Remove from Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer

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

Did you just see or in the status bar of your browser and wonder where it came from? Or did show up while you search for something on one of the big search engines, such as the search engine?

Here is how the looked in my network log: connection

I got this while doing a search at Google.

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 what you are seeing, you probably have some potentially unwanted program installed on your computer that makes the domain appear in your browser. Don’t blame the people that runs the site you were at when you first spotted in the status bar. They are probably not responsible, but from the potentially unwanted program that’s installed on your machine. I’ll try help you with the removal in this blog post.

Those that have been reading this blog already know this, but here we go: Not long ago I dedicated some of my lab computers and purposely installed a few potentially unwanted programs on them. Since then I have been monitoring the actions 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 downloads and installs additional potentially unwanted programs on the computers. I first noticed the in Mozilla Firefox’s status bar on one of these lab machines. was created on 2014-02-18. resolves to the IP address and to resolves

Update 2015-03-19: Found another subdomain called

Update 2015-03-28: Found another subdomain:

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

The issue with statusbar 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 computer. This makes it impossible to say exactly what you need to remove to stop the status bar messages.

To remove you need to check your computer for potentially unwanted programs and uninstall them. Here’s my suggested removal procedure:

The first thing I would do to remove is to examine the programs 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 Operating System you can just type in “uninstall” in the Control Panel’s search field to find that dialog:
Uninstall a program search

Click on the “Uninstall a program” link and the Uninstall programs dialog will open up:
Uninstall a program dialog

Do you see something strange-looking in there or something that you don’t remember installing? Tip: Sort on the “Installed On” column to see if something was installed about the same time as you started observing the status bar messages.

The next thing to check would be your web browser’s add-ons. Potentially unwanted program often appear under the add-ons dialog in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari. Is there anything that looks suspicious? Something that you don’t remember installing?
Firefox add-ons manager

I think you will be able to track down and uninstall the potentially unwanted program with the steps outlined above, but in case that did not work you can try the FreeFixer removal tool to identify and remove the potentially unwanted program. FreeFixer is a freeware tool that I’ve developed since 2006. Freefixer is a tool built to manually identify and uninstall unwanted software. When you’ve found 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 locked like many other removal tools out there. It will not require you to pay for the program just when you are about to remove the unwanted files.

And if you’re having problems figuring out if a file is safe or potentially unwanted 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 additional information about the file. On that web page, check out the VirusTotal report which can be very useful:

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!