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I am having a little problem. When I open a browser sometime I get a message such as "computer is in thereat of Blood Hound virus" and then the browser loads and take me to a website to download antivirus software. How can I get rid of this problem? I have a pop up blocker which works fine. I think it’s probably a cookie or warm in my computer that is displaying the massage. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
You can also download hijackthis


when you have installed the program run it and then post your results here\


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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
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romaniupAuthor Commented:
Here is the full massage:
"There is a security vulnerability from the Blood Hound virus. We recommend that you download one of the security software programs to prevent malware infection"

After I click on the OK button the massage disappears and a page loads with the following address:


I think it is an advertisement. I dont think this page is directed by the Windows. Thanks.
Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Just try the following suggestions above and keep up updated on how everything is working out.

I'm sure HijackThis does this already but you can check your hosts file for entries: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC\HOSTS (open with notepad). Delete any entries there that you didn't specifically add there yourself.
Yeah don't follow the message as this is trying to get you to download even more software or download a fix from the company and/or partner that installed the software in the first place......
Its been mentioned already , but it seems that u haven't tried hijackthis yet !!

It will not scan ur computer files or anything like that, but in short.. it will list all the things that are attached to your browser (good and bad) and all u have to do is check and remove them
Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Is any of this following things listed above working? Could you please give us some feed back on how things are going?

romaniupAuthor Commented:
Thanks to all of you. I am really sorry to provide my feedback this late. I tried hijackThis. I also got rid of some of the thisngs from its list. It seemed that it worked. But I am having the same thig again today. I am going to run hijacThis again and find out what is wrong. Thanks so much. If you have any other solution please let me know.
Try counterspy from sunbelt software, this has a fully funtional trial and is an excellent spyware/adware removal program..


You might also try an online AV scanner to see if that helps..


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