"Windows Detected ALUREON Attack" removal instructions
What is "Windows Detected ALUREON Attack"?
"Windows Detected ALUREON Attack" is a technical support scam, its purpose is to trick people into contacting scammers who present themselves as members of Microsoft support. According to this scam website its visitors have their computers infected with a malicious program called ALUREON. It is important not to trust this scam or/and call the displayed number. If this page was opened randomly, then it is possible that some installed PUA caused it.
Once visited, this scam page opens a pop-up window urging visitors not to restart their computers. It states that Windows has been attacked by some malicious program called ALUREON. According to it, this happened because of some recently downloaded files that are not trustworthy. In order to fix this problem visitors are encouraged to call the "1-844-919-5111" number. If closed, that pop-up window opens another window of this kind asking to sign in using user's login and password. We strongly recommend not to enter such details into deceptive websites because they could be stolen. Typically, when people call the numbers that are displayed on websites of this type, they reach scammers who try to extract money from them by urging to purchase some software or use paid "technical" services. As we mentioned in the introduction, technical support (or other) scams should never be trusted. If such page was opened, it should be ignored and closed. If it cannot be done in a normal way (by simply closing the page), then we recommend to end browser's process via Task Manager. Note, closed browsing session that included untrustworthy websites should not be restored.
Quite often such scam pages get opened by potentially unwanted apps (PUAs) that are installed on browsers or computers/operating systems. These apps often gather various information and/or display ads too. They collect IP addresses, entered search queries, URLs of visited websites, geolocations and other browsing data that developers of PUAs share with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals). As a rule, other parties misuse that data to generate income. Besides, some of it might include sensitive details as well. Moreover, there are many PUAs that feed users with unwanted ads such as pop-up ads, coupons, banners, surveys and so on. They can be really annoying, ads of this type cover contents of visited websites and, if clicked, either cause unwanted downloads/installations or open potentially malicious pages.
|Name||"Windows Detected ALUREON Attack" virus|
|Threat Type||Phishing, Scam, Social Engineering, Fraud|
|Fake Claim||This technical support scam claims that visitor's computer is attacked by ALUREON virus|
|Tech Support Scammer Phone Number||1-844-919-5111|
|Serving IP Address (ndhshdlajshd9[.]xyz)||22.214.171.124|
|Detection Names||Kaspersky (Malware), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Symptoms||Fake error messages, fake system warnings, pop-up errors, hoax computer scan.|
|Distribution methods||Compromised websites, rogue online pop-up ads, potentially unwanted applications.|
|Damage||Loss of sensitive private information, monetary loss, identity theft, possible malware infections.|
To eliminate Windows Detected ALUREON Attack virus our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
Examples of other scam websites are "Windows Online Protection Has Detected Spyware", "Your Windows Computer Could Be Infected With Viruses!" and "Windows Hard Disk Is At High Risk". Typically, pages of this kind state that visitor's computer is infected, the operating system has some errors and so on. One way or another, these pages usually are designed to advertise unwanted applications or to trick people into calling scammers who try sell them unnecessary software or services. The aforementioned PUAs are similar too: they cause unwanted redirects, serve ads and record data. Typically, people download them unintentionally.
How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?
Unwanted apps of this type usually get installed via the earlier mentioned intrusive ads or when developers use a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". They use this method to trick people into downloading/installing various PUAs together with other (intentionally downloaded/installed) software. Simply said, bundling is including unwanted apps into setups of other software. As a rule, all information about bundled apps is placed in settings like "Custom", "Advanced" of software setups. Unfortunately, people often leave these settings unchecked, in other words, they do not change them. By not doing that users agree with downloads/installations of additional, unwanted applications.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Do not download software from unofficial or untrustworthy websites, through Peer-to-Peer networks, third party downloaders and so on. We strongly recommend to use only official websites and direct download links for that. Furthermore, all available download or installation setup's settings should not be left unchecked. If there are any offers to install additional software, they should be dismissed. We also recommend not to trust intrusive ads, especially if they are shown on questionable pages. For example, on sites related to gambling, adult dating, pornography and so on. These ads open potentially malicious pages or download/install unwanted apps. If there are any unwanted apps installed on a browser (unwanted ads appear or/and redirects happen often), they should be removed as soon as possible. See what are the installed add-ons, plug-ins or extensions and remove unwanted or unknown entries. This should be applied to programs of this type that are installed on the operating system. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
The appearance of "Windows Detected ALUREON Attack" pop-up (GIF):
Text presented in the pop-up:
Windows Detected ALUREON Attack, The infections detected, indicate some recent downloads on the computer which in turn has created problems on the computer. Call Toll Free 1-844-919-5111 and share this code SD333 to the Agent to Fix This.
Instant automatic removal of Windows Detected ALUREON Attack virus:
Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Spyhunter is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of Windows Detected ALUREON Attack virus. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is "Windows Detected ALUREON Attack"?
- STEP 1. Uninstall deceptive applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove rogue extensions from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove potentially unwanted plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue extensions from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Removal of potentially unwanted applications:
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
Windows XP users:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Mac OSX users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for any suspicious/recently-installed applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove rogue extensions from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the "windows detected alureon attack" virus, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the "windows detected alureon attack" virus, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with "windows detected alureon attack" virus removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.
In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.
Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.
- If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove "windows detected alureon attack" virus from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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