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    IE 6.0 has “about:blank” as home page

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    by scottara2 ·

    I have a problem concerning IE on an WinXP SP2 pc. Because of some kind of malware/adware/spyware, the home page is constantly “about:blank”.

    I’ve tried several different removal tools. Nothing works for long. Once I close the browser and reopen it, I’m back at about:blank as my home page.

    I tried to execute the procedure using Registrar Lite. However, the procedure did follow along to what was on my screen.

    Thanks in advance!

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    • #2710258

      Reply To: IE 6.0 has “about:blank” as home page

      by lmon ·

      In reply to IE 6.0 has “about:blank” as home page

      Try these sites. First them I do though is go to run and type msconfig then go to the services tab and check in there if you see it if not go to startup tab and do the same if you see it uncheck it this will stop from starting. restart. then do try these sites below.

      http://www.akadia.com/services/about_blank_virus.html

      http://www.securiteam.com/securityreviews/5RP0L0UD5U.html

      http://www.akadia.com/services/about_blank_virus.html

    • #2710257

      Reply To: IE 6.0 has “about:blank” as home page

      by gralfus ·

      In reply to IE 6.0 has “about:blank” as home page

      You will need to download a few different tools and then communicate the results to a forum designed to help with this. It is a variant that is quite difficult to remove, but it can be done.

      AdAware, About:Buster, and HijackThis are the tools you will need. You can read about how others are approaching this in the following forums:

      http://www.malwarebytes.biz/forums/

      http://forums.spywareinfo.com/index.php?showforum=18 (have to scroll down past the warnings about how to use the forum, after reading them)

    • #2717834

      Reply To: IE 6.0 has “about:blank” as home page

      by skipperusn ·

      In reply to IE 6.0 has “about:blank” as home page

      Run Spy Sweeper to remove the Malware – then go into Regedut 0 and search for About and remove those references – should be about 3 of them …

      That should do it..

    • #2717431

      Reply To: IE 6.0 has “about:blank” as home page

      by cglrcng9 ·

      In reply to IE 6.0 has “about:blank” as home page

      And try here, specifically dealing w/ Browser Hijackers and repairing in Windows yourself, while there add the link to favorites and look @ the previous newsletters…I use their Registry tools and Rec. them often…Not cheap, but in a pinch all work temp as shareware (you can sure test them out). (I am no affilliated @ all w/ the site). CAUTION…..Registry Editing necessary…BACK UP THE REGISTRY FIRST! I can’t be responsible and registry editing is dangerous if not done properly, and sometimes if done properly.

      http://www.easydesksoftware.com/news/news23.htm

    • #2717140

      Reply To: IE 6.0 has “about:blank” as home page

      by borginva ·

      In reply to IE 6.0 has “about:blank” as home page

      You can also download Spybot Search and Destroy v1.3.

      http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html

      Not only using it to clean Spyware, but, and in case you still can not find the problem, it has a feature built in to protect the IE homepage from being modified. It is in TOOLS>IE Tweaks. Just change your homepage again, go in here, and click the part that says PROTECT.
      My PC is a bit slow so i can not tell you for sure if that is EXACTLY where the feature is, but you can find it.

      Hope some of that helps.

      God bless.

    • #2716397

      Reply To: IE 6.0 has “about:blank” as home page

      by macgyver.hicks ·

      In reply to IE 6.0 has “about:blank” as home page

      As some have said, run Spybot S&D and I would add Ad-aware SE. Both are free and are very good when used in conjunction with each other. Further, check your Add/Remove programs for things like 180solutions, wwwcoolwebsearch.com, 20/20search, mywebsearch, etc. and remove them. As a final suggestion, use IE for Windows updates only. for the rest of your browsing needs go to http://www.mozilla.org and download Firefox 0.9.3. It’s not hijackable like IE is.

    • #2716360

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      by chris007 ·

      In reply to IE 6.0 has “about:blank” as home page

      This might be due to some javascript programmes from adware / spyware programmes which have embedded into your systems .dll programmes .If you know the date from which the trouble is occuring then you can goto system32 folder in windows folder .then search *.dll with advanced date search give the date in which the problem occured,you can see some of the files which are created on that date with some anonymous names.read it carefully and delete it.but,be carefull if you delete some windows dll files it might cause trouble in your system.

    • #2716359

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      by chris007 ·

      In reply to IE 6.0 has “about:blank” as home page

      if you cant find the dll files then try to get spybot search& destroy and proceed with that ,if you can’t find that software then goto run ->regedit->hkey_local machine-> software->there you can find some folder named 180solutions->delete it .but,it is safe to proceed with spybot search& destroy

    • #2716234

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      by zoka11 ·

      In reply to IE 6.0 has “about:blank” as home page

      did you try to change home page /www.msn.com or some / and after run ad-aware

    • #2718478

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      by purple713 ·

      In reply to IE 6.0 has “about:blank” as home page

      I dealt with this same issue for 3 days and the answer is a script that is running on the machine. Once you have ran all the spyware cleaners it still resides on the machine. If you want more information on fixing the issue I can send you all the files to look for via email and all the reg entries to remove. Just send me an email.

    • #2714944

      Reply To: IE 6.0 has “about:blank” as home page

      by wlbowers ·

      In reply to IE 6.0 has “about:blank” as home page

      Turn off system restore if it is used in your os.

      Download, update, and run the following.

      Your Antivirus Software

      Spybot:
      http://tinyurl.com/ziar

      Ad-Aware:
      http://tinyurl.com/tek5

      Stinger
      http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/
      This item will not update through the program. You have to download the new version.

      CWshredder:
      http://tinyurl.com/2bzef
      Or
      http://tinyurl.com/2k642
      Look for the file in English CWShredder.exe

      StartUpList:
      http://www.mac-net.com/576482.page

      StartUpList is information only. Startup, Registery, and others. You can?t fixanythingfrom within the program.

      Hijack This:
      http://mjc1.com/mirror/hjt/

      Hijack This
      This program is useful in that it shows what is currently loading on startup. You must know what is good and what is bad. Once you check it and fix it is gone. So be sure. Items you are not sure of do a Google search for them.

      Run Your Antivirus again

      Download and install all OS updates.

      I have had to boot into safe mode and run these.

      Good Luck Lee

    • #2722279

      Reply To: IE 6.0 has “about:blank” as home page

      by georgeminton ·

      In reply to IE 6.0 has “about:blank” as home page

      run tools, windows updates in IE from the menu bar and apply your security patches. remove all but the IE cumulative patch and install it. Reboot the system and that should help if not fix the problem entirely. Go into tools, internet options and reset your home page. Let me know if that helps.

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