Unwelcome visitor

  emmos 16:35 24 Jun 2004

When ever I bring up my homepage it comes up as about blank , I change it and log off but then it comes back when I open my home page- where is this visitor hiding? Dave

  sattman 16:40 24 Jun 2004

Are you using avant, if so have you set your home page up

  VoG II 16:45 24 Jun 2004

click here

However, unless you're an expert on spyware removal run HJT click here and post a log here or on an expert forum click here

  hugh-265156 16:51 24 Jun 2004

cwshreader will fix 'about blank' caused by coolwebsearch click here

  emmos 15:16 26 Jun 2004

used cwshreader but "about blank" keeps returning what is the next best thing to use - I have tried ad-aware and spybot.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:28 26 Jun 2004

1.switch off system restore 2.run shredder 3.then switch restore back on

  bananaslik 16:18 26 Jun 2004

Hi emmos if it just happens when u connect to the net via ie-go into- start/control panel/internet connections/internet options & on the general tab under homepage type the page you want for your home page & apply.See if this sorts it out.

  emmos 17:02 26 Jun 2004

I have tried all the possible combinations but it keeps coming back, when I close the webpage down then re-open, it comes back as about blank- when I run cwshredder it keeps finding cws.search - it removes it when I open a webpage there it is again.

  livewire 17:04 26 Jun 2004

Do a google search for Spyware Guard and install the program- it should alert you on Homepage changes.

  VoG II 17:16 26 Jun 2004

Ad-aware click here will now remove some variants of about:blank but it has to be run in safe mode.

Download and install Ad-aware, then update it.

Restart PC and keep tapping the F8 key just before the Windows screen loads to get into Safe Mode. Then scan with Ad-aware and delete everything it finds.

  emmos 11:46 27 Jun 2004

I've tried everything and even bought spykiller but when ever I re-open a webpage it comes back as "about blank" I've tried changing it in internet options but it still comes back, if it is in the registry where will it be and how can I find it?

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