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Kudos0

Bloodhound.Exploit.33

I just noticed on my 8.1 desktop on 12/3 a file was downloaded from Firefox that was quarantined as Bloodhound.Exploit.33. I'm paranoid now in wondering if this is a problem and if my machine is infected. My parents use this desktop, and it was around the time in the morning one of them usually uses it so I don't know what one of them did. It was quarantined so is it removed now? Or do I have to delete it still? I don't see any option to, only to restore it which I don't wanna do of course. I proceeded to downloaded Malwarebytes and ran it and it didn't find any threats. And it hasn't popped up since, either. It says file was released less than a week ago under info. Can I rest easy, or should I be worried?

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Kudos0

Re: Bloodhound.Exploit.33

Hi, MM. Its a term given to Symantec's heuristic detection of this item.

https://www.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2005-041215...

It's safe to leave it in quarantine, but should it rear its head again, you may want to check with one of the free malware removal forums we recommend, where an expert will check your system.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ (link is external)
http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/ (link is external)
http://www.cybertechhelp.com/forums/ (link is external)
http://forums.whatthetech.com/ (link is external)
http://qmalwareremoval.freeforums.net/ (link is external)

If needed, please register with one, and stay with that expert until your system is declared clean.

Windows 10 Home X 64
Kudos0

Re: Bloodhound.Exploit.33

You can clear the entry from quarantine which will remove it. As long as a file is quarantined it cannot harm your system. You can follow up with a full scan. Then download MalwareBytes Antimalware Free and run a scan. But 100/1 your system is clean. 

https://www.malwarebytes.com/

Kudos0

Re: Bloodhound.Exploit.33

Okay, so to delete the quarantine I just remove the entry? And yes, I did a Malwarebytes scan and it came back clean.
Kudos0

Re: Bloodhound.Exploit.33

Hi, MM. Yes, you can delete it from quarantine if you wish.

Windows 10 Home X 64
Kudos1 Stats

Re: Bloodhound.Exploit.33

Two points:

1. This is a heuristic detection, so it may be a false positive.

2. The threat is an exploit from about 12 years ago of a vulnerability in MSN Messenger, which is a discontinued product.

I would guess that, unless you are using a very old, unpatched, system, this was likely an FP.

Kudos0

Re: Bloodhound.Exploit.33

You're probably right, SOJ. However, deleting it will *fix* this isssue anyway, I figure ?

Windows 10 Home X 64
Kudos0

Re: Bloodhound.Exploit.33

There is no issue. Norton detected the file and quarantined it. Clearing the entry from Norton quarantine also deletes the file from the pc. But any file in quarantine cannot harm he system. The file is "in jail". 

Kudos0

Re: Bloodhound.Exploit.33

PatsSoxBruins:

There is no issue. Norton detected the file and quarantined it. Clearing the entry from Norton quarantine also deletes the file from the pc. But any file in quarantine cannot harm he system. The file is "in jail". 

Perhaps you'd prefer the term situation rather than *issue* ?

I think the situation with quarantine and how it works, has already been covered.

Windows 10 Home X 64
Kudos0

Re: Bloodhound.Exploit.33

@MedievalMan:

You don't have to worry. Because the file you were trying to DOWNLOAD had been quarantined, even if it turns out that it was a false positive. If I were you, I would perform the below actions:

  • Update your Norton Internet Security, scan your Windows in its Safe Mode later.
  • Follow this page to restore that item from the Quarantine folder.

Just to confirm, what file/application were you trying to download? You may Report a Suspected Erroneous Detection here. Would you please upload a screenshot of that in your Norton software?

More, if you're still using the said OLD MSN on that desktop, you had better uninstall such a discontinued app and have a look@ its alternatives@ alternativeto.net/software/my-msn and, keep your 8.1 up-to-date. One more thing, you may need to perform a custom installation of the app you get and/or any other 3rd-party downloads - this helps keep PUPs at bay.

As to ANY potential malware infections in future, you can bookmark this Norton Virus Protection Promise and/or official Norton Support channel.

Please post back if this or any other comment solves your problem. THX...

PUP Hunter PRO: Just TRYING to save the world (U) from cyber threats, A single blog post, at a time, and ONCE & FOR ALL. (A fan of Nadia_Kovacs)

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