Virus.Ramnit.I is a self replicating Trojan which targets its victims through removable mass storage devices such as USB and flash drives, writable CDs and external hard disk drives. It also tends to spread heavily through unsecured network connections and by infecting files on the system that is shared on a network.
This Trojan is designed to afford access to the infected PC by remote hackers. These hackers will ultimately be able to perform actions on the infected PC with the same administrative privileges as the user. The hackers’ purpose for accessing PCs include collecting stolen data, planting keystroke logging software, modifying and deleting system files and for using the PCs as part of botnet attacks for Denial-of-service and spam attacks.
Virus.Ramnit.I was designed to target Windows 32-bit executables and performs best in various Win-32 environments. Windows might detect Virus.Ramnit.I as Worm:Win32/Ramnit.A, and by identifying
To prevent infection from Virus.Ramnit.I enable your windows Firewall and keep your security software updated with latest definitions and updates. If you find your PC has already been compromised the best thing to do is act immediately. Invest in a properly functioning security tool which will not only destroy Virus.Ramnit.I but also protect your system against future similar attacks.
Danger level: 8