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Guys what the f**k is AboutBlank and why is it slowing my computer down to a very slow crawl.It has deleted all my history and cleared all my bookmarked sites.I have ran Spybot S&D,AVG and Adware Away but nothing seems to work.Any advice would be really appreciated.

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Ouch!

AboutBlank basically hijacks your PC and runs a program on it which can do things like change your browser homepage and redirect your web location to any one of a number of sites tht you probably don't want people thinking you went t out of choice!

It can be removed manually but I wouldn't recommend it if you are not pretty clued up.

There is a tool at this page that they recommend - no idea how effective it is as I have never had to do it.

http://www.anti-spyware-101.com/remove-aboutblank

Good luck

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Many thanks Loz and Bluebeard, system seems to be back to normal,will have to keep a close watch.Loz where would this have originated from,any ideas.

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Porn mainly, I guess the odd Trojan here and there is the drawback of it all. icon_lol.gif

There is always a drawback when watching porn.

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Many thanks Mod,honest to God I never went near any porn sites icon_confused.gificon_redface.gif128.gif honestly I didnt,why can I hear people sniggering.

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The vast majority exploit vulnerabilities in Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser to install themselves.

This is one reason I use Opera as my default browser. In fact, I only use IE for those few sites that Opera doesn't display properly, like the Soccernet live match report pages, for instance, or Windows Update.

It's not necessarily the case that Opera is intrinically more robust or safer than IE or Firefox, but it does have a much smaller user base, and more importantly, is therefore not targeted by hackers to anywhere near the extent of the more popular browsers. For similar reasons, machines running Mac OS and Linux are usually "safer" than those running Microsoft OS's.

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Blimey, add a webpage in the thread and all posts that follow, send the posting box on the piss..

Don't tell Loz.

All browsers suck, Opera Sn-opera, Foxy lady, Internet Trojansplorer, and what is that terrible, terrible waste of time, Avant?????? What is that all about!

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Blimey, add a webpage in the thread and all posts that follow, send the posting box on the piss..

Don't tell Loz.

All browsers suck, Opera Sn-opera, Foxy lady, Internet Trojansplorer, and what is that terrible, terrible waste of time, Avant?????? What is that all about!

And don't forget Netscraping the barrel. I disagree about Opera though.

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