Need help removing DOS/Alureon.A

September 6, 2011 at 14:34:57
Specs: Windows XP
how do i remove DOS/Alureon.A virus. Microsoft Security Essentials can't remove it.

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September 7, 2011 at 17:06:52

Please run the following tool, as it will provide information to work with in removing the virus:

Download DDS from one of these locations:

Save it to your Desktop

Double-click the dds file to run the program.

When done, DDS opens two logs:

Save both reports to your Desktop.

Since these reports are large, please go to the Uploading website:

In: Select files to upload, click 'Browse', and 'Look in' the Desktop.

Select the DDS.txt, and click on 'Open'
You will see the following:
Your file has been uploaded successfully: (Name and size of the file)

Please copy the 'Download link'.

Do the same uploading for the Attach.txt.

Please copy the 'Download link', for each report, and provide them in your reply.


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September 8, 2011 at 15:33:46
You know Alureon is the generic MS name for the TDL/TDSS family of rootkits (and, of course, bootkits)?

I'd suggest using the Kaspersky TDSSKiller utility (or GMER, if you're an advanced user).

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