This page shows how to remove pstatic.pricemoon.co and istatic.pricemoon.co from Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.
Did you just see pstatic.pricemoon.co in the status bar of your browser and wonder where it came from? Or did pstatic.pricemoon.co show up while you searched for something on one of the major search engines, such as the Google search engine?
Here is how the pstatic.pricemoon.co status bar message looked like on my system:
The following are some of the status bar messages you may see in your browser’s status bar:
- Waiting for pstatic.pricemoon.co…
- Transferring data from pstatic.pricemoon.co…
- Looking up pstatic.pricemoon.co…
- Read pstatic.pricemoon.co
- Connected to pstatic.pricemoon.co…
Does this sound like what you are seeing, you most likely have some potentially unwanted program installed on your computer that makes the pstatic.pricemoon.co domain appear in your browser. So there’s no idea contacting the owner of the web site you currently were browsing. The pstatic.pricemoon.co status bar messages are not coming from them. I’ll try help you to remove the pstatic.pricemoon.co status bar messages in this blog post.
Those that have been visiting this blog already know this, but here we go: A little while back I dedicated some of my lab machines and knowingly installed a few potentially unwanted programs on them. I’ve been observing the behaviour on these computers 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 computers. I first spotted pstatic.pricemoon.co in Mozilla Firefox’s status bar on one of these lab systems.
pstatic.pricemoon.co was registered on 2015-05-27. istatic.pricemoon.co resolves to the 22.214.171.124 address and so does pstatic.pricemoon.co.
So, how do you remove pstatic.pricemoon.co and istatic.pricemoon.co from your browser? On the machine where pstatic.pricemoon.co showed up in the status bar I had ActSys, WNet, PlainSavings and CashReminder installed. I removed them with FreeFixer and that stopped the browser from loading data from pstatic.pricemoon.co.
The problem with status bar messages like the one described in this blog post 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.
Anyway, here’s my suggestion for the pstatic.pricemoon.co removal:
- 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 examine the add-ons you installed in Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Safari. 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 machine at lots of locations where unwanted software is known to hook into your system. 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 potentially unwanted program on your machine? Did that stop pstatic.pricemoon.co? Please post the name of the potentially unwanted program you uninstalled from your machine in the comment below.