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"about Blank" Vs. Vista


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#1 RCBleeper

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 08:56 PM

I think this is the correct forum for this question. As you can tell, I am a newbie so feel free to correct me!
I have a new HP Pavilion dv2000 laptop with pre-installed Vista and recently managed to suck in "about blank". Everywhere I looked , something called XespySE???? was recommended. I downloaded it but it stated it will not work on Vista. The pre-installed virus and spyware systems couldn't find it. Questions:
1. Now what?
2. The laptop now just has IE. Will Firefox offer any additional protection from "about blank" once we get rid of it? I have Firefox on my home PC and have never seen "about blank".

Thanks! You guys are the best!!

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 09:07 PM

Super Antispyware is compatible with Vista. You can try that before posting a Hijack This log.

Install Super Antispyware. Run it in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.superantispyware.com/

Post a Hijack This log in the Hijack This Forum by following the directions in the link below. DO NOT post the log in this forum.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/

The best protection from Driveby downloads of malware is Firefox with NoScript extension

Edited by buddy215, 23 July 2007 - 09:12 PM.

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