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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Security Doesn't Let You Download SpyHunter or Access the Internet?Solutions: Your computer may have malware hiding in memory that prevents any program, including SpyHunter, from executing on your computer. Follow to download SpyHunter and gain access to the Internet:
- Use an alternative browser. Malware may disable your browser. If you're using IE, for example, and having problems downloading SpyHunter, you should open Firefox, Chrome or Safari browser instead.
- 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.
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