Trojan.StartPage

Short bio

Trojan.StartPage is the generic detection for Trojans that change the start page of a browser on the affected Windows systems.

Symptoms

Trojan.StartPage changes the start page of the affected browser and will keep doing so. The start page will be set to a site of the threat actors’ choosing. So the browser will open with a site that is different from the users’ preference.

Protection

Malwarebytes protects users from Trojan.StartPage by using real-time protection.

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Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove Trojan.StartPage without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click MBSetup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  4. Click on the Get started button.
  5. Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  6. Click Quarantine to remove the found threats.
  7. Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.

After removal, you can manually change the start page back to how it was before the infection.

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