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Hi, i have tried everything to get rid of this about:blank home page. I have run ad-aware 6.0, hijack this, spybot s+d, spysweeper, cwshredder and all work.....temporarily. I have run all these programs in safe mode and normal mode, and the results are always the same......it disappears for a while, and then it just comes back. I even printed out the hijack this tutorial and went through it as said. I also downloaded Rubber Ducky`s About:Buster, which also worked, but not for long. I have faith in all these programs that I run, but I`m just not sure that I am doing everything correctly, thats why i am now desparate for some help/guidance to totally eradicate all spyware and browser hijacks from my computer. below is the hijackthis logfile that I ran about 5 minutes after running all the programmes and removing all traces of spyware and about:blank, but as you can see it just re-appears. From here on in I am totally lost as to what to do.....please help, anyone!!!!


Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7

Scan saved at 05:02:23, on 2004/07/13

Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)

MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)


Running processes:







C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe



C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE

C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe


C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe



C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe



C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe

C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Toolbox\StatusClient\StatusClient.exe

C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe


C:\Program Files\ICQLite\ICQLite.exe

C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe



C:\Documents and Settings\Ryan\My Documents\dave\HijackTh.exe


R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = file://C:\DOCUME~1\Ryan\LOCALS~1\Temp\sp.html

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = file://C:\DOCUME~1\Ryan\LOCALS~1\Temp\sp.html

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = file://C:\DOCUME~1\Ryan\LOCALS~1\Temp\sp.html

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = file://C:\DOCUME~1\Ryan\LOCALS~1\Temp\sp.html

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = file://C:\DOCUME~1\Ryan\LOCALS~1\Temp\sp.html

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = file://C:\DOCUME~1\Ryan\LOCALS~1\Temp\sp.html

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,HomeOldSP = about:blank

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll

O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {D6923B68-C2A9-46BE-8BD5-FD06F62BC271} - C:\WINNT\System32\oeho.dll

O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [synchronization Manager] mobsync.exe /logon

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VTTimer] VTTimer.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroCheck] C:\WINNT\system32\\NeroCheck.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPLJ Config] C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\hp LaserJet 3015_3020_3030_3380\SetConfig.exe -c Direct -p DOT4_001 -pn "" -n 1 -l 1033 -sl 120000

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [statusClient 2.6] C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Toolbox\StatusClient\StatusClient.exe /auto

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TomcatStartup 2.5] C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Toolbox\hpbpsttp.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Software Update] C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iCQ Lite] C:\Program Files\ICQLite\ICQLite.exe -minimize

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] ctfmon.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [spySweeper] "C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe" /0

O4 - HKCU\..\RunOnce: [iCQ Lite] C:\Program Files\ICQLite\ICQLite.exe -trayboot

O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000

O9 - Extra button: Research (HKLM)

O9 - Extra button: ICQ 4.1 (HKLM)

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: ICQ Lite (HKLM)

O16 - DPF: {3E68E405-C6DE-49FF-83AE-41EE9F4C36CE} (Office Update Installation Engine) - http://office.microsoft.com/officeupdate/content/opuc.cab

O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/...8161.4872685185

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

O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{38F6601A-A2DA-4FF3-8793-3481FA75D659}: NameServer =,

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