Short bio

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 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.

Associated threats

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