There is no virus known by this name to our product. Bloodhound is a generic name used by Norton Anti-Virus that it might have found an unknown virus. Sometimes this is a false alarm, sometimes a real alarm on a virus unknown to NAV.

Automatic action

If this is a real alarm, F-Secure Anti-Virus might detect it with another name or, as this is likely to be a new virus, miss it. In any case it will not detect the object as being infected by "Bloodhound".

Suspect a file is incorrectly detected (a False Positive)?

A False Positive is when a file is incorrectly detected as harmful, usually because its code or behavior resembles known harmful programs. A False Positive will usually be fixed in a subsequent database update without any action needed on your part. If you wish, you may also:

  • Check for the latest database updates

    First check if your F-Secure security program is using the latest detection database updates, then try scanning the file again.

  • Submit a sample

    After checking, if you still believe the file is incorrectly detected, you can submit a sample of it for re-analysis.

    NOTE If the file was moved to quarantine, you need to collect the file from quarantine before you can submit it.

  • Exclude a file from further scanning

    If you are certain that the file is safe and want to continue using it, you can exclude it from further scanning by the F-Secure security product.

    Note You need administrative rights to change the settings.

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Submit a sample

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Technical Details

Variant:ALIAS:Bloodhound.AOLPWS, AOLPWS

This is a special name Norton Anti-Virus uses for unknown versions of AOL password stealers. They only affect users of America Online.


The August 9, 1999 (posted August 12, 1999) virus definition update for Norton AntiVirus may falsely detect some Microsoft Word 97 or 2000 templates as "Bloodhound.Unknown".

Contact FSAV or NAV support for further instructions.