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It collects information on Internet usage and the applications installed in the computer and sends it to Internet advertising companies.>
|First detected on:||May 23, 2003|
|Detection updated on:||Aug. 22, 2005|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
StartPage is a spyware.
Spyware programs are usually included in free applications downloaded from the Internet.
These programs are installed on the affected computer, sometimes without user consent, without warning users that these programs will collect user details, such as Internet usage, pages viewed, phone connection details, inventory of the applications installed in the computer, etc.
Then, this information will be sent to Internet advertising companies, without the user consent and without users realizing.
StartPage is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:
- It changes the homepage of Internet Explorer.