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    Blank IE 10 home page

    I would like to know what causes about blank to appear on the home page of IE and how to prevent this from occurring

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    It suggests that you may have picked up a browser hijacker which may not have installed fully as a result of your AV program detecting it and, as a consequence, you may have no home page set. Run AdwCleaner to make sure that's its been removed and then go to IE Tools>Internet Options as you may need to reset your search engine and home page.

    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

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    Thanks for your advice

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    Did you try to reset your Home Page via Control Panel > Internet Options > General tab?

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    I have used this, but it goes back to About:Blank every now and then. Have used AdwCleaner and problem seems to be resolved

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    I work hard to ensure that my Home Page really IS "about:blank" !

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    My suggestions in this order:
    A. Make sure your AV is current and up to date. Then run a FULL scan. If using a freebie AV , consider a paid one!
    B. Download and run SUPERANTISPYWARE. Free one is fine. Run a full scan, and make sure the box for checking browser add-ons is checked. If this scanner refuses to run or crashes, it means the malware is trying to protect itself, so download and run their portable version from their site.

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    Where in SAS is that setting for checking browser add-ons ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HowardC View Post
    I would like to know what causes about blank to appear on the home page of IE and how to prevent this from occurring
    Just speculation: If you're using an ad blocker [like AdBlock Plus] and your home page sometimes runs or redirects to full-screen ads, I imagine you might get about:blank.

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