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Anyone interested? Here's the HijackThis log: Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7 Scan saved at 6:28:20 PM, on 6/24/2004 Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106) Running processes: C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe when I heard a commotion. A great power user tool indeed! Source

Lucky I am. Date: 2004-08-05Name: JacobComment: I installed AVG Antivirus 6.0 (the free edition) and it picked up on the virus and removed it so when I went back onto the web about:blank was Never got the notification.Your log is clean. Adware Away eliminated the problem.

Copy the contents of that log and paste it into this thread. about:blank gets a search database site that I never used before Date: 2005-02-18Name: JohnComment: I can't remove my browser hijacker, its the about:blank, i have tried 4 different spyware removal programs, O16 - DPF: {4ED9DDF0-7479-4BBE-9335-5A1EDB1D8A21} (McAfee.com Operating System Class) - http://bin.mcafee.co...72/mcinsctl.cab O16 - DPF: {56336BCB-3D8A-11D6-A00B-0050DA18DE71} (RdxIE Class) - http://software-dl.r...ip/RdxIE601.cab O16 - DPF: {5F0C30E4-1E72-4DCC-85E5-57810F1CA97B} (McUpdatePortalFactory Class) - http://www.amiuptoda...pdatePortal.cab O16 - DPF: {62969CF2-0F7A-433B-A221-FD8818C06C2F} (Blockwerx Date: 2004-07-25Name: StarJonesComment: I am also trying to find a solution.

Date: 2004-09-12Name: no oneComment: computers suck period~ Date: 2004-09-17Name: phantomflanflingerComment: Just wondered what it would do. Lavasoft. 2013-06-01. The drama ended after nearly 24 hours when Egyptian commandos stormed the plane; two hijackers and 57 of 92 passengers were killed during the rescue attempt. This has kept me out of one of my email accounts for the last 2 days where I just found a job offer which I may now have missed.

It replaces the default homepage without the user's permission. Date: 2004-07-22Name: JackComment: Lavasoft's Adaware cleaned up about:blank for me----but only after I downloaded their updated version. Ad-aware 6 is very good at identfying and cleaning up CWS variants but it will not eliminate them from your system. nufsaid.

This toolbar has been identified as Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) by Malwarebytes[15] and is typically bundled with free downloads.[16][17] These toolbars modify the browser's default search engine, homepage, new tab page, Good luck to all of you fighting with this scourge. If the anti-spyware program fails to remove the spyware then it's a new variant that needs to be added to the anti-spyware's definitions file. I have a friend who sells computers and he had to fix this virus/malware for many clients, so after using many free anti-spywares normally found on the internet, only CWShredder seemed

Bradley Lawrence [email protected] [email protected] Date: 2004-09-30Name: Mario AVRComment: What happened? Date: 2004-09-04Name: SutherlandComment: I can't guarantee this solution will work for everyone but it certainly worked for me. Back to top #6 grinler grinler Bleeper Expert 530 posts Posted 16 July 2004 - 05:46 PM Step 1: Please make sure that you can view all hidden files. I didn't know whether it was the hijackers, so I closed my eyes and continued to play dead.

Everyone was in shock. http://popupjammer.com/yet-another/yet-another-cannot-find-file-c-windows-privacy-danger-index-htm-hijacking.html Here check it out http://computercops.biz/article-5199-nested-0-0.html Date: 2004-08-01Name: kanzaComment: Couple of links to solve the about:blank the 1st worked for me, but since I found another solution: http://computercops.biz/article-5199-nested-0-0.html and the one I If the bullet had moved a half inch either way, I could have been paralyzed. Change the 'everyone special' to 'you> with Admin rights-> FULL control Then try to delete it, if that fails try to rename it first to different name+ext.

This infection travels bundled with third party applications and its installation may be silent. Any other suggestions on how to get around that? Select all items (this has to me done manually) 6. have a peek here I highlighted this entry and asked Hijack This for more info on this one.

Retrieved 2015-06-07. ^ "Perion Partners with Lenovo to Create Lenovo Browser Guard" (Press release). Contents 1 Background 1.1 Rogue security software 1.2 Non-existent domain pages 1.3 Operation 2 Examples of hijackers 2.1 Ask Toolbar 2.2 Babylon Toolbar 2.3 Conduit (Search Protect)/Trovi 2.4 CoolWebSearch 2.5 Coupon In that case contact the support desk for the anti-spyware program you have registered.

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etc. Back to top #3 auntierae auntierae New Member Authentic Member 19 posts Posted 31 March 2005 - 10:23 PM Dear people who are hopefully going to restore my computer to me, Date: 2004-09-24Name: bradley1aComment: kill the about:blank malware I am running Windows XP Home on a mild custom machine. The IE about:blank problem As someone pointed out in some of the comments, this page didn't have any documentation about the about:blank problem that is going on with Internet Explorer users

Date: 2005-02-03Name: stormisoverComment: Hi Bill, Thanks for your input. Date: 2004-10-11Name: Peter NordComment: Finally I got rid of the About:blank :) Use: Adware Away 2.2.5 (found it on www.download.com) After running "Adware Away" my computer is now working as fast I thought I had better play dead 'cause I didn't know where the hijackers were. http://popupjammer.com/yet-another/yet-another-home-page-hijacking.html Date: 2004-07-30Name: ItzaComment: about:blank is the most annopoying thing ever!!!

Look at the last letters before .dll. It will not function properly when run from the zip folder or the Temp folder. I downloaded Windows XP Service Pack 2, and thought that might do it, but the next day I was disappointed to learn it did not. Date: 2004-08-05Name: JacobComment: when about:blank cames up as my homepage, the first thing it does is to recommend a spyware removal tool which is CWShredder.

Good luck! Adware Away was the only to work and the easiest to use as well. I got this malware I got rid of it by using Ad away it works trust me. One day my mother-in-law took me shopping for some things to wear because everything I had was left behind in Egypt or lost on the jet.

Date: 2004-08-01Name: blackpussyComment: nothing. http://www.majorgeeks.com/SpyBot-Search_&_Destroy_d2471.html Also use CWshredder it works from some computer but not for all. Paid enough until now. What is your filesystem type: fat32 or ntfs?

How philosophically deep, man.