Remove cpm.wargaming.net From Your Browser

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

Did you just interrupt your work because you noticed cpm.wargaming.net in your browser's status bar? You are not alone. I also got the cpm.wargaming.net statusbar message while browsing. Please read on...

Here's how the cpm.wargaming.net statusbar message looked like when I got it on my system:

cpm.wargaming.net in the status bar

I noticed cpm.wargaming.net in the status bar and the network log while I was browsing a site that I know does not load or link to any content outside of the site.

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

If you also see this on your computer, you most likely have some potentially unwanted program installed on your system that makes the cpm.wargaming.net domain appear in your browser. Don't send angry emails to the website you were browsing, they are apparently not responsible for the cpm.wargaming.net status bar messages. The potentially unwanted program on your system is.

I'll do my best to help you remove the cpm.wargaming.net message in this blog post.

Those that have been following this blog already know this, but for new visitors: Some time ago I dedicated a few of my lab machines and deliberately installed some potentially unwanted programs on them. I've been following the actions on these computers to see what kinds of ads, if any, that are displayed. I'm also looking on other interesting things such as if the potentially unwanted program updates itself automatically, or if it downloads additional software on the systems. I first found cpm.wargaming.net in Firefox's statusbar on one of these lab machines.

So, how do you remove cpm.wargaming.net from your browser? On the machine where cpm.wargaming.net showed up in the status bar I had a few programs installed, which are often referred to as "potentially unwanted". I removed them with FreeFixer and that stopped the browser from loading data from cpm.wargaming.net.

The bad news 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 that's installed on my machine. This makes it impossible to say exactly what you need to remove to stop the status bar messages.

So, what should be done to solve the problem? To remove cpm.wargaming.net you need to review your system for potentially unwanted programs and uninstall them. Here's my suggested removal procedure:

The first thing I would do to remove cpm.wargaming.net is to examine the programs installed on the machine, by opening the "Uninstall programs" dialog. You can find this dialog from the Windows Control Panel. If you are using one of the more recent versions of Windows OS 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 suspect in there or something that you don't remember installing? Tip: Sort on the "Installed On" column to see if something was installed approximatelyabout the same time as you started getting the cpm.wargaming.net statusbar messages.

Then you can examine your browser add-ons. Potentially unwanted programs often show up under the add-ons dialog in Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer or Safari. Is there anything that looks suspicious? Something that you don't remember installing?

Firefox add-ons manager

Please also test to disable the web browser proxy and the system proxy on your machine. Did that stop the connections to cpm.wargaming.net?

I think you will be able to track down and remove 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 started develop many years ago. It's a tool designed to manually track down and uninstall unwanted software. When you've tracked down 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 won't require you to pay for the program just when you are about to remove the unwanted files.

And if you're having issues deciding if a file is legit or potentially unwanted in FreeFixer's scan report, click on the More Info link for the file. That will open up your web browser with a page which contains more information about the file. On that web page, check out the VirusTotal report which can be quite useful:

FreeFixer More Info link example

As a last resort you can block cpm.wargaming.net in the Windows HOSTS file.

Did this blog post help you to remove cpm.wargaming.net? Please let me know or how I can improve this blog post.

Thank you!

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