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Trojan.Bookmarker.Gen is a generic detection for a group of Trojan horses that

modifies the Internet Explorer home page and search page. Then, it adds

bookmarks to the Favorites folder."


Systems Affected: Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP


How to Avoid this Threat


Turn off and remove unneeded services. By default, many operating systems install auxiliary services that are not critical, such as an FTP server, telnet, and a Web server. These services are avenues of attack. If they are removed, blended threats have less avenues of attack and you have fewer services to maintain through patch updates.

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Here are removal instructions


Disable System Restore (Windows Me/XP).

Update the virus definitions.

Restart the computer in Safe mode or VGA mode.

Run a full system scan and delete all the files detected as Trojan.Bookmarker.Gen.

Reverse the changes that were made to the registry.

Delete any bookmarks or links that the Trojan added.

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Back up your Info.



I every now and then save the links that I like best (just incase.) It's always a good idea to back up your information.


So if you have not done it in awhile (like me), then it's time to do it. I just did it, it only took two hours.


Remember, back it up on a zip or cd, or an external hard drive. To me this is like eating, and drinking. You got to do it.

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