Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


win32/Ramnit B

  • Please log in to reply
No replies to this topic

#1 ProvocativeBadger


  • Members
  • 1 posts
  • Local time:08:52 PM

Posted 24 February 2011 - 03:39 PM

Evening, sorry if this is in the wrong sub-forum or something, but I read the welcome introduction and got a litte confused with where to put it.

A couple of days ago my computer became infected with VBS: win32/ramnit b or something similar, avast! picked it up, and I ran a boot-time scan with avast! and then ran MalwareBites, Spybot S&D, all to no avail.

I did some googling and a few results sent me here, where I read that the only proper solution would be to format and reinstall, but before I do I'd want to save some personal files.

I have around 35gb of music I want to save, as well as around 10gb of pictures and video, but if I copy these files to an external hard drive, will the infection spread to the external HD, and reinfect my computer once I've formatted it and installed a new OS, or should it be fine?

If not, is there any other way I can move the files without spreading the infection?

I'm running Windows XP Home, and thinking of changing to a Linux distro.

Thanks for reading, Ryan.

Edited by Budapest, 24 February 2011 - 05:59 PM.
Moved from Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs ~BP

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users