Short bio

Worm.Ramnit  is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a specific worm that is able to steal information from the compromised system.

Type of infection

The primary task of Worm.Ramnit is to steal information from the compromised system. It does this by downloading component files that perform particular tasks. For example, one of its components is capable of stealing cookies in order to hijack banking and social media sites. Another component is capable of giving threat actors remote access to the affected system.

Common infection method

Worm.Ramnit arrives on affected systems via removable and fixed drives, public FTP servers, exploit kits, or bundled with potentially unwanted software. Sometimes, it can also be dropped by Virus.Ramnit.


Malwarebytes protects users from Worm.Ramnit by using real-time protection.

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Malwarebytes blocks Worm.Ramnit

Home remediation

Malwarebytes can remove Worm.Ramnit without further user interaction. However, it is also advisable to call legitimate computer technical support services should one encounter complications.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click MBSetup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  4. Click on the Get started button.
  5. Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  6. Click Quarantine to remove the found threats.
  7. Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.

It is also recommended to change all passwords that could have been stolen from the affected system.

Business remediation

How to remove Worm.Ramnit with the Malwarebytes Nebula console

You can use the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Nebula console to scan endpoints.

endpoint menu Nebula endpoint tasks menu

Choose the Scan + Quarantine option. Afterwards you can check the Detections page to see which threats were found.

Nebula detections

On the Quarantine page you can see which threats were quarantined and restore them if necessary.

Nebula Quarantaine

Associated threats

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