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StartPage.CFQ

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:StartPage.CFQ
Technical name:Adware/StartPage.CFQ
Threat level:Low
Alias:Trj/StartPage.E, Adware-CWS,StartPage-AR
Type:Spyware
Subtype: Adware
Effects:  It changes the home page of Internet Explorer.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:Dec. 16, 2003
Detection updated on:Jan. 5, 2004
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

StartPage.E is a Trojan that changes the home page of the browser Internet Explorer to www.search-space.com.

StartPage.E runs during a variable period. Before it finishes its execution, it carries out the change in the home page.

StartPage.E does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs the attacking user’s intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, e-mail messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.

Visible Symptoms 

    

StartPage.E is easy to recognize, as it changes the home page of the browser Internet Explorer to:
www.search-space.com