This page shows how to remove d.agkn.com from Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.
Did you just see d.agkn.com in the statusbar of your browser and wonder where it came from? Or did d.agkn.com show up while you searched for something on one of the big search engines, such as the Google.com search engine?
Here is how the d.agkn.com statusbar message looked like on my machine:
As you can see in the Referer field in the bottom of the screenshot, d.agkn.com was loaded while I searched at Google.
Here are some of the status bar messages you may see in your browser’s statusbar:
- Waiting for d.agkn.com…
- Transferring data from d.agkn.com…
- Looking up d.agkn.com…
- Read d.agkn.com
- Connected to d.agkn.com…
If this sounds like what you are seeing on your machine, you probably have some potentially unwanted program installed on your system that makes the d.agkn.com domain appear in your browser. Contacting the owner for the site you were at would be a waste of time. The d.agkn.com status bar messages are not coming from them. I’ll do my best to help you with the d.agkn.com removal in this blog post.
For those that are new to the blog: Some time ago I dedicated a few of my lab machines and intentionally installed a few potentially unwanted programs on them. I’ve been observing the behaviour on these computers 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 downloads additional software on the computers. I first spotted d.agkn.com in Mozilla Firefox’s status bar on one of these lab machines.
d.agkn.com resolves to the 188.8.131.52 IP address and lijit.com to 184.108.40.206. d.agkn.com was created on 2005-06-09.
So, how do you remove d.agkn.com from your browser? On the machine where d.agkn.com showed up in the status bar I had YouTubeAdBlocke, SalePlus and IStart 5.3.7 installed. I removed them with FreeFixer and that stopped the browser from loading data from d.agkn.com.
The problem with this type of status bar message is that it can be caused by many variants of potentially unwanted programs. This makes it impossible to say exactly what you need to remove to stop the status bar messages.
So, what can be done? To remove d.agkn.com you need to examine your system for potentially unwanted programs and uninstall them. Here’s my suggested removal procedure:
- What software do you have installed if you look in the Add/Remove programs dialog in the Windows Control Panel? Something that you don’t remember installing yourself or that was recently installed?
- How about your add-ons you installed in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or Opera. Anything in the list that you don’t remember installing?
- If that does not 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 computer 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:
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