Norton AntiVirus Erroneously Reports "Bloodhound" Virus in MathType
The information in this document applies to:
Norton AntiVirus (Win)
A few users of Norton AntiVirus who reported that it was erroneously detecting
a "Bloodhound" virus on MathType 3.5 installation diskettes.
There are no viruses in MathType 3.5. According to Symantec, "Bloodhound" virus is a catch-all name for anything that
Norton AntiVirus suspects may be a virus fragment or a variant of a virus. The
MathType macros do not contain viruses. This problem has been corrected in
Norton's current virus definitions files.
Symantec has determined that the virus warning is a false-positive and
corrected this problem in their virus definitions that came out since
the end of January, 1998. In order to receive significant protection from Norton
AntiVirus, you must keep your virus definition files current, otherwise your
computer will be vulnerable to new viruses.
If you are getting this message, you need to download the
latest virus definition files from Symantec's website.