how do i remove dos/alureon.a

November 12, 2010 at 18:11:04
Specs: Windows XP

How do i remove dos/alureon.a microsoft essentials has located it but when trying to remove it it gives an error code of 0x80501001
please help me

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November 13, 2010 at 13:05:19

Successful BOO/Alureon.A Removal. I've tried several approaches which failed. Here's what works:
1. Go to "How to Install and Use the Recovery Console in Windows XP" Read it. Expand the section on Command Actions. Best to print it.
2. Insert your XP disc in the drive and restart the machine.
3. When the prompt comes up during startup press the key F12 (?) and select the option of booting from the CD/ROM. This is necessary because Windows will have updated since installation and you will not be able to start this program from within Windows.
4. Select R to start the Windows Recovery Console
5. Select the drive affected C(?)
6. In the command window when C Windows> appears type FIXMBR, and hit enter.
7. After the acknowledgment that the repair has succeeded, and C Windows > appears again, type FIXBOOT and hit enter.
8. After the acknowledgment that the repair has succeeded, and C Windows > appears once more type EXIT.
9. Return to Windows and run Avira.
10. When Avira fails to find BOO/Alureon.A, pour yourself a drink.

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November 13, 2010 at 14:41:05

MSE is not really that good for protection. You may think it is but remember:
Everyone targets Microsoft products before others...that's a pretty good clue.
Avast Free is much better IMHO
Try these 3 free removers and remove all they find:
1- Trojan Remover
2- Hitman Pro
3- Malwarebytes

Some HELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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November 13, 2010 at 15:26:27

Thanks so much, for you help, i found on another forum this info, which i used and it seems to have removed the nasty little dos/alureon.a

Download and run the free TDSSKiller utility from

I hope this helps others also

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May 8, 2011 at 19:38:32

I had this issues as well. I took the HD out of the computer and connected to another computer with a device that reads the HD as a USB device. As soon as the device was found, my Microsoft Security Essentials detected the virus and reported it. I allowed it to clean the virus and put the HD back into the computer and it runs well now.

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May 8, 2011 at 19:54:50

In thallasrihari case, bet the system is runnning Vista or WIndows 7...

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June 9, 2011 at 19:09:04

TDSSKiller seems to have killed my dos/alureon.a virus also. Thanks!

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June 14, 2011 at 15:36:03

Dr Dan is right. MSE found it as soon as I hooked the affected Hard Drive up to my main computer as a USB drive. It removed it and the computer runs fine now!

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June 14, 2011 at 17:56:28

Just to show, there are times when a HD HAS to be removed and slaved to another PC in order to remove an infection.

Some HELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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June 19, 2011 at 22:51:36

TDSSKiller seems to have fix my XP SP3 Machine as well... THANKS!

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June 24, 2011 at 06:06:17

Great stuff!

After lots of effort, MS Malicious Software tool found DOS.Alereon.A, and Kaspersky TDDSKiller sorted it (on Vista)

Many thanks

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July 5, 2011 at 10:29:12

I was searching for help on the removal of the Aleuron A ( It was switching my sound off as well as hiding my USB drives). I have Windows XP installed on my Toshiba Laptop ( Had to borrow a XP CD because My OEM restore disk did not work)
I came onto your help with the FixMBR and FixBoot.
Thanks it helped me to get rid of the virus in my Boot sector.

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