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Anonymous
September 20, 2005 11:39:02 AM

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HI there! My computer has the bloodhound virus and I cannot get rid of it.
Why is there not a patch or something that can be done about it? Why can't
Norton do anything about it? I use Norton- but I had 3 virus' this year and I
did the research and found the solution without the help of Norton. Why do we
need Antivirus protection and spend all this money on something that does not
seem to help? What is the bloodhound virus and where does it come from? What
is going to be done about it? I have read some of the other posts- and it
seems scary what is happening with this particular virus on their computers-
I can still access the internet, but I do get booted off quite a bit and
Norton keeps sending me warnings saying I have the Bloodhound virus and
Norton cannot do anything- why is that?? Is McFee better? Is there a program
that can take care of the bloodhound virus? What should I be doing right now?
I have tried resetting the time and date, I have downloaded something from
pctools and kixtart and something else- nothing is working I still get the
warning.
Anonymous
September 20, 2005 1:51:17 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data...

"Frustrated Teacher" <Frustrated Teacher@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:D 4625E2D-C413-440F-8891-B303B3FD7725@microsoft.com...
| HI there! My computer has the bloodhound virus and I cannot get rid of it.
| Why is there not a patch or something that can be done about it? Why can't
| Norton do anything about it? I use Norton- but I had 3 virus' this year
and I
| did the research and found the solution without the help of Norton. Why do
we
| need Antivirus protection and spend all this money on something that does
not
| seem to help? What is the bloodhound virus and where does it come from?
What
| is going to be done about it? I have read some of the other posts- and it
| seems scary what is happening with this particular virus on their
computers-
| I can still access the internet, but I do get booted off quite a bit and
| Norton keeps sending me warnings saying I have the Bloodhound virus and
| Norton cannot do anything- why is that?? Is McFee better? Is there a
program
| that can take care of the bloodhound virus? What should I be doing right
now?
| I have tried resetting the time and date, I have downloaded something from
| pctools and kixtart and something else- nothing is working I still get the
| warning.
Anonymous
September 20, 2005 9:37:23 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

From: "Frustrated Teacher" <Frustrated Teacher@discussions.microsoft.com>

| HI there! My computer has the bloodhound virus and I cannot get rid of it.
| Why is there not a patch or something that can be done about it? Why can't
| Norton do anything about it? I use Norton- but I had 3 virus' this year and I
| did the research and found the solution without the help of Norton. Why do we
| need Antivirus protection and spend all this money on something that does not
| seem to help? What is the bloodhound virus and where does it come from? What
| is going to be done about it? I have read some of the other posts- and it
| seems scary what is happening with this particular virus on their computers-
| I can still access the internet, but I do get booted off quite a bit and
| Norton keeps sending me warnings saying I have the Bloodhound virus and
| Norton cannot do anything- why is that?? Is McFee better? Is there a program
| that can take care of the bloodhound virus? What should I be doing right now?
| I have tried resetting the time and date, I have downloaded something from
| pctools and kixtart and something else- nothing is working I still get the
| warning.

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First... Please describe what you mean by the following...
"I have downloaded something from pctools and kixtart and something else- nothing is working
I still get the | warning. "

We need to know EXACTLY what you have done and what software you used.

Bloodhound is a term used by Symantec/Norton for a heuristic detection. Heuristic detection
means it has all the characteristics of a virus or Trojan. However it is unspecific of what
it or does. Basically, if it wals like a duck and squacks like a duck then it must be a
duck.

Read the URL posted by Tom.

If Norton said you had a "Bloodhound" detection then it should have indicated the fully
qualified name and path to a file that it was detected in. To find out what this is more
specifically as to what you have, a sample can be submitted to Virus Total.

Please submit a sample of the file purported to being infected by the "Bloodhound" detection
to Virus Total --
http://www.virustotal.com/flash/index_en.html
The submission will then be tested against many different AV vendor's scanners.
That will give you an idea what it is and who recognizes it. In addition, unless told
otherwise, Virus Total will provide the sample to all participating vendors.

When you get the report, please post back the exact results

To remove this unkown infector, please perform the following...

Download MULTI_AV.EXE from the URL --
http://www.ik-cs.com/programs/virtools/Multi_AV.exe

It is a self-extracting ZIP file that contains the Kixtart Script Interpreter {
http://kixtart.org Kixtart is CareWare } three batch files, five Kixtart scripts, one Link
(.LNK) file, a PDF instruction file and two utilities; UNZIP.EXE and WGET.EXE. It will
simplify the process of using; Sophos, Trend and McAfee Anti Virus Command Line Scanners to
remove viruses, Trojans and various other malware.

C:\AV-CLS\StartMenu.BAT -- { or Double-click on 'Start Menu' in C:\AV-CLS}
This will bring up the initial menu of choices and should be executed in Normal Mode. This
way all the components can be downloaded from each AV vendor’s web site.
The choices are; Sophos, Trend, McAfee, Exit the menu and Reboot the PC.

You can choose to go to each menu item and just download the needed files or you can
download the files and perform a scan in Normal Mode. Once you have downloaded the files
needed for each scanner you want to use, you should reboot the PC into Safe Mode [F8 key
during boot] and re-run the menu again and choose which scanner you want to run in Safe
Mode. It is suggested to run the scanners in both Safe Mode and Normal Mode.

When the menu is displayed hitting 'H' or 'h' will bring up a more comprehensive PDF help
file.

To use this utility, perform the following...
Execute; Multi_AV.exe { Note: You must use the default folder C:\AV-CLS }
Choose; Unzip
Choose; Close

Execute; C:\AV-CLS\StartMenu.BAT
{ or Double-click on 'Start Menu' in C:\AV-CLS }

NOTE: You may have to disable your software FireWall or allow WGET.EXE to go through your
FireWall to allow it to download the needed AV vendor related files.

* * * Please report back your results * * *

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm
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