Тasksche.exe Ransomware Virus Removal (+File Recovery) Feb. 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 Tasksche.exe Ransomware Virus for free. Our instructions also cover how any Tasksche.exe file can be recovered.

In the text below we will answer these important and common questions: What type of a program is Tasksche.exe? In what ways does it get distributed? What are the possible negative effects such software may have on you and your system as a whole? What’s more, we will explain thoroughly the steps to deal with such versions of file-encrypting Ransomware like Tasksche.exe in our Removal Guide.

Traits of Tasksche.exe:

To start with, professionals classify Tasksche.exe as belonging to the most hazardous software type ever developed: Ransomware. Even though this malware may possibly have several subtypes, the most widely spread one is the file-encrypting Ransomware subcategory. The program we are talking about here, Tasksche.exe, is exactly one of these versions of malware. In short, this actually means that all the data stored on your disks and drives is in real danger because the viruses from this malicious group can access the most frequently used files and block them. After that you receive a threatening alert or pop-up, which serves to inform you about this horrifying cyber infection.

Ransomware subtypes:

  • The type described above – data-encrypting Ransomware: this malware subcategory’s members get used for the purpose of locking data and harassing their victims into paying ransom. Perhaps this is the most awful kind of Ransomware you may ever get to encounter on the web.
  • Ransomware that is used to infect mobile devices: whatever kind of a portable device you have – a tablet, a smartphone or a laptop, you could get infected by such a version of Ransomware. Luckily, in this case, no files can get locked up, only your screen is blocked. In fact, this is done by the ransom-demanding notification that is displayed on the entire screen, and as a result of that you are made unable to access any icon or shortcut. And that’s what the hackers will want you to pay ransom for – to get rid of the cheeky banner covering your screen.
  • As you may possibly expect, the desktop of your computer can also get affected by Ransomware in the same way that such a virus may affect any portable device. The manner of action is the same, no data is really compromised, you are just prevented from accessing it by the huge notification displayed on the desktop. Likewise, you are asked to pay in order to remove the nasty alert.

Tasksche.exe Ransomware Virus Removal


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 Tasksche.exefiles

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!

Is there anything that is really efficient in the war against Tasksche.exe(and Ransomware as a whole)?

Unfortunately, there is no app and no removal tip that is completely effective when encrypted files and Ransomware-inflicted contamination are concerned. The advice we can give you is to always copy your data and store the copies on an independent hard disk. That way, by backing up your files, you are going to considerably minimize the risks of getting harassed into paying ransom. Furthermore, we really encourage you to refrain from paying the required ransom, since there is really no point in risking your money when your encrypted data is already in serious danger. Don’t just willingly fund the cyber terrorists behind tasksche.exe. Ensure that you have first tried everything else to get rid of the infection. Only after having done so you may consider proceeding with the ransom payment. Moreover, no one and nothing can ever guarantee you the successful decryption of your data even in case that you send the hackers your money. Some of the strategies which might work in your case are as follows:

  • You can purchase specialized software made specifically for dealing with tasksche.exe.
  • You can also try our special Ransomware Removal Guide just below this article. We can’t promise your data will be saved, but it is certainly very important to at least have the infection removed.

Some more advice on cyber safety:

Another thing that could be done in addition to backing up your files is always staying away from the potential sources of these malicious programs. Here are some of the most common ones:

  • All the emails you do not expect which might be coming from an unfamiliar or shady source;
  • Any pop-up on your screen of any form that seems suspicious;
  • Ads in any form on the web: pop-ups, banners and others. Every pop-up ad you see while surfing the web may be contagious. As it is indeed difficult to spot the difference between that harmless ones and those leading to viruses, avoid them all.


Name Tasksche.exe
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Very few and unnoticeable ones before the ransom notification comes up.
Distribution Method From fake ads and fake system requests to spam emails and contagious web pages.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool

Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware detection tool is free. To remove the infection, you’ll need to purchase the full version. More information about SpyHunter and steps to uninstall.

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