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Bloodhound.Exploit.477 is a malicious program that attempts to trick computer users into purchasing rogue software. It does this by displaying large amounts of error messages and other pop-ups on systems that it has compromised. Bloodhound.Exploit.477 also makes other malicious changes to your system which include, modifications to your web browser's search results and that redirect you to other malicious web sites when you attempt online searches. The web sites that you are redirected to may possibly perform drive-by installs of additional malicious programs onto your computer system. Plus Bloodhound.Exploit.477 modifies important system files and folders, it disables your Windows Firewall, it changes your desktop background, it disables the Task manager and it also prevents you from installing any additional software that might be used to remove it from your computer.

Computer users can acquire this infection by opening infected e-mail attachments or by visiting infected websites.

How to remove Bloodhound.Exploit.477 from your computer

You’ll need to download the programs listed below on a clean computer and then copy them onto a flash drive or cd for use on the infected computer and they include:

  1. rKill
  2. Combofix
  3. Emsisoft Antimalware

Bloodhound.Exploit.477 removal procedure step by step:

  1. First, start your computer up in “Safe Mode with Command Prompt” by pressing the “Function F8” at start-up before the “Windows” logo appears.

  1. Once in “Safe Mode with Command Prompt”, execute your copy of “rKill” on the infected computer, that you downloaded on a clean system and then transferred by flash drive or cd to the infected computer system. This will have to be done from the command prompt since Bloodhound.Exploit.477 would hinder your efforts if your tried to remove it from the “Windows Explorer” interface in regular “Safe Mode”. RKill will attempt to terminate any virus processes that are loaded in your system’s memory, which will allow you to remove the virus with less of a hindrance. If you’re unfamiliar with DOS commands, it won’t be a problem. We’ll need to determine the drive letter of the device that you have the files copied on. If you burned the files on a cd, the drive letter may be “D”. But if you put the files on a flash drive, it could be something between “E” and possibly “H”. It just depends on how many hard drives and partitions that you have installed on your computer. We’ll use drive “E” for this example. So, at the command prompt you will type “E:”. The drive change should be indicated on the next line at the command prompt. Next, depending on where you placed the files on the flash drive or cd, you’ll type “CD {Your Directory Name}”. An example of this would be to type “CD software” at the command prompt if you named the folder on the external drive or cd “Software” and then downloaded rKill, combofix and Emsisoft into it. Once you’re in the correct file folder type “Dir”. Afterwards a complete list of all of the files and folders in that directory will be displayed. At this point type “rkill.exe” (Unless you have named it something else)to execute rKill on your system.

  1. Next,  disable any anti-virus utility programs that you already have installed on the infected computer and run a scan with the downloaded copy of “Combofix” that you have copied on the flash drive or cd.  If necessary, start the “Windows Explorer” by typing “Explorer” at the command prompt before you run Combofix, so you’ll be able to disable your currently installed anti-virus’s real time scan. Otherwise continue executing Combofix from the command prompt. It may take around 15 minutes or more to complete it’s scan. It’s important that you don’t interrupt it by trying to open any other programs on the infected system while Combofix is performing it’s scan. It’s scan will involve around 50 to 60 stages.
  2. After Combofix has completed it’s scan and displayed it’s log file, reboot the system into normal mode and install the copy of Emsisoft Antimalware and then run a full scan. The scan with Emsisoft Antimalware will take a while, because it’s very thorough and resource intensive. Quarantine or delete any infected files that the utility locates after it’s complete scan is finished. Afterwards reboot your computer once more.
  3. Once the system has restarted check it for complete functionality and look for the annoying pop-ups that Bloodhound.Exploit.477 displayed before. If those pop-ups are still present you may need to seek the advice of a professional repair technician. Otherwise, at this point, the removal procedure should be complete. Also make sure to reactivate the real time protection of your installed anti-virus utility.

The information in this article is provided "as is". It should be used for educational purposes only. Smith Technical Resources makes no guarantees or claims that the information contained in this article will help you completely remove the above listed malicious program(s) from your computer.

If you feel uncomfortable performing any of the procedures that we've listed on this page, please contact a professional computer repair company in your area and have them complete the needed repairs on your computer. Smith Technical Resources takes no responsibility for any possible damage that could result from your use of the above instructions.

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