I have an about:blank along with a grayed out home page on IE. BUT I have run the MS new anti-spyware, hijack, reglite, CWS, and all of the anti-spyware programs and none of them find anything.. AND.. the about:blank only occurs when i use IE to browse sites on my hard drive. It does not appear when I browse online. I have exhausted all the avenues I can find and it still (about:blank) appears when I open sites on my hard drive. I have tried firefox with the same result.