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It allows to get into the affected computer.
It changes the security settings of Internet Explorer.
, across the Internet.
|First detected on:||Jan. 19, 2010|
|Detection updated on:||Jan. 19, 2010|
StartPage.DDY is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it changes the security settings of Internet Explorer, decreasing its security level.
StartPage.DDY uses the following propagation or distribution methods:
- Exploiting vulnerabilities with the intervention of the user: exploiting vulnerabilities in file formats or applications. To exploit them successfully it needs the intervention of the user: opening files, viewing malicious web pages, reading emails, etc.
- Via Internet, exploiting remote vulnerabilities: attacking random IP addresses, in which it tries to insert a copy of itself by exploiting one or more vulnerabilities.