Tag Archives: MSE

Remove DOS\Alureon.e virus from Windows

Recently, when I checked out my home computer after several months I found it does not have Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) installed, The first thing I did was to install MSE and scan whole system. After the scan I kept getting a Trojan:DOS/Alureon.E threat in MSE Potential Threat details.  Even after clicking Clean to remove this, it encounterd an error all the time and puts the infection into quarantine.  The error code was 0x80501001. And even after several restarts and cleanup MSE was showing this virus. Alureon is difficult to remove, is considered a rootkit (it may morph and change identity on your OS) and many IT professionals recommend a reinstall of the OS to ensure the rootkit is removed. DOS\Alureon.e enables its controller to learn your browsing habits, as well as extract other data from your computer system. In particular, any version of the infection  extracts from your PC … Read the rest

Caution! Fake Microsoft Security Essentials software on the loose

A new Trojan that is disguising itself as Microsoft’s no-cost antimalware program Microsoft Security Essentials is also known in the technical world of antimalware combat as “Win32/FakePAV”. FakePAV is a rogue that displays messages that imitate Microsoft Security Essentials threat reports in order to entice the user into downloading and paying for a rogue security scanner. The rogue persistently terminates numerous processes such as Windows Registry Editor, Internet Explorer, Windows Restore and other utilities and applications. This fake software is distributed by a tactic commonly described as a “drive-by download” and shows up as a hotfix.exe or as an mstsc.exe file. Additionally, after the fake Microsoft Security Essentials software reports it cannot clean the claimed malware infection, it offers to install additional antimalware rogues (with names such as AntiSpySafeguard, Major Defense Kit, Peak Protection, Pest Detector and Red Cross). Lastly, this fake program will try to scare you into purchasing… Read the rest

Update Microsoft Security Essentials offline

Microsoft Security Essentials, a core anti-malware service that helps protect consumers against viruses, spyware and other malicious software is one of the best antivirus i have seen in recent times. Its a lightweight, 100% free to every user running genuine Windows. Like every other Antivirus it needs to regulary update its definitions from the internet. But if you are on a PC with limited access or no Access to the internet , here is how you can download the Microsoft Security Essentials virus and spyware definition update file offline : 1. Make note of the Windows operating environment (32-Bit or 64-Bit) you are having. 2. To download the file for a 32-bit (x86-based) version of Windows, click the following link: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=87342 To download the file for a 64-bit version of Windows, click the following link: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=87341 Just save the file on a USB stick so that you can connect the… Read the rest

Fix Microsoft Security Essentials Utility

Fix MSE is a portable utility, which resets all the Registry and other settings of Microsoft Security Essentials to default one. If you are facing any issues in running MSE, this tool would help to reset all settings without Re-installation of MSE. System Requirements: Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0 Microsoft Security Essentials 1.0 Microsoft Security Essentials Beta Supported Operating Systems: Windows XP Windows Vista Windows 7 It works on both 32bit and 64bit of Windows Operating Systems. DOWNLOAD You can download the Microsoft Security Essentials from here. Windows XP (32 bit) Windows Vista & Windows 7 (32 bit) Windows Vista & Windows 7 (64 bit)… Read the rest

Digit Sept 2009 DVD with Virus

My Faviorate technology magazine loaded with viruses on the free dvd it provides. Very disappointing from Team Digit.Would have to be much more careful next time while using softwares provided with DVD Checked the files with both ESET Nod 32 v 4 & Microsoft Security Essentials and both showed presence of virus in the DVD. Nod 32 shows Win32/Induc.A virus in file FreeVideoto AudioConverter.exe(Tools\Multimedia\..) . Presence of same virus in the same file detected by Microsoft Security Essentials now.       A set of files which i detected with viruses in the Digit Sept 2009 DVDs.This is present in both the DVDs. So better update your Antivirus before using Digit DVDs.… Read the rest