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Problem Anyone heard of Ramnit virus?

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by michael78, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. michael78

    michael78 Terabyte Poster

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    and more to the point anyone been able to remove the thing?
     
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  2. BosonMichael
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    I've never had to deal with that one... it looks pretty ugly. Microsoft's site says that Security Essentials can remove it, but from the reports I'm seeing online, I hesitate to believe their claim.

    Which variant do you have? Or do you know?

    EDIT: Symantec says that they can remove it too... but if they can, why are so many people having trouble with removing it? Click that "having trouble" link... there's a guy on there who says he's consistently able to remove it.
     
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  3. AJ

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    Here you go straight from the, of all places, the Microsoft Site

    Edit: Boohoo BM beat me too it
     
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  4. michael78

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    Think it's Ramnit.A inf. It's the worst virus I've come across as it seems to jump from dll to dll and exe's as well. One PC had 1800 instances of it. Just our luck that another 3-5 PC's are infected. Nothing seems to get rid of the virus and what makes me laugh is that it's deemed a low risk. Cheers for the links guys will check them out.
     
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  5. ThomasMc

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    format c: lol
     
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    Yep looks that way :(
     
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  7. ThomasMc

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    I find you end up pissing about more trying to remove it than it takes to reinstall, miss one bit and your work just got wasted
     
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    Forgot to say I ended up formatting the PC and then we found 3 more so wiped them as well.
     
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  9. jk2447

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    Full rebuild if ever in doubt can often save you a lot more headaches further down the line. Perhaps you can write a process or procedure for virus outbreaks at your place of work if one doesn't exist already. Tis a good way to get brownie points 8)
     
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  10. michael78

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    lol where I'm contracting now I have seen more viruses than probably the rest of my contracts put together. It's in a little bit of a mess.
     
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    Good job you're on the ball mate 8)
     
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  12. UKDarkstar
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    Some help/info on it over at SOPHOS
     
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  13. michael78

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    Cheers for the link mate. It's a bit of a strange virus as some places rate it as low and others very high. Looked at the link at Sophos and the files don't match up from what I remember. Think the issue is that there are a few varieties of this virus. It's defo the worst I've come across.
     
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