about blank? Should I be worried?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by 3v0, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. 3v0 macrumors member

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    So I was on netflix and google at the same time when I went on wikianswers. Suddenly I get a pop up saying some kinda of file or something called about/blank/ is trying to connect to the internet. It was an adobe pop up window.
    I clicked okay which apparently is "no" unless u alter ur settings which I didnt.

    What is this? Everything seems to say this is some sort of malware or hacking device.

    Should I be concerned? Any way to make sure it's not on my computer.

    I'm using google chrome btw.
     
  2. tug macrumors 6502

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    hi 3v0, if you was on windows it would cause real concern, but your mac mate, wouldnt let it bother you. i got this couple of days ago, cant remember what site i was on but there was no probs.
     
  3. SHIFTLife macrumors 6502

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    Nothing to worry about. about:blank is a standard blank page built into Firefox and IE... possibly Safari and Opera too, I wouldn't know, never use either of those.

    I use about:blank as my homepage, so my browser doesn't waste time loading a web page every time I start it up.
     
  4. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    Apparently built into Chrome too as I get it sometimes if a page is slow to load.
     

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