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BLEEPINGCOMPUTER NEEDS YOUR HELP! They start with Windows and can restore their Windows startup settings if they've been deleted. Please use them so that others may benefit from your questions and the responses you receive.OldTimer Back to top #3 rcnet rcnet Topic Starter Members 2 posts OFFLINE Local time:03:17 It was caused by the fact that we removed the entries for a start page and so IE did not know what to do and displayed a blank page. have a peek at this web-site

Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. The C:\WINNT\system32\cihost.exe file does not show in My Computer or in Task Manager. Output.txt:--==***@@@ FIND-ALL' VERSION 5.2 -5/18 @@@***==-- Mon 05/24/2004 6:49p System Info: Microsoft Windows 2000 [Version 5.00.2195]C: "" (DCA4:FDAF) - FS:NTFS clusters:4kTotal: 80 015 491 072 [75G] - Free: 47 225 733 Have previously tried to delete cihost.exe from system32 folder while in safe mode, but it did not appear.

Changed homepage of a web browser is the most obvious and the most common symptom of residing browser hijacker.  It modifies the homepage and it keeps changing it to the same Right click, choose properties and make sure Read Only & Hidden attributes are unchecked. If you found this web page useful please help others to remove about:blank homepage hijackers by clicking the Like or Share button below, copy and paste the url, or by placing

Exit Adaware. Is there anyway that I can actually identify which one this is as there seems to be so many variations! :bawling: I have also tried CWD Shrdedder etc. The more sophisticated variants dynamically change their executable to evade the simple hash recognition methods used by the majority of anti-spyware programs. Instructions on how to do this can be found here:How to see hidden files in WindowsPlease put a checkmark in the box for each of these entries, close all other windows,

There is a new tool being used for the about: blank CWS variant that may work better than what you have already done. This will scan your computer for the bad files and delete them. Step 11 Clean out temporary and TIF files. http://www.softwaretipsandtricks.com/forum/windows-xp/14151-home-page-about-blank-i-think-i-have-cws.html Sign In Sign Up Browse Back Browse Forums Guidelines Staff Online Users Members Activity Back Activity All Activity My Activity Streams Unread Content Content I Started Search Malwarebytes.com Back Malwarebytes.com Malwarebytes

Click here to Register a free account now! Click the "Click to Find..." button then the "Make Log" button. Did you unhide files and folders as recommended by Plimsol? Create Account How it Works Javascript Disabled Detected You currently have javascript disabled.

Using the site is easy and fun. http://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/cws-searchx-and-about-blank-home-page.29528/ Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site. REG.EXE VERSION 2.0HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings MinorVersion REG_SZ ;SP1;Q837009;Q832894; *Google Toolbar version and Attributes: Defaults: "A" ;"R" Path not found - C:\Program Files\googlePath not found - C:\Program Files\google *UserAgent: REGEDIT4[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\User Agent\Post Platform] Help us fight Enigma Software's lawsuit! (Click on the above link to learn more) Become a BleepingComputer fan: FacebookFollow us on Twitter!

A case like this could easily cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Check This Out If it still doesn't show up in Task Manager, try rebooting back into safe mode and try again. We invite you to contact our Bitdefender Support Team and kindly ask you to allow approximately 10 minutes for your call to be taken. And i have reset my home page a million times!!!

The browser hijackers that cause this problem replace your browser start page with a HTML file that resides on your computer which characteristically has its address set to 'about:blank'. I presume that i will have to do all this through the registery and not hijackthis? Browser hijackers are not viruses and are therefore undetectable by many anti-virus programs. Source Your computer should be free of this for good now bbeard67 View Public Profile Send a private message to bbeard67 Find all posts by bbeard67 #5 09-13-2004, 11:33 PM

So to have CWShredder not find any problems but have AdAware find some indications is not unnormal today. Here is the Output.txt file from dllfix: --==***@@@ FIND-ALL' VERSION 5.2 -5/18 @@@***==-- Sun 05/23/2004 11:41p System Info: Microsoft Windows 2000 [Version 5.00.2195] C: "" (DCA4:FDAF) - FS:NTFS clusters:4k Total: 80 However, the main cause of this problem is due to CWS browser hijacker infections also known as the HomeOldSP hijacker.

I either did not use killbox properly and the file remained or it was somehow restored.

They will add 1000's of sites to your resticted zone and block some hijacks from happening. O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions present O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsearch.html O8 - Extra context menu item: &Yahoo! Jump to content FacebookTwitter Geeks to Go Forum Security Virus, Spyware, Malware Removal Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where When windows loaded there was nothing indicating that killbox had deleted the file, but IE and other programs seemed to be running normally and I assumed it was deleted.

Once you set a new Home Page you will no longer see that.I would also like to mention that your operating system is extremely out of date and I strongly recommend Australia: (+61) 2801 44572, (+61) 2801 48283, (+61) 1300 954 574 (English - 24 hour service) Brasil: (+55) 11 395 88765, (+55) 11 395 88035 (Portuguese - Horas de trabalho: Segunda This can cause problems. http://100linux.com/about-blank/about-blank-hijack-this-log.html CONTRIBUTE TO OUR LEGAL DEFENSE All unused funds will be donated to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).

Boot your machine into safe mode (Optional step), recommended.Step 3. Back to top #11 babaganoosh babaganoosh Topic Starter Members 20 posts OFFLINE Local time:04:17 PM Posted 23 May 2004 - 06:11 PM Here is recent hjt log. Find out more Partners Sales Partners Become a Partner Partner Locator Service Providers Cloud-managed and RMM/PSA integrated solutions OEM Partners Mobile Protection Endpoint Protection Network or Gateway Protection Cloud Protection 0