1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. Bloodhound.Overpacked


Risk Level 1: Very Low

January 19, 2004
February 13, 2007 12:16:27 PM
Trojan Horse, Worm, Virus
Systems Affected:

Symantec antivirus products exclusively use the virus name Bloodhound.Overpacked when a potentially unknown virus is found using Symantec Bloodhound technology. Bloodhound technology consists of heuristic algorithms used to detect unknown viruses. The actual file detected under Bloodhound.Overpacked is likely to be infected with a new, packed, 32-bit Windows virus.

Bloodhound.Overpacked is only detected in Portable Executable (PE) files. Bloodhound.Overpacked can detect any file that has been packed many times.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version January 19, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 20, 2008 revision 017
  • Initial Daily Certified version January 19, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 20, 2008 revision 016
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date January 21, 2004
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