"Windows Detected ALUREON Attack" removal instructions
What is "Windows Detected ALUREON Attack"?
"Windows Detected ALUREON Attack" is a technical support scam, the purpose of which is to trick people into contacting scammers who present themselves as members of Microsoft support. According to this scam website, visitors' computers are infected with a malicious program called ALUREON. Do not trust this scam or call the displayed telephone number under any circumstances. If the site was opened randomly, it is possible that it was caused by a PUA installed on the system.
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 a malicious program called ALUREON and that this happened due to some recently downloaded rogue files. To fix this problem, visitors are encouraged to call the "1-844-919-5111" telephone number. If closed, the pop-up window opens another window of this type prompting the user to sign in with a login and password. We strongly advise against entering such details into deceptive websites, since they could be stolen. Typically, when people call the numbers displayed on these websites, they reach scammers who try to extort money by urging people to purchase software or to use paid "technical services". These technical support (and other) scams should never be trusted. If you open this site, ignore the statements and close it. If this cannot be done in the usual way (simply by closing the web page), end the browser process via Task Manager. Note: do not restore the closed browsing session, since this will return you to the untrustworthy website.
These scam sites are often opened by potentially unwanted apps (PUAs) that are installed on browsers or computers/operating systems. PUAs gather information and display ads. They collect IP addresses, entered search queries, URLs of visited websites, geolocations and other browsing data that developers share with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who misuse users' details to generate revenue. Furthermore, some of the data might include sensitive details. Many PUAs feed users with unwanted ads such as pop-up ads, coupons, banners, surveys, and so on. These can be annoying, since they conceal the contents of visited websites and, if clicked, cause unwanted downloads/installations or open potentially malicious web pages.
|Name||"Windows Detected ALUREON Attack" virus|
|Threat Type||Phishing, Scam, Social Engineering, Fraud|
|Fake Claim||This technical support scam claims that the visitor's computer has been attacked by the ALUREON virus|
|Tech Support Scammer Phone Number||1-844-919-5111|
|Serving IP Address (ndhshdlajshd9[.]xyz)||18.104.22.168|
|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, they state that the visitor's computer is infected, the operating system contains errors, and so on. They usually advertise unwanted applications or trick people into calling scammers, who then try sell unnecessary software or services. The aforementioned PUAs are good examples: they cause unwanted redirects, serve ads, and record data. Typically, people download them unintentionally.
How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?
PUAs are usually installed via intrusive ads or when developers use a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". They use this method to trick people into downloading/installing PUAs together with other, regular downloaded/installed software. In summary, bundling is the inclusion of unwanted apps into set-ups of other software. All information about bundled apps appears in settings such as "Custom", "Advanced" of the software set-ups. Unfortunately, people often leave these settings unchecked and do not change them. In doing so, they agree (by default) to download and install 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. Use only official websites and direct download links. Do not leave any available download/installation settings unchecked. Dismiss any offers to install additional software. Do not trust intrusive ads, especially if they are shown on dubious web pages. For example, sites relating to gambling, adult dating, pornography, and so on. They can open other potentially malicious sites or download/install unwanted apps. If there are unwanted apps installed on your browser (leading to unwanted ads and redirects), removed them immediately. Also check installed add-ons, plug-ins, and extensions, and remove unwanted or unknown entries. This should also be applied to programs of this type 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 plug-ins 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.
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