Trojan.Win32.Ramnit.C was first recognized in early 2011 by Microsoft. This Trojan is exclusive to Windows operating systems and has several aliases. Trojan.Win32.Ramnit.C is also known as Win-Trojan/Starter.3584.F, Trojan.Win32.Starter.yy, TR/Starter.Y, W32/Ramnit.a or TROJ_STARTER.SM (depending on your particular anti-malware application. Although a Trojan.Win32.Ramnit.C infection can vary, since this Trojan is almost never alone but is actually a common component of many other Trojan infections. However, malware relying on Trojan.Win32.Ramnit.C will often be very dangerous to your computer system. Because of this, if your anti-malware software indicates a Trojan.Win32.Ramnit.C infection on your computer, this is a sign that your system has become severely infected. Any sign of a Trojan.Win32.Ramnit.C infection is a cause for worry and should be treated immediately with a reliable anti-malware application. Since Trojan.Win32.Ramnit.C usually only serves as a supporting role for other malware threats, the only symptom of a Trojan.Win32.Ramnit.C infection, in particular, will usually be a notification from your security software of choice.
An Overview of a Trojan.Win32.Ramnit.C Attack
Trojan.Win32.Ramnit.C is basically a malicious DLL that is usually installed by other malware. DLL stands for Dynamic Link Library, a kind of file that is used within Microsoft Windows in order to allow applications to work correctly. However, criminals can use a common exploit known as DLL hijacking in order to use malicious DLL files such as Trojan.Win32.Ramnit.C to connect to a remote server and install other malware on the victim's computer system. Trojan.Win32.Ramnit.C will usually take the form of a DLL file with a string of random characters and the CPL extension (e.g., asoingtjn.cpl, or jjjrtohbaa.cpl) which will also be associated with a similarly-named executable file with the EXE extension. Trojan.Win32.Ramnit.C also creates a mutual exclusion which Trojan.Win32.Ramnit.C names "INTEL_CEDR_STORE".
Trojan.Win32.Ramnit.C's payload consists in running the associated executable file which will then install other malware on the victim's computer. Malware that has been linked to Trojan.Win32.Ramnit.C include various banking Trojans and worms designed to spread indiscriminately from one computer to another. The best way to avoid a Trojan.Win32.Ramnit.C attack is to avoid downloading any files unless you are absolutely sure that their content is legitimate. Like most Trojans, Trojan.Win32.Ramnit.C relies on the computer users themselves to download and install Trojan.Win32.Ramnit.C on their system, relying on social engineering and deception in order to convince the victim that Trojan.Win32.Ramnit.C is actually a legitimate file.
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- Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
- Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in "Safe Mode with Networking" and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
- IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.
This article is provided "as is" and to be used for educational information purposes only. By following any instructions on this article, you agree to be bound by the disclaimer. We make no guarantees that this article will help you completely remove the malware threats on your PC. Spyware changes regularly; therefore, it is difficult to fully clean an infected machine through manual means.