Remove .Tabufa File Virus Ransomware (+File Recovery) May 2019 Update

The encrypted files may not be the only damage done to you. parasite may still be hiding on your PC. To determine whether you've been infected with ransomware, we recommend downloading SpyHunter.

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This page aims to help you remove .Tabufa File Virus Ransomware for free. Our instructions also cover how any .Tabufa file can be recovered.

Aside from locking up the files stored in the HDD of your computer using an advanced encryption and then asking you to pay money to “purchase” the decryption key for the now inaccessible data, a Ransomware cryptovirus wouldn’t really do much else in your computer. It won’t harm the locked files, corrupt the computer system, initiate espionage activities or steal information from your PC. However, even if it only locks your files, this could still be a huge issue for the users who have important data on their machines – data related to their professional life, to their education or simply files like pictures and videos that carry sentimental value. In all of those cases, having your data encrypted by some nefarious cryptovirus could be a real problem. And the truth is that the majority of users do indeed have some form of valuable data stored in their machines. What could make the matters even worse is if you don’t have backup copies of your important files on separate devices or on cloud storages. If you have backups, then your only concern would be removing the Ransomware infection before you restore your files from the backup. We will show you how to do that in our .Tabufa removal guide which you can find added to this write-up. .Tabufa is a new Ransomware cryptovirus program and the majority of the readers of this post are probably here exactly because of it.

.Tabufa File Virus

But what can one do if they have no backups and their data has been made inaccessible by the encryption of a virus like .Tabufa. Well, the hackers’ offer is to pay them money in return for a decryption key for the data. However, trusting such offers is not very advisable as it is rather risky. That is why, we’ve included some file-recovery suggestion inside the .Tabufa removal manual that you may like to explore.

The options you have with .Tabufa Ransomware

We need to make it really clear that no matter what you do, if .Tabufa Virus has managed to place its encryption on your files, there may be no way of recovering all the data right now. Our suggestions for restoring encrypted files may or may not work and paying the ransom that the hackers demand also doesn’t necessarily mean that the criminals behind .Tabufa will actually give you the key to your files. This leaves you in a particularly unpleasant situation and it is up to you to decide what to do next. In general, if the files that have gotten locked up aren’t absolutely essential to you, then we advise you to try everything but the ransom payment. If some alternative method works – good, if not, it’s probably still not worth it to try to pay the hackers. However, only you know how important your data is to you which means that you are always free to try all possible options even if this includes sending your money to the anonymous criminals.


Name .Tabufa
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Normally, you won’t notice anything while the encryption is happening inside your system.
Distribution Method Sketchy ads from obscure sites, spam letters with harmful attachments, Trojan backdoor malware, pirated games and more.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool


Remove .Tabufa File Virus Ransomware


Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).



We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to see if it can detect parasite files for you.

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 


Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.


Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

hosts_opt (1)

If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:


Go in Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

  • Please note that ransomware may even include a fake Manufacturer name to its process. Make sure you check out every process here is legitimate.


To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.

If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter
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Type Regedit in the windows search field and press EnterOnce inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. 

Search for the ransomware  in your registries and delete the entries. Be extremely careful –  you can damage your system if you delete entries not related to the ransomware.

Type each of the following in the Windows Search Field:

  1. %AppData%
  2. %LocalAppData%
  3. %ProgramData%
  4. %WinDir%
  5. %Temp%

Delete everything in Temp. The rest just check out for anything recently added. Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!


How to Decrypt .Tabufa files

We have a comprehensive (and daily updated) guide on how to decrypt your files. Check it out here.

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!


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