This page shows how to remove i.sterisjs.info from Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.
Did you just see i.sterisjs.info in the statusbar of your browser and wonder where it came from? Or did i.sterisjs.info show up while you searched for something on one of the big search engines, such as the Google.com search engine?
Here are some of the status bar messages you may see in your browser’s status bar:
- Waiting for i.sterisjs.info…
- Transferring data from i.sterisjs.info…
- Looking up i.sterisjs.info…
- Read i.sterisjs.info
- Connected to i.sterisjs.info…
If you also see this on your system, you presumably have some potentially unwanted program installed on your computer that makes the i.sterisjs.info domain appear in your browser. So don’t flame the people that owns the web site you were at when you first spotted i.sterisjs.info in the status bar. They are most likely not responsible, but from the potentially unwanted program that’s running on your machine. I’ll try help you with the i.sterisjs.info removal in this blog post.
I found i.sterisjs.info on one of the lab machines where I have some potentially unwanted programs running. I’ve talked about this in some of the previous blog posts. The potentially unwanted programs was installed on purpose, and from time to time I check if anything new has appeared, such as pop-up windows, new tabs in the browsers, injected ads on site that usually don’t show ads, or if some new files have been saved to the hard-drive.
i.sterisjs.info resolves to the 18.104.22.168 address. i.sterisjs.info was created on 2015-04-15.
So, how do you remove i.sterisjs.info from your browser? On the machine where i.sterisjs.info showed up in the status bar I had PlainSavings, CashReminder, WNet and ActSys installed. I removed them with FreeFixer and that stopped the browser from loading data from i.sterisjs.info.
The problem 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 status bar messages.
Anyway, here’s my suggestion for the i.sterisjs.info removal:
- 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?
- You can also examine the browser add-ons. Same thing here, do you see anything that you don’t remember installing?
- If that didn’t solve the problem, I’d recommend a scan with FreeFixer to manually track down the potentially unwanted program. FreeFixer is a freeware tool that I’m working on that scans your computer at lots of locations, such as browser add-ons, processes, Windows services, recently modified files, etc. If you want to get additional details about a file in the scan result, you can click the More Info link for that file and a web page will open up with a VirusTotal report which will be very useful to determine if the file is safe or malware:
Did you find any potentially unwanted program on your machine? Did that stop i.sterisjs.info? Please post the name of the potentially unwanted program you uninstalled from your machine in the comment below.