Remove from Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer.

This page shows how to remove from Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.

Did you just see in the status bar of your browser and ponder where it came from? Or did show up while you searched for something on one of the major search engines, such as the Google search engine?

Here is a screenshot on from my machine: status bar

Here are some of the statusbar messages you may see in your browser’s status bar:

  • Waiting for…
  • Transferring data from…
  • Looking up…
  • Read
  • Connected to…

Does this sound like your machine, you almost certainly have some potentially unwanted program installed on your computer that makes the domain appear in your browser. Contacting the owner of the web site you were browsing would be a waste of time. They are not responsible for the status bar messages. I’ll try help you to remove the status bar messages in this blog post.

If you have been reading this blog already know this, but if you are new: Some time ago I dedicated a few of my lab machines and deliberately installed a few potentially unwanted programs on them. I’ve been tracking the behaviour on these machines 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 in Mozilla Firefox’s status bar on one of these lab computers. was registered on 2014-10-12. resolves to

So, how do you remove from your browser? On the machine where showed up in the status bar I had Jelbrus Secure Web and NetMon installed. I removed them with FreeFixer and that stopped the browser from loading data from

The problem with status bar messages like this one 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.

To remove you need to check your machine for potentially unwanted programs and uninstall them. Here’s my suggested removal procedure:

  1. Check 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?
  2. You can also check the add-ons you installed in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari. Same thing here, do you see anything that you don’t remember installing?
  3. If that did not 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 computer at lots of locations where unwanted software is known to hook into your computer. 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:

    FreeFixer More Info link example
    An example of FreeFixer’s “More Info” links. Click for full size.

Did you find any potentially unwanted program on your machine? Did that stop Please post the name of the potentially unwanted program you uninstalled from your machine in the comment below.

Thank you!