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#1 sandra247


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Posted 11 June 2009 - 06:52 AM

Hello Forum.
I am what id call moderate at fixing my computer i have just above a good understanding of my way around. My problem is i recently started using facebook and have noticed that on many occations through the day when i try to add a persons profile to mine another window opens as normal but instead of their profile showing i have multiple tabs opening all blank, white and with about:blank in address bar, its impossible to close any of these down and around 20 open within seconds. I then have to press the shut down button on my tower to reboot. I have spent the last few days researching this about:blank and have learnt a thing or two but really am not confident enough to try some of the suggestions ive seen. One i did try was looking for the appel.dll file? apprently if i am infected with this thats where it would be but that file has no value next to it that i can see and from that point onwards i get very confused. I have done a full virus scan with avast, used cwshredder.. ive also used hijackthis (log attached) but what im also confused about is everywhere i have researched about this problem all say it changes your home search page etc.. and or can direct you to porn sites etc to my knowledge this is not happening to me, my homepage is always as it should be and im never directed to any sites i shouldnt be..just loads of blank white tabs that open out of control. when i go to peoples profiles on facebook. (so far)
Any help or advise you could give would be so apprecaited


edit many many hours later - does anybody actually use these forums? i have gone by the rules and not bumped or anything as im apprently "in line" but its many hours later and not even a responce ?

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#2 thcbytes


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Posted 20 June 2009 - 09:40 AM

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We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 07:39 PM

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