I wrote this article to help you remove Tasksche.exe Ransomware. This Tasksche.exe Ransomware removal guide works for all Windows versions.
Today`s article is about yet another member of the dreadful ransomware family, namely Tasksche.exe. If you are infected with it, you are in for a world of trouble. Ransomware parasites are considered the most dangerous cyber infections you can possibly encounter. And their reputation is well-deserved. Are you familiar with the operation method of this type of viruses? If yes, you know exactly why they are so feared. If not, take a couple of minutes to read this article and understand what you are dealing with.
We provide all the information about the infection as well as all the dos and don’ts of your actions. Ransomware pieces get created for one single reason – to help their developers get rich at your expense. Yes, Tasksche.exe is after your money. However, it does not steal. It relies on a much cleverer tactic instead. All ransomware strains do. They enter undetected and then lock all of your files. Then, they blackmail you for money. Pretty nasty, isn’t it? And Tasksche.exe is not an exception. Let`s get into details about this particular pest.
Tasksche.exe enters your machine via trickery and deceit. The most commonly used infiltration methods it uses are spam email messages and their malicious attachments, and fake program/system updates. The ransomware cannot get in without your permission. It is still a program and has to be installed. However, you would never agree to install such a hazardous parasite on board. That’s why it hides behind malicious messages for instance. Crooks attach it to a seemingly legitimate email which they send straight to your inbox. Then, if you open it and download its attachment, you invite Tasksche.exe on board.
Be extra careful with emails from unknown senders. Hackers are smart. They disguise the messages to look helpful, informing and verified. Proceed with caution when you get something from an unknown sender. Don’t rush into opening it. Double-check the email address of the sending party. If something shady comes up, delete the message ASAP. Also, pay attention while installing programs/updates. Don’t skip the Terms and Conditions. Don’t give your consent lightly. No tactic is good enough to work without your inactive cooperation, aka your negligence. Don’t provide it.
Once Tasksche.exe enters, it immediately scans your PC in search for your private files. Needless to say, it doesn’t take long before it finds and encrypts everything. And by everything, we really mean everything. All your pictures, music, videos, databases, presentations, MS Office files, work-related files, etc. receive a “wncry” or some other bizarre extension and you are no longer able to open any of your own files. This is when Tasksche.exe drops a message for you. It is called a ransom note. The note states that if you want to unlock your data, you have to pay. The crooks usually demand a ransom higher than $400 and they promise that once you pay, they will send you a decryptor.
Let us tell you this, there is no proof that the so-called decryptor works. In fact, there is no guarantee that they will send you anything. Usually, they don’t. The crooks just take your money and leave your files locked. Don’t let them double-cross you. Paying this huge amount of money won`t fix your problems. On the other hand, it will help cybercriminals expand their business and create more threats. Do you want to sponsor them and encourage them to infect more innocent users? Is this your goal? We don’t think so. Do not give them even a cent of your money. It is not worth it. The chances are you will end up with less money and still encrypted files. We offer another option. Use our free removal guide below and remove Tasksche.exe for good. Once it is gone, use the guide again to try and recover your data.
Method 1: Restore your encrypted files using ShadowExplorer
Usually, Tasksche.exe Ransomware deletes all shadow copies, stored in your computer. Luckily, the ransomware is not always able to delete the shadow copies. So your first try should be restoring the original files from shadow copies.
- Download ShadowExplorer from this link: http://www.shadowexplorer.com/downloads.html.
- Install ShadowExplorer
- Open ShadowExplorer and select C: drive on the left panel
- Choose at least a month ago date from the date field
- Navigate to the folder with encrypted files
- Right-click on the encrypted file
- Select “Export” and choose a destination for the original file
Method 2: Restore your encrypted files by using System Restore
- Go to Start –> All programs –> Accessories –> System tools –> System restore
- Click “Next“
- Choose a restore point, at least a month ago
- Click “Next“
- Choose Disk C: (should be selected by default)
- Click “Next“. Wait for a few minutes and the restore should be done.
Method 3: Restore your files using File Recovery Software
If none of the above method works, you should try to recover encrypted files by using File Recovery Software. Since Tasksche.exe Ransomware first makes a copy of the original file, then encrypts it and deletes the original one, you can successfully restore the original, using a File Recovery Software. Here are a few free File Recovery Software programs: