Remove From Your Browser

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 wonder 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 how the status bar message looked like on my system: status bar

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

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

If you also see this on your computer, you presumably have some potentially unwanted program installed on your system that makes the domain appear in your browser. Don’t flame the people that owns the site you were at when you first spotted in the status bar. They are most likely not responsible, but from the potentially unwanted program that’s installed on your machine. I’ll try help you with the removal in this blog post.

If you have been visiting this blog already know this, but if you are new: A little while back I dedicated some of my lab machines and knowingly installed a few potentially unwanted programs on them. I’ve been observing the actions 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 auto-updates, or if it downloads additional software on the machines. I first spotted in Mozilla Firefox’s status bar on one of these lab computers. was created on 2015-05-07. resolves to the IP address.

So, how do you remove from your web browser? On the machine where showed up in the status bar I had Windows Menager, SmartComp Safe Network, and Live Malware Protection installed. I removed them with FreeFixer and that stopped the web browser from loading data from

The issue with statusbar messages such as 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.

Anyway, here’s my suggestion for the removal:

  1. 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?
  2. How about your add-ons that you have in your browser. Anything in the list that you don’t remember installing?
  3. If that didn’t 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 machine. 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!

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