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Re: Virus taking over

Post by Dr Jay on 27th May 2011, 5:43 am

Attention: Your computer is severely infected with Win32\Ramnit what is now called, a cocktail infection. This is an infection that is comprised of many different types of viruses and other malware, to damage your computer, and use it as a zombie for its backdoor network. In other words, your computer is under control of a hacker, and regaining control is now next to impossible.

The first component is a [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], which is a type of trojan that communicates with a hacker: to transfer personal information about you, use your computer to help perform a denial-of-service attack, redirect your internet searches in order to make money off of your browsing habits, and can be a keylogger to steal personal identifiable information to help rob your identity.

The second component is a [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], which is a type of malware to take control over your computer at administrator access, having full permission to modify all of your device drivers, and allowing itself to hide all the malware on the system. In other words, it is a hackers way of taking control of your computer, and hiding in the dark at the same time. This is a prime initiative of hackers to help keep access to your computer, robbing all of your personal information, and using your computer to send spam across the internet.

The third component is a [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], which is a type of virus to purposely damage as many files as possible, in order to keep control of your system, so you have as little access as possible.

Not only has your system been compromised severely, it is also highly damaged, and if you do not commit to my suggested removal method below, then your computer may not function anymore.

If you do any banking or other financial transactions on the PC or if it should contain any other sensitive information, please get to a known clean computer and change all passwords where applicable. Do NOT change passwords or do any transactions while using the infected computer because the attacker may get the new passwords and transaction information. (If using a router, you need to reset it with a strong logon/password so the malware cannot gain control before connecting again.) Banking and credit card institutions should be notified to apprise them of your situation (possible security breach). To protect your information that may have been compromised, I recommend reading these references:


Removal method:

It is recommended to do a reformat and reinstall of your operating system. The experts in the [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] security community believe that once infected with such a piece of malware, the best course of action would be a reformat and clean reinstall of the OS. This is something I don't like to recommend normally, but in most cases it is the best solution for your safety.

I recommend the following articles to read:
Guides for format and reinstall:

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However, if you do not have the resources to reinstall your computer's OS and would like me to attempt to clean it, I will be happy to do so. But please consider carefully before deciding against a reformat.
If you do make that decision, I will do my best to help you clean the computer of any infections, but you must understand that once a machine has been taken over by this type of malware, I cannot guarantee that it will be 100% secure even after disinfection or that the removal will be successful.

Please let me know what you have decided to do in your next post. Should you have any questions, please feel free to ask.


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Re: Virus taking over

Post by gasman76 on 27th May 2011, 9:19 am

Hi Dragon I thought this might be the case and would have tried a system re install re formate the hard drive but, I bought this pc last october on ebay as a pre installed user refurbed machine. It comes with no software at all and I cant get access to a win xp disk. When the system was crashing a while ago i could get into the internet by hitting the enter key on boot and it takes you into an ibm area where you can do re intall and verious other things. Dont know if this helps but my local drive is Q and the preinstall stuff is on C drive??? Feel like smashing this thing up now and dont know how the virus got here. dont want to talk about passwords as im probably being logged watched cloaned or what ever you call it right now. But its sorted so at least i dont have to worry about that.
I appreciate all your help and await your response but im guessing unless i have an operating disk theres not much hope??


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Re: Virus taking over

Post by Dr Jay on 28th May 2011, 3:39 am

I can't prove your system will be totally without damage after everything gets cleaned.

It's not impossible to clean your system, however, with a system so damaged, it would be a valuable choice to do a reinstall.

If you would like to attempt to clean all of it, which there is not much left to clean, we will go ahead... What would you like to do?


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Re: Virus taking over

Post by gasman76 on 28th May 2011, 4:33 pm

I need to reinstall this system is and IBM with lenovo preloaded software now can i do this with ease and will it rid the virus?? thanks

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Post by Dr Jay on 30th May 2011, 6:44 pm

Take a look at this link and see if it helps to understand how the IBM/Lenovo Rescue Recovery system works.

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