Trojan:Win32/Alureon.EP is a dangerous Trojan infection that belongs to the infamous Alureon family of Trojans and rootkits. Trojan:Win32/Alureon.EP uses malicious rootkit techniques to install a backdoor on the victim’s computer. Because of its advanced infection techniques, Trojan:Win32/Alureon.EP is particularly difficult to remove from an infected computer. ESG security researchers advise the use of an anti-malware application with anti-rootkit capabilities to detect and remove Trojan:Win32/Alureon.EP from a compromised computer. Failure to remove Trojan:Win32/Alureon.EP and other Alureon components places your computer at risk for additional malware infections, can compromise your private data such as online passwords and credit card numbers and can lead to your operating system becoming extremely unstable and to significant performance problems.
Trojan:Win32/Alureon.EP is an essential part of several malware attacks. ESG security researchers have observed that Alureon has been used in malware attacks involving rogue security software, browser hijackers, and password stealing Trojans. Trojan:Win32/Alureon.EP’s flexibility comes from its method of attack. Trojan:Win32/Alureon.EP is designed to install a backdoor on the victim’s machine. This backdoor can be utilized to carry out any number of attacks and can be adapted for use with various known online scams.
The term ‘backdoor’ is used by PC security analysts to allude to an unapproved opening in the affected computers security protection. In the same way as an unguarded back door allows intruders to enter a building, the backdoor that is established through a Trojan:Win32/Alureon.EP infection admit that criminals have unauthorized access to a computer. This unauthorized connection can be utilized for a variety of malicious purposes, including the following:
- Trojan:Win32/Alureon.EP can be used to install rogue security software on the victim’s computer. These kinds of fake security programs are used to scare inexperienced computer users into paying for useless software.
- Trojan:Win32/Alureon.EP can also be used to allow criminals to access sensitive files on the infected computer. While this can be used for industrial espionage and similar activities, it is commonly used to steal online passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive information from the victim’s computer.
- Using Trojan:Win32/Alureon.EP, criminals can install a RAT (Remote Access Trojan) on the victim’s computer. By using this malicious component, the infected computer can be controlled remotely by a third party. By automating this process, criminals can integrate the infected computer into a botnet comprised of thousands of infected machines.
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