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|Effects: ||It changes the home page of Internet Explorer, adds links to pornographic websites to the Favorites folder and redirects the default search page.|
|Detection updated on:||Jan. 12, 2004|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Bookmark.B is a Trojan that changes the home page of the browser Internet Explorer.
Bookmark.B deletes links in the Favorites folder, and adds links to pornographic websites. In addition, it overwrites the HOSTS file, in order to redirect the default search page to a specific IP address.
Bookmark.B 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.
Bookmark.B is easy to recognize, as it changes the home page of the browser Internet Explorer.