Solved

virus removal

Posted on 2010-11-12
1
513 Views
Last Modified: 2016-09-30
I have used McAfee antivirus to attempt to remove Ramnit.a which is infecting my system. It claims to have cleaned the files each of several attempts but the virus replicates infinitely. How to kill it?!
0
Comment
Question by:HSumlin
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 23

Accepted Solution

by:
phototropic earned 500 total points
ID: 34124611
Sorry to give you bad news, but Ramnit is a file-infector, in the same class as Virut and Sality.  The last pc Ramnit infection I had, eset online virus scanner found and removed 6,000 infected files. I then rebooted, ran Mbam,, which found nothing, then ran eset again and found another 4,000 plus!!!

There is no way back with a file infector.  You should save format and re-install.  And be very careful about backing up data - it is easy to become re-infected.

http://www.windowsbbs.com/malware-virus-removal/95756-not-curable-ramnit-virus-cant-open-programs.html
http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=63144&mode=threaded&pid=319774
http://www.tech-101.com/system-security/1588-ramnit-newest-file-infector.html
0

Featured Post

Put Machine Learning to Work--Protect Your Clients

Machine learning means Smarter Cybersecurity™ Solutions.
As technology continues to advance, managing and analyzing massive data sets just can’t be accomplished by humans alone. It requires huge amounts of memory and storage, as well as high-speed processing of the cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If your system is showing symptoms of browser hijacks or 'google search redirects' check out my other article (http://rdsrc.us/u3GP7A) first and run the tool TDSSKiller (http://rdsrc.us/GDBBs4) to get rid of the infection. Once done, and if the …
This article provides a convenient collection of links to Microsoft provided Security Patches for operating systems that have reached their End of Life support cycle. Included operating systems covered by this article are Windows XP,  Windows Server…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
Email security requires an ever evolving service that stays up to date with counter-evolving threats. The Email Laundry perform Research and Development to ensure their email security service evolves faster than cyber criminals. We apply our Threat…

624 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question