Do you know what Protectstartpage.com is?
Protectstartpage.com was discovered to be a malicious website used by the Zlob Trojan infection to redirect internet users to other harmful web pages. Protectstartpage.com is also known to send computer users to Secureinstruct.com which is another site that may spread infections onto computers just like Protectstartpage.com does.
We have found out that Protectstartpage.com executes code if a link is clicked on the Protectstartpage.com home page. The code that is run may install or download a Trojan infection which could potentially install a rogue anti-spyware program. Protectstartpage.com is known to promote and possibly offer fake anti-spyware programs such as Virus Heat and Win Antispyware. Protectstartpage.com creates popup alerts, if clicked on, may start the download of one of the mentioned rogue programs.
In non-techie terms: Protectstartpage.com is very similar to many other malicious sites that push rogue anti-spyware programs. Protectstartpage.com may be very harmful if you visit the Protectstartpage.com home page. Unlike other sites that only offer rogue applications, Protectstartpage.com can spread an infection onto your computer by simply clicking on a link. Do not visit Protectstartpage.com or download any programs from Protectstartpage.com under any circumstances.
Protectstartpage.com WHOIS Information:
Website IP Address: 220.127.116.11
Registration Service Provided By: ESTDOMAINS INC
Namespace: ICANN Unsponsored Generic TLD - http://www.icann.org
TLD Info: See IANA Whois - http://www.iana.org/root-whois/com.htm
Registry: VeriSign, Inc. - http://www.verisign-grs.com
Domain Name: PROTECTSTARTPAGE.COM
Update Date: 19-May-2008
Creation Date: 19-May-2008
Expiration Date: 19-May-2009
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