I thought I would post this here, since it seems the best place to make people aware of a particularly nasty little bugger of a virus. The name is called TR/Alureon, and it comes in several variations...
More to the point, what this Trojan does, or did to me rather, was that every time I tried to open a .Exe file, typically my PC games, or web browsers, it would delete the exe icon, even if its just a shortcut, and infect it somehow with its own little devices that would prevent you form being able to open it, under its little message "<insert name of EXE file here> Is corrupt, and the process will be terminated to safeguard your computer"
Seeing this, I ran my virus scanner, Avira the free edition. The kicker was, it found nothing. Notta, Zip. So I ran it again, and then restarted my computer. Thinking it may have just been a corrupt file, I went into the main program files folder, and attempted to start it from there. It infected the whole file after that, and rendered it completely unusable. Doing a little searching on the web afterward on another computer, I found out that this little bastard was quite a nuisance elsewhere for others, and was directed to the god of Malware removing software. Malwarebytes.
I had to download it to a flashdrive in order to get it to work, because the virus didnt seem able to infect .exe files not on my hard drive, and ran it, it found so much that my Antivirus software couldnt it was breathtaking.
Just a word out if you ever see it on your computer, because the scanners will 'detect' it, but they cannot remove it unless you have one hell of a good Antivirus, or Malware removing software. I hope that none of you have to deal with it, because even after I got rid of it, so many of my files and programs were damaged I had to restore everything from backups. ><