Win32/Tanatos Remover is an application designed to remove the Win32/Tanatos virus infection from your computer, especially when your antivirus software fails to do it.
Of course, there's nothing too complicated about this lightweight utility since its only purpose is to scan the computer and search for this particular infection, so beginners should have no problem figuring out how to use it.
In fact, Win32/Tanatos Remover automatically starts a new system scan when you double click the executable file, so you have nothing more to do than to wait.
While most of the main window shows the scanned files and their status, the bottom displays a summary of the operation, with figures such as the number of files scanned, clean files, infected files, cleaned, deleted and unable to clean files.
The “Operations” menu hides three options, “Copy”, “Rename” and “Delete” selected files, thus enabling you to deal with infected files manually, especially when the app isn't able to clean them.
Other than that, you have the option to save the log file separately with the LOG extension and that's about it.
Scanning the computer takes up to a half an hour and it's highly recommended to avoid using the computer during this time. Win32/Tanatos Remover runs on low hardware resources, but opening certain files may block the app from scanning them.
All things considered, Win32/Tanatos Remover is a handy tool when trying to deal with this particular infection, but keep in mind that this isn't a security solution, so it's not supposed to replace a traditional antivirus product.