About:blank virus - my attemps to kill it



zalek
07-09-2005, 11:48 PM
On WinXp I got a very nasty virus. It sets IE homepage to about:blank
and pop-up ads jumping any minute.
I run Ad-Aware, CWShredder, Spybot - but nothing helped.
I investigated it a little - it looks that some Win service is
infected. Why do I think so? I manualy replace in the Registry all
"about:blank" by my home page, exited the registry, and end opened
again - the "about:blank" was there again.
I don't know how to technicaly to get rid of this pest - I will
reinstall WinXP, but what I will do: I will write to all company that
ads are poping on my screen and tell them that I will NEVER buy from
them and spam the Web that they are using services of virus writers.

Zalek

Kelly
07-09-2005, 11:48 PM
All cleaners reset the home page address to about:blank unless you customize
the settings.

Run this one:

HijackThis
http://www.spychecker.com/program/hijackthis.html

Once done go to IE/Tools/Internet Options and manually type in (ex):
http://www.google.com

Apply, Ok, File, Close then reopen.

--

All the Best,
Kelly (MS-MVP)

Troubleshooting Windows XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com



"zalek" <zalekbloom@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1117251972.204792.232640@g44g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> On WinXp I got a very nasty virus. It sets IE homepage to about:blank
> and pop-up ads jumping any minute.
> I run Ad-Aware, CWShredder, Spybot - but nothing helped.
> I investigated it a little - it looks that some Win service is
> infected. Why do I think so? I manualy replace in the Registry all
> "about:blank" by my home page, exited the registry, and end opened
> again - the "about:blank" was there again.
> I don't know how to technicaly to get rid of this pest - I will
> reinstall WinXP, but what I will do: I will write to all company that
> ads are poping on my screen and tell them that I will NEVER buy from
> them and spam the Web that they are using services of virus writers.
>
> Zalek
>

Peter Foldes
07-09-2005, 11:48 PM
From David H Lipman

Dump the contents of the IE Temporary Internet Folder cache (TIF)
Start --> Settings --> Control Panel --> Internet Options --> Delete Files

Dump the contents of the Mozilla FireFox Cache { if you use FireFox }
Tools --> Options --> Privacy --> Cache --> Clear


Download CLEAN.EXE from the URL --
http://www.ik-cs.com/programs/virtools/clean.exe

It is a self-extracting ZIP file that contains the Kixtart Script Interpreter
{ http://kixtart.org Kixtart is CareWare } three batch files, two Kixtart scripts, two Link
(.lnk) files and a PDF instruction file.

GETFILES.BAT -- For downloading (FTP) the files needed to run the McAfee Command Line
Scanner. You may have to disable your FireWall or allow FTP.EXE to go through your FireWall
to allow the FTP utility to download the needed files

CLEAN.BAT -- For running within Windows after running c:\mcafee\GetFiles.BAT. If you choose
to scan again at a future date, run this batch file. It will automatically check the date
of the McAfee DAT files and if it is a couple of days old, it will download (FTP) the latest
signature files and install them before performing the scan.

DOSCLEAN.BAT -- For use on a Win9x/ME PC or on a Win2K/WinXP PC that is using FAT32 after
you have booted from an Emergency Boot Disk or DOS disk and have already executed;
c:\mcafee\GetFiles.BAT from within Windows. DOS disk boot images can be obtained from;
http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm

I need you to perform the following...

Execute; CLEAN.EXE
Choose; Unzip
Choose; Close

Execute; c:\mcafee\GetFiles.BAT
{ or Double-click on 'GetFiles Link' in c:\mcafee }

Reboot the PC into Safe Mode [F8 key during boot]

Shutdown as many applications as possible !
It would also help for you to read - "How to perform a clean boot in Windows XP"
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310353

Execute; c:\mcafee\CLEAN.BAT
{ or Double-click on 'Clean Link' in c:\mcafee }

A final report in HTML format called C:\mcafee\ScanReport.HTML will be generated. At the
end of the scan, it will be displayed in your browser (Opera, FireFox or Internet Explorer).
It is suggested that you move the report out of c:\mcafee before performing another scan.
It would be a good idea to scan in Safe Mode and in Normal Mode and save a copy of the HTML
report for each session.


--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm



--
Peter

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"zalek" <zalekbloom@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:1117251972.204792.232640@g44g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> On WinXp I got a very nasty virus. It sets IE homepage to about:blank
> and pop-up ads jumping any minute.
> I run Ad-Aware, CWShredder, Spybot - but nothing helped.
> I investigated it a little - it looks that some Win service is
> infected. Why do I think so? I manualy replace in the Registry all
> "about:blank" by my home page, exited the registry, and end opened
> again - the "about:blank" was there again.
> I don't know how to technicaly to get rid of this pest - I will
> reinstall WinXP, but what I will do: I will write to all company that
> ads are poping on my screen and tell them that I will NEVER buy from
> them and spam the Web that they are using services of virus writers.
>
> Zalek
>


About:blank virus - my attemps to kill it