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what it is, how it works, how to remove it

It stops adware, and other online threats with multiple layers of security, including real-time protection.

This great tool uses artificial intelligence to identify emerging threats, and removes all traces of malware on your PC.

Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes

Prevent malware in real-time, before it can be a danger to your PC only with Malwarebytes.

2. Symantec Ramnit removal tool

The Ramnit removal tool by Symantec is specifically designed to detect Ramnit on computers. In order to use this tool, one needs to be logged in as an admin and only then download the executable file.

Please note that the Risk Detected message will appear on the main page when you are trying to scan the virus with Symantec.

The tool will automatically repair all the infected files and also resets the registry values that have been tampered with. Moreover, the tool will also terminate all the processes associated with Ramnit.


3. Bitdefender rootkit remover

The Bitdefender rootkit remover is designed to tackle known rootkits efficiently.

This great tool is capable of removing the following worms: Ramnit, Mayachok, Mybios, Plite, XPaj, Whistler, Alipop, Cpd, Fengd, Fips, Guntior, MBR Locker, Mebratix, Niwa, Ponreb.

The Bitdefender developers have added the definitions for the newer rootkits as well.


4. Format and Reinstall OS

  1. Hold the Windows Key + S.
  2. Type Settings in the search box, and click on it.
  3. Click on Update and Security, and select Recovery.
  4. Under Reset this PC, click Get Started to initiate the reset/refresh.

This solution may seem extreme, but the erasing and reinstalling method remain the best, especially when you are dealing with rootkits. Before using this solution, don’t forget to back up all your files

Some security analysts claim that the Rammnit is not disinfectable and it’s always advisable to format your PC.

Once a system has been affected by a backdoor Trojan, it is very difficult to sweep the remnants and in some cases, the files become corrupted this making the entire system unstable.


That being said it’s also wise to employ some precautionary measures, for instance always make it a point to scan the email attachments.

Ensure that your antivirus suite is updated to the latest version and the same goes for the Windows 10 build.

We hope at least one of these solutions was helpful. In case you have any subject-related questions or suggestions, just reach for the comments section below.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in September 2017 and has been since revamped and updated in October 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.


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