Overview has appeared in a few Bazooka logs [1] [2] [3] where the home page is set to and, identified by the following registry keys:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ Microsoft \ Internet Explorer \ Main \ Start Page

HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Internet Explorer \ Main \ Start Page

The two links mentioned above will lead you to a web page displaying the following:

Is your computer suffering from any of the following symptoms:
1. Has your browser's START PAGE changed?
or 2. Are you seeing a recent increase in annoying POP UPS?
or 3. Have PORN ads appeared in your browser or email?
or 4. Has your computer been acting wierd lately?
or 5. Is your Internet slower or even crashing?
or 6. Do you think your computer may have a virus?
or 7. Have new programs or toolbars been added without your permission?

If your computer is experiencing any of these symptoms...

It is almost certain that "spyware" has taken over your computer, and the problems will only get worse quickly. Plus your sensitive information like credit cards and all of your passwords can be retrieved by criminals all around the world. This is a very scary problem that needs immediate attention! You NEED to get this fixed now!
Click on THIS LINK FOR IMMEDIATE HELP and your computer will be back to normal and secure again in just a few minutes"

Clicking on the link, will lead you to the order page of SpyDeleter at


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Manual removal

To reset the web settings, such as your home page, please follow the instructions below.

  1. Start Microsoft Internet Explorer.
  2. In Internet Explorer, click Tools -> Internet Options.
  3. Click the Programs tab -> Reset Web Settings.

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