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#1 doolin

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 07:56 PM

what is about:blank It has taken over my home page and I can't get rid of it

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 08:18 PM

It sounds like you have been bitten. I think you are infected some sites change your home page but in this case you have been Hijacked. What I am going to suggest is something that might look like what I just said but it is not it is a program called HijackThis and there is a procedure for it and it is listed below:

Please read this guide before actually doing the procedure
And it has all of the links for downloads you need.

Preparation Guide for use before posting a HijackThis Log
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/

Go to the following to post your log file and it will be analyzed by a qualified tech

HijackThis Logs and Analysis
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/22/virus-trojan-spyware-and-malware-removal-logs/

This procedure is free and it does take a while to go thru but it will tell you every thing virus, trojan, and everything that is infecting your computer. Please read and follow the instructions.

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Posted 02 May 2006 - 08:16 AM

You may want to try the following before posting a log. If it resolves your problem, posting a log will not be necessary.

Download and scan with CWShredder. - zipped version.
Stand-alone Exe
Stand-alone Exe
1. Double-click on cwshredder.exe to start the program.
2. Click the "Check for Update" button to ensure you have the latest version.
3. Click the "Fix" button (not "Scan Only").
4. Let it run completely and fix whatever if finds.
5. When the scan is completed and all files are removed, close the program.

If CWShredder does not run, a variant of CWS could be preventing it from running. In that case, download CoolWebSearch.Smartkiller Miniremoval Tool (delcwssk.zip).
Save/unzip it to a new folder named C:\CWS.
Open the folder and double-click miniremoval_coolwebsearch_smartkiller.exe to run.

Download and run About:Buster from one of these locations:
malwarebytes.org
subratam.org
majorgeeks.com
About:Buster Tutorial (recommended to run in "Safe Mode")

Note: If you receive any error messages please open the readme file in the AboutBuster folder and follow the directions provided for correcting that error.
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