.TMTEAM Virus File (Turkish Ransomware) - How to Remove
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.TMTEAM Virus File (Turkish Ransomware) – How to Remove

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.TMTEAM Virus File – what is it? .TMTEAM Virus File is also known as Turkish ransomware which encrypts files and demands a ransom.

Turkish or otherwise known as .TMTEAM Virus File is ransomware. It encrypts files by appending the .TMTEAM extension to them, making them inaccessible. All encrypted files will receive the new extension as a secondary one. Another extension will be added before it that is generated on a random principle. The Turkish ransomware drops a ransom note, which gives instructions to victims on how they can allegedly restore their data.

Threat Summary

Name.TMTEAM Virus File
File Extension.TMTEAM
Type Ransomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionThe ransomware encrypts files on your computer system and demands a ransom to be paid to allegedly recover them.
SymptomsThe Turkish ransomware will encrypt your files by appending the .TMTEAM extension to them, along with a unique identification number placing the new .TMTEAM extension as a secondary.
Ransom Demanding Note@Lütfen Beni Oku!@.txt
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments
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.TMTEAM Virus File – How Did It Infect My PC and What Happened?

.TMTEAM Virus File might spread its infection via a payload dropper, which initiates the malicious script for this ransomware. The virus might also distribute its payload file on social media and file-sharing services. Freeware which is found on the Web can be presented as helpful also be hiding the malicious script for the cryptovirus. Read the tips for ransomware prevention from our forum.

Turkish or better known as the .TMTEAM Virus File is ransomware that encrypts your files and shows ransomware instructions inside a ransom note called @Lütfen Beni Oku!@.txt:

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Beside the instructions you can see in the above image, there is a note that states the following:

Bilgisayarıma ne oldu?
(Onemli dosyalarınız şifrelidir.
Belgelerinizin, totoğraflarınızın, videolarınızın, veritabanlarının ve diğer dosyalarınızın birçoğu şifrelendiğinden artık erişilebilir
değillerdir. Belki dosyalarınızı kurtarmanın bir yolunu bulmakla meşgulsünüz, ancak zamanınızı boşa harcamayın. Şifreleme
servisimiz olmadan dosyalarınızı kimse kurtaramaz.

Dosyalarımı Kurtarabilir miyim?
Tüm dosyalarınızı güvenli ve kolay bir şekilde kurtarabileceğinizi garanti ederiz. Ama yeterince zamanınız yok.
Eğer 7 gün içinde ödeme yapmazsanız, dosyalarınızı sonsuza dek kurtaramazsınız.

Nasıl ödeme yaparım?
Ödeme için discord’dan bizi ekleyin: OxDays#8262
Ödemenizin ardından size özel decryptor yani şifre çözücüyü vereceğiz.
Ödeme yapıldıktan sonra deciyptor(şifre çözücü) ile hemen dosyalarınızın şifresini çözmeye başlayabilirsiniz.

Siz, ödeme yapana ve ödeme işleme koyulana kadar, bu yazılımı kaldırmamaya ve anti—virüsünüzü bir süre devre dışı
bırakmamenizi önemle tavsiye ederiz. Virüsten koruma yazılımınız güncellenir ve bu yazılımı otomatik olarak kaldırırsa, ödeme
yapsanız bile dosyalarınızı kurtaramazsınız!
Ve sakın unutmayın internetinizi açık brakın yoksa sizle iletişime geçemeyiz.

The ransom note in English would be roughly translated to the following text:

What happened to my computer?
(Your important files are encrypted.
Many of your documents, photos, videos, databases and other files are now encrypted because they are now accessible
They are not. Maybe you’re busy finding a way to recover your files, but don’t waste your time. Encryption
No one can recover your files without our service.

Can I Recover My Files?
We guarantee that you can recover all your files safely and easily. But you don’t have enough time.
If you do not pay within 7 days, you will not be able to recover your files forever.

How do I pay?
Add us on discord for payment: OxDays # 8262
After your payment we will give you the special decryptor.
After payment, you can start decoding your files with deciyptor.

Until you pay and process the payment, we recommend that you do not remove this software and disable your anti — virus for a while.
We strongly recommend that you do not leave. If your antivirus software is updated and automatically removes the
Even if you do, you can’t recover your files!
And don’t forget to leave your internet open or we will not be able to contact you.

You should NOT under any circumstances pay any ransom sum.

The extortionists want you to pay a ransom for the alleged restoration of your files, same as with a lot of ransomware viruses. .TMTEAM Virus File ransomware could make entries in the Windows Registry to achieve persistence, and could launch or repress processes in a Windows system. All encrypted will receive the .TMTEAM extension alongside a random generated one. That extension will be placed as a secondary one to each file and look something like .TMTEAM. Audio, video, image files as well as documents, backups and banking data can be encrypted by the ransomware.

The .TMTEAM Virus File could be set to erase all the Shadow Volume Copies from the Windows operating system with the help of the following command:

→vssadmin.exe delete shadows /all /Quiet

If your computer device was infected with this ransomware and your files are locked, read on through to find out how you could potentially restore your files back to normal.

Remove .TMTEAM Virus File

If your computer got infected with the .TMTEAM Virus File, 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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Windows Mac OS X

How to Remove .TMTEAM Virus File from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove .TMTEAM Virus File

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Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your PC with SpyHunter

Keep in mind, that SpyHunter’s scanner is only for malware detection. If SpyHunter detects malware on your PC, you will need to purchase SpyHunter's malware removal tool to remove the malware threats. Read our SpyHunter 5 review. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria

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 .TMTEAM Virus File 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 .TMTEAM Virus File 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 .TMTEAM Virus File 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.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for .TMTEAM Virus File 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 .TMTEAM Virus File.

Ransomware infections and .TMTEAM Virus File 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:

If the above link does not work for you and your region, try the other two links below, that lead to the same product:

and

2. On the download page, click on the "Download" button:

3. Click on "Save File" button:

4. Accept all agreements and click "Next":

5. After all the "Next" steps, click on "Install" and then wait for the installation to complete:

6. Run the software. Click on the location to scan for missing or deleted files and click on "Scan":

7. Wait for the scan to complete, it may take some time. Be advised that this scan is not 100% guaranteed to recover all files, but it does have some chance to get your data back:


Windows Mac OS X

Get rid of .TMTEAM Virus File from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall .TMTEAM Virus File and remove related files and objects

OFFER
Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your Mac with SpyHunter for Mac
Keep in mind, that SpyHunter for Mac needs to purchased to remove the malware threats. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter’s EULA and Privacy Policy


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 .TMTEAM Virus File:

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 .TMTEAM Virus File. 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 .TMTEAM Virus File. 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 .TMTEAM Virus File 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 .TMTEAM Virus File. 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.


Step 2: Scan for and remove .TMTEAM Virus File files from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as .TMTEAM Virus File, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.


Step 3 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by .TMTEAM Virus File on your Mac.

Ransomware for Mac .TMTEAM Virus File aims to encode all your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decode, unless you pay money. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files, but only in some cases. 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 recommended Data Recovery Mac app by clicking on the link underneath:

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