Remove from Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer

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

Does this sound like your story? You see in your browser’s status bar while browsing sites that mostl of the time don’t load any content from third party domains. Perhaps the domain show up when performing a search at the search engine?

Here is a screen capture on from my machine: connection

The following are some of the status bar messages you may see in your browser’s statusbar:

  • Waiting for…
  • Transferring data from…
  • Looking up…
  • Read
  • Connected to…

If this description sounds like your machine, you probably have some potentially unwanted program installed on your machine that makes the domain appear in your browser. Don’t send angry emails to the website you were browsing, they are almost certainly not responsible for the status bar messages. The potentially unwanted program on your computer is. I’ll do my best to help you remove the message in this blog post.

For those that are new to the blog: A little while back I dedicated a few of my lab machines and wilfully installed a few potentially unwanted programs on them. Since then I have been following the behaviour on these machines to see what kinds of advertisements, if any, 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 software on the machines. I first found in Mozilla Firefox’s status bar on one of these lab computers. resolves to the IP address. was registered on 2015-05-13.

So, how do you remove from your web browser? On the machine where showed up in the status bar I had SalePlus, YouTubeAdBlocke and IStart 5.3.7 installed. I removed them with FreeFixer and that stopped the browser from loading data from

The problem with status bar messages such as 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 statusbar messages.

So, what can be done to solve the problem? To remove you need to examine your machine for potentially unwanted programs and uninstall them. Here’s my suggested removal procedure:

  1. 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?
  2. You can also review the add-ons you installed in Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer or Safari. Same thing here, do you see anything that you don’t remember installing?
  3. If that didn’t solve the problem, 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 machine 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:

    FreeFixer More Info link example
    An example of FreeFixer’s “More Info” links. Click for full size.

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Thank you!