My grand daughter's W7 laptop has acquired a Ramnit virus. I propose to use an ATI clone from a couple of months ago to go back to a pre infected state, as it seems to be one of those that infects everything. She has MSE as anti virus. I wonder where it came from ? She does (18 year old) use Facebook, and recently downloaded a lifestyle programme to do with slimming. The virus destroyed passwords and stopped updates and prevented the windows security centre from opening, as well, I suspect, of creating a hidden "guest" user account. Any suggestions on further preventative measures? I was only able to log on at all by a friend who helped me hack in, as the user name and password were declared wrong..
Thanks; as the clone is fairly recent and the disc is partitioned into system and data, I can keep the data, check it, clone and replace the data, but I will look closely at your links. Still would love to know how it got in.
Thanks, I will follow it up. I use for my PC Avira, SAS and MBAM and do frequent scans. My grand daughter has MSE as I thought it would auto update - she also theoretically has MBAM and SAS but when I eventually ran the latter it found 3 Windows Security Centre blockers and 55 tracking cookies. I find none on my machines when I scan!. I suspect she uses social network sites too carelessly. Very happy to fork out for the Emisoft - do you think it would have blocked it?
She has a 7" Samsung Galaxy 2 tablet, with I think, Kapersky Android anti virus, uses it to do essays then transfers into Word on the laptop using Dropbox or USB - I wonder if the tablet was involved? I am trying to find the name of a site from which she downloaded a programme to do with dieting etc - will report back when I find it, but it looked suspicious to me. Although she is reasonably academic - 7 A*, 3 A,1 B GCSE's and just finished International Baccalaureate exams (6 subjects) , she is impetuous and, I suspect, reckless in some sites visited like many teenagers and thinks she knows it all!!