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Windows 7: Trojan Alureon.A Detected After Clean Win7 Install

17 May 2013   #11
sharona

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit
 
 

Of the external USB HD or the laptop's HD?

(If the latter, like I said, I had already started running autonuke after Borg's initial reply. I had done some googling after my reply and answered my own question, so I thought it was what I needed to do. I ran it before the format, though, and can remember a lot of the information, if you did indeed need that and not the external drive. )


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17 May 2013   #12
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

The Disk Management shows all of the hard drives on the PC including partitions.

If you already went ahead and started the format of the Laptop's hard drive . Nothing is needed now until we are done with the installation and we do some scans.

My recommendation would be leave the formatting for the last option .
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17 May 2013   #13
sharona

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit
 
 

Okay, thank you. (I thought I might have messed up for a second.) I'll let you know when the wipe's done and I've reinstalled the OS.
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17 May 2013   #14
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

The wipe will take a while. Its going through every sector on the drive. Installation from a DVD clean install should take no more then 25-45 mins depending on the hardware. Installation from a USB flash drive 15-25 mins .
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17 May 2013   #15
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sharona View Post
I noticed there were 3 partitions: Boot, Recovery, and OS.
Windows disk management, in many cases, won't show you the hidden Alureon boot partition since it cloaks itself.

To see it, you need a boot partition manager like GParted. It will show up as a hidden partition at the end of the drive, usually 1 - 10 MB in size depending on the variant. Wiping the entire drive erases it.

If, after wiping the drive & doing a clean install you find Alureon again, one of your backup files is very likely infected.
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17 May 2013   #16
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

sharona,

Quote:
Borg 386: If, after wiping the drive & doing a clean install you find Alureon again, one of your backup files is very likely infected.
Alureon is not a good thing. Just let us know when you are done with the clean install, and we will take it from there.
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17 May 2013   #17
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Sharina how's the installation coming ?
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17 May 2013   #18
sharona

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit
 
 

VistaKing, DBAN is still running. It says it's got about 3.5 hours still left. I have work tomorrow, so I don't know if I'll be up late enough to get a reinstall done tonight.

However, I'm currently running scans on my external hd. It looks like something might be there, not sure what yet, though. I went ahead and bought some blank CDs so I can put a copy of the WiFi driver on one instead of using the usb device to be on the safe side.
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17 May 2013   #19
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

What are you using to scan on the external drive ? Does it say it found items ?
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17 May 2013   #20
sharona

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit
 
 

Currently using MalwareBytes to scan it. Scan's still running, been running for about 1.5 hours. It says it's detected 2 objects so far. Not sure how much longer til it's through. I was going to run MSE overnight as it's going to take several hours.
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