Do you know what Teeny Ransomware is?
Teeny Ransomware is one of those threats that only pretend to be encrypting victims’ data. In reality, the malware does not do anything to a user’s private files like photos, documents, and so on. Instead, the malware modifies computer's MBR (Master Boot Record) to make it launch the threat’s ransom note instead of its operating system. Therefore, as you probably realize, users who receive this malicious application might be unable to access their devices. Instead, they should see a text written in red and placed on a black background. It should ask for a payment in exchange for decrypting files the threats claims to have encrypted. Since the hackers behind this malicious application are lying in the ransom note, we would not recommend paying as you do not need any decryption tools. Instead, we believe it would be safest to repair or reinstall Windows.
To be able to avoid threats like Teeny Ransomware, you must first learn how they are distributed. In many cases, hackers send malicious files carrying infections to their targeted victims with Spam emails. Also, they can upload such data on unreliable file-sharing websites. Thus, what one must do to avoid getting infected is avoid opening files coming from unreliable sources. Such data might come with convincing messages or titles that raise curiosity, but no matter how tempting you might be, you should never rush into opening a file even if it looks harmless. Cybercriminals can disguise malicious files to look like text documents, pictures, and data alike. Consequently, it is better to scan all files coming from untrustworthy sources no matter what they seem to be.Teeny Ransomware screenshot
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As explained earlier, Teeny Ransomware does not encrypt any files even though its messages might claim otherwise. The malware modified targeted computer’s MBR to make the machine open its ransom note instead of loading Windows. Therefore, no matter how many times you restart your device, you might still see the malware’s ransom note. It is written in Turkish, so it is most likely that the threat is targeted solely at users who speak this language as we have not encountered versions that would have messages written in other languages. What the note should say is that you must pay around 200 US dollars. Of course, same as many cybercriminals, the hackers behind Teeny Ransomware want the payment to be made in Bitcoins. It is often requested for anonymity purposes.
Needless to say, since the malware does not encrypt any files, it would be unwise to put up with their demands. Our computers security specialists say that users should concentrate on how to remove Teeny Ransomware and regain access to their computers. We believe the easiest way to do so is to insert CD or other storage with your Windows and choose the option you wish. If you like to try and save files on your computer, you could select the repair option, which might able to fix MBR. If it does not fix it, you may have no other choice but to reinstall Windows.
Erase Teeny Ransomware
- Insert a CD or other storage containing your Windows version.
- If you can choose the Repair option, we recommend trying it.
- If it does not work, you should reinstall Windows.
In non-techie terms:
Teeny Ransomware is a vicious threat. Even though it does not encrypt any files, the malware’s victims might still be unable to access them since infected machines start loading windows with ransom notes instead of launching the operating system. The ransom notes may claim users will be able to decrypt their files after making a payment. Keep in mind that since the malware does not encrypt data, it would be pointless to do so. Our computer security specialists say that the best to do is to reinstall an infected device’s operating system. Upon inserting your CD or flash drive containing your Windows, you might be able to choose the repair option. If this works you might be able to restore MBR without having to reinstall Windows. If the repair option does not fix MBR, you choose to reinstall Windows instead. If you have more questions about this malicious application, do not hesitate to leave us a comment below.