Remove From Your Browser

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

Does this sound like your story? You see in your browser’s status bar while browsing on sites that usually don’t load any content from third party domains. Maybe the domain show up when performing a search at the Google search engine?

Here’s a screenshot of when it showed up on my system:

(Sorry for the large number of watermarks. If I don’t add them, the screenshot will be used without attribution at some other blogs)

Here 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 this description sounds like your machine, you probably have some potentially unwanted program installed on your computer that makes the domain appear in your web browser. So there’s no idea contacting the owner of the website you were browsing. The status bar messages are not coming from them. I’ll try help you with the removal in this blog post.

For those that are new to the blog: Not long ago I dedicated some of my lab computers and intentionally installed some potentially unwanted programs on them. I have been monitoring the behaviour on these computers 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 automatically, or if it downloads additional software on the computers. I first spotted in Mozilla Firefox’s statusbar on one of these lab machines. resolves to the IP address. was registered on 2015-01-05.

So, how do you remove from your browser? On the machine where showed up in the status bar I had WNet, CashReminder, PlainSavings and ActSys installed. I removed them with FreeFixer and that stopped the web browser from loading data from

If you are wondering if there are many others out seeing in the browser, the answer is probably yes. Check out the traffic rank from Alexa:

The problem with status bar messages like this one is that it can be caused by many variants of potentially unwanted programs, not just the potentially unwanted program that’s installed on my machine. 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 you have in your web browsers. Anything in the list that you don’t remember installing?
  3. If that didn’t 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:

    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!