Hello. Well this is the 3rd topic i've made about this annoyance i have been having. I don't even know if it can be resolved or if I can avoid it at all.
about:blank: We found out, its not a malware(in this case), hijacker or anything that can harm the machine. Even so, its hanging up my browsing efforts, slowing down at times and even stopping the search. i sometimes have to refresh or hit the link again to get it to move. It doesn't always show up. it seems to be a random thing. When it hangs, its anywhere from 5 to 20 seconds before continuing.
This happens in chrome and firefox. Although, it seems to hang with chrome and firefox just zips through it like its just part of the search path.I have also noticed it when i was using IE and that was a disaster, so not going back there..
Has anyone else heard of this issue besides the hijacker thing? Just wondering because only a few people i know of has even heard of about:blank. Id really like to figure this out, if its even possible lol....
And, since its not a malware or anything that is 'attached' to my system, i wonder if i should go ahead and contact Microsoft since its their creation? Maybe they have a way of getting rid of it.
Windows 8.1 64 bit; Desktop (UTD)
Google Chrome (UTD)
I was referred from here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/578667/aboutblank-possible-malware/
Thank you in advance for any help!