How To Remove Bloodhound Exploit 196?

What is the Bloodhound Exploit 196? If you search McAfee, you will see that it is not even one of the top tracked viruses by them, but on the Internet, you will notice that a lot of users are getting frustrated by the 196. It is a persistent virus that is able to survive the deletion by antivirus software. You can still easily remove it like any other computer viruses but you just have to delete all traces of it at one go. The survivor tactics by the Bloodhound.Exploit.196 is neither new nor innovative, it has been used by many other viruses but it continues to fool computer users to this day.

The Bloodhound.Exploit.196 is a heuristic detection for files attempting to exploit the Adobe Acrobat and Reader Multiple Arbitrary Code Execution and Security Vulnerabilities (BID 27641) or the Adobe Acrobat and Reader Collab ‘getIcon()’ JavaScript Method Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (BID 34169). This information is from Symantec if you would like to read more.

It is a Trojan or virus that can open up a vulnerability in your system in order for a hacker to download information from your system. It creates a number of files in your system and also a number of changes in your registry files. These are its traces and makes it easier to delete so long you search for it on your system.

There are plenty of removal services and software for the Bloodhound Exploit 196 on the net, you can just google it and there will be a lot of sites offering tools for the bloodhound virus removal. I am not saying any bad things about all these tools but the typical antivirus software like AVG, Kapersky, McAfee etc will be able to remove the bloodhound exploit virus. They can do the work easily but there are a few procedures that you would need to follow in order to get it done right.

Bloodhound Exploit 196 Removal

First off, the files that are already infected by the Bloodhound or files created by the Bloodhound Exploit 196 will be detected by your antivirus software and should be quarantined or deleted. You then need to perform another round of cleaning immediately in order to get rid of the 196. This needs to be done in a safe mode environment so you will need to restart your computer in safe mode. This will allow you to easily identify which are the processes to delete without the clutter of other processes running while reducing the number of bloodhound exploit processes running as well so that you can remove the bloodhound virus.

Next, you will need to remove all the Bloodhound exploit 196 processes that are still running in your computer’s memory. These are likely to be triggered by your infected files in your startup folder, which we will get to later. Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE to open up the Windows Task Manager and then click on the “Processes” tab and search for Bloodhound. Any processes with the term “bloodhound” must be ended by right-clicking on the process and then clicking the “End Process” key. By now, we would have cleared up any Bloodhound Exploit 196 processes running in the system memory.

Next up, we will need to clean up the registry. Open up the Windows Registry Editor by typing “Regedit” in your “Run” box under the Windows Start button. Once you get your registry editor opened, you can search for the registry key “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Bloodhound.Exploit.196.” Right-click on this and then delete it. If you can, do a search in the registry for any other references to the Bloodhound and delete those values as well. Close the registry editor to save.

Next, delete all your files in your temporary Internet folder. These will get rid of any possible infected files that were not quarantined by your antivirus software.
You will then need to search for all possible Bloodhound Exploit 196 files, which can be in many forms. I recommend a search for “bloodhound.*” in all your folders. It may take a while but you would want to delete the virus in one go rather than doing all these steps again.

After going through all these manual steps. Start your antivirus scan again and you should not see any more bloodhound exploit 196 infected files. If you are still seeing any files, quickly repeat the above steps again, as you may have left out one or two bloodhound files earlier on. Otherwise, your system should be clean and you should keep it this way by not downloading suspicious files from the Internet and try not to surf websites that are suspect. Also please install an antivirus firewall software.