... Yesturday I found out my laptop had the Ramnit.A virus. About a month before this I had gotten a windows command processor virus, which I thought had been deleted as my computer was no longer slow or had any popups and did not detect any further viruses. My computer has been fine since then, I havent noticed any chances however yesturday I decided to download ESET online scanner, just to make sure everything was still okay. I have AVG 2013, but I dont exactly think much of it. Anyway ESET reported that I had two ramnit. A viruses and 2 adwares which I quarantined and deleted. However from what I gather about ramnit is that its pretty much the big cheese in viruses and that it replicates so that when you delete it it reappears? And the best way is to get rid of it is to reformat the laptop. Is there truely no way to get rid of it completely without reformating?
Also.. sigh, I used my USB on my infected laptop which I then used on another computer (I read the virus can transfer to computers this way), I checked the computer with ESET which I used the USB on and it did not report any viruses, do you think it is clean or is the virus hiding? Should I no longer use the USB, just to be sure?
Once I found the virus on my laptop and deleted it, I turned off internet connection and shut it down and have not booted it up since and if there is no cure im going to reformat it but I dont have the time to do that right now but I need to get some documents from that laptop, how can I do this without using USB? Is the laptop safe to use without internet connection? I just need to read through some word documents.. I dont use any bank information or any other important stuff on that laptop. Ive read some stuff about the virus but im not sure if it deletes documents or corrupts files the longer it stays on the laptop? Im not sure how long its been on my laptop if it installed with windows command processor then probably about a month but it hasnt done anything (yet).
Wow, this has gotten long.. but I also wanted to know, if anyone knows why AVG did not detect it at all? And if reformating what files can I take from the laptop? Im not sure what exactly is corrupted?
Thankyou, and sorry for the essay.