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Feb 22, 2012

Ramnit virus on Facebook:Tips to Fix it

Ramnit is advertised as a lethal virus for attacking Facebook, having stolen 45,000 accounts and passwords. The virus itself is actually pulled from a used parts bin of older virus infestations such as the Zeus botnet. But it can now be controlled remotely for all kinds of mayhem too. There are more Tips to fix a Facebook virus .

Ramnit virus on Facebook
Ramnit is commonly spread via a flash drive infection where it copies Worm:Win32/Ramnit.A with a random file name. In my opinion, Ramnit.A is not effectively disinfectable, so your best option is to perform a full reformat as there is no guarantee this infection can be completely removed. In most instances it may have caused so much damage to your system files that it cannot be completely cleaned or repaired. 

For Ramnit virus removal, maintain a GHOST image of your primary operating system drive and also have a redundant system (a secondary computer) to act as your station in case your primary fails. Re-installation may be the only option at this point.

Having scared myself to pieces, I created a GHOST image of this computer. Took 10 minutes to create = same to restore if I have to. Trust me; this is a far better, less stressful method to repair a computer.

                 All of which means that Facebook is nothing more than a really great delivery system for Ramnit to find other places to burrow into, which makes Facebook too much  dangerous. As for defense issues, the standard concepts of changing passwords every 30 days on Facebook is a good first, but simple step. A better step in the workplace is to lock out Facebook entirely, if it has no business use.

See also: How to Disable Timeline on Facebook  


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