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  1. dere

    dere Thread Starter

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    Ok, let's see
    I am having an issue where my homepage reverts to about:blank even after changing it to something else under tools/internet options.

    Checked system with:
    Ad-aware (current ref file) - nothing
    Spybot (current) - nothing
    Bazooka - nothing
    Run Trend Micro House Call - nothing
    SAV Corp Edition - nothing
    CWShredder 1.56.2 - nothing
    Hijackthis 1.97.7 - log below

    Up to date on all Windows Updates
    Still can not figure the problem.

    Here is a current log from Hijackthis (Note: I did not fix R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blank on purpose.) Even after removing it, it returns after a reboot.

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 12:48:11 AM, on 4/14/2004
    Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SM1BG.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_04\bin\jusched.exe
    C:\Program Files\CpuIdle\cpuidle.exe
    C:\Program Files\Motherboard Monitor 5\MBM5.EXE
    C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\ZONELA~1\ZONEAL~1\zlclient.exe
    C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    C:\Program Files\Washer\washer.exe
    C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
    C:\Program Files\CleanMyPC\Registry Cleaner\RCScheduler.exe
    C:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\gearsec.exe
    C:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
    C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\P\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blank
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SM1BG] C:\WINDOWS\SM1BG.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_04\bin\jusched.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CpuIdle] C:\Program Files\CpuIdle\cpuidle.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MBM 5] "C:\Program Files\Motherboard Monitor 5\MBM5.EXE"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vptray] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] C:\PROGRA~1\ZONELA~1\ZONEAL~1\zlclient.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Washer] C:\Program Files\Washer\washer.exe /1
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AIM] C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe -cnetwait.odl
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Registry Cleaner Scheduler] "C:\Program Files\CleanMyPC\Registry Cleaner\RCScheduler.exe" /startup
    O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.exe.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &Check Spelling - res://C:\Program Files\ieSpell\ieSpell.dll/SPELLCHECK.HTM
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &ieSpell Options - res://C:\Program Files\ieSpell\ieSpell.dll/SPELLOPTION.HTM
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: ieSpell (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: ieSpell (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: ieSpell Options (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: ICQ Pro (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: ICQ (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger (HKLM)
    O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab
    O16 - DPF: {0E5F0222-96B9-11D3-8997-00104BD12D94} (PCPitstop Utility) - http://www.pcpitstop.com/pcpitstop/PCPitStop.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/swdir.cab
    O16 - DPF: {1842B0EE-B597-11D4-8997-00104BD12D94} (iCC Class) - http://www.pcpitstop.com/internet/pcpConnCheck.cab
    O16 - DPF: {2253F320-AB68-4A07-917D-4F12D8884A06} (ChainCast VMR Client Proxy) - http://www.streamaudio.com/download/ccpm_0237.cab
    O16 - DPF: {2359626E-7524-4F87-B04E-22CD38A0C88C} (ICSScannerLight Class) - http://download.zonelabs.com/bin/free/cm/ICSCM.cab
    O16 - DPF: {30528230-99F7-4BB4-88D8-FA1D4F56A2AB} (YInstStarter Class) - http://download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/yinst0309.cab
    O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1408.g.akamai.net/7/1408/99...W/win/019-0123.20031218.zes4d/iTunesSetup.exe
    O16 - DPF: {59D04288-805E-4D43-BE09-83B1083E9E1E} (IUpdateAutoLaunch Control) - http://idenphones.motorola.com/iden/client/iUpdateAutoLaunch.ocx
    O16 - DPF: {62475759-9E84-458E-A1AB-5D2C442ADFDE} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52...pple.com/abarth/us/win/QuickTimeInstaller.exe
    O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/2004033001/housecall.antivirus.com/housecall/xscan53.cab
    O16 - DPF: {90C9629E-CD32-11D3-BBFB-00105A1F0D68} - http://www.napster.com/client/isetup.cab
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?37881.6745023148
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
    O16 - DPF: {D719897A-B07A-4C0C-AEA9-9B663A28DFCB} (iTunesDetector Class) - http://ax.phobos.apple.com.edgesuite.net/detection/ITDetector.cab
    O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = communicomm.com
    O17 - HKLM\Software\..\Telephony: DomainName = communicomm.com
    O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = communicomm.com


    Any help would be greatly appreciated
     
  2. techer

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    goto microsoft.com, click support and then u goto the support news group, u will find same post there and the way to solve it. =]
     
  3. cybertech

    cybertech Retired Moderator

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    Run HJT again and check:

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blank

    Close all applications and browser windows before you click "fix checked".

    Reset your home page to whatever you want it to be.
     
  4. dere

    dere Thread Starter

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    Done that. After a bit it still resets to about:blank.
     
  5. cybertech

    cybertech Retired Moderator

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    Go to tools, internet options, programs and click "reset web settings".
     
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