[Not curable - Ramnit] multi-infection?

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By adam88
Dec 4, 2012
  1. adam88

    adam88 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 68

    So Ramnit can (possibly) be detected (residing in its inactive form on USB-type (e'g' portable HD)) by simply scanning this device?
  2. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,123   +251

  3. adam88

    adam88 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 68

    Will MSSE do the trick or one needs a (no offense to MSSE) 'proper' AV vehicle? Suggestions pls :)
  4. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,123   +251

    MSE will be fine.
  5. adam88

    adam88 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 68

    During the scan of the portable HD (with, say. MSE) the Ramnit virus will be detected (if it resides there) in it's 'explicit' form (like ESET online scan did in the case of the infected PC) or will be detected in it's dormant form (name?)
  6. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,123   +251

    It doesn't matter. You have to whack ANY infected file.
  7. adam88

    adam88 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 68

    Btw, I have done some MSE & Eset on line cleaning and it seems (too good to be true?) that the PC is Ramnit-free, wishful thinking?
  8. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,123   +251

    If you formatted and reinstalled Windows you should be fine.
  9. adam88

    adam88 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 68

    I DBAN-ed wiped the HD and reinstalled Windows but I am afraid the virus (?) still resides there.
    E.g. whenever I access the tree-like menu, the selection bar automatically scrolls to the right (or all the way down the window)
    I cant set the monitor resolution because the pointer automatically scrolls to the right (max resolution, no other choice)

    How to deal with this laptop and its HD in terms of formatting/wiping etc?

    Thanks
  10. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,123   +251

    There is no way any infection would survive DBAN.
    I suggest you start new topic in Windows forum.


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