Published Aug 08, 2010 | Updated Sep 15, 2017


Detected by Microsoft Defender Antivirus

Aliases: Type_Win32 (Kaspersky) Win32/Zbot.A (AVG) W32/Infector.Gen2 (Avira) Win32/Ramnit.A (CA) Win32.Rmnet (Dr.Web) W32.Infector (Ikarus) W32/Ramnit.a (McAfee) W32/Patched-I (Sophos) PE_RAMNIT.A (Trend Micro)


Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

This virus infects Windows executable files (.EXE) and HTML files (.HTML). It can also give a malicious hacker access to your PC.

It spreads through infected removable drives, such as USB flash drives.

Find out ways that malware can get on your PC.

Use the following free Microsoft software to detect and remove this threat:

You should also run a full scan. A full scan might find other hidden malware.

Scan removable drives

Remember to scan any removable or portable drives. If you have Microsoft security software, see this topic on our software help page:

Get more help

You can also visit our advanced troubleshooting page or search the Microsoft virus and malware community for more help.

If you’re using Windows XP, see our Windows XP end of support page.

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