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Lee

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I run adaware twice daily, it finds (I remove) this file.

Vendor:possible Browser Hijack attempt
Category:Malware
Object Type:RegData
Size:-
Location:Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Start Page" ("about:blank")
Last Activity:09-05-2004
Risk LevelMedium
Comment:possible browser hijack attempt
Description:possible attempt to control\redirect the browser. This object referrs to a "blacklisted" site.

I have realised it does not want me to start as I always do with a blank page.

After deletion when I open IE it takes me straight to msn.com.

I am trying to work out if adaware sees my settings, about:blank as malware and that IE has by default www.msn.com as it's opening page.

Ideas?
 

Khayman

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I think something else going on there, i've always had IE set to blank start page, never been picked up on adaware before
 

dreamliner77

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nah, that's something that's happened with one of their latest reffile updates.
 

Mainframeguy

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Lee said:
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I have realised it does not want me to start as I always do with a blank page.
....

HMMMmmm is there a way to have adaware "remember" if you OK something as a setting you have chosen for yourself? I know Spybot S&D from 5.3 will also spot possible browser hijacks and does allow you to OK changes - infact any changes it picks up - with a check box to "remember" that choice and allow it to be OK'd again next time on auto.

Maybe you only get something like this in the paid for Adaware?
 

rotjong

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dreamliner77 said:
nah, that's something that's happened with one of their latest reffile updates.

I've changed nothing on my system before or after one of the latest ref file updates and suddenly I began getting this detection. I've since just added it to the ignore list.
 

leedogg

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hmmm I set the about:blank in the quicklaunch shortcut to IE...my homepage is msnbc which i like to go to periodically...
 

ZeroHour

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btw about:blank CAN be overwriten and have a nasty redirect by spyware. Its just a standard HTML page hidden in windows.
Thats maybe why it picked it up.
Hmmmmmm me be thinking lol
 

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