This page shows how to remove charmsavings-production.s3.amazonaws.com from Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.
Does this sound familiar? You see charmsavings-production.s3.amazonaws.com in your browser’s status bar while browsing on sites that mostly don’t load any content from third party domains. Maybe the charmsavings-production.s3.amazonaws.com domain show up when performing a search at the Google.com search engine?
Here is how the charmsavings-production.s3.amazonaws.com 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 charmsavings-production.s3.amazonaws.com…
- Transferring data from charmsavings-production.s3.amazonaws.com…
- Looking up charmsavings-production.s3.amazonaws.com…
- Read charmsavings-production.s3.amazonaws.com
- Connected to charmsavings-production.s3.amazonaws.com…
Does this sound like what you see your machine, you most likely have some potentially unwanted program installed on your system that makes the charmsavings-production.s3.amazonaws.com domain appear in your browser. There’s no use contacting the owners of the web site you were browsing. The charmsavings-production.s3.amazonaws.com status bar messages are not coming from them. I’ll try help you to remove the charmsavings-production.s3.amazonaws.com 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 charmsavings-production.s3.amazonaws.com in Mozilla Firefox’s status bar on one of these lab machines.
charmsavings-production.s3.amazonaws.com resolves to 220.127.116.11.
So, how do you remove charmsavings-production.s3.amazonaws.com from your web browser? On the machine where charmsavings-production.s3.amazonaws.com 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 charmsavings-production.s3.amazonaws.com.
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 charmsavings-production.s3.amazonaws.com removal:
- 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?
- You can also review the browser add-ons. Same thing here, do you see something that you don’t remember installing?
- 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:
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