This page shows how to remove aaf.underfedinadvertence.com from Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.
Sound familiar? You see aaf.underfedinadvertence.com in your browser’s statusbar while browsing web sites that normally don’t load any content from third party domains. Perhaps the aaf.underfedinadvertence.com domain show up when performing a search at the Google search engine?
Here’s a screen capture of aaf.underfedinadvertence.com when it showed up on my computer:
The following are some of the statusbar messages you may see in your browser’s statusbar:
- Waiting for aaf.underfedinadvertence.com…
- Transferring data from aaf.underfedinadvertence.com…
- Looking up aaf.underfedinadvertence.com…
- Read aaf.underfedinadvertence.com
- Connected to aaf.underfedinadvertence.com…
If this description sounds like your machine, you presumably have some potentially unwanted program installed on your system that makes the aaf.underfedinadvertence.com domain appear in your browser. So don’t send angry emails to the website you were browsing, they are probably not responsible for the aaf.underfedinadvertence.com status bar messages. The potentially unwanted program on your computer is. I’ll do my best to help you with the aaf.underfedinadvertence.com removal in this blog post.
I found aaf.underfedinadvertence.com 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.
aaf.underfedinadvertence.com was created on 2015-05-13. aaf.underfedinadvertence.com resolves to the 184.108.40.206 IP address.
So, how do you remove aaf.underfedinadvertence.com from your browser? On the machine where aaf.underfedinadvertence.com showed up in the status bar I had CheckMeUp installed. I removed it with FreeFixer and that stopped the browser from loading data from aaf.underfedinadvertence.com.
The bad news 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 computer. This makes it impossible to say exactly what you need to remove to stop the status bar messages.
So, what should done to solve the problem? To remove aaf.underfedinadvertence.com you need to examine your machine 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?
- You can also check the add-ons that you have in your browser. Same thing here, do you see something that you don’t remember installing?
- If that did not help, 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 aaf.underfedinadvertence.com? Please post the name of the potentially unwanted program you uninstalled from your machine in the comment below.