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Unread postby pacachomp » January 6th, 2014, 8:06 am

Hi guys,

For the last couple of days I've been having some problems with my laptop, the main symptoms being the about:blank homepage (blank white page, about:blank in the address bar - if I change the homepage it still reverts within a minute) and an inability to load videos, audio, games, Facebook etc. After trying some other scans (Malwarebytes, Ad Aware, Anvi Smart, Kaspersky), none of which could find any problems, I scanned using Adware Away Anti-Malware and got the following diagnostic:

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows:AppInit_Dlls=C:\Windows\SysWOW64\nvinit.dll : Registry Value : Trojan.Injector : No Action Taken
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\nvinit.dll : File : Trojan.Injector : No Action Taken
HKU\S-1-5-21-3195069775-1086341938-619148347-1000\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main:Start Page=about:blank : Registry Value : About:blank homepage : No Action Taken
HKU\S-1-5-21-3195069775-1086341938-619148347-1001\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main:Start Page=about:blank : Registry Value : About:blank homepage : No Action Taken
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main:Start Page=about:blank : Registry Value : About:blank homepage : No Action Taken
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer:NoActiveDesktopChanges=1 : Registry Value : Bad system setting : No Action Taken
HKCR:secfile : Registry Key : Rogue.VistaAntiVirus2010 : No Action Taken

Unfortunately, Adware Away doesn't provide any free means to remove these problems (and it's not a good enough scanner for me to consider paying for it unless I have no other options). I can't find a way to highlight these files for a different scanner to remove, and I've been unable to find and delete them manually (and from what I've heard, this often doesn't work on about:blank). Could anyone suggest how I might be able to remove them?
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Re: about:blank and friends

Unread postby Wingman » January 6th, 2014, 1:48 pm

By posting just a description of your problems it is likely that your topic will be passed by and you will not receive the help you're requesting.
We need to know what's running on your computer so that we can provide the appropriate instructions.

May I draw your attention to THIS topic, which you should have read, that states what we need you to post, so we can help you.

If you still need help, please start a new thread an include your DDS logs:
  • DDS.txt.
  • Attach.txt.
  • Details of the problems you're experiencing.

If for any reason you can't run DDS, please let us know in your post.

This topic will now be closed.
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