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Risk Level 1: Very Low

January 14, 2003
February 13, 2007 11:42:17 AM
Trojan Horse
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 3.x, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

The VBS.StartPage Trojan horse alters the Microsoft Internet Explorer default home page without permission. The Trojan horse arrives as a file with the .vbs extension.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version January 15, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 5, 2015 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version January 15, 2003 revision 036
  • Latest Daily Certified version February 5, 2015 revision 037
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date January 15, 2003
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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


  • Distribution Level: Low
Note: On May 14, 2015, modifications will be made to the threat write-ups to streamline the content. The Threat Assessment section will no longer be published as this section is no longer relevant to today's threat landscape. The Risk Level will continue to be the main threat risk assessment indicator.
Writeup By: Jari Kytojoki

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