Published Aug 26, 2010 | Updated Sep 15, 2017


Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

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Trojan:Win32/Alureon.DX is a rootkit that differs in behavior depending on whether the operating system is 32-bits or 64-bits.
Trojan:Win32/Alureon.DX is a component of Win32/Alureon - a family of data-stealing trojans. These trojans allow an attacker to intercept incoming and outgoing Internet traffic in order to gather confidential information such as user names, passwords, and credit card data. The Win32/Alureon trojan may also allow an attacker to transmit malicious data to the infected computer. The trojan may modify DNS settings on the host computer to enable the attacker to perform these tasks. As a result, it may be necessary to reconfigure DNS settings after Win32/Alureon is removed from the computer.
To detect and remove this threat and other malicious software that may be installed in your computer, run a full-system scan with an up-to-date antivirus product such as the following:
For more information on antivirus software, see
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