Question How to remove Grenam.A or renamer virus?

Nov 13, 2020
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so for the past 6 months a virus called renamer is hitting all my files and games making them in some cases obsolete ( windows defender keeps deleting them but the virus keeps spreading + all my photos have a ("I'm sorry") on their angle. how do i remove it without formatting my system (win 10 pro 1909 build)
 

COLGeek

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You can try an off-line scanner like Bitdefender's Rescue CD. See here for more information:

http://www.bitdefender-cn.com/support/how-to-create-a-bitdefender-rescue-cd-627.html

Malwarebytes may also be able to help:


If as pervasive as described, I hope you have a backup of key files. A full re-installation of Windows (and your apps) may be the best option.
 
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