How to Get Rid of an Auto Blank in a Computer

By Thomas King

Updated September 15, 2017

Auto Blank is a computer virus that prevents you from Web browsing.
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Auto Blank, more commonly referred to as About: Blank or AboutBlank, is a computer virus that automatically displays a blank page in your Web browser every time to try to visit a website. In addition to displaying a blank page, Auto Blank may slow your computer, change your Internet and desktop settings, flood your computer with pop-up advertisements and prevent you from accessing your antivirus program and other security software. Fortunately, Auto Blank can be removed manually by following these steps.

End Processes

Hold down the Windows key and press \"R.\" The Run box opens.

Type \"taskmgr\" into the Run box and press \"Enter.\" The Task Manager opens.

Click on the \"Processes\" tab.

End the following processes. To end a process, right-click on it and select \"End Process.\"

phafxfa.exe svhost.exe smbdins.exe sethcd.exe tsmsetup.exe

Delete Registry Entries

Hold down the Windows key and press \"R.\" The Run box opens.

Type \"regedit\" into the Run box and click \"OK.\" The Registry Editor opens.

Locate the following registry entries in the left pane of the Registry Editor and delete them. To delete a registry entry, right-click on it and select \"Delete.\"

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\Microsoft\internet explorer\toolbar {06abaa2d-34ab-4902-a326-409bd9b9a7a5} HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\Microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\browser helper objects{b664647f-efd5-4837-a810-a807139107e5} HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\Microsoft\windows\currentversion\run network service HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid{06abaa2d-34ab-4902-a326-409bd9b9a7a5} HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid{b664647f-efd5-4837-a810-a807139107e5} HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid{ce6a1268-9cc9-4ba3-8657-fe1132906cc4} HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\Microsoft\internet explorer\toolbar\webbrowser {06abaa2d-34ab-4902-a326-409bd9b9a7a5} HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\Microsoft\windows\currentversion\run network service

Delete DLL Files

Hold down the Windows key and press \"R.\" The Run box opens.

Type \"cmd\" into the Run box and click \"OK.\" The Command Prompt opens.

Type the following into the Command Prompt. Make certain to press \"Enter\" after each line.

regsvr32 /u wdm.dll regsvr32 /u achpjba.dll regsvr32 /u cbme.dll regsvr32 /u se.dll regsvr32 /u iesp1.dll

Delete Files

Click on the \"Start\" menu.

Click on the \"Search Programs and Files\" box.

Search for and delete the following files. To delete a file, right-click on it and select \"Delete.\"

ld[X].tmp syg.db spyfalcon.URL blacklist.txt english.ini spyfalcon 2.0.lnk uninstall spyfalcon 2.0.lnk spyfalcon 2.0.lnk spyfalcon 2.0 website.lnk spyfalcon.lnk spyfalcon 2.0.lnk