Ramnit virus. How to remove Virus:W32/Ramnit (Malware)?

Ramnit is a program, which may be related with an adware that was installed on the computer system.

Ramnit is an adware type of malware and it have to be removed for security reasons. Ramnit adware shows extremely unwanted and annoying ads, making it easy to access them to your computer. Ads can be displayed in your browser, opening commercial sites, and gathering information about any type of marketing research. To protect yourself from installing this software, it is recommended that you carefully read the Terms of Use and the End User License Agreement before installing an free programs (freeware).

Once installed in your system, the Ramnit adware starts generating content, including pop-ups, banner ads, text links, and other similar ads designed to promote different third-party web pages.

Ramnit is usually used to advertise related parties and as a source of income for its creators. And when it’s “stuck” to your browser, this software can also collect a lot of information about the activity of the users themselves on the web.

This kind of programs have been misplaced as they can start collecting a lot of information. In this case users may disclose such details, such as personal details, email addresses, their computer’s IP address, location, and other similar information.
When Ramnit enters your system, it usually installs its files and starts acting without notice. It can begin performing some of the following activities, such as displaying pop-up ads, banners, and text links; Causes redirects to linked web pages of each browser; Install additional components without the user’s consent, and slow down the overall operating system operation.

Ramnit software does not spread like a regular virus. When they try to penetrate the system, the adder does not use Trojans and similar malicious components. Instead, Ramnit relies on other techniques.

There are two different ways that can be used when trying to delete an adware from your computer:

Manually removing: Each virus of this type has certain removal steps that must be strictly and carefully executed when you try to delete it from the operating system. Very often, this method is insufficient.

Automatic removal: The most secure way to remove Ramnit virus and its components is to use a legitimate antivirus or anti-malware programs. In this case, you should choose cautiously. There are many misleading reviews on the Internet.

How did Ramnit virus got my android device infected:

In many ways adware programs attack and get to users computers with well known techniques. Some very old but still really powerful way for hackers to get you infected. If we don’t consider scam emails, there are two main ways:

  • Via shareware or freeware installation – Most adware was bundled with some freeware installation as a legitimate way to use force advertising revenue which claims to improve user experience.

More about bundling: in order to avoid any of this into the future you need to pay more attention. When you install a program never use express installation. Go for custom installation and untick any suspicious software that will come with the freeware. If you go for express installation malware will be installed as an additional software. This process is called bundling.

  • Infected websites – visiting suspicious websites may also lead to malicious attack towards trojan. Use any type of anti-malware software to remove the virus and further protection.

NOTEEven after removing all malware from your PC many of the problems caused by it may still remain!

  • Name – Ramnit
  • Type Spamming – Malware
  • Danger Level – Low
  • Brief Description – pop-up ads and redirects.
  • Symptoms – Poor pc performance or freezing, pop-up ads and redirects.
  • Method – Via bundling.

Note: Removing malware manually could be very risky and unpredictable!

To proceed with the manual removal of adware from your computer, follow the removal steps below. NOTE: you may be infected with more than one malware and after following the steps ads may still pop-up. Since malware virus creates variety of malicious modified registry entries and different files, we strongly advise you to use anti-malware tool. Removing the virus manually requires high computer skills and knowledge.

Step by step how to remove malware from Chrome, Firefox and Internet explorer:

NOTE: If ads still pop-up you may be infected with more add-ons witch you have to remove from your PC.

Manual steps to remove ransomware or malware. How to prevent ransomware or malware.

For now, removing ransomware or malware manually will only be able for IT specialists. If you don't know one don't worry. We have a solution for you. Over here we will use Spyhunter to remove the virus. The Spyhunter anti-malware is a collection of programs that can be used to scan for malware and clean infected computers. You can also use full anti-malware program in this case which is the better option because it also offers protection.

How to remove "ransomware or malware"

NOTE: In this option the virus will be removed but the files will remain locked! You have to decrypt your files.
  1. Download Spyhunter anti-malware.
  1. 2.  After program has been downloaded, double-click to open it. User will have to install the program. Click on Spyhunter.exe to start the process.
User Account Control dialog may appear, asking you to allow the following program to make changes to this computer. Click "Yes" or "Run" to proceed with the installation. User can also choose variety of languages. Click Ok and the installation will begin with a welcome massage for Spyhunter. Click Next to continue to the next step. User will also have to accept Spyhunter license agreement by clicking on "I accept the agreement" and click Next. Spyhunter will ask user to read important information provided before continuing. Once done click on next to go to the next step. User can choose where to install the program. By default - C:Program FilesEnigma Software GroupSpyHunter. The process will continue and then Spyhunter will install. The installation process may take awhile, depending on a computer system performance. Once the installation is done, click Finish.
  1. 3. Update the software before scanning. Once program has been updated go to scan. You can choose from a free trial version or activate license. It is recommended to buy full version as the trial will not protect computer system.
  1. 4. The scan process will begin. The scan process may take awhile, depending on a computer system performance.
  1. 5. Once the scan is complete you can choose between delete or quarantine the viruses. The quarantine option is recommended and since the malware is active a reboot will be required to finish process.

Click here for guide of how to uninstall spyhunter.

Decrypt ransomware files.

Good news is that we can now use decryption programs. A lot of security companies like Kasperky lab, bitdefender and more has developed a program that is fully capable of decryption key for ransomware malware. You can find this programs anywhere on the internet but it is strongly suggested to download this programs from official websites. NOTE: It may take a long time for your files to be decrypted depending on your PC performance.