[pcductape] Re: about:blank

  • From: "Huntress" <sanneumann@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2004 21:08:11 -0500

Ah!  Never had it happen to me yet.

Sandi
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Bob Noble 
  To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Saturday, November 13, 2004 3:45 PM
  Subject: [pcductape] Re: about:blank


  Hi Sandi,
  It's not the about:blank that gets you. The bad thing uses it with a bunch of 
  other stuff to direct you to their page.  It's listed something like this as 
I 
  remember.     About:blank%%%%www.something.com%%%%%%
  Bob Noble
  www.sonic.net/bnoble
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: "Huntress" <sanneumann@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  Sent: Saturday, November 13, 2004 11:24 AM
  Subject: [pcductape] Re: about:blank


  In all the years that I've used NS and Mozilla I have yet to be hijacked and 
  I've always used about:blank.

  S
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: trapper
    To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Sent: Saturday, November 13, 2004 1:26 PM
    Subject: [pcductape] Re: about:blank


    Am I right that switching over to Mozilla or firefox that you don't need (
    least at this moment ) any of these anti-stuff!!
    I don't think you get hi-jacked with mozilla??

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Richard_Crumlich" <richard_crumlich@xxxxxxxxxxx>
    To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
    Sent: Friday, November 12, 2004 10:09 PM
    Subject: [pcductape] Re: about:blank


    > Hello Carl
    >
    > I use a program called   Adaware Away http://www.adawareaway.com it is a
    > free trial and will remove about:blank hijacker.. it expires after 15 days
    > though unless you buy the update package... I'm too cheap... I just
    > redownload it about once a week and keep it on my repair disk. Check out
    > this link for both manual and automatic repair of this
    > hijacker.www.pchell.com/support/aboutblank.shtml
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > My personal list of much used and abused tools is
    >
    > Free Software
    >
    > Ad-Aware.. http://www.lavasoftusa.com   Spyware removal tool
    >
    > Spybot Search and Destroy  http://security.kolla.de  Spyware removal tool
    >
    > CWShredder  / Hijack This / Kill2Me
    > http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html  Spyware removal tools
    >
    > BHODemon http://www.definitivesolutions.com/bhodemon.htm    ID's and
    removes
    > Browser Helper Objects
    >
    > Stinger http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger  Specialized Virus scanner.. fits
    on
    > a floppy disk
    >
    > Autoruns http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/autoruns.shtml  Shows
    > autorun files and when you doubleclick on it takes you to it's location
    >
    > AVG Anti-virus.. http://www.grisoft.com Anti-virus  new version doesn't
    ask
    > for a keycode to install..
    >
    > Regcleaner 4.3 http://www.majorgeeks.com/download460.html Cleans
    registry...
    > be careful
    >
    >
    > Paid Products
    >
    > Pest Patrol http://www.pestpatrol.com  very good spyware program.. but
    quite
    > paranoid will remove good programs if your not careful... example VNC and
    > Putty.
    >
    > Mcaffee Antivirus Command Line scanner.. see
    > http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/help/mcafee.htm for more info... come up in
    Safe
    > mode Command prompt only and run the program... very good at getting the
    > un-gettables...
    >
    > Adaware Away http://www.adawareaway.com very good.. but gotta buy it after
    > 15 days... to update it.
    >
    >
    > Online Scanners
    >
    > Virus... Housecall.. http://housecall.trendmicro.com Makers of PC-Cillin
    >
    > Spyware   XClean  http://www.spywareinfo.com/xscan.php
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > ----- Original Message -----
    > From: "Carl Martin" <ctm007@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
    > To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
    > Sent: Friday, November 12, 2004 5:40 PM
    > Subject: [pcductape] about:blank
    >
    >
    > > Hi Bob,
    > >
    > > That's why I am surprised.   I have no critical updates for this Windows
    > > 2000 unit, yet I keep getting about:blank.
    > >
    > > Carl
    > > ctm007@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    > > www.carlmartininsurance.com
    > >
    > > ----- Original Message -----
    > > From: "Bob Noble" <bnoble@xxxxxxxxx>
    > > To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
    > > Sent: Friday, November 12, 2004 5:25 PM
    > > Subject: [pcductape] Re: avg 6 ending support
    > >
    > >
    > >> Hi Carl,
    > >> Since I installed the Microsoft critical updates, I haven't had much
    > > trouble
    > >> with this kind of stuff. Or maybe it's something to do with some new
    law
    > > they
    > >> passed?
    > >>
    > >> Bob Noble
    > >> www.sonic.net/bnoble
    > >
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