[pcductape] Re: about:blank

  • From: "Huntress" <sanneumann@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2004 22:05:15 -0500

My son swears by HiJack This.  It's freeware.  

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Carl Martin 
  To: Carl Martin ; pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Friday, November 12, 2004 5:31 PM
  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, 
  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?


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