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How to Remove About:Blank Homepage Hijacker completely

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on December 10th, 2012 | Leave a comment

About:Blank hijacker is an infection that executed a malicious java program on compromised computer to hijack the web browser. The browser hijacker can change the browser homepage and redirect to undesired websites. The infection presents in various ways. For example, the homepage is changed to About:Blank and you can not change it to other sites. When you type a normal url in address bar, the page turns to About:Blank. The infection is annoying and also damaging the system. Most of this kind of browser hijacker is hard to remove. It can run automatically when the computer turns on. It modifies windows registry and store copies of itself on the computer. To remove About:Blank completely, you can refer to the instructions below. We have three solutions for you.

Solution one: system restore
You need to log in your computer as an administrator and then you have the authority to restore the computer.
1. Click on Start menu, go to All Programs, go to Accessories, go to System Tools and then choose System Restore
2. In the pop-up windows, select Restore my computer to an earlier time and click Next button]
3. You need to select a restore point when your computer is not infected by About:Blank hijacker and click Next button
4. Follow the prompt to confirm the restore

Notes: system restore is the easiest way to remove About:Blank hijacker and meanwhile you may lose some programs, files and data.

Solution two: manual removal
Manual way is to remove all files, programs and registry related to the browser hijacker manually. It is much more difficult than other removals.
1. Run task manager and kill suspicious processes
2. Find out and delete malicious files
3. Run registry editor and delete About:Blank registry entries

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\InternetExplorer\Main,SearchBar=res://C:\WINDOWS\system32\xaiyh.dll/sp.html#29126
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://C:\WINDOWS\system32\xaiyh.dll/sp.html#29126
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = about:blank
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = res://C:\WINDOWS\system32\xaiyh.dll/sp.html#29126
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = res://C:\WINDOWS\system32\xaiyh.dll/sp.html#29126
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://C:\WINDOWS\system32\xaiyh.dll/sp.html#29126
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = res://C:\WINDOWS\system32\xaiyh.dll/sp.html#29126

Solution three: About:Blank removal program
This way is not as difficult as manual removal, and it can guarantee data and file not removed. This is an automatic way. You can give all removal job to a professional virus removal program which can detect the virus and wipe off the infection without damaging the computer. Are you finding a About:Blank removal program? Spyware Cease will be a good choice. This antispyware program is good at removing various pc threats.

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