How to Delete a Blank Page Pop-Upby Steve GregoryUpdated September 28, 2017
If you are constantly getting blank pop-ups while surfing the Internet, your computer is probably infected by the About Blank virus. This particular virus hijacks your Internet browser and forces pop-ups to open. To delete the blank pop-ups immediately, you need to stop the processes running on your system that control the pop-ups. You can access the processes by opening the Windows Task Manager.
Right-click on an empty area of the taskbar.
Click "Start Task Manager" from the pop-up list. The Task Manager window opens.
Click the "Processes" tab.
Scroll through the list of processes, and end all of the About Blank processes. To end a process, right-click on it and select "End Process" from the pop-up list. Look for the following About Blank processes:
phafxfa.exe svhost.exe smbdins.exe sethcd.exe tsmsetup.exe