startpage

Discussion in 'Virus Information' started by Fabricio Remor, Jun 17, 2004.

  1. I am using AVG antivirus and I keep getting the same
    virus "startpage"
    I always change the start page on IExplore, but each time
    that I reload the IExplore, the old start pega is
    regenerated.

    Can someone tellme how I can get rid of this virus once
    for all. Thanks.

    Fabricio
    Curitiba-PR/Brasil
     
    Fabricio Remor, Jun 17, 2004
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  2. Fabricio Remor

    Bigbruva Guest

    So I guess the AVG scanner has failed to clean your system :-(

    Try following the removal instructions on the Symantec AV site here:

    http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/trojan.startpage.html

    Good luck

    BB
     
    Bigbruva, Jun 17, 2004
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  3. Fabricio Remor

    Chuck Guest

    Fabricio,

    Browser home page (startpage) hijacks are not always virus related, and those
    that are may require multiple virus protection products. Some are detected by
    spyware detection, and some spyware detection requires intensive diagnostic
    effort.

    Try one or more of these free online virus scans, to complement AVG:
    <http://www.bitdefender.com/scan/license.php>
    <http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/com/activescan_principal.htm>
    <http://www.ravantivirus.com/scan/>
    <http://security.symantec.com/ssc/home.asp>
    <http://housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/start_corp.asp>

    Now check for, and learn to defend against, alternate means of infection.

    First, download LSP-Fix and WinsockXPFIx from <http://www.cexx.org/lspfix.htm>,
    and CWShredder from <http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4086.html>. All are
    free.

    Next, close all Internet Explorer and Outlook windows, then run CWShredder.
    Have it fix all.

    Now check for, and remove, spyware. Get HijackThis
    <http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=3155> and Spybot S&D
    <http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=download>. Both free.
    1) Install and run Spybot. First update it ("Search for updates"), then run a
    scan ("Check for problems"). Trust Spybot, and make all recommended deletions.
    2) Install and run HijackThis. Do NOT make any changes immediately. Save the
    HJT Log. <http://forums.spywareinfo.com/index.php?showtopic=227>
    3) Have your HJT log interpreted by experts at one or more of the following
    forums (and post it, or a link to your forum post, here):
    <http://forums.net-integration.net/>
    <http://forums.spywareinfo.com/>
    <http://spywarewarrior.com/index.php>
    <http://forums.tomcoyote.org/>
    <http://www.wilderssecurity.com/>

    If removal of any spyware affects your ability to access the internet (some
    spyware builds itself into the network software, and its removal may damage your
    network), run LSP-Fix and / or WinsockXPFIx.

    And Fabricio, please don't contribute to the spread and success of email address
    mining viruses. Learn to munge your email address properly, to keep yourself a
    bit safer when posting to open forums. Protect yourself and the rest of the
    internet - never post your address unmunged.
    http://www.mailmsg.com/SPAM_munging.htm

    Cheers,
    Chuck
    Paranoia comes from experience - and is not necessarily a bad thing.
     
    Chuck, Jun 17, 2004
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