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Teeny Ransomware — How to Remove It

This article will aid you to remove Teeny Ransomware. Follow the ransomware removal instructions provided at the end of the article.

Teeny Ransomware is one that encrypts your master boot record (MBR) with and demands money as a ransom to get it restored. The Teeny Ransomware will leave ransomware instructions as text file. Keep on reading the article and see how you could try to potentially recover some of your locked files and data.

Threat Summary

Name Teeny ransomware
Type Ransomware, Cryptovirus
Short Description The ransomware encrypts the master boot record (MBR) on your computer system and demands a ransom to be paid to allegedly recover them.
Symptoms The ransomware will encrypt your files and leave a ransom note with payment instructions.
Distribution Method Spam Emails, Email Attachments
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Teeny Ransomware – Distribution Techniques

The Teeny ransomware can be distributed using a variety of mechanisms, the captured samples are very low in order to determine which is the primary method.

Usually ransomware threats like this one are sent via email phishing messages in which the samples can be either directly attached or linked. The body contents can serve various types of content: pop-ups, redirects, images which when interacted with can lead to the virus infection.

A similar strategy is when the criminals use malicious sites which creates faux copies of well-known companies, services and landing pages. They are usually hosted on similar sounding domain names to the original ones — if the users mistype a given address they can land on a fake copycat without noticing. In many of the examples similar web design and even security certificates are implemented.

One of the most popualr ways to spread ransomware is to embed the installation script into carrier files — there are two main types:

  • Application Installers — The Teeny ransomware installation instructions can be embedded in setup files of popular software that is often downloaded and installed by end users. Examples include system utilities, productivity and office suites and even games. As soon as the executables are run the Teeny ransomware will be installed.
  • Document Files — The virus installation script can be placed in documents of all popular types: spreadsheets, presentations, databases and text files. When they are opened a notification frame will be spawned asking the victims to enable the built-in macros in order to view the file. If this is done the installation will be triggered.

These payload carriers can be spread using file-sharing networks like BitTorrent which are often used to distribute both pirate and legitimate content. Infected installers and virus files are the most common variants that can be acquired from the trackers.

The Teeny ransomware can also be spread via browser plugins, alternatively known as hijackers. They are malicious in nature and are uploaded to the relevant repositories with user reviews and developer credentials. The descriptions will offer new functions and performance enhancements however in reality only the bad code will be injected.

Teeny Ransomware – Detailed Analysis

The currently captured samples associated with the Teeny ransomware threat are very low in number suggesting that the initial attack campaign is not large. It is possible that this is an early test release or a development version as there are no modules available besides the ransomware engine. No code has been found to be taken from the famous malware families as well suggesting that the code has been developed by the attackers themselves.

It is possible that future versions are going to bundle popular additions such as the following components:

  • Boot Options Manipulation — By reconfiguring key boot options, configuration files and system settings the Teeny ransomware can be started every time the computer is powered on. This can make the manual user recovery guides non-working as access to the recovery options can be blocked.
  • Information Theft — The engine can be configured to scan the local hard drive contents for both machine identification data and personal user information. This is done in order to generate an unique machine ID which can differentiate between all infected computers. The collected user information can directly expose their identtiy by looking for their name, address, phone number, interests and even stored account credentials — combinations of user names, passwords and email addresses.
  • Windows Registry Modifications — By accessing and modifying the Windows Registry the virus engine can cause severe stability issues. Manipulation of strings that are used by operating system services and third-party applications can lead to unexpected shut down and errors.
  • Additional Payload Delivery — This infection can be used to load other threats to the compromised machines.
  • Security Bypass — The Teeny ransomware can search for installed security application and disable them. This includes anti-virus programs, sandbox and debug environments, firewalls and virtual machine hosts.

Future versions of the Teeny ransomware can be upgraded with other options as well.

Teeny Ransomware – Encryption Process

As soon as all prior modules have complete the ransomware engine will be started. Instead of processing user files it will encrypt the master boot record (MBR) and blackmail the victims into paying them a decryption fee. The message is written in Turkish which makes us believe that it originates from that country. Future versions may also encrypt user data according to a built-in list of target file type extensions.

Remove Teeny Ransomware and Try to Restore Data

If your computer system got infected with the Teeny ransomware virus, you should have a bit of experience in removing malware. You should get rid of this ransomware as quickly as possible before it can have the chance to spread further and infect other computers. You should remove the ransomware and follow the step-by-step instructions guide provided below.

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Attention! SensorsTechForum strongly recommends that all malware victims should look for assistance only by reputable sources. Many guides out there claim to offer free recovery and decryption for files encrypted by ransomware viruses. Be advised that some of them may only be after your money.

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:

  • Always check "About Us" web page.
  • 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 Teeny ransomware from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Teeny ransomware

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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 Teeny ransomware 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 Teeny ransomware 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 Teeny ransomware 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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Step 4: Scan for Teeny ransomware 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 Teeny ransomware.

Ransomware infections and Teeny ransomware 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 Teeny ransomware from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall Teeny ransomware 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 Teeny ransomware:

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 Teeny ransomware. 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 Teeny ransomware. 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 Teeny ransomware 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 Teeny ransomware. 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 Teeny ransomware.

Ransomware infections and Teeny ransomware 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.


Teeny ransomware FAQ

What is Teeny ransomware ransomware and how does it work?

Teeny ransomware 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 Teeny ransomware ransomware infect my computer?

Via several ways.Teeny ransomware 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 Teeny ransomware 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 .Teeny ransomware files?

You can't. At this point the .Teeny ransomware 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 .Teeny ransomware files successfully, then do not despair, because this virus is still new.

One way to restore files, encrypted by Teeny ransomware 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 ".Teeny ransomware" files (Other Methods)?

Yes, sometimes files can be restored. We have suggested several file recovery methods that could work if you want to restore .Teeny ransomware 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 Teeny ransomware 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 Teeny ransomware ransomware and then remove it without causing any additional harm to your important .Teeny ransomware files.

Also, keep in mind that viruses like Teeny ransomware 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.

How to Report Ransomware to Authorities?

In case your computer got infected with a ransomware infection, you can report it to the local Police departments. It can help authorities worldwide track and determine the perpetrators behind the virus that has infected your computer. Below, we have prepared a list with government websites, where you can file a report in case you are a victim of a cybercrime:

Cyber-security authorities, responsible for handling ransomware attack reports in different regions all over the world:

Reports may be responded to in different timeframes, depending on your local authorities.

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