By JubileeX in Trojans

Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 90 % (High)
Infected Computers: 6
First Seen: December 1, 2011
Last Seen: November 6, 2021
OS(es) Affected: Windows

The Alureon.E rootkit is a dangerous malware infection that is closely linked to DNS changers, browser hijackers and pop-up advertisements. This kind of malware is known as a rootkit, a kind of infection that can severely damage your computer system at its deepest levels, corrupting drivers, creating hidden partitions in your hard drive, and other dangerous operations. Rootkits such as Alureon.E are designed to be practically undetectable, and some kinds of rootkits can remain on an infected computer system for years without being detected. The fact is that rootkits are some of the most dangerous kinds of malware and often require a specific anti-rootkit tool in order to be removed. According to ESG security researchers, one of the main dangers with the Alureon.E rootkit is that, often, you cannot be absolutely sure that Alureon.E rootkit has been definitively removed. The main job of rootkits like Alureon.E is to protect other malware threats which can do anything from infect your computer with ransomware and scareware, display pop-up advertisements, or open up a back door into your computer system so that a hacker can gain access to your personal data. Because of this, an Alureon.E rootkit infection is extremely serious and should be removed immediately from the infected computer system.

The Alureon.E Rootkit can Work Alone or With Other Malware Threats

Modern versions of the Alureon.E rootkit are contained within a single executable file which performs the rootkit portion of this malware threat as well as changing the computer's HOSTS settings and installing dangerous Trojans onto the infected computer system. This means that a computer system infected with the Alureon.E rootkit will often have its online browsing redirected to dangerous websites. The Alureon.E rootkit will often also force the victim to visit unsafe websites repeatedly in order to generate an illicit profit for the criminals behind Alureon.E rootkit. Even worse, the Alureon.E rootkit will often hide so well that most anti-malware programs will be unable to detect Alureon.E rootkit completely. Alureon.E rootkit can also afford this level of protection to any malware associated with it. This means that, to remove any malware on your computer system, a computer security expert would first have to remove the Alureon.E rootkit with a specialized rootkit-removal tool and then gain access to the rest of the malware on the infected system. This can be doubly difficult because the Alureon.E infection also has the ability to block legitimate anti-malware applications and access security-related websites.

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