What is ransomware

The ransomware known as .Tanos extension virus is classified as a severe threat, due to the amount of damage it could do to your device. While ransomware has been a widely reported on topic, it’s probable it’s your first time coming across it, therefore you might be unaware of what infection could mean to your device. Files will be unavailable if file encoding malicious software has locked them, for which it usually uses powerful encryption algorithms. File encoding malware is so damaging because file decryption is not possible in every case. There is the option of paying pay crooks for a decryption tool, but that’s not recommended. Giving into the requests will not necessarily guarantee that your data will be recovered, so expect that you might just be wasting your money. We would be shocked if criminals didn’t just take your money and feel bound to aid you with recovering files. That money would also finance future activities of these crooks. Do you actually want to support an industry that already does billions of dollars worth of damage to businesses. People are also becoming more and more attracted to the industry because the more people pay the ransom, the more profitable it becomes. You might end up in this kind of situation again, so investing the demanded money into backup would be wiser because you wouldn’t need to worry about your data. You could then proceed to file recovery after you uninstall .Tanos extension virus or similar infections. And in case you’re confused about how you managed to obtain the file encrypting malware, we will explain how it spreads in the following paragraph.
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Ransomware spread ways

A data encrypting malicious software commonly spreads via methods such as email attachments, malicious downloads and exploit kits. Because users are pretty negligent when dealing with emails and downloading files, it is often not necessary for file encoding malicious software distributors to use more elaborate ways. Nevertheless, some ransomware could use much more elaborate ways, which need more time and effort. Crooks simply need to add a malicious file to an email, write a plausible text, and falsely claim to be from a real company/organization. People are more prone to opening money-related emails, thus those types of topics are frequently used. Cyber crooks also frequently pretend to be from Amazon, and warn possible victims about some suspicious activity in their account, which would immediately encourage a user to open the attachment. Because of this, you have to be careful about opening emails, and look out for indications that they could be malicious. Firstly, if you are not familiar with the sender, check their identity before you open the attachment. Don’t make the mistake of opening the attachment just because the sender sounds real, first you’ll have to check if the email address matches the sender’s real email. Also, look for mistakes in grammar, which can be quite glaring. The greeting used may also be a clue, a legitimate company’s email important enough to open would include your name in the greeting, instead of a generic Customer or Member. Vulnerabilities on your system Out-of-date software could also be used as a pathway to you computer. A program comes with certain weak spots that can be used for malicious software to get into a device, but they’re patched by software creators as soon as they’re discovered. As WannaCry has proven, however, not everyone is that quick to install those updates for their programs. We encourage that you update your software, whenever a patch is made available. Patches could be set to install automatically, if you find those alerts annoying.

What does it do

Your files will be encoded as soon as the data encrypting malicious software gets into your device. Initially, it may not be clear as to what’s going on, but when your files can’t be opened as usual, it ought to become clear. You will realize that the encoded files now have a file extension, and that probably helped you identify the ransomware. If data encrypting malicious program implemented a powerful encryption algorithm, it could make decrypting data potentially impossible. After all files have been encrypted, a ransom note will be placed on your computer, which will try to explain what happened to your data. What cyber crooks will encourage you do is use their paid decryptor, and threaten that if you use a different way, you might end up damaging your data. The note should display the price for a decryptor but if that’s not the case, you’d have to use the provided email address to contact the cyber criminals to find out how much the decryption software costs. As you’ve probably guessed, we do not encourage paying. Complying with the demands ought to be your last course of action. Maybe you have made backup but just forgotten about it. It could also be possible that you would be able to find a free decryptor. If the file encrypting malware is crackable, a malware researcher may be able to release a decryption utility for free. Take that into account before you even think about paying criminals. Using the demanded money for a credible backup might do more good. If you had made backup before the infection took place, just erase .Tanos extension virus and then unlock .Tanos extension virus files. In the future, at least try to make sure you avoid data encrypting malware as much as possible by becoming aware of its spread methods. Ensure your software is updated whenever an update becomes available, you do not open random email attachments, and you only download things from trustworthy sources.

.Tanos extension virus removal

Employ an anti-malware program to get the ransomware off your computer if it is still in your computer. To manually fix .Tanos extension virus is not an easy process and you may end up harming your device by accident. Instead, using a malware removal utility would not harm your system further. The software would not only help you deal with the infection, but it might stop future ransomware from entering. Once the anti-malware utility of your choice has been installed, just perform a scan of your tool and if the threat is identified, authorize it to remove it. The utility is not capable of restoring your data, however. When your system is infection free, begin to routinely back up your files.
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Learn how to remove .Tanos extension virus from your computer

Step 1. Delete .Tanos extension virus via Safe Mode with Networking

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart. win7-restart How to delete .Tanos extension virus
  2. When it is restarting, start pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appear.
  3. Go down to Safe Mode with Networking. win7-safe-mode How to delete .Tanos extension virus
  4. Once your computer loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete .Tanos extension virus.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Click the power button from the Start menu, hold the key Shift and press Restart. win10-restart How to delete .Tanos extension virus
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Startup settings. win-10-startup How to delete .Tanos extension virus
  3. Go down to Enable Safe Mode and press Restart. win10-safe-mode How to delete .Tanos extension virus
  4. Once your browser loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete .Tanos extension virus.

Step 2. Delete .Tanos extension virus via System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart win7-restart How to delete .Tanos extension virus.
  2. When it is restarting, start pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appear.
  3. Go down to Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win7-safe-mode How to delete .Tanos extension virus
  4. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  5. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win7-command-prompt How to delete .Tanos extension virus
  6. In the System Restore window that appears, click Next, select restore point, and press Next again.
  7. Press Yes.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Click the power button from the Start menu, hold the key Shift and press Restart. win10-restart How to delete .Tanos extension virus
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Command Prompt. win-10-startup How to delete .Tanos extension virus
  3. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  4. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win10-command-prompt How to delete .Tanos extension virus
  5. In the System Restore window that appears, click Next, select restore point, and press Next again.
  6. Press Yes.

Step 3. Recover your data

If ransomware has encrypted your files, it may be possible to recover them using one of the below mentioned methods. However, they will not always work, and the best way to ensure you do not lose your files is to have backup.

a) Method 1. Recover files via Data Recovery Pro

  1. Download Data Recovery Pro.
  2. Once it's installed, launch it and start a scan. data-recovery-pro How to delete .Tanos extension virus
  3. If the program is able to recover the files, you should be able to get them back. data-recovery-pro-scan How to delete .Tanos extension virus

b) Method 2. Recover files via Windows Previous Versions

If System Restore was enabled before you lost access to your files, you should be able to recover them via Windows Previous Versions.
  1. Find and right-click on the file you want to recover.
  2. Press Properties and then Previous Versions. win-previous-version How to delete .Tanos extension virus
  3. Select the version and press Restore.

c) Method 3. Recover files via Shadow Explorer

If the ransomware did not delete Shadow Copies of your files, you should be able to recover them via Shadow Explorer.
  1. Download Shadow Explorer from shadowexplorer.com.
  2. After you install it, open it.
  3. Select the disk with the encrypted files, choose a date.
  4. If folders that you want to recover appear, press Export. shadowexplorer How to delete .Tanos extension virus