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StartPage.JL

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:StartPage.JL
Technical name:Adware/Startpage.JL
Threat level:Low
Alias:Trj/StartPage.JL, targetsearch.info
Type:Spyware
Subtype: Adware
Effects:  

It changes the home page of Internet Explorer and its default search options.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Aug. 20, 2004
Detection updated on:June 14, 2005
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

StartPage.JL is a Trojan that changes the browser Internet Explorer homepage and its default search options.

StartPage.JL is installed in the affected computer by Exploit/MhtRedir.S, which exploits the vulnerability described by Microsoft in the security bulletin MS04-013.>

Visible Symptoms 

    

StartPage.JL is easy to recognize, as it changes the browser Internet Explorer homepage.