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kirby49 Member Level  Saturday, 01/27/07 06:39:33 PM
Re: tc post# 14450
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tc and all:

Just got a new box. Big changes since my Pentium Pro running 95B 4G drive (only 66% full) Now I can watch YOUTUBE!

My concern is about the dreaded and much talked about ...about:blank

I've searched the thread and the links in the header, and they all talk about how to get rid of it and I'm fairly confident that I can do that. I was prepared to manually input my bookmarks to the new box which is an HP Pavilion with AMD 64 X 2 4600 @2.2GHz, 2G Ram & 300G SATA drive running XP with Media Center Edition, remote TV tuner and free upgrade to Vista.

The questions I have, don't have answers in all that i've read. How is this thing transmitted and what can you do to avoid getting this bug? Now I think that I have it in the old box as every once in a while a pop up would show about:blank for a moment before changing to whoever was actually sending it. I just assumed it really didn't know what to do in 95B.

Is there any easy way to check whether or not one has acquired this bug? I always thought that in Tools >- Internet Options > Home Page Settings > Use Blank ......should be blank and that if about:blank showed there you have it. Of course, much to my consternation when I booted up the new box, there it was! Everyone I have asked to check has also had it and today I went to the store where I bought the new box and checked two of their computers online and they both had it. If I have it on the new box, I might as well transport my favorites and e-mail history that I want to keep and then fix the new box.

Could anyone reading check their computers, report if they have it, and if you have answers, I'd appreciate them. I'm sure I'll have a few more questions as I get set up and when I do the upgrade to Vista in a couple of weeks.


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