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By t_pandza ·
anybody who can help- how to get rid of about:blank from my web browser. Please don't tell me go and download this or this tool, I already did all of them and nothing helped. I please somebody who realy knows that grady stuff under the skin. Thanks a milion everyone who is willing to help.

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by lleddac In reply to about:blank

Check Internet options to see if that entry is in "Home page Location" Next regedit and search on that key value "about:blank" to see if it is getting the home page location there.

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Thanks it worked on CNBabe - Adware

by JimHM In reply to about:blank

Thanks I tried your search idea on an Adware that I couldn't kill - and found it in the Regedit search - thanks for the idea..

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Remove about:blank

by sam In reply to about:blank

there is a file in the windows\system directory named DKFPCOTF.exe, delete it in dos mode, then run msconfig and uncheck the box related to this file, run regedit and search for the file name and delete anything connected to it............all will be ok after

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by jaxmann In reply to about:blank

I have the same problem. Ran the regedit, found two place in the registry, deleted, but, something keeps adding it back....what do I do? tks jax

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Do this

by mrafrohead In reply to about:blank

First, download CWShredder.

Then Ad-Aware

Then Spybot

Then Stinger from NAI...

Run them in order as follows:

CWShredder, stinger, ad-aware then spybot.

Run each one until it says that you are clean, then continue to the next one.

After you have cleaned all of the crap off of your box, UPDATE IT and stop downloading pr0n dialers.

If anything is found by Stinger, write down what it is and after you have fixed it, go to the Norton site and download their tool to fix the virus, that way it will put any changes to the registry back the way they are supposed to be, instead of just deleting infected files like Stinger does.

Any questions or comments???

BTW - I know, you've already downloaded it all, but I'd do it again.


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Thanks, it worked

by a.barron In reply to Do this

I had the same problem. I did exactly what you said and it fixed the problem. I think it was the Ad-Aware program that did the trick. Thanks!

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Hit a snag

by maggielou In reply to Do this

When I try to run CWShredder, I get an error message that says, "Unable to start Winsock". What can I do to remedy this?

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How to Fix Winsock Error

by Gerry.Lawrence In reply to Hit a snag

Microsoft has a great link to help you.
Click here -;en-us;817571

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Another WinSock repair option

by TechinCA In reply to How to Fix Winsock Error

I had a similar issue and came across a great site that has a Winsock.exe utility that automatically runs the steps outlined by Microsoft in that KB article you reference. Check this out, worked everytime! They also have a WinXP version...

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Worked for me too!

by giora In reply to Do this

I've been trying to get rid of about:blank for some time now. You just prevented me from re-installing windows. Thanks

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