If you are looking for ways to remove Win32:Alureon-CE [Rtk], then you can find it on this page. Free tools and removal procedure is also included to get rid of the Trojan instantly.
Win32:Alureon-CE [Rtk] is a rootkit Trojan that was obscured to remain hidden from antivirus programs. Computers infected with this Trojan may experience annoyances such as browser redirection, reduce in system performance and disabled security programs. This threat typically attacks a system by injecting a code on legitimate Windows driver files. Then, it will encrypt the affected file and hides the process and registry entries associated with it.
Alias: Trojan.Win32.Agent.crez (Kaspersky), Backdoor.Tidserv (Symantec), DNSChanger.t (McAfee), Win32/Alureon.AEJ (CA) Win32/Almark.JU (ESET), DNSChanger.FFCM (Norman), Trj/Alureon.AW (Panda), Mal/TDSS-F (Sophos)
Damage Level: Medium
Systems Affected: Windows 9x, 2000, XP, Windows Vista
When executed, this Trojan will hook system APIs to System Service Descriptor Table in order to hide itself in kernel module. Then it will create a service by tweaking the registry and add its entry. This method will execute another Trojan module that may exist on the PC.
Win32:Alureon-CE [Rtk] may download and execute arbitrary files from a remote computer. The Trojan will monitor victim’s web usage and uses the gathered data to serve related advertisements. It also alters DNS settings to redirect Internet request to a predefined web address.
This threat may be dropped on the computer by an infection from other variants of Win32:Alureon family of Trojan.
Win32:Alureon-CE [Rtk] can inject malicious code onto legitimate system files that performs the propagation routine locally. The code’s payload is to create a duplicate copy of the Trojan to the root of fixed and removable drives. Autorun.Inf file is also dropped on the same location to execute the Trojan each time the drive is accessed.
How to Remove Win32:Alureon-CE [Rtk]
Step 1 : Restart Windows in SafeMode with Networking
Starting Windows is Safe Mode only loads minimal sets of files and drivers. Most start-up malware and viruses don't run in this mode because Windows only loads basic components to initiate the system.
1. Remove and detach all disc, removable drives, and USB drives. Turn Off the computer.
2. From the OFF state, please Turn On and immediately press F8 on your keyboard repeatedly until you see Advanced Boot Options screen. You need to execute this before the Windows logo appears.
3. On Advanced Boot Options screen, select Safe Mode with Networking. Use your keyboard's arrow keys to navigate between selections. Press Enter to start Windows on the selected mode.
Step 2 : Scan the Computer with TDSSKiller to Remove Win32:Alureon-CE [Rtk]
Anti-rootkit utility called TDSSKiller is a free tool from Kasperksy that neutralizes complicated malware which effectively hides its process, folders, files and registry entries.
1. Download TDSSKiller and save the file on your desktop or any accessible spot.
2. Extract the contents of downloaded file (tdsskiller.zip) using archiver programs like Winzip or Winrar.
3. Locate the folder where you extracted tdsskiller.zip and double-click the file TDSSKiller.exe to launch the scanner.
4. Once TDSSKiller is open, please mark Services and drivers as well as Boot Sectors. Picking these options ensures that the program will inspect boot sector and system files that are infected with Win32:Alureon-CE [Rtk]. Please refer to attached image.
5. Click on Start Scan button to begin scanning your system. This may take a while. You need to complete this process to make sure that the program detects and delete all components of Win32:Alureon-CE [Rtk].
6. When scan has finished, you may restart Windows normally. This part of the removal process using TDSSKiller is now complete.
Step 3: Run Another Scan with ZeroAccess Fix Tool
This additional step will guarantee that no more components of Win32:Alureon-CE [Rtk] are present inside the computer. If in case the first scan fails to catch all threats, running ZeroAccess Fix Tool ensures that all remaining Trojans, viruses, and malware will be deleted.
1. Download the file FixZeroAccess.exe from the provided link. Save the file to accessible location like Windows desktop. This is a free tool created by Symantec to remove variants of Zeroaccess Trojan.
2. Close all open programs.
3. Temporarily Disable System Restore if your computer is running on Windows XP). [how to]
4. Browse for the location of the file FixZeroAccess.exe. Double-click on the file to run it. If it prompts for a security warning and ask if you want to run the file, please choose Run.
5. It will open a Zero Access Fix Tool End User License Agreement (EULA). You must accept this license agreement in order to proceed with Win32:Alureon-CE [Rtk] removal. Please click I Accept.
6. Finally, it displays a message and prepares the computer to restart. Please click on Proceed.
7. When it shows a message about 'Restarting System' please click on OK button.
8. After restarting the computer, the tool will display information about identified threats. Continue running the tool by following the prompts.
9. When it reaches the final step, the tool will show the scan result containing deleted components of Win32:Alureon-CE [Rtk]. Your computer is now free from any harm.
Ways to Prevent Win32:Alureon-CE [Rtk] Infection
Here are some guidelines to help defend your computer from virus attack and malware activities. Being fully protected does not have to be expensive.
Install protection software to block Win32:Alureon-CE [Rtk] and other threats
Having an effective anti-malware program is the best way to guard your computer against malware and threats. Although full version of anti-malware will cost some penny to obtain, it is still worthy to buy one. With real-time scan, it will be safer for you to browse the web, download files, and do more things online.
Keep all programs up to date
It is important to download critical update for installed programs. Software updates includes patches for security flaw that may utilize by an attacker to enter the computer. This flaw may be taken advantage by Win32:Alureon-CE [Rtk], viruses, and malware to attack the computer. Crucial programs to watch for updates are MS Windows, MS Office, Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat, and Java Runtime.
Activate security features of your Internet browser
SmartScreen Filter, Phishing and Malware Protection, and Block Attack Sites are the respective security features of Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Although, it may not fully guard your computer from online attack, at least it can lessen the risk. Enabling these features also helps to secure your private data and avoid identity theft.
Be a responsible Internet user
Antivirus programs and security features of Internet browser facilitates real-time protection and monitors harmful activities online. However, it tends to malfunction for some reasons. Thus, you do not have to be fully dependent on these tools. It is always best to practice safety measures when using the Internet.