[pcductape] Re: about:blank

  • From: trapper <trapper@xxxxxxx>
  • To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2004 21:57:51 -0800

you beat me to it Eric..

----- Original Message -----
From: "Eric Skeen" <northcom@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, November 12, 2004 9:28 PM
Subject: [pcductape] Re: about:blank


> 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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