Remove ads.ellmountgaming.com From Your Browser

This page shows how to remove ads.ellmountgaming.com from Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.

Does this sound like what you are seeing right now? You see ads.ellmountgaming.com in your web browser's status bar while browsing sites that normally don't load any content from third party domains.

Here is a screengrab on ads.ellmountgaming.com from my system:

ads.ellmountgaming.com in the status bar

I noticed ads.ellmountgaming.com in the status bar and the network log while I was browsing a site that I know does not load or link to any content outside of the site.

Here are some of the statusbar messages you may see in your browser's statusbar:

Does this sound like what you see your system, you probably have some potentially unwanted program installed on your system that makes the ads.ellmountgaming.com domain appear in your browser. So there's no idea contacting the owner of the web site you were browsing. The ads.ellmountgaming.com status bar notifications are not coming from them.

I'll try to help you with the ads.ellmountgaming.com removal in this blog post.

Those that have been reading this blog already know this, but for new visitors: Recently I dedicated a few of my lab systems and deliberately installed some potentially unwanted programs on them. I've been following the behaviour on these computers to see what kinds of ads, if any, that are displayed. I'm also looking on other interesting things such as if the potentially unwanted program updates itself, or if it downloads additional software on the computers. I first noticed ads.ellmountgaming.com in Mozilla Firefox's status bar on one of these lab machines.

So, how do you remove ads.ellmountgaming.com from your browser? On the machine where ads.ellmountgaming.com showed up in the statusbar I had a few programs installed, which are often referred to as "potentially unwanted". I removed them with FreeFixer and that stopped the web browser from loading data from ads.ellmountgaming.com.

The issue with status bar notifications such as this one is that it can be caused by many variants of potentially unwanted programs, not just the potentially unwanted program running on my computer. This makes it impossible to say exactly what you need to remove to stop the statusbar messages.

Anyway, here's my suggestion for the ads.ellmountgaming.com removal:

  1. Examine what programs you have installed in the Add/Remove programs dialog in the Windows Control Panel. Do you see anything that you don't remember installing or that was recently installed?

  2. How about your web browser add-ons. Anything in the list that you don't remember installing?

  3. Please also test to disable the web browser proxy and the system proxy on your computer. Did that stop the connections to ads.ellmountgaming.com?

  4. If that didn't solve the problem, you can give FreeFixer a try. FreeFixer is built to assist users when manually tracking down potentially unwanted programs. It is a freeware utility that I've been working since 2006 and it scans your machine at lots of locations where unwanted software is known to hook into your machine. If you would like to get additional details about a file in FreeFixer's scan result, you can just click the More Info link for that file and a web page with a VirusTotal report will open up, which can be very useful to determine if the file is safe or malware:

    FreeFixer More Info link example

  5. As a last resort, if the above steps did not solve the ads.ellmountgaming.com problem, you can block ads.ellmountgaming.com in the Windows HOSTS file.

Did you find any potentially unwanted program on your machine? Did that stop ads.ellmountgaming.com? Please post the name of the potentially unwanted program you uninstalled from your machine in the comment below.

Thank you!

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