This page shows how to remove bfd.queigbagle.com from Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.
Does this sound like what you are seeing right now? You see bfd.queigbagle.com in your web browser’s status bar while browsing websites that usually don’t load any content from third party domains. Perhaps the bfd.queigbagle.com domain appear when performing a search at the Google.com search engine?
Here is bfd.queigbagle.com in the network log on my computer:
The following are some of the status bar messages you may see in your browser’s status bar:
- Waiting for bfd.queigbagle.com…
- Transferring data from bfd.queigbagle.com…
- Looking up bfd.queigbagle.com…
- Read bfd.queigbagle.com
- Connected to bfd.queigbagle.com…
Does this sound like what you see your system, you almost certainly have some potentially unwanted program installed on your system that makes the bfd.queigbagle.com domain appear in your web browser. Contacting the owner of the site you were browsing would be a waste of time. They are not responsible for the bfd.queigbagle.com status bar messages. I’ll do my best to help you with the bfd.queigbagle.com removal in this blog post.
For those that are new to the blog: A little while back I dedicated a few of my lab computers and intentionally installed some potentially unwanted programs on them. I’ve been following the behaviour on these machines to see what kinds of advertisements that are displayed. I’m also looking on other interesting things such as if the potentially unwanted program updates itself, or if it downloads and installs additional potentially unwanted programs on the machines. I first found the bfd.queigbagle.com in Mozilla Firefox’s status bar on one of these lab computers.
bfd.queigbagle.com resolves to the 22.214.171.124 IP address.
So, how do you remove bfd.queigbagle.com from your browser? On the machine where bfd.queigbagle.com showed up in the status bar I had BrowserWarden, BlockAndSurf and TinyWallet installed. I removed them with FreeFixer and that stopped the web browser from loading data from bfd.queigbagle.com.
The problem with status bar messages like the one described in this blog post is that it can be caused by many variants of potentially unwanted programs, not just the potentially unwanted program that’s installed on my system. 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 bfd.queigbagle.com you need to examine your computer for potentially unwanted programs and uninstall them. Here’s my suggested removal procedure:
The first thing I would do to remove bfd.queigbagle.com is to examine the software installed on the machine, by opening the “Uninstall programs” dialog. You can open 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 dubious listed 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 seeing the bfd.queigbagle.com status bar messages.
Then I would check the browser add-ons. Potentially unwanted program often appear under the add-ons menu in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or Opera. Is there something that looks suspicious? Something that you don’t remember installing?
I think you will be able to find 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’ve developed since 2006. It’s a tool built to manually track down 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 locked down 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 hard time determining 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 web browser with a page which contains additional information about the file. On that web page, check out the VirusTotal report which can be very useful:
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