[pcductape] Re: about:blank

  • From: "Eric Skeen" <northcom@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2004 07:28:17 +0200

Hi Carl,

Try CWShredder, it should solve your problem.

http://www.softpedia.com/public/cat/10/17/10-17-150.shtml

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-----Original Message-----
From: pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On
Behalf Of Carl Martin
Sent: Saturday, November 13, 2004 12:32 AM
To: Carl Martin; pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [pcductape] about:blank


Hey guys,

I have been hi-jacked but I cannot find the offender.   I am using Windows 2000
prof with Internet Explorer 6 (Required by my company) and just about every
morning I come in and the Internet Explorer is set to About:blank.   The website
at http://www.softwarepatch.com/tips/about-blank-adware.html says:

The most likely culprit is an adware/browser hijack program - in particular,
CoolWebSearch.
and the website continues:
The About:Blank deception is devious enough already - it may be altered in the
future, so keep an eye out for other programs that contain it (main sources:
free programs with adware files) - and stay clear. Finally, consider adding an
anti-adware tool to work next to your anti-virus software. Our prefered choice
is SpyCatcher.

I empty my temporary files and cookies every day with Cleanup3.   I run Spybot
and it catches CoolWebSearch and I remove it.   Yet two days later about:blank
is  back.   What am I doing wrong?

Has anyone tried SpyCatcher?

Carl

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