1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. WinHound


February 13, 2007 11:47:29 AM
Misleading Application
Infection Length:
2,620,945 bytes;577,536 bytes.
Risk Impact:
File Names:
Winhound.exe; WinhoundInstaller.exe
Systems Affected:


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.


Your Symantec program detects WinHound.


This security risk is manually downloaded and installed.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 1, 2015 revision 020
  • 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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