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Registry

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Registry
Technical name:W32/Registry
Threat level:Low
Alias:StarPage.A, Trojan.Win32.StartPage.A, TROJ.STARTPAGE.A
Type:Trojan
Effects:  It modifies the Home page of Internet Explorer.

First detected on:March 25, 2002
Detection updated on:March 25, 2002
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Registry is a Trojan, whose main effect is to change Home page of the browser Internet Explorer.

It is very easy to be infected by Registry as it reaches the computer through many different means: e-mail messages with infected attachments, computer networks, CD-ROMs, Internet downloads, FTP, floppy disks, etc.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Registry is easy to identify as it changes Internet Explorer’s Home page to www.coolcdroom.com.