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Risk Level 1: Very Low

January 15, 2002
April 29, 2010 3:15:01 PM
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Trojan.StartPage is a detection for Trojan horse threats that change a browser’s home page. The reasons for changing the home page vary, though it is commonly done to display advertising to the user, exploit the browser to run other threats, or to promote misleading applications.

If a Symantec antivirus product displays a detection alert for this threat, it means the computer is already protected against this threat and the Symantec product will effectively remove this threat from the computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version January 15, 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version April 18, 2015 revision 005
  • Initial Daily Certified version January 15, 2002
  • Latest Daily Certified version April 19, 2015 revision 002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date January 16, 2002
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Threat Assessment


  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy


  • Damage Level: Low
  • Payload: Changes the browser's hope page.


  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Ben Nahorney

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