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cowboy357

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Sorry I,m new here,,,,Iv,e been infected with about everything You can get by installing noadware & some of there fixes to get rid of stuff they infected Me with,,,,Ive got rid of them & most of My problems exept the aboutblank start page Thanks to AD-Aware Plus,,,,Spydocter ,,,& vcom fixit utilities 6,,,,I still have the norton online that came free with My netzero internet provider & I think between the 2 of them There still responsible for most of My problems,,,,,everytime I try to download an update for my good Virus software ,,,I either get disconnected ( Yes I,m on dial up,) or norton says it found something,,,& has to close windows,,,allthough My other Software can,t find any problems,,,,anyone else have this kind of a problem,,,,,But I still can,t get rid of that about blank page,,,& would appreciate any help,,,thankyou,,,,Cowboy
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There are many possible causes for this behaviour and most are evil. One possible cause is a virus, but this is not very common. The most likely culprit is an adware/browser hijack program - in particular, CoolWebSearch.

The symptom that identifies the CoolWebSearch or a close variation is that About:Blank appears as the address, but in the background a window pops up stating that spyware, adware or something similar has been found on your system. CoolWebSearch is a browser hijack program - it takes over your home page, and keeps changing it back. Its purpose is to show you advertising, or flog you an over-priced piece of software to fix the issue CoolWebSearch has created. The About:Blank change is a trick designed to confuse users - regrettably, it is very successful!

The simplest way to remove the About:Blank adware is to use a specially designed tool and clean up your system. Step one is to flush out all the temp files on your system: Cookies, Temporary Internet Files and Temp files (you can do this via Internet Explorer's Tools-Internet Options or for a more thorough clean, use a privacy tool such as Tracks Eraser Pro 5). Next up, get a copy of CWShredder. This should kill CoolWebSearch and allow you to change your home page from About:Blank, plus it will kill those pop up windows.

If these options don't work, you may need a more in-depth tool such as SpyCatcher. It will also flush out all types of spyware, adware and malware. Plus it offers home page protection to guard against future hijacks.

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Thankyou for Your response ,,,but my home page has not changed,,,the only time I see about blank is when I close each browser window,,,just for a split second but it slows everything down,,,& the software I have installed is supposed to be the 3 best & dont find anything,,,,,Symantic is set as My homepage & Norton finds things that aren,t there,,,so it makes Me wonder if there not the problem,,,& I did do a search on about blank before I posted this & it showed no results,,,Now I see there are,,,,so I,ll do some reading,,,thanks again,,,,,Cowboy
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