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Bookmark.C

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Bookmark.C
Technical name:Trj/Bookmark.C
Threat level:Low
Alias:Troj/StartPg-BG, TROJ_SMALL.DB, Trojan.Win32.StartPage.bg
Type:Trojan
Effects:  

It changes the home page of Internet Explorer, adds links to pornographic websites to the Favorites folder and redirects the default search page.

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Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Jan. 14, 2004
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Bookmark.C is a Trojan that changes the home page of the browser Internet Explorer.

Bookmark.C adds links to pornographic websites to the Favorites folder. In addition, it redirects the default search page of Internet Explorer.

Bookmark.C 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.

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Visible Symptoms 

    

Some clear indications that Bookmark.C has reached the computer are the following:

  • It changes the home page of the browser Internet Explorer.
  • It adds links to pornographic websites to the Favorites folder.
  • On some computers, it displays the following message on screen once it is run: