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    I have ABOUT:BLANK virus on both my PC and LAPTOP. How can I remove it. Spybot does not remove it.
    Thanks Millboy

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    Hello millboy,

    Quote Originally Posted by millboy View Post
    I have ABOUT:BLANK virus on both my PC and LAPTOP.
    About Blank is an old infection but the name alone doesn't necessarily mean the malicious one, did Spybot flag it?

    Please list:
    Version of Spybot:http://www.safer-networking.org/shop/
    The operating system
    Other security programs installed

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    Soy bot didn't flag about:blank. It has taken over my home page. Changing my default home page back to yahoo in internet options has no effect. About:back keeps coming back

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    Hi millboy,

    Could you answer the following please.

    Quote Originally Posted by tashi View Post
    Please list:
    Version of Spybot:http://www.safer-networking.org/shop/
    The operating system
    Other security programs installed
    Thanks.

    The operating system is particularly pertinent, then I will know if I can link you to our malware removal forum.
    Last edited by tashi; 2015-02-24 at 02:49. Reason: Added
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    Default about:blank removeal

    I have
    spy bot av 2.4, search results cleaner verson 2.4.40.110 and also use winpatrol plus.
    Windows 8.1
    signatures updated 2-23
    anti spyware updated 2-23
    anti virus updated 2-23
    ran full scan 2-23 and did not see any flags for about:blank
    did not see any info in any logs that had to do with antivirus.
    Hope this helps

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    Hello millboy,

    Thank you.

    So that someone can take a look at the system please start a new topic in the Malware Removal Forum where a volunteer analyst will advise.

    First see that forum's FAQ which also includes instructions in post #2 on how to provide the logs from Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and aswMBR, which are the logs used in the preliminary analysis.
    http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=288

    Post the logs for one machine only please but inform that you have a second one that you'll need help with.

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    Hello millboy,

    The logs must be posted in the malware forum so that a volunteer analyst can assist.

    Please don't post Malware logs in the Spybot forums, thanks :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by tashi View Post

    So that someone can take a look at the system please start a new topic in the Malware Removal Forum where a volunteer analyst will advise.

    First see that forum's FAQ which also includes instructions in post #2 on how to provide the logs from Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and aswMBR, which are the logs used in the preliminary analysis.
    http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=288

    Post the logs for one machine only please but inform that you have a second one that you'll need help with.
    I will close this thread now to avoid any confusion.

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    Second Spybot forum topic: http://forums.spybot.info/showthread...-blank-remonal
    Malware forum topic: http://forums.spybot.info/showthread...539#post462539
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