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  • Blog Post: Little Red Ramnit: My, what big eyes you have, Grandma!

    This month's addition to MSRT is Win32/Ramnit . Having been discovered in April 2010, the family is relatively new, however, the authors of Ramnit seem to have a preference for using an older generation of malicious techniques. Whilst there are still a number of parasitic file infectors in the wild,...
  • Blog Post: May MSRT by the numbers

    In May, we added Win32/Ramnit to the Microsoft Removal Tool (MSRT) detection capability, as my colleague Scott Molenkamp blogged . As of May 20th, MSRT disinfected 52,549 computers from the Win32/Ramnit infection. Ramnit is one of the four parasitic viruses out of the top 10 detected threat families...