JS.StartPage is a Trojan horse program, which alters the default home page of Microsoft Internet Exporer. It sometimes arrives as a file with the .hta extension. This file is an HTML application, and it runs only if the Windows Scripting Host is installed.
There are other things that you can do to protect your system from this type of Trojan horse:
Install the Microsoft patch
- If you are using Norton AntiVirus 2001, a free program update that includes Script Blocking is available. Please run LiveUpdate to obtain this.
- For other versions of Norton AntiVirus, SARC offers a tool to disable the Windows Scripting Host.
This worm takes advantage of a known Microsoft Outlook/Outlook Express security hole. Microsoft has provided a patch for this security hole at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS99-032.asp
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