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Windows 7: VIRUS: ramnit.AF

17 Nov 2011   #1
wysiwyg49

WINDOWS7 32BIT PROFESSIONAL
 
 
VIRUS: ramnit.AF

Anyone any ideas about this virus, or ideas how to permanently get rid of it.


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17 Nov 2011   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

This is a 'Backdoor' Trojan.
Quote:
Some Win32:Virus/Ramnit.AF infections contain trojan and keyloggers which can be used to steal sensitive data like passwords, credit card, bank account information etc.
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17 Nov 2011   #3
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Follow instructions here, then post for help Virus, Spyware & Malware Removal - What the Tech
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19 Nov 2011   #4
wysiwyg49

WINDOWS7 32BIT PROFESSIONAL
 
 

Decided to remove HDD, now I need a way to clean it.???

IDE by the way.
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19 Nov 2011   #5
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

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19 Nov 2011   #6
wysiwyg49

WINDOWS7 32BIT PROFESSIONAL
 
 

You miss the point, the HDD is out of the PC and laid on the desk in front of me,I need a way to wipe it.
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19 Nov 2011   #7
tom982

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Hello wysiwyg49 and welcome to the forums

If you want to wipe the hard drive, reconnect it and then boot from your Windows DVD and install Windows again, making sure that you format the drive when asked.

If you don't have a Windows DVD, then you could use DBAN to wipe the drive:

Darik's Boot And Nuke | Hard Drive Disk Wipe and Data Clearing

Tom
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19 Nov 2011   #8
wysiwyg49

WINDOWS7 32BIT PROFESSIONAL
 
 

Won't allow the Windows DVD, over rides it.

Downloaded DBAN to CD still no joy, does nothing.

It seems to block anything from the DVD drive
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19 Nov 2011   #9
tom982

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wysiwyg49 View Post
Won't allow the Windows DVD, over rides it.

Downloaded DBAN to CD still no joy, does nothing.

It seems to block anything from the DVD drive
Are you booting from DBAN? Did you burn the .ISO or just copy it? The Ramnit infection has no control over your BIOS settings so it shouldn't be stopping you booting from a CD/DVD
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24 Nov 2011   #10
wysiwyg49

WINDOWS7 32BIT PROFESSIONAL
 
 

Thanx for replies, problem solved.
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