How can I stop this “about:blank” redirection from happening?

by on March 6, 2010

Q: I’m using IE7 with Vista. If I enter a User ID on a secure website I use then another blank window opens with “about:blank” and then that page redirects me to the page where I enter my password; However, after the about:blank page redirects me I also see that the page is not in the protected zone (status bar says “Internet | Protected Mode : Off”) while the first page I entered my userID is in the protected zone.

On the first page to the left of the http is a symbol of the site and when I am redirected to the second page to the left of the http is the blue “e” symbol instead of the secured website’s symbol. How can I stop this “about:blank” redirection from happening?


One Response to “How can I stop this “about:blank” redirection from happening?”
  1.  

    First, try running this anti-spyware scanner to make sure there isn’t anything nasty on your computer: http://www.superantispyware.com/portablescanner.html

    If you don’t have any good anti-virus/spyware/etc software on your computer at all I suggest (free) http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials

    If that doesn’t turn anything up, try running IE without any Add-Ons (Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Internet Explorer (no addons))

    If none of that helps, just run firefox! http://www.getfirefox.com