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I recently removed an infection of Alureon-K virus using the TDSS killer, apparently successfully but

I am unable to update Windows XP (and a few other programs) because somehow I am "not administrator" any longer.

I have 2 accounts, both administrator and neither will allow me to update. I tried simply setting up a new account as administrator, with the same result.

Everything indicates a clean machine at this point - I was able to update and run AMB; I ran a housecall.trendmicro scan; my resident avast! has been running and updating without problems.

After the virus removal, there were a whole host of files that were greyed out like read-only files. I reset all those to allow me access and they all appear to run fine.

Could I still have some Alureon residue?

Should I reinstall the OS or will I just open another can of worms?

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After the virus removal, there were a whole host of files that were greyed out like read-only files. I reset all those to allow me access and they all appear to run fine.

Hello Steener19,

You did not say "where" you saw these files. Using what ?

It is quite conceivable there would be residue of Alureon.

Please print out, read and follow the directions here, skipping any steps you are unable to complete. Then post a NEW topic here in Malware Removal forum.

One of the expert helpers there will give you one-on-one assistance when one becomes available.

After posting your new post make sure under options that you select Follow this topic.

Please post there the DDS logs. Don't post your logs here.

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