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JS.StartPage

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
April 6, 2001
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:58:13 AM
Type:
Trojan Horse

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:

Script Blocking
  • 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.

Install the Microsoft patch
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

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version April 6, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version January 14, 2015 revision 048
  • Initial Daily Certified version April 6, 2001
  • Latest Daily Certified version January 15, 2015 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Serghei Sevcenco

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