User Help for Mozilla Firefox
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No doubt most of you would have heard of about:blank spyware - I once managed to get this on my PC. I have noticed that when I open a new blank tab and try to bookmark it, "about:blank" appears as the name of my new bookmark (?!)
Is this the same as the infamous about:blank?
I am particularly concerned because when I open HijackThis, and go into the config menu, my default start page is listed as about:blank. (I have submitteed my HJT log to Castlecops and it came up clean).
My question is this: can anyone else please confirm for me what happens when they try to bookmark a blank page please? (if you also have HJT can you also check what's in the default start page in the config menu). If you can only perform the first check I would still be most grateful.
umm, no. about:blank is FF's way to open a blank page, just like IE.
Firefox also has about:config, about:plugins, about:mozilla (easter egg) etc.
It's not spyware, you can sleep peacefully tonight.
about: — The same page as Help -> About.
about:blank — A blank page. Useful for setting as your homepage.
about:buildconfig — Reveals details about your Mozilla build options.
about:cache — Displays cache statistics.
about:cache?device=memory — Lists memory cache entries.
about:cache?device=disk — Lists disk cache entries.
about:cache-entry — Shows information about a cache entry. Used in about:cache links. Requires paramaters.
about:config — GUI for modifying user preferences (prefs.js).
about:credits (http://www.mozilla.org/credits/) — The list of contributors to the Mozilla projects.
about:mozilla (http://www.mozillazine.org/misc/about&# ... 7:15.xhtml) — The famous Book of Mozilla (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Book_of_Mozilla).
about:plugins — Lists all your plugins as well as other useful information.
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Well what can I say? Many thanks to the both of you for your reassurances and information. I was a bit surprised to have such speedy replies. Much respect.
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