Tachyon Internet Security 5.0’s practices
Tachyon Internet Security 5.0 recently expanded its distribution through rogue programs and flat-out malware. A wave of users report seeing Tachyon Internet Security 5.0 on their computers without prior consent.
The Trojan Horse viruses, as you all know, are very dangerous pieces of malware and getting one in your computer could mean all kinds of trouble. A typical trait of these infections is their unpredictable nature – a Trojan could be utilized in different ways and used to complete different criminal tasks. Oftentimes, you can’t really know what such an infection is trying to achieve until its job gets completed (and some times, even after that). The key is to detect the malware early and remove it as soon as possible to avoid serious damage to the system and to your virtual privacy and security. Here, Tachyon Internet Security will be our focus – this is a new Trojan and the research on it is still in progress, meaning that not everything is known about this threat. Still, we believe that we can help those of our readers who have it in their computers remove it quickly and safely, by using the instructions available in our Tachyon Internet Security removal guide (you will find that guide further down this page).
What is the Tachyon Antivirus?
The Tachyon Antivirus suite is a set which supposedly protects you from other threats on your computer. Tachyon Antivirus however is distributed by exactly the kind of programs that it claims to remove. This includes Native Desktop Media Service, a know malware.
One of the things that are yet to be determined is what the end goal of Tachyon Internet Security is. We already told you that the Trojan infections can be very versatile threats, and this stems from their ability to gain elevated privileges inside the machines that they attack. What this means is, if the virus succeeds in gaining those elevated (or Admin) privileges, it would be able to do everything in the infected computer that the computer’s Admin can do. This includes but is not limited to accessing and modifying most of the data stored in the machine, starting new processes, ending ones that are currently running, blocking certain programs (and even users) from initiating processes, making changes in the Registry Editor, and so on. Needless to say, this opens all kinds of opportunities for the Trojan – it can try to steal some of your data, it can download more infections (such as Ransomware cryptoviruses) in your system, it can force your computer to mine BitCoins for the hackers, it can use your system to spread spam messages to all of your e-mail and social network contacts, and so on and so forth. This is why it is oftentimes difficult to tell what the precise goal of the malware is.
Is Tachyon a Virus?
The current situation definitely caused a slew of comments asking is Tachyon a virus? As it stands, Tachyon checks many of the boxes that would classify it as a rogue antivirus and a potentially unwanted program (PUP).
Even if you do not know what Tachyon Internet Security may be trying to do in your computer, you should still make sure to eliminate the threat ASAP. As we said, the guide you will find on this page can help you with this challenging task. However, since sometimes the manual instructions may not be enough to get rid of everything related to the infection, you are advised to also try out the recommended professional removal tool that is linked here. Using both the manual steps and the anti-malware solution, you should be able to get rid of all malicious data related to the Trojan and thus make your computer safe and secure.
Tachyon Internet Security SUMMARY:
|Name||Tachyon Internet Security|
|Danger Level||High (Tachyon Internet Security Ransomware encrypts all types of files)|
|Symptoms||Some of the potential symptoms are BSOD, sudden restarts, software errors and unauthorized system changes.|
|Distribution Method||Most of the time, Trojans get distributed through spam e-mails and social network messages, malicious ads, shady and pirated downloads, questionable torrents and other similar methods.|
Remove Tachyon Internet Security 5.0 Virus
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2: Task Manager
Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to enter the Task Manager. Go to the Tab labeled Processes (Details for Win 8/10). Carefully look through the list of processes that are currently active on you PC.
If any of them seems shady, consumes too much RAM/CPU or has some strange description or no description at all, right-click on it, select Open File Location and delete everything there.
Also, even if you do not delete the files, be sure to stop the process by right-clicking on it and selecting End Process.
3: IP related to Tachyon Internet Security
Go to c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts. Open the hosts file with notepad.
Find where it says Localhost and take a look below that.
If you see any IP addresses there (below Localhost) send them to us here, in the comments since they might be coming from the Tachyon Internet Security.
4: Disable Startup programs
Re-open the Start Menu and type msconfig.
Click on the first search result. In the next window, go to the Startup tab. If you are on Win 10, it will send you to the Startup part of the task manager instead, as in the picture:
If you see any sketchy/shady looking entries in the list with an unknown manufacturer or a manufacturer name that looks suspicious as there could be a link between them and Tachyon Internet Security , disable those programs and select OK.
5: Registry Editor
Press Windows key + R and in the resulting window type regedit.
Now, press Ctrl + F and type the name of the virus.
Delete everything that gets found. If you are not sure about whether to delete something, do not hesitate to ask us in the comments. Keep in mind that if you delete the wrong thing, you might cause all sorts of issues to your PC.
6: Deleting potentially malicious data – Tachyon Internet Security
Type each of the following locations in the Windows search box and hit enter to open the locations:
Delete everything you see in Temp linked to Tachyon Internet Security Ransomware. About the other folders, sort their contents by date and delete only the most recent entries. As always, if you are not sure about something, write to us in the comment section.