Remove dtrk.slimcdn.com From Your Browser

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

Having problems with dtrk.slimcdn.com showing up in the lower left corner of your web browser? If so, you might have some potentially unwanted program installed on your machine. I noticed dtrk.slimcdn.com in Firefox's statusbar, but I guess dtrk.slimcdn.com can turn up if you are using Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari or Opera too.

Here is how the dtrk.slimcdn.com statusbar message looked like on my computer:

dtrk.slimcdn.com in the status bar

I noticed dtrk.slimcdn.com 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 messages you may see in your browser's statusbar:

If this sounds like what you are seeing on your machine, you most likely have some potentially unwanted program installed on your system that makes the dtrk.slimcdn.com domain appear in your browser. Contacting the owner for the site you were at would be a waste of time. The dtrk.slimcdn.com status bar messages are not coming from them.

I'll try to help you to remove the dtrk.slimcdn.com statusbar messages in this blog post.

I found dtrk.slimcdn.com on one of the lab computers 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 browsers, injected ads on web site that usually don't show ads, or if some new files have been saved to the hard-drive.

So, how do you remove dtrk.slimcdn.com from your browser? On the machine where dtrk.slimcdn.com 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 web browser from loading data from dtrk.slimcdn.com.

The bad news with status bar notifications 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 system. This makes it impossible to say exactly what you need to remove to stop the statusbar messages.

Anyway, here's my suggestion for the dtrk.slimcdn.com removal:

  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. How about your add-ons you installed in your web browsers. 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 system. Did that stop the connections to dtrk.slimcdn.com?

  4. If that does 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 computer at lots of locations where unwanted software is known to hook into your computer. 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

  5. As a last resort you can block dtrk.slimcdn.com in the Windows HOSTS file.

Did this blog post help you to remove dtrk.slimcdn.com? Please let me know or how I can improve this blog post.

Thank you!

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