This page shows how to remove engowe.com from Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.
Did you just see engowe.com in the status bar of your browser and wonder where it came from? Or did engowe.com show up while you searched for something on one of the major search engines, such as the Google search engine?
Here is how the engowe.com status bar message looked like on my system:
The following are some of the status bar messages you may see in your browser’s status bar:
- Waiting for engowe.com…
- Transferring data from engowe.com…
- Looking up engowe.com…
- Read engowe.com
- Connected to engowe.com…
If you also see this on your computer, you presumably have some potentially unwanted program installed on your system that makes the engowe.com domain appear in your browser. Don’t flame the people that owns the site you were at when you first spotted engowe.com 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 engowe.com 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 engowe.com in Mozilla Firefox’s status bar on one of these lab computers.
engowe.com was created on 2015-05-07. engowe.com resolves to the 188.8.131.52 IP address.
So, how do you remove engowe.com from your web browser? On the machine where engowe.com showed up in the status bar I had Windows Menager, SmartComp Safe Network, gosearch.me and Live Malware Protection installed. I removed them with FreeFixer and that stopped the web browser from loading data from engowe.com.
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 engowe.com removal:
- 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?
- How about your add-ons that you have in your browser. Anything in the list that you don’t remember installing?
- 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:
Did you find any potentially unwanted program on your machine? Did that stop engowe.com? Please post the name of the potentially unwanted program you uninstalled from your machine in the comment below.