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Start Page Guard

Start Page GuardAuthor: Piotr J. Walczak
Latest Version: 2.5
Platform: Windows 9x, ME, NT 4.0, 2K
Size: 422 Kb
license: Free
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NEWS:
* Version 2.5 - rewritten procedure for handling search-page hijacking through the HOSTS file.
* Version 2.2 - Improved "eradication procedure". Many small tweeks and improvments. Detects even more hi-jackers.
* Version 2.1 - Detects more hi-jackers.
* Version 2.0 - SEARCHPAGE GUARD added. Now user can control StartPage and SearchPage settings as well. Every parameter for SearchPage can be set independently without fiddling with registry. Please read HELP - is really useful. Now SPG detects and _remove_ many more invaders, including those that attempted to overtake SearchPages.
NOTE XP USERS: Reportedly works fine under XP, but the author has no way to verify it.

THE PROGRAM
StartPage Guard (SPG) protects your PC from cyberscam, by detecting and preventing any unauthorized changes to your internet browser's Start and Search pages. It is also capable of removing automatically most of known "invaders".

BACKGROUND
Malicious programs (viruses, trojans, backdoors, etc.) sometime change the StartPage to "gain the ground". Spywares use this way to invade user's privacy by tracking destinations which user visited, and collecting personal information. In some cases this activity may be totally transparent to the user. But most often this is just plain annoyance when start page is changed without asking user's permission. SPG effectively deals with all this problems, making surfing the net safer, more secure, and by reducing frustration - more fun.

Start Page Guard allows you to set your Internet Explorer start page and then guards that setting against unauthorized changes. If something alters your homepage setting without your permission and doesn't let you change it back, this product will change it back for you. Please see our Hijacked! page for more information about this problem.

FEATURES
* ALWAYS remember user-selected StartPage.
* ALWAYS remember user-selected SearchPage settings.
* Alerts if start or search page has been changed.
* Detects and reports transparent-redirect attempts.
* Can automatically revert to user-selected start and search page without user interaction.
* Deals with disabled (grayed) set-startpage-address buttons on IE.
* Simple and user friendly interface.
* Includes useful HELP (please read at least once).
* Whole program is a single, file, written in C++.
* Install / uninstall included.

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The tool which lets you screen your email on the server before it ever gets to your PC. Fight spam, porn, malware, and obscenity - before it gets into your mailbox. It not only lets you see your mail before you download it, but analyzes waiting messages and rank the risk for you, in four categories: X-rated, Spam, Virus, and Foul Language. A must have for those with overflowing inboxes! Download it now.

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