Can you help me remove about:blank hijacker?

about:blank has hijacked my home page in Win 7, I need help removing
arkmatAsked:
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NVITCommented:
Have you tried anything to fix it yet?

You can try Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

Also Combofix from www.bleepingcomputer.com. They also have other tools, depending on the type of infection.


If you want to fix it manually, try my solution with Autoruns here: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Microsoft_Applications/Q_28591137.html#a40532588
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Nathan RileyFounderCommented:
It may be a extension as well, I would disable them all and then reset browser settings to default.
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arkmatAuthor Commented:
I have run Malwarebytes, SuperAntiSpyware, Spybot Serach an Destroy, CWShredder, Bitdefender, Hijackthis removes it but it pops right back, have cleared explorer an reset to defaults an it pops right back,

This is a new install of Win7 on a new computer.

I have not tried Combofix as it is more of a last resort tool isn't it? Of course I may be up to my last resort by now??
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Nathan RileyFounderCommented:
I've heard that about Combofix, but I've used it a lot in the past without any issues.
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jcimarronCommented:
arkmat--
The problem is often due to a BHO residing in the PC.
http://www.aboutblank.com.au/
This reference says there are several variations of the about:blank hijacker and gives suggestions for removing them--mostly through modifications to the Registry.  
http://www.pchell.com/support/aboutblank.shtml

Make sure you are using the latest version of the various anti-malware tools mentioned.
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NVITCommented:
Is it slowing down your computer? In Task Manager, do you see suspect processes, e.g. with gibberish names?
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arkmatAuthor Commented:
ComboFix has taken it out for now. I will see if it stays out, or if there are any adverse reactions to ComboFix. Thank You.
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NVITCommented:
Glad it worked for you, arkmat...
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Natty GregIn Theory (IT)Commented:
I have used combofix, for that in the past, however due to paranoia i remove the hard and attached it to another computer, then scanned it without it booting up so that I can make sure everything is gone.
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arkmatAuthor Commented:
Thank You Natty, will keep that in mind. Probably not a bad practise.
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

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NVITCommented:
Per the OP... "ComboFix has taken it out for now. I will see if it stays out, or if there are any adverse reactions to ComboFix"

I believe this means my suggested solution worked.
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