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browser hijacker about:blank. Firefox goes to about:home. Can we get rid of about:? And HOW?
slows computer, affects mouse use, about:blank is a web hijacker which I have avoided for 15 years. Now, suddenly, every computer has it. I am behind a router. The only changes I have made is to update firefox. Can you provide help for removing this? When I go to your app for which sets things back to default and pull up your page, in SAFE MODE, I get "about:home" in my address bar. I don't think it's safe to even install your fix at this point. I'd appreciate hearing back from you. Thank you.I am sending this from an OLD computer whose firefox is not updated but where about:home still appears.
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Changing the Newtab Page Go to about:config and search for this option "browser.newtab.url" and chande its value to a page that you want, for example, google.com
Changing Home Page Still on about:config search for this other option "browser.startup.homepage" and change for a page that you want
Okulungisiwe ngu Diego Victor
about:blank on most browsers is a blank page. When is the last time you checked your system for mal-ware?
Sometimes a problem with Firefox may be a result of malware installed on your computer, that you may not be aware of.
You can try these free programs to scan for malware, which work with your existing antivirus software:
- Microsoft Safety Scanner
- MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware
- TDSSKiller - AntiRootkit Utility
- Hitman Pro
- ESET Online Scanner
Microsoft Security Essentials is a good permanent antivirus for Windows 7/Vista/XP if you don't already have one.
Further information can be found in the Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware article.
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I'm not sure what you mean with the about:blank hijacker. Both about:blank and about:home are normal Firefox pages.
Note that the about: protocol is used to access special built-in pages.
Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance).
- Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe Mode start window.