Being TANATOS(ed) is not good
Posted by absnet on 18 February 2009
Someone dropping by searching on how to remove tanatos virus. Yes, I ever had Tanatos(ed), and the bad news, almost all my executable files infected. It’s about last year and I use AVG to remove it (no manual solution in this case, because it’s file hidden in exe file). The result is; AVG able to detect and only one option to clean, DELETE the files. So I delete the file and ; MY WINDOWS REFUSED TO RUN. So, I must Install my windows again.
This is old file (in the year 2002). I don’t know wether there is new varian in this year, but I’m sure, ALL ANTIVIRUS able to detect TANATOS, although i don’t guarantee that they work as we want.
There’s 2 step I suggest to remove this TANATOS.
1. Try This FIRST
- Download application you like here (there’s many application offered, choose one of them for free)
- Check out if your windows file infected (allmost windows file in c:/windows/)
- If windows file infected, write it down, and do step 2. If not, I can say, you’re succeeded with your cleaning.
- Confirm delete file infected ( you don’t need to save it)
- Restart your windows.
- Check if your windows able to run again. If not, go to second attempt
2. Second Attempt
- Download AVAST BART PE. If you haven’t , download here.
- Unzip and burn to new CD (see how to here)
- Restart your computer by setting first boot on CD ROM
- Scan using AVAST
- Write down windows file infected
- Copy files infected in your two notes from your friend computer in AVAST environment. Use AVAST explorer to do that
- Restart again. Check if your windows can run. If not, there still 3rd attempt
3. Third Attempt
- Bad News… you should reinstall your windows.
Make sure you don’t left a single tanatos(ed) file, in all your hard drive, because it can be back.
After that, install antivirus. Don’t use AVG, it suck!. Try Mc.Afee, AVAST, aVira or another.