Valuable About:Blank Spyware Elimination
The Virtual world nowadays is plagued by an anomaly called About Blank Spyware. The cyber world has now joined hands collectively in order to
erase this problem from the roots. Many tools have now been devised in order to completely do away with this menace. There are many such
nuisance makers who use these tools to hijack the blank home page. Many times it has been observed that computer viruses and other such
troublemakers have caused the hijacks.
Another threat caused to these hijacks is by computer worm attacks. The result of this type of infections is visible by the pop-up ads coming up and
sometimes by setting the homepage of the browser to any unwanted websites. This is made possible by setting the URL and title of the unwanted
pop-up ads or webpage to �about: blank�.
Increased net connectivity has raised the 'computer worm' attacks. A normal computer worm modifies the registry values and creates random 'pop-up'
advertisements. They also change the user set home page of the browser to a different one (most of the time it is the website from where the worm
originated). The URL settings are changed from the default page to 'about: blank'. Apparently, the modification is not limited to changing of the home
page only. The worm can change it to any illegal (or porn) website's homepage.
One of the major coercion caused by the spywares is hacking of the registry. Windows 'registry' is a database where all the applications and
processes write entries in the form of codes. Additionally, some '.dlls' are placed in the 'Windows' and 'Windows32' folders. When an application (or a
process) writes it's coding in the registry, the operating system (Windows XP, Windows Vista and others) modifies its own settings to run those.
It has been observed that removing the particular About Blank Spyware is not easy and can often prove to be troublesome. There are particularly three
types of method for removing these hijackers namely- a) a manual one which needs to be download