Remove cjs.media-serving.com From Your Browser

This page shows how to remove cjs.media-serving.com from Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.

Did you just see cjs.media-serving.com in the status bar of your web browser and wonder where it came from?

Here is how the cjs.media-serving.com status bar message looked like on my system:

cjs.media-serving.com in the status bar

I noticed cjs.media-serving.com in the status bar while I did a search at Google. cjs.media-serving.com appeared in the status bar, after I had typed in the search terms and pressed the Enter key.

Here are some of the status bar notifications you may see in your browser's statusbar:

If this description sounds like your computer, you presumably have some potentially unwanted program installed on your computer that makes the cjs.media-serving.com domain appear in your web browser. There's no use contacting the owners of the web site you were browsing. The cjs.media-serving.com status bar notifications are not coming from them.

I'll try to help you to remove the cjs.media-serving.com status bar messages in this blog post.

I found cjs.media-serving.com on one of the lab machines where I have some potentially unwanted programs running. I've talked about this in some of the previous blog posts. The potentially unwanted programs was installed on purpose, and from time to time I check if something new has appeared, such as pop-up windows, new tabs in the web browsers, injected ads on website that usually don't show ads, or if some new files have been saved to the hard-drive.

So, how do you remove cjs.media-serving.com from your browser? On the machine where cjs.media-serving.com showed up in the statusbar I had a few programs installed, which are often referred to as "potentially unwanted". I removed them with FreeFixer and that stopped the web browser from loading data from cjs.media-serving.com.

The issue with status bar messages like this one is that it can be caused by many variants of potentially unwanted programs, not just the potentially unwanted program running on my machine. 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 cjs.media-serving.com removal:

  1. Review what programs you have installed in the Add/Remove programs dialog in the Windows Control Panel. Do you see something that you don't remember installing or that was recently installed?

  2. How about your browser add-ons. Anything in the list that you don't remember installing?

  3. Please also test to disable the web browser proxy and the system proxy on your machine. Did that stop the connections to cjs.media-serving.com?

  4. If that does not help, 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 web 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:

    FreeFixer More Info link example

  5. As a last resort you can block cjs.media-serving.com in the Windows HOSTS file.

Did this blog post help you to remove cjs.media-serving.com? Please let me know or how I can improve this blog post.

Thank you!

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