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#1 Raven

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Posted 14 January 2005 - 06:02 PM

Hello,
Thank you for welcoming me to your website. My computer has been infected by about:blank and I have tried everything on my own to get rid of it but it won't work. I currently have spybot search & destroy and the spydoctor. I tried to download from download.com the ad-aware but my page pops back to about:blank.
Thank you for your help! Raven

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#2 tg1911

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Posted 14 January 2005 - 07:05 PM

Hello, Raven, and welcome aboard.

Sounds like you've been hijacked.

Run these online virus scanners:
http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

Besides Spybot, are you using these basic security programs?

aČ free-a complementary product to antivirus software which is specialized in protection against harmful software. Antivirus software often features an inadequate protection against Trojans, Dialers and Spyware. aČ fills this gap.
Ad-Aware-A good program similar to SpyBot S & D.
SpywareBlaster-A good program that prevents spyware from being installed on your computer in the first place. This program is always running in the background, protecting your computer. It prevents the installation of bad active X controls found in web pages.
SpywareGuard-A nice compliment to SpywareBlaster. This allows you the option to prevent downloads that contain bad active X controls.

If not, you need to. These programs, updated and used regularly, will do a lot to keep your computer clean of spyware, trojans, keyloggers, browser hijackers, etc...

Download them, update them, and then run them.


If that doesn't help, then:

Download the latest version of HijackThis (HJT), from here.

Put HijackThis in a Permanent folder:
Click My Computer / C: / File / New / Folder / name the folder; HijackThis
Put HijackThis.exe, in this folder.
This is a mandatory step, for the backup and restore functions, of HijackThis, to be able to work.

Read the pinned post in the HJT forum, here

Then, run a log, and post it in the HJT forum, at this link. Do not, fix anything, yet.
A member, of the HJT Team, will help you out.
Please, be patient, these people are volunteers. They will help you out, as soon as possible.
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Posted 21 January 2005 - 02:21 PM

Spy Sweeper is the only thing that worked for me, after trying MANY other ways suggested. It is a freeware downloadable at MajorGeeks.com

Good Luck!

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Posted 21 January 2005 - 10:50 PM

BC as a self-help guide for removing this:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/4210/how-to-remove-aboutblank-aboutnavigationfailure-sedll/

Regards,
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