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#1 chris3

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Posted 21 October 2007 - 12:54 PM

i might have about.blank but dont know how to get rid of it. can someone help me out please.

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Posted 21 October 2007 - 01:51 PM

Hello chris3

You did not provide much information for any of us to assist you. What makes you think you have an about.blank infection? Is some program telling you this and if so, what program?

What OS (Win XP/2000, etc) are you using? What type of anti-virus are you using? Have you performed any anti-spyware scans? Have you tried doing your scans in "SAFE MODE"?

Are you doing scans while logged into the "Administrator Account" or an "account with administrator privileges"?
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Posted 22 October 2007 - 10:15 PM

when i put my internet on sometimes about.blank comes on in the address bar.

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 10:38 PM

The trusted blank page setting in IE is also called about:blank and is not the same as the CWS hijacker with the same name.

Have you tried to reset your hompage settings via IE's Tools menu > Internet Options > General tab > Home page > "Use Blank"?

The reason I'm asking is because the about:blank infection is an old infection and there are a lot of misconceptions about it vs the legitimate one in IE.
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Posted 30 October 2007 - 07:56 AM

thanks

i see what you mean now

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 08:15 AM

Your welcome.
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