What is this thing called "about:blank"?

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midmait

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what is this 'about:blank internet explorer' thing that stays in the inter net home page,
then when you go to microsoft Internet Explorer Help it takes over even more.
Have anolder dell 4800- 3yrs windows XP sys. And of course there is no help from
DELL. The microsoft antispyware did help alot when first found trojan virus, but still have
problems. anything out there?
 
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It can indicate you have been infected with some form of malware.

Please do this:

* Click here to download HJTsetup.exe
  • Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.
  • Doubleclick on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
  • By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
  • Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Addition Tasks dialogue.
  • Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
  • Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
  • At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
  • Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and the log should open in notepad.
  • Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
  • Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
  • DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.


PS: I have requested this thread be moved to the security forum so the guys there can have a look for you.
 
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