Remove nbeatrk.com From Your Browser

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

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

Here is a screengrab on nbeatrk.com from my computer:

nbeatrk.com in the status bar

I noticed nbeatrk.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 statusbar messages you may see in your browser's status bar:

Does this sound like what you see your computer, you most likely have some potentially unwanted program installed on your computer that makes the nbeatrk.com domain appear in your browser. Don't send angry emails to the site you were browsing, they are almost certainly not responsible for the nbeatrk.com statusbar messages. The potentially unwanted program on your machine is.

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

For those that are new to the blog: Recently I dedicated some of my lab computers and deliberately installed some potentially unwanted programs on them. I've been following the behaviour on these systems to see what kinds of adverts, if any, that are displayed. I'm also looking on other interesting things such as if the potentially unwanted program updates itself automatically, or if it downloads additional software on the machines. I first observed nbeatrk.com in Mozilla Firefox's status bar on one of these lab machines.

So, how do you remove nbeatrk.com from your web browser? On the machine where nbeatrk.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 nbeatrk.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 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 nbeatrk.com removal:

The first thing I would do to remove nbeatrk.com is to examine the software installed on the machine, by opening the "Uninstall programs" dialog. You can reach this dialog from the Windows Control Panel. If you are using one of the more recent versions of Windows OS 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 something was installed about the same time as you started observing the nbeatrk.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 anything 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 machine. Did that stop the connections to nbeatrk.com?

I think you will be able to find and uninstall 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. Freefixer is a tool designed to manually track down and remove unwanted software. When you've found 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 locked down like many other removal tools out there. It will not require you to pay a fee just when you are about to remove the unwanted files.

And if you're having problems determining if a file is legitimate or potentially unwanted in the FreeFixer scan result, click on the More Info link for the file. That will open up your web 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 nothing seems to solve the nbeatrk.com problem, you can try to block nbeatrk.com in the Windows HOSTS file.

Did this blog post help you to remove nbeatrk.com? Please let me know or how I can improve this blog post.

Thank you!

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