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adaware says about blank looks like suspected brow

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well i ran adaware it says i have three registry entries which are probalmatic

 

Possible browser hijack attempt : Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MainStart Pageabout:blank

 

Possible Browser Hijack attempt Object recognized!

    Type              : RegData

    Data              : "about:blank"

    Category          : Data Miner

    Comment            : Possible browser hijack attempt

    Rootkey            : HKEY_CURRENT_USER

    Object            : Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main

    Value              : Start Page

    Data              : "about:blank"

 

Possible browser hijack attempt : .Default\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MainStart Pageabout:blank

 

Possible Browser Hijack attempt Object recognized!

    Type              : RegData

    Data              : "about:blank"

    Category          : Data Miner

    Comment            : Possible browser hijack attempt

    Rootkey            : HKEY_USERS

    Object            : .Default\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main

    Value              : Start Page

    Data              : "about:blank"

 

 

if i tell it next it quarentines those entries

 

now if i start a new browser sesssion i see i have msn.com as my home page

if i use tools -->internet options -->use blank

and run adaware again

it again says i have three possible entries which look like browser hijack to it

 

 

all the while hijack this keeps on saying i have no suspicious entries

 

 

does adaware have some special affection towards msn

 

 

or is it a problem

 

or what

 

 

regards

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Presumably that is the default start page on your PC.

 

Go into IE Tools->Internet Options, and set your start page to the one you want.

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tx cnm for moving the post here and answering it

 

but i think i am still confused ;) may be i am too much stupid

now if i start a new browser sesssion i see i have msn.com as my home page

if i use tools -->internet options -->use blank

and run adaware again

it  says i have three possible entries which look like browser hijack to it (it refers to the about blank entries )

 

addition to last posts substance

 

to be clear

 

1)before running my adaware i have about blank as my default page

2)i run adaware it says i have three corrupt entries

3)i ask it to quarentine and delete it

4)i close adaware

5)i run ie

6)i see msn (which i did not have in original place)

7)i run adware again no complaints by adaware this time

8)i close adaware and run ie  (which opens msn)

9)do tools-->internet options-->use blank -->apply then close ie

10) run ie again it opens about blank not msn

11) i run adaware  and it complains of three bad entries (and they refer to about blank)

 

tx any way

 

regards

 

ps iam posting a hjt log also just in case

this is an unedited log ive deleted nothing from the log

if i do tools -->internet options-->settings -->view objects

then remove the shockwave file hjt will say i have no suspicious entries

 

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7

Scan saved at 4:44:01 AM, on 6/28/04

Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)

MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

 

Running processes:

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk

C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE

C:\HCWS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

 

O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwa...ash/swflash.cab

Edited by invis_tres

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Try removing Critical Windows update to IE Q831167. This is some ruse by MS to put the awful MSN.com under our noses.

 

Sorry this doesn't work just by itself, BUT if you stop AdAware's AdWatch program running, then IE will accept and retain the Blank opening page.

 

So a strange brew of blame and reasons.

 

Anyone know of a fix?

Edited by Boydo

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Ad-Aware has no way of telling whether it was set to about:blank by you or by a possible hijacker. If you know that you set it that way yourself, then of course disregard the Ad-Aware alert.

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