This page shows how to remove jsgnr.datafastguru.info, pstatic.datafastguru.info and app.datafastguru.info from Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.
Update 2015-03-13: I’ve also spotted the cwbl.datafastguru.info subdomain in use.
Does this sound familiar? You see datafastguru.info in your web browser’s status bar while browsing web sites that normally don’t load any content from third party domains. Perhaps the datafastguru.info domain appear when performing a search at the Google.com search engine?
Here’s a screenshot of jsgnr.datafastguru.info when it showed up on my computer:
Datafastguru.info appeared in the Firefox status bar, while I did a search at Google.se.
Here’s a screenshot of app.datafastguru.info:
Here are some of the status bar messages you may see in your browser’s status bar:
- Waiting for jsgnr.datafastguru.info…
- Transferring data from jsgnr.datafastguru.info…
- Looking up jsgnr.datafastguru.info…
- Read jsgnr.datafastguru.info
- Connected to jsgnr.datafastguru.info…
Does this sound like what you see on your system, you most likely have some adware installed on your system that makes the jsgnr.datafastguru.info domain appear in your web browser. There’s no use contacting the owners of the site you currently were browsing. The jsgnr.datafastguru.info status bar messages are not coming from them. I’ll try help you to remove the jsgnr.datafastguru.info status bar messages in this blog post.
I found jsgnr.datafastguru.info on one of the lab machines where I have some adware running. I’ve talked about this in some of the previous blog posts. The adware was installed on purpose, and from time to time I check if something new has appeared, such as pop-up windows, new tabs in the browsers, injected ads on website that usually don’t show ads, or if some new files have been saved to the hard-drive.
datafastguru.info was registered on 2013-08-14 and is protected by WhoisProtectService.net. jsgnr.datafastguru.info resolves to the 22.214.171.124 IP address and pstatic.datafastguru.info to 126.96.36.199. app.datafastguru.info resolves to the 188.8.131.52 host.
So, how do you remove jsgnr.datafastguru.info from your browser? On the machine where jsgnr.datafastguru.info showed up in the statusbar I had TinyWallet, BlockAndSurf and BrowserWarden installed. I removed them with FreeFixer and that stopped the browser from loading data from jsgnr.datafastguru.info.
If you are wondering if there are many others out seeing jsgnr.datafastguru.info in the browser, the answer is probably yes. Check out the traffic rank from Alexa:
The issue with status bar messages such as this one is that it can be caused by many variants of adware, not just the adware on my computer. This makes it impossible to say exactly what you need to remove to stop the status bar messages.
So, what can be done? To remove jsgnr.datafastguru.info you need to check your system for adware or other types of unwanted software and uninstall it. Here’s my suggested removal procedure:
The first thing I would do to remove jsgnr.datafastguru.info is to examine the software installed on the machine, by opening the “Uninstall programs” dialog. You can open this dialog from the Windows Control Panel. If you are using one of the more recent versions of Windows you can just type in “uninstall” in the Control Panel’s search field to find that dialog:
Do you see something strange-looking listed there or something that you don’t remember installing? Tip: Sort on the “Installed On” column to see if some program was installed about the same time as you started observing the jsgnr.datafastguru.info statusbar messages.
Then I would check the web browser add-ons. Adware often appear under the add-ons menu in Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Safari. Is there anything that looks suspicious? Something that you don’t remember installing?
I think you will be able to track down and uninstall the adware with the steps outlined above, but in case that did not work you can try the FreeFixer removal tool to identify and remove the adware. FreeFixer is a freeware tool that I started develop many years ago. Freefixer is a tool designed to manually identify and remove unwanted software. When you’ve identified the unwanted files you can simply tick a checkbox and click on the Fix button to remove the unwanted file.
FreeFixer’s removal feature is not crippled like many other removal tools out there. It won’t require you to pay a fee just when you are about to remove the unwanted files.
And if you’re having problems figuring out if a file is legit or malware in the FreeFixer scan result, click on the More Info link for the file. That will open up your browser with a page which contains more details about the file. On that web page, check out the VirusTotal report which can be quite useful:
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