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    About:Blank

    My daughter's computer has this annoying home page when she starts IE. From what I know about this nasty thing, it isn't easy to get rid of. We have run: Ad Aware, SpyBot, HiJack This (and removed the BHOs) and just for fun, CC Cleaner. Nothing seems to budge this thing. And of course, it keeps dumping ad sites/data miners all over the computer and the system is running REAL slow and sluggish - it was my old computer up until 6 weeks ago and it ran like a top while I had it

    Has anyone had any success removing this piece of spyware? I believe it does something to a registry value but I don't know enough about which key etc. to remove/alter.

    P.S. I have installed on the computer pest guards i.e. Spy Blaster, Pest Patrol....sheesh!

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    Re: About:Blank

    PC Hell: How to Remove About:Blank Homepage Hijacker contains (complicated) instructions for removing the About:Blank homepage hijacker manually and links to software that can do this for you automatically.

    A Google search for About Blank spyware will turn up lots of other info and tools.

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    Re: About:Blank

    Thanks Hans. I too did a search and must have missed that page - I kept seeing all kinds of programs that claimed to get rid of it for a fee but I knew there was a DIY way...time to roll up the sleeves and dive into the registry - yuck!

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    Re: About:Blank

    Have you checked out About:blank Buddy ?

    It's <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> to try and may be worth a shot.
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    Re: About:Blank

    Good find Bob. I "think" it's gone now but with this nasty thing you never know. I'll download that program and keep it on hand just in case - that and a stern warning to my daughters about downloading from strange sites might just keep it at bay <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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