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    Default Remove "about:blank"

    What is the best program or process to remove "about:blank"?

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    You need to explain further. "about:blank" is normally shown on a browser window which has no home page specified. It's also a browser hijacker, in which case you need to go here and follow the instructions...

    How to Start Removing Viruses and Spyware from your Computer

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    The "about:blank" appears in my Firefox browser address bar periodically, but it does not highjack my browser as I've seen it do before.

    I run all of Help2go's "How to start removing Viruses..." on a very regular basis. I've been doing this ever since I discovered your website in 2004. But the fact that "about:blank" pops up occasionally, Firefox seems to get stuck albiet for a brief second, and other times Firefox continues to run in the background after I've closed it makes me want to try to attack "about:blank" in particular.

    Any thoughts?

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    If you feel you may be infected, please post in our Spyware Forum. The fact that it always happens in Firefox may point elsewhere. We've had a number of posts lately regarding Firefox 4, so if that version, try reinstalling or reverting to version 3.

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    I am running Firefox 4 and have noticed more problems since updating. I think I'll revert to Version 3 for now. Thank you very much.

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    You're welcome.

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    Open Firefox 4 to the page you want to be your home page

    Then
    Go to tools>options>General>scroll from when firefox starts and select>show my home page
    You should see your home page url...click>use my current page>OK

    (the other option is show a blank page)

    People sometimes choose "blank page" because the browser has less to load and it a milli-second faster...really not necessary IMHO

    Then close firefox and reopen it "about blank" should be gone and your current home page should open
    Last edited by abseh1; 05-19-2011 at 08:17 PM.
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