This page shows how to remove rep.phfyotobefyat.com from Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.
Does this sound like what you are seeing right now? You see rep.phfyotobefyat.com in your web browser’s status bar while browsing web sites that typically don’t load any content from third party domains. Maybe the rep.phfyotobefyat.com domain turn up when performing a search at the Google search engine?
The following are some of the status bar messages you may see in your browser’s status bar:
- Waiting for rep.phfyotobefyat.com…
- Transferring data from rep.phfyotobefyat.com…
- Looking up rep.phfyotobefyat.com…
- Read rep.phfyotobefyat.com
- Connected to rep.phfyotobefyat.com…
Does this sound like what you see your machine, you probably have some potentially unwanted program installed on your computer that makes the rep.phfyotobefyat.com domain appear in your browser. So there’s no idea contacting the owner of the site you currently were browsing. The rep.phfyotobefyat.com status bar messages are not coming from them. I’ll do my best to help you remove the rep.phfyotobefyat.com message in this blog post.
Those that have been following this blog already know this, but for new visitors: Recently I dedicated a few of my lab computers and intentionally installed some potentially unwanted programs on them. I have been tracking the behaviour on these machines to see what kinds of advertisements that are displayed. I’m also looking on other interesting things such as if the potentially unwanted program auto-updates, or if it downloads additional potentially unwanted programs on the computers. I first noticed the rep.phfyotobefyat.com in Mozilla Firefox’s statusbar on one of these lab computers.
rep.phfyotobefyat.com resolves to the 18.104.22.168 address. rep.phfyotobefyat.com was registered on 2015-01-05.
So, how do you remove rep.phfyotobefyat.com from your web browser? On the machine where rep.phfyotobefyat.com showed up in the status bar I had SpeedChecker, PriceFountain, WebWaltz and YTDownloader installed. I removed them with FreeFixer and that stopped the browser from loading data from rep.phfyotobefyat.com.
The issue with this type of status bar message is that it can be caused by many variants of potentially unwanted programs. This makes it impossible to say exactly what you need to remove to stop the status bar messages.
So, what can be done to solve the problem? To remove rep.phfyotobefyat.com you need to check your machine for potentially unwanted programs and uninstall them. Here’s my suggested removal procedure:
- What software do you have installed if you look in the Add/Remove programs dialog in the Windows Control Panel? Something that you don’t remember installing yourself 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 didn’t solve the problem, I’d recommend a scan with FreeFixer to manually track down the potentially unwanted program. FreeFixer is a freeware tool that I’m working on that scans your computer at lots of locations, such as browser add-ons, processes, Windows services, recently modified files, etc. If you want to get additional details about a file in the scan result, you can click the More Info link for that file and a web page will open up with a VirusTotal report which will be very useful to determine if the file is safe or malware:
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