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VBS.StartPage

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
January 14, 2003
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:42:17 AM
Type:
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 June 24, 2014 revision 006
  • Initial Daily Certified version January 15, 2003 revision 036
  • Latest Daily Certified version July 8, 2013 revision 002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date January 15, 2003
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Threat Assessment

Wild

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

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Jari Kytojoki

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