This page shows how to remove nio.ekgaagtz.com from Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.
Did you just see nio.ekgaagtz.com in the status bar of your browser or in the network log and ask yourself where it came from? Or did nio.ekgaagtz.com show up while you searched for something on one of the major search engines, such as the Google.com search engine?
Here’s how the nio.ekgaagtz.com status bar message looked like when I got it on my computer:
The following are some of the status bar messages you may see in your browser’s status bar:
- Waiting for nio.ekgaagtz.com…
- Transferring data from nio.ekgaagtz.com…
- Looking up nio.ekgaagtz.com…
- Read nio.ekgaagtz.com
- Connected to nio.ekgaagtz.com…
Does this sound like what you see your computer, you probably have some potentially unwanted program installed on your computer that makes the nio.ekgaagtz.com domain appear in your browser. There’s no use contacting the owners of the site you currently were browsing. The nio.ekgaagtz.com status bar messages are not coming from them. I’ll do my best to help you remove the nio.ekgaagtz.com message in this blog post.
If you have been visiting this blog already know this, but if you are new: Not long ago I dedicated some of my lab computers and deliberately installed a few potentially unwanted programs on them. Since then I’ve been following the actions on these systems to see what kinds of advertisements, 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 downloads additional software on the systems. I first observed nio.ekgaagtz.com in Mozilla Firefox’s statusbar on one of these lab computers.
nio.ekgaagtz.com was created on 2015-03-18. nio.ekgaagtz.com resolves to 220.127.116.11.
So, how do you remove nio.ekgaagtz.com from your browser? On the machine where nio.ekgaagtz.com showed up in the status bar I had TinyWallet, BlockAndSurf and BrowserWarden installed. I removed them with FreeFixer and that stopped the browser from loading data from nio.ekgaagtz.com.
The problem with statusbar messages like the one described in this blog post 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 nio.ekgaagtz.com removal:
The first thing I would do to remove nio.ekgaagtz.com is to examine the programs installed on the machine, by opening the “Uninstall programs” dialog. You can find this dialog from the Windows Control Panel. If you are using one of the more recent versions of Windows you can just type in “uninstall” in the Control Panel’s search field to find that dialog:
Do you see something strange-looking in there or something that you don’t remember installing? Tip: Sort on the “Installed On” column to see if something was installed approximately about the same time as you started getting the nio.ekgaagtz.com status bar messages.
Then you can examine you browser add-ons. Potentially unwanted programs often appear under the add-ons menu in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or Opera. Is there anything that looks suspicious? Something that you don’t remember installing?
I think you will be able to identify and uninstall the potentially unwanted program with the steps outlined above, but in case that did not work you can try the FreeFixer removal tool to identify and remove the potentially unwanted program. FreeFixer is a freeware tool that I started develop about 8 years ago. Freefixer is a tool built to manually identify and remove unwanted software. When you’ve identified the unwanted files you can simply tick a checkbox and click on the Fix button to remove the unwanted file.
FreeFixer’s removal feature is not crippled like many other removal tools out there. It won’t require you to pay for the program just when you are about to remove the unwanted files.
And if you’re having a mess deciding if a file is clean or potentially unwanted in FreeFixer’s scan result, click on the More Info link for the file. That will open up your browser with a page which contains more information about the file. On that web page, check out the VirusTotal report which can be very useful:
Did this blog post help you to remove nio.ekgaagtz.com? Please let me know or how I can improve this blog post.