Remove From Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer

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

Does this sound like what you are seeing right now? You see in your web browser’s status bar while browsing at websites that typically don’t load any content from third party domains. Perhaps the domain appear when performing a search at the Google search engine?

Here is how the status bar message looked like on my computer while I was doing a Google search: 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 this sounds like what you are seeing on your system, you probably have some adware installed on your machine that makes the domain appear in your web browser. So there’s no use contacting the owner of the site you were browsing. The status bar messages are not coming from them. I’ll do my best to help you remove the message in this blog post.

Those that have been following this blog already know this, but here we go: Not long ago I dedicated a few of my lab machines and wilfully installed a few adware programs on them. Since then I have been monitoring the actions on these machines to see what kinds of advertisements that are displayed. I’m also looking on other interesting things such as if the adware updates itself automatically, or if it installs additional unwanted software on the machines. I first found the in Mozilla Firefox’s status bar on one of these lab computers. resolves to the IP address. was created on 2013-06-26.

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

The problem with statusbar messages such as this one is that it can be caused by many variants of adware. 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. Examine 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. How about your browser add-ons. Anything in the list 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 adware and other types of unwanted software. It is a freeware utility that I’ve been working since 2006 and it scans your machine 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.

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