Alureon Virus: Internet Blackout on 9th July: Steps to Remove Alureon Virus

By | July 6, 2012

Computer infected with Alureon/ DNS Changer bot will not be able to access internet on 9th July 2012 st  4.01 am GMT. Alureon Malware direct the users from a reliable website to a spoof website and steals the vital personal information of users, including financial details. The virus is designed to redirect internet traffic via DNS servers handles by unlawful people.

Alureon Malware was responsible for US Hacking Scam in 2011. And now over 2.5 million computers globally are inflicted with Alureon and its other siblings.

Detect Alureon Virus on Computer

Detect Alureon Virus on Computer

How to Detect Alureon Virus on Computer?

There are  “Are You Infected” sites developed by industry professional to check whether you are infected with Alureon Virus or not.

URL Language Maintainer
www.dns-ok.us English DNS Changer Working Group (DCWG)
www.dns-ok.de German Bundeskriminalamt (BKA) & Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI)
www.dns-ok.fi Finnish, Swedish, English CERT-FI is the Finnish national reporting point for computer security incidents and information security threats. CERT-FI is also responsible of maintaining the national information security situation awareness system.
www.dns-ok.ax Swedish, Finnish, English CERT-FI is the Finnish national reporting point for computer security incidents and information security threats. CERT-FI is also responsible of maintaining the national information security situation awareness system.
www.dns-ok.be Dutch/French CERT-BE is the primary Belgian contact point for dealing with Internet security threats and vulnerabilities affecting Belgian interests.
www.dns-ok.fr French Le CERT-LEXSI est la division de veille et d’enquête sur Internet, dédiée à la protection du patrimoine en ligne des organisations.
www.dns-ok.ca English/French Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) and Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre (CCIRC)
www.dns-ok.lu English CIRCL (Computer Incident Response Center Luxembourg) is the national Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT – CERT) coordination center for the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg
www.dns-ok.nl Dutch SIDN (the Foundation for Internet Domain Registration in the Netherlands)
dns-ok.gov.au English CERT Australia, Stay Smart Online, and Australian Communications and Media Authority joint page on DNSChanger Information
dns-changer.eu German, Spanish, English ECO (Association of the German Internet Industry)
dnschanger.detect.my Malaysian, English Hosted by CyberSecurity Malaysia and MYCERT
dns-ok.jpcert.or.jp Japanese JPCERT/CC – Japan Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center
www.dns-ok.it Italiano Telecom Italia Security Operation Center – IT.TS.SOC

You can check your computers by clicking on the links accordingly.

How to Fix / Remove Alureon Virus ?

If the above mentioned sites indicate that your computer in infected with Alureon Virus then you can run one of the following tools to remove its threat and other related threats

Name of the Tool URL
Hitman Pro (32bit and 64bit versions) http://www.surfright.nl/en/products/
Kaspersky Labs TDSSKiller http://support.kaspersky.com/faq/?qid=208283363
McAfee Stinger http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/free-tools/stinger.aspx
Microsoft Windows Defender Offline http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/what-is-windows-defender-offline
Microsoft Safety Scanner http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-us/default.aspx
Norton Power Eraser http://security.symantec.com/nbrt/npe.aspx
Trend Micro Housecall http://housecall.trendmicro.com
MacScan http://macscan.securemac.com/
Avira http://www.avira.com/en/support-for-home-knowledgebase-detail/kbid/1199 Avira’s DNS Repair-Tool

Basic safety Instructions to be Secured Against Virus

  • Setup a backup of all your files and folders
  • Upgrade your system or follow the malware cleanup guide
  • Once done, make sure your DNS settings are correct
  • Make sure that the router is using DNS setting provided by the ISP

Source: DCWG

 

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