This page shows how to remove lop.guardpair.com from Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.
Did you just see lop.guardpair.com in the status bar of your browser and wonder where it came from? Or did lop.guardpair.com show up while you search for something on one of the major search engines, such as the Google search engine?
Here is how the lop.guardpair.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 statusbar:
- Waiting for lop.guardpair.com…
- Transferring data from lop.guardpair.com…
- Looking up lop.guardpair.com…
- Read lop.guardpair.com
- Connected to lop.guardpair.com…
If this description sounds like your machine, you presumably have some potentially unwanted program installed on your computer that makes the lop.guardpair.com domain appear in your browser. So there’s no idea contacting the owner of the website you were browsing. The lop.guardpair.com status bar messages are not coming from them. I’ll do my best to help you remove the lop.guardpair.com message in this blog post.
If you have been spending some time on this blog already know this, but if you are new: Recently I dedicated some of my lab systems and wilfully installed some potentially unwanted programs on them. Since then I have been following the behaviour on these computers to see what kinds of advertisements that are displayed. I’m also looking on other interesting things such as if the potentially unwanted program updates itself, or if it installs additional potentially unwanted programs on the computers. I first observed the lop.guardpair.com in Mozilla Firefox’s status bar on one of these lab machines.
lop.guardpair.com was created on 2014-07-29. guardpair.com resolves to the 184.108.40.206 address and lop.guardpair.com to 220.127.116.11.
So, how do you remove lop.guardpair.com from your browser? On the machine where lop.guardpair.com showed up in the status bar I had CheckMeUp installed. I removed it with FreeFixer and that stopped the browser from loading data from lop.guardpair.com.
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 on my system. This makes it impossible to say exactly what you need to remove to stop the statusbar messages.
Anyway, here’s my suggestion for the lop.guardpair.com removal:
- Examine what programs you have installed in the Add/Remove programs dialog in the Windows Control Panel. Do you see anything that you don’t remember installing or that was recently installed?
- You can also check the browser add-ons. Same thing here, do you see something that you don’t remember installing?
- If that did not 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 system 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:
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