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 mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. Then click Finish.
  4. Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  5. If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  6. When the scan is complete, make sure that All Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  7. Restart your computer when prompted to do so.

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

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