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Infection Win32/StartPage Trojan

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Sounds like something that changes the IE startpage or something.

Antivirus websites usually have some database of all virus and trojans, with information on what they do, what files they infect, what ports they use, what registry key the change, and how to remove them, etc.

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I just found this at http://research.sunbelt-software.com/ The Vipre Antivirus site,


Name Trojan.Win32.StartPage.ba

Type Malware

Type Description Malware ("malicious software") consists of software with clearly malicious, hostile, or harmful functionality or behavior and that is used to compromise and endanger individual PCs as well as entire networks.

Category Trojan

Category Description Trojan is a general term for malicious software that is installed under false or deceptive pretenses or is installed without the user's full knowledge and consent. Most Trojans exhibit some form of malicious, hostile, or harmful functionality or behavior.

Level High

Level Description High risks are typically installed without user interaction through security exploits, and can severely compromise system security. Such risks may open illicit network connections, use polymorphic tactics to self-mutate, disable security software, modify system files, and install additional malware. These risks may also collect and transmit personally identifiable information (PII) without your consent and severely degrade the performance and stability of your computer.

Advice Type Remove

Release Date

Last updated on Sep 10 2008

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