I found this on another forum and it has worked for me. THIS IS IT!!! Here is how you fix this damn problem. I scratched my heads for weeks trying to fix my friend's computer and I finally figured it out...GO ME. Follow these instructions, then I'll explain how I dumbfoundedly stumbled into the solution. 1) Forget all of your spyware/adware detectors and registry programs. 2) Go here: hxxp://www.oz.msie.tv (link deactivated - LWM) 3) Click on the uninstall software link and save the uninstaller to your desktop 4) Run the uninstaller. 5) Go to your internet options and reset the home page to whatever you want. 6) Launch your internet explorer!!! You're done, it's as easy as that!!! Here's how I stumbled onto the fix...I tried my 3 favorite internet fixer programs (ad-aware, spy sweeper, and hijackthis). I ran and updated them time after time and removed things manually and automatically from the registry and other locations on the hard drive to no avail. I then launched Internet Explorer and let it take me to the crappy search page which conveniently would show the URL as about:blank. I was looking for an uninstaller listed on the main page and did not see anything. I then wanted to try to figure out just what in the hell the URL for this search page was. Using some common sense and keeping my fingers crossed, I just went ahead and entered in a search for "legos" in the search bar. BOOM! Up came my results preceeded with ~snip~ (the link above) ~snip~. I then just deleted all of the search result info from the URL bar so that the URL simply read ~snip~ (the link above) ~snip~. I hit enter and BAM! There was the link to uninstall that piece of crap. I downloaded and scanned with antivirus program. It was good to go so I ran it. Rebootted, then changed my home page back in internet options and launched internet explorer. PLEASE POST THIS EVERYWHERE YOU USE FORUMS!!! I struggled and researched this a million times and every time, after every removal process, I would reboot and get this damn about:blank search site even after all my scanning showed no threats/hijackers and task manager did not indicate any suspicious processes running either. I hope this helps EVERYONE with this stupid about:blank problem!