Despite the fact that Virus.Alureon.H has a word "Virus" in its title it is not a computer virus as we know it. This is the name by which security program detects system drivers that are infected by data-stealing Trojans from the Win32/Alureon family. This a multi-component group of Trojans and they all infect the system at once or download each other when the core element of the group has settled down in the target system already.
The main objective of Virus.Alureon.H and other programs from this Trojan family is to generate financial revenue for hackers and the websites they are in control of. That is achieved by moderating the infected system's online activity. It can include forcefully redirecting the user to malware-related websites or tracking his browsing habits. Also, Virus.Alureon.H might be responsible for hijacking the online search results and changing DNS settings so that the user would enter suspicious websites without even realizing it.
Not to mention that this Trojan can download other files and execute them without a single prompt. That is understandable, because Win32/Alureon has many components and it is common for such Trojans like Virus.Alureon.H to contact the hacker responsible for the infection and download even more malware onto the computer. It can also illegally display advertisements of commercial nature, and install rogue antispyware applications. The latter ones are exceptionally dangerous, because they can be responsible for an ultimate system crash. And if that weren't enough, Virus.Alureon.H can automatically click on random banners to generate traffic for commercial websites.
Even though there are many symptoms for this infection Virus.Alureon.H uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by security products. It infects a system driver and then loads the rest of the rootkit that belongs to another component from the Alureon family. It basically works as a camouflage for these Trojans and once you cut it down, you can get rid of the other infections as well.
Therefore, one has to remove Virus.Alureon.H in order to terminate the rest of the Alureon family. It is quite difficult to deal with these Trojans manually, so it would be better if you acquired a powerful computer security tool and erased Virus.Alureon.H automatically. Afterwards the security tool will also help you to erase the other Trojans as well.
- Annoying Pop-up's
- Cant change my homepage
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Installs itself without permissions
- Shows commercial adverts
- Slow Computer
- Slow internet connection
- System crashes