blank page-windows internet explorer

  aaucone 19:44 18 Jul 2007

I have been trying to resolve this problem for the last 6 months. I have done everything! I had a Mcafee trial, that is over, I have tried cox security suite, I currently have ca security, blank page came up with each one of these installed. I do not think this is a security issue. I think it may be a vista problem. I had xp on another computer before and I never had this problem, then I bought this computer with vista, that is when it started. I even tried to us firefox becouse the page pops up saying (blank page-windows internet explorer)How can I make blank page stop poping up?

  skidzy 19:51 18 Jul 2007

Is Firefox working ok ?
Have you tried:

In IE7

Tools / internet options / advanced / reset internet explorer,this will disable any addons that maybe causing conflicts.

Come back to us when you tried this.

Just a quick question,when using you get

" about blank: " and possibly redirecting you to a search engine ?

  mfletch 19:56 18 Jul 2007

Hi I would still run this program just to check for browser hijack CoolWebSearch

click here


  aaucone 20:21 18 Jul 2007

firefox made no difference. Still got blank page.
I just tried reset internet explorer. Good idea.
But, as usual about a minute after restart got a blank page.

  skidzy 20:34 18 Jul 2007

So what browser are you using aaucone ?

Are you posting here from the problem pc ?

Are you connected to a router or wireless ?

  aaucone 21:08 18 Jul 2007

I am never redirected to another search engine.
I am using IE7.
This is my only pc.
I am using a router.
I have cox high speed internet.
Is there anything else I can try?

  Chris476 18:03 04 Feb 2008

As anyone found how to sort this out yet.

  chippy+ 18:48 04 Feb 2008

hi had this problem for 2 days i looked through the internet and found this hotfix Windows XP KB904942 it seems to be a fix it worked for me
check it out put the KB904942 into search im sorry i deleted the link Chippy

  peter99co 19:29 04 Feb 2008

If the page is indicated as About Blank it is probably a Homepage Hijack issue

  lotvic 20:35 04 Feb 2008

I may have missed the point, but here is my 2 cents worth - Have you chosen which page you want your browser to open with?

These are my settings (I prefer to have a blank page when I first open browser)
In Firefox > Tools > Options > Main - Startup
When Firefox starts: Show a blank page (you can choose from the drop down menu)
Home Page: about:blank

If I hover cursor over the 'home' icon it says 'about:blank'
If I click on 'home' the tab comes up with '(Untitled)'
The address bar is empty of any text

If you want your homepage to be, for example then go to and when the page is displayed make the appropriate choices in Tools > Options > Main - Startup
Don't forget to click on OK

If despite resetting your homepage to for example it still goes to About:Blank (note the capital 'A' and 'B') then as peter99co has said it is probably a virus Hijack issue

In Internet Explorer 7 I have also got my homepage set as blank
Tools > Internet Options > Home Page
and the wording in the Blue Bar at the top after the blue e reads 'Blank Page - Windows Internet Explorer'
The address bar reads 'about:blank'
The tab reads 'Blank Page'

I hope this info is of some use

  lotvic 22:06 04 Feb 2008

I have just noticed that the original date of this problem is last July Wed, 18/07/07

So I have just wasted my time (yeah, okay I should have checked the date)

I wish people would not drag up old threads.

If they have a similar problem they should start a new thread of their own.

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