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Alert level: Severe Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus
Also detected as: No associated aliases
Virus:Win32/Alureon.gen!A is a component of Win32/Alureon - a family of data-stealing malware. Alureon allows an attacker to intercept incoming and outgoing Internet traffic in order to gather confidential information such as user names, passwords, and credit card data. Win32/Alureon may also allow an attacker to transmit malicious data to your computer.
This threat can make it difficult for you to download, install or update your virus protection, whether you have an antivirus product such as Microsoft Security Essentials installed on your computer or not.
If you suspect you have been infected with this threat, we recommend using Windows Defender Offline to detect and remove it; please see detailed instructions on how to use Windows Defender Offline below.