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StartPage.CFH

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:StartPage.CFH
Technical name:Adware/Startpage.CFH
Threat level:Low
Alias:Trj/StartPage.FH, Trojan.Win32.StartPage.is, CWS-AboutBlank count.cc
Type:Spyware
Subtype: Adware
Effects:  

It changes the Internet Explorer home page. It displays fake messages warning users on a possible affection by spyware and adware programs. It can install other malware on the affected computer.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:June 15, 2004
Detection updated on:March 3, 2005
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

StartPage.FH is a Trojan that changes the home page of the browser Internet Explorer. As long as the computer is affected by StartPage.FH, the original home page can not be restored.

In addition, StartPage.FH displays fake messages warning users on a possible affection by spyware and adware programs, in order to trick users into visiting several specific web sites.

If users visit these web sites, other messages will be displayed, asking for users permission for installing other malware and programs such as eAcceleration and eAnthology.

StartPage.FH 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.FH is easy to recognize, as it changes the home page of Internet Explorer for the one below:

Then, it displays a fake message, with a variable text, warning users on a possible affection by spyware and adware programs: