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#1 Beasly0905

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Posted 11 September 2004 - 09:50 PM

My web browser redirects to "about:blank" regardless of my settings. I have run Ad-Aware and Spy-bot repeatedly and will often get rid of this problem, only to have it come back the next time the browser is launched.

Is there a previous posting to one of your forums already existing for this particular problem that may help me? I've read the tutorial on how to download and install HijackThis! and I'm afraid it's a bit beyond my skill level (or possibly just my confidence level!).

Thanks in advance!

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#2 Grinler

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Posted 12 September 2004 - 01:59 PM

Create a directory on your hardrive to save HijackThis.exe. A directory like c:\hijackthis. If you do not do this, you will not be able to use the backup/restore features.

Download HijackThis from:

HijackThis Download Site

Save this file into the directory you made previously and then run the program named hijackthis.exe. When the program opens click on the Config button, then click on the Misc Tools button, and click on the Check for update online button. When it completes checking/applying updates press the back button.

Now click on the Scan button and when it is finished click on the Save Log button. A Notepad window will open with the contents of this log. Click on Edit then click on Select all. Then click on Edit and then Click on Copy.

Create a reply to this post here and right click in message area and select paste to paste the log into the post.

Someone will reply to you after reading this post. DO NOT fix any entries unless you understand what you are doing.

To see a tutorial with screenshots on using HijackThis you can click on the link below:

How to use HijackThis to remove Browser Hijackers, Malware, & Spyware




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