This page shows how to remove nsl.mapticket.net from Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.
Does this sound like your story? You see nsl.mapticket.net in your browser’s status bar while browsing sites that usually don’t load any content from third party domains. Maybe the nsl.mapticket.net domain show up when performing a search at the Google search engine?
Here is how the nsl.mapticket.net statusbar message looked like on my machine, when I did a search at the Google search engine:
Here are some of the statusbar messages you may see in your browser’s status bar:
- Waiting for nsl.mapticket.net…
- Transferring data from nsl.mapticket.net…
- Looking up nsl.mapticket.net…
- Read nsl.mapticket.net
- Connected to nsl.mapticket.net…
Does this sound like your machine, you most likely have some adware installed on your machine that makes the mapticket.net domain appear in your web browser. There’s no use contacting the owners of the site you currently were browsing. The nsl.mapticket.net status bar messages are not coming from them. I’ll do my best to help you remove the nsl.mapticket.net message in this blog post.
I found nsl.mapticket.net on one of the lab systems 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 anything new has appeared, such as pop-up windows, new tabs in the browsers, injected ads on site that usually don’t show ads, or if some new files have been saved to the hard-drive.
nsl.mapticket.net resolves to 188.8.131.52. nsl.mapticket.net was created on 2013-06-26. The domain is protected by Domains By Proxy, LLC.
According to YouGetSignal’s reverse IP lookup, the following domains has also resolved to the same IP:
So, how do you remove nsl.mapticket.net from your browser? On the machine where nsl.mapticket.net showed up in the status bar I had BlockAndSurf, TinyWallet and BrowserWarden installed. I removed them with FreeFixer and that stopped the web browser from loading data from nsl.mapticket.net.
It seems as nsl.mapticket.net has been getting a lot of traffic, but it has dropped significantly recently, based on Alexa’s traffic rank:
The problem with status bar 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 nsl.mapticket.net removal:
- Review 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 review the browser add-ons. Same thing here, do you see something that you don’t remember installing?
- If that didn’t solve the problem, 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 system 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:
Did you find any adware on your machine? Did that stop nsl.mapticket.net? Please post the name of the adware you uninstalled from your machine in the comment below.