Remove From Your Browser

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

Did you just see in the statusbar of your web browser and wonder where it came from?

Here is how the status bar message looked like on my system: in the status bar

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

Does this sound like your story, you apparently have some potentially unwanted program installed on your machine that makes the domain appear in your web browser. So there's no use contacting the owner of the site you were browsing. The status bar messages are not coming from them.

I'll try to help you to remove the statusbar messages in this blog post.

For those that are new to the blog: Recently I dedicated some of my lab computers and intentionally installed a few potentially unwanted programs on them. Since then I have been monitoring 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 auto-updates, or if it installs additional software on the machines. I first found in Firefox's statusbar on one of these lab machines.

So, how do you remove from your web browser? On the machine where 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 browser from loading data from

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

So, what can be done to solve the problem? To remove you need to examine your system for potentially unwanted programs and uninstall them. Here's my suggested removal procedure:

  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. You can also review the add-ons you installed in your web browsers. Same thing here, do you see anything that you don't remember installing?

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

  4. If that didn't help, 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 system at lots of locations where unwanted software is known to hook into your system. 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 problem, you can block in the Windows HOSTS file.

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Thank you!


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