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WinHound

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:47:29 AM
Type:
Misleading Application
Infection Length:
2,620,945 bytes;577,536 bytes.
Risk Impact:
Low
File Names:
Winhound.exe; WinhoundInstaller.exe
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

Behavior


WinHound is a Security Risk that may give exaggerated reports of threats on the computer. The program then prompts the user to purchase a registered version of the software in order to remove the reported threats.

Symptoms


Your Symantec program detects WinHound.

Transmission


This security risk is manually downloaded and installed.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 23, 2005
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 23, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date December 28, 2005
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