How To Remove

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

Does this sound familiar? You see in your browser’s status bar while browsing on sites that mostly don’t load any content from third party domains. Maybe the domain show up when performing a search at the search engine?

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

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

  • Waiting for…
  • Transferring data from…
  • Looking up…
  • Read
  • Connected to…

Does this sound like what you see your machine, you most likely have some potentially unwanted program installed on your system that makes the domain appear in your browser. There’s no use contacting the owners of the web site you were browsing. The status bar messages are not coming from them. I’ll try help you to remove the status bar messages in this blog post.

If you have been reading this blog already know this, but if you are new: A little while back I dedicated some of my lab computers and knowingly installed some potentially unwanted programs on them. Since then I have been tracking 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 updates itself, or if it installs additional software on the machines. I first observed in Mozilla Firefox’s status bar on one of these lab machines. resolves to

So, how do you remove from your web browser? On the machine where showed up in the status bar I had PlainSavings, WNet, ActSys and CashReminder installed. 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. This makes it impossible to say exactly what you need to remove to stop the status bar messages.

Anyway, here’s my suggestion for the removal:

  1. Review what programs you have installed in the Add/Remove programs dialog in the Windows Control Panel. Do you see something that you don’t remember installing or that was recently installed?
  2. You can also review the browser add-ons. Same thing here, do you see something that you don’t remember installing?
  3. 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 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
    An example of FreeFixer’s “More Info” links. Click for full size.

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