Remove maxonclick.com From Your Browser

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

Did you just interrupt your work because you noticed maxonclick.com in your browser's status bar? You are not alone. I also got the maxonclick.com statusbar message while browsing. Please read on...

Here's a screen capture of maxonclick.com when it showed up on my machine:

maxonclick.com in the status bar

I noticed maxonclick.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.

The following are some of the status bar messages you may see in your browser's statusbar:

Does this sound like what you are seeing, you apparently have some potentially unwanted program installed on your computer that makes the maxonclick.com domain appear in your web browser. There's no use contacting the owners of the website you currently were browsing. The maxonclick.com status bar notifications are not coming from them.

I'll do my best to help you with the maxonclick.com removal in this blog post.

I found maxonclick.com on one of the lab computers where I have some potentially unwanted programs running. I've talked about this in some of the previous blog posts. The potentially unwanted programs was installed on purpose, and from time to time I check if something new has appeared, such as pop-up windows, new tabs in the browsers, injected ads on website that usually don't show ads, or if some new files have been saved to the hard-drive.

So, how do you remove maxonclick.com from your browser? On the machine where maxonclick.com showed up in the status bar 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 maxonclick.com.

The problem with statusbar messages like this one is that it can be caused by many variants of potentially unwanted programs, not just the potentially unwanted program on my machine. This makes it impossible to say exactly what you need to remove to stop the statusbar messages.

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

The first thing I would do to remove maxonclick.com is to examine the programs installed on the machine, by opening the "Uninstall programs" dialog. You can find this dialog from the Windows Control Panel. If you are using one of the more recent versions of Windows Operating System you can just type in "uninstall" in the Control Panel's search field to find that dialog:

Uninstall a program search

Click on the "(Uninstall a program) link and the Uninstall programs dialog will open up:

Uninstall a program dialog

Do you see something shady listed there or something that you don't remember installing? Tip: Sort on the "Installed On" column to see if some program was installed approximatelyabout the same time as you started getting the maxonclick.com status bar messages.

Then I would check the browser add-ons. Potentially unwanted programs often appear under the add-ons dialog in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari. Is there something that looks suspicious? Anything that you don't remember installing?

Firefox add-ons manager

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

I think you will be able to find and remove the potentially unwanted program with the steps outlined above, but in case that did not work you can try the FreeFixer removal tool to identify and remove the potentially unwanted program. FreeFixer is a freeware tool that I've developed since 2006. It's a tool built to manually track down and uninstall unwanted software. When you've identified the unwanted files you can simply tick a checkbox and click on the Fix button to remove the unwanted file.

FreeFixer's removal feature is not crippled like many other removal tools out there. It will not require you to purchase the program just when you are about to remove the unwanted files.

And if you're having issues deciding if a file is clean or potentially unwanted in the FreeFixer scan result, click on the More Info link for the file. That will open up your browser with a page which contains more details about the file. On that web page, check out the VirusTotal report which can be quite useful:

FreeFixer More Info link example

If that did not solve the problem, you can add a blocking for maxonclick.com in the Windows HOSTS file.

Did you find any potentially unwanted program on your machine? Did that stop maxonclick.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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