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Uninstall Tachyon Internet Security 5.0 Virus


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This page aims to help you uninstall Tachyon Internet Security 5.0. Our uninstall instructions work for every version of Windows.

A malicious Trojan Horse virus like Tachyon Internet Security is something you should be very careful not to get inside your computer – these insidious pieces of malware can cause many different issues in your system and could affect both your virtual and your real life. However, since newer Trojans like Tachyon Internet Security are very sneaky malware threats and since many antivirus programs do not get updated often enough with the latest virus definitions, getting infected by a Trojan is something that could happen to anyone. And once a Trojan Horse infection occurs, one should know what the best course of action is and how the malware can be safely removed from the system before it has lead to some serious and irreparable consequences.

Tachyon Internet Security 5.0

Tachyon Internet Security 5.0 has been classified as a potentially unwanted security program. It is bundled with other freeware that you can download from the Internet. Tachyon Internet Security 5.0 is advertised as an anti-virus protection against various threats for your personal computer. However there are many red flags regarding this software.

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.

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Tachyon Internet Security 5.0’s product homepage

Tachyon Internet Security, in particular, is a fresh new Trojan and it is likely that many antivirus programs do yet have it in their databases. This means that if such an infection attacks you computer and you have an antivirus that can’t recognize the threat, the infection would be able to carry out its malicious tasks without even getting noticed by the security tool. Furthermore, some Trojans have the ability to block the antivirus tool on the computer, thus enabling themselves to operate in the system without anything interfering with their activities. This is why it is important to get a reliable antivirus, which doesn’t solely rely on its database when detecting malware.

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.

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There are several products related to Tachyon Total Security 5.0

Now, if Tachyon Internet Security is in your system right now, or if you fear that it may be, there are several things you can do. First, you can use the manual instructions in our removal guide included on this page to manually remove any data related to the Trojan from your system. Another thing you can do is try using a reliable anti-malware tool if the security program that you have right now doesn’t seem to do the job. Note that the instructions here may vary in effectiveness depending on each case, which is why we also advise you to try out the professional malware-removal tool that can be found linked in the guide as an additional security measure.

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).

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A user claiming Tachyon is a virus

Trojans are versatile threats and can harm you in many ways – they can steal important data from your system and use it to harass you and blackmail you, they can also force your machine to mine cryptocurrency for them and to distribute the infection to more users. Another thing some Trojans are famous for is spreading Ransomware cryptoviruses by silently downloading them inside the computers that they have already infected.

Tachyon Internet Security Uninstall

For a quick try at the Tachyon internet security uninstall you could do the following:

  1. Tachyon internet security 5.0 is a potentially unwanted application.
  2. For Windows 7: Click on the Start button in the bottom left, choose Control Panel, then Programs and Features
  3. Click on Uninstall Tachyon internet security 5.0 and any other suspicious program.
  4. For Windows 8/10: Right-click on the Windows logo in the lower-left corner, choose Control Panel, then Programs and Features.
  5. Click on Uninstall Tachyon internet security 5.0 and any other suspicious program.

In order to avoid all this and much more in the future, you should be really careful with what you do while on the Internet – staying away from sketchy ads, clickbait download buttons and pirated content is a must! Also, spam e-mails and obscure links in spam social network messages could also potentially land you some nasty Trojan the likes of Tachyon Internet Security. All in all, you must be really cautious when you are using your browser and you should keep away from everything that looks unreliable and sketchy.

SUMMARY:

Name Tachyon Internet Security
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms  In the cases where there are symptoms, those symptoms may include the sudden restart of the machine, random errors, BSOD, freezes, and sluggishness.
Distribution Method Methods that are oftentimes used to spread Trojans include the pirated software, spam letters, misleading ads, clickbait links, etc.
Detection Tool

Remove Tachyon Internet 5.0 Virus

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.

If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide


 

Step1

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).

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

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

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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. 

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. 

Step3

Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:

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Step4

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

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Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.

  • Remember this step – if you have reason to believe a bigger threat (like ransomware) is on your PC, check everything here.

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:

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

Step5

Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

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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