teamo files virus" files (Other Methods)?

Yes, sometimes files can be restored. We have suggested several file recovery methods that could work if you want to restore ..Teamo files virus files.

These methods are in no way 100% guarantee that you will be able to get your files back. But if you have a backup, your chances of success are much greater.

How do I get rid of .Teamo files virus ransomware virus?

The safest way and the most efficient one for the removal of this ransomware infection is the use a professional anti malware software. It will scan for and locate .Teamo files virus ransomware and then remove it without causing any additional harm to your important ..Teamo files virus files.

Also, keep in mind that viruses like .Teamo files virus ransomware also install Trojans and keyloggers that can steal your passwords and accounts. Scanning your computer with an anti-malware software will make sure that all of these virus components are removed and your computer is protected in the future.

What to Do If nothing works?

There is still a lot you can do. If none of the above methods seem to work for you, then try these methods:

  • Try to find a safe computer from where you can can login on your own line accounts like One Drive, iDrive, Google Drive and so on.
  • Try to contact your friends, relatives and other people so that they can check if they have some of your important photos or documents just in case you sent them.
  • Also, check if some of the files that were encrypted it can be re-downloaded from the web.
  • Another clever way to get back some of your files is to find another old computer, a flash drive or even a CD or a DVD where you may have saved your older documents. You might be surprised what will turn up.
  • You can also go to your email account to check if you can send any attachments to other people. Usually what is sent the email is saved on your account and you can re-download it. But most importantly, make sure that this is done from a safe computer and make sure to remove the virus first.

More tips you can find on our forums, where you can also asks any questions about your ransomware problem.

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