Istarthere

IStartHere is a program that installs a toolbar in Internet Explorer and changes the user's home page.IStartHere displays a pop-up ad when Internet Explorer is opened and changes the user's home page to istarthere.com. No End User License Agreement (EULA) is displayed during installation. The toolbar can be uninstalled through the Add/Remove applet in the Control Panel.0

General information:

Malware Name:Istarthere
Malware Type:Toolbar
Company Name:IstartHere
Company URL:http://www.istarthere.com/
Threat Level:Elevated Risk
Operating System:WIN XP
Installation Type:Installed through EXE
Operation:Time of After Installation.

Company Description:

Istarthere is a toolbar is absolutely free and it is full with lots of very helpful features when we surf. It provides freshest news from all over the world. Provides full information about the site you are visiting. It also blocks annoying popups. It also makes the web search the easiest thing in the world.

Spyware Description:

IStartHere is a program that installs a toolbar in Internet Explorer and changes the user's home page.IStartHere displays a pop-up ad when Internet Explorer is opened and changes the user's home page to istarthere.com. No End User License Agreement (EULA) is displayed during installation. The toolbar can be uninstalled through the Add/Remove applet in the Control Panel.0

Characteristics/Symptoms:

    -> It has a search function and provides search results for paid advertisers -> Track browsing habits -> Adds a third-party utility bar to the web browser -> Changes browser -> Shows Advertisements0

Additional information might be found here:

googleSearch at Google for Istarthere
bingSearch at Bing for Istarthere
yahooSearch at Yahoo for Istarthere

Processes Running:

File information Created after Installation:

File LocationSize (Bytes)Type
C:\Program Files\IstartHere Toolbar\icons.bmp96822Bitmap Image
C:\Program Files\IstartHere Toolbar\setup.dll524288Application Extension
C:\Program Files\IstartHere Toolbar\version.txt52Text Document

Folder information Created after Installation:

Folder Location
C:\Program Files\IstartHere Toolbar

Registry information Created after Installation:

Main Registry KeySub Registry KeyKey Value Name
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\XBTB06823\Toolbar\tb_itemstrial_button
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallXBTB06823.XBTB06823ToolbarDisplayName
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\XBTB06823.XBTB06823ToolbarUninstallString