Last updated: January 27, 2023
Today, computing has entered the lives of a lot of people. Indeed, we quickly understood that unlike paper, for example,computing had many advantages and could simplify a whole bunch of procedures.
This is obviously not the only area in which IT is practical, which quickly explains why we had a hard time doing without it. However, if information technology has developed rapidly, this is not necessarily the case with everyone's knowledge.
Indeed, it's not an insult, but today many people use the Internet and computers without necessarily understanding everything that is going on and certain situations can be a little intriguing, even sometimes worrying for users. .
This is for example the case of what we are going to talk to you about today. In effect, this is the About blank page that we are going to discuss and this page, it caused a lot of problems for users who did not really know what to do.
Is this normal? If yes, what is it for? Has a virus infected my machine ? All these questions, you may have asked yourself and In this article, we will give you all the answers.
What is Aboutblank?
Let's start at the beginning, namely, what is About blank. It is simply the fact of loading a web page from your Google chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Edge browser and which will be all white. Moreover, everyone can access it easily.
Indeed, if you want to load it yourself, you just have to type About: blank in any web browser and then you will see a blank page get started on this one.
But what is the point of these white pages? Well for some it's just home page when you activate a browser. Indeed, if you do not want to expose personal information or give access to your Google or email accounts for example, that's perfect. Thus, in shared work environments, it is quite common to put a blank About blank page on the homepage.
Set up About blank or remove it
This has convinced you and you wish yourself put an About blank page on the home page, for this, there is nothing very complicated. Indeed, you will have to go to the settings of your web browser Android ou Windows and search "When the engine starts" or "Home" depending on your browser.
Once you have found it, you will see that you can select the page when you open the browser. Make the choice to put a personalized page and simply type about: blank in the bar that just appeared. The trick is now played.
If you ever want the opposite delete About blank, the procedure is exactly the same. The only thing has changed is that instead of entering about:blank in the bar that opens, put the address you want to land on when you launch your browser.
Depending on the browser, you can also land on the home page or on the last page you opened during your previous navigation. After that, it's up to your personal taste.
About Blank that suddenly appears for no reason
You will understand, most of the time, when you have an about:blank page that appears, it's nothing serious, but beware, that doesn't mean it can't be the case at all.
Indeed, it is quite possible that an About blank page appears following theinfecting your machine with malware. Here, the situation will be a little different. Indeed, these white pages tend to open often and for no reason.
Many times this is a sign that a program is running in the background and opening the pages. It can be said that generally, if you have any doubts, it is better to check.
For this, what we advise you is quite simple, it is to carry out an analysis with your antivirus software. There you will see if it was indeed a function by a virus and that your computer is infected. For example, it is often Trojans who use to open About blank pages for no apparent reason.