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Windows 7: Ramnit Malware Back and Better at Avoiding Detection

16 Mar 2013   #1
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
Ramnit Malware Back and Better at Avoiding Detection

The Ramnit malware family has been given a facelift with new anti-detection capabilities, a troubleshooting module, as well as enhanced encryption and malicious payloads.

Tim Liu of the Microsoft Malware Protection Center said Ramnet resurfaced late last year and its keepers had stripped out all of its infection function and enhanced its botnet functionality.

“Ramnit is a frequently updated threat which gets updated by its developer every day,” Liu wrote in a blogpost yesterday.

A Guy

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17 Mar 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x32

Uh oh. Doest that a alert or warning?
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17 Mar 2013   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Thank you A Guy. That sounds like a tough botnet for the anti virus people.
sasdom919 I do not understand your post. Could you please explain?
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20 Mar 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64x

Thats an intelligent updateble malware, ... nasty
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20 Mar 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Just another reminder how important it is not to reuse passwords. At the least not at accounts where it matters
So as soon as money or personal data is at stake, make sure you have a strong password (including upper and lower case letters and numbers) Something that's hard to guess and easy to remember. A great tip I once got which also withstands the standard wordbook attack: (because it's normally not a word Take a one of your favorite sentences like a significant line from your favorite book and use from every word just the first (or last) letter alternate lower and upper case and you're much safer than with your "recycled" pass already used on umpteen webpages and what not
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20 Mar 2013   #6

Win7 Pro SP1 64

I am now using Avast Internet Security 8
Malwarebytes version 1.75
MalwareBytes Aniti-Rootkit
I am also behind a NAT router so I hope I am safe.
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