Remove imzog.com From Your Browser

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

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

Here's how the imzog.com status bar message looked like when I got it on my system:

imzog.com in the status bar

I noticed imzog.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.

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

If this sounds like what you are seeing on your system, you apparently have some potentially unwanted program installed on your system that makes the imzog.com domain appear in your browser. There's no use contacting the owners of the web site you currently were browsing. The imzog.com status bar messages are not coming from them.

I'll try to help you with the imzog.com removal in this blog post.

Those that have been following this blog already know this, but here we go: A little while back I dedicated some of my lab systems and purposely installed a few potentially unwanted programs on them. I've been monitoring the behaviour on these systems to see what kinds of adverts, if any, that are displayed. I'm also looking on other interesting things such as if the potentially unwanted program auto-updates, or if it downloads additional software on the systems. I first noticed imzog.com in Mozilla Firefox's statusbar on one of these lab computers.

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

The issue with statusbar messages such as 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 statusbar messages.

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

The first thing I would do to remove imzog.com is to examine the programs installed on the machine, by opening the "Uninstall programs" dialog. You can open this dialog from the Windows Control Panel. If you are using one of the more recent versions of Windows 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 dubious listed there or something that you don't remember installing? Tip: Sort on the "Installed On" column to see if some program was installed approximatelyabout the same time as you started getting the imzog.com status bar messages.

The next thing to check would be your web browser's add-ons. Potentially unwanted programs often appear under the add-ons menu in Chrome, Firefox, 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 computer. Did that stop the connections to imzog.com?

I think most users 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 about 8 years ago. It's a tool designed to manually identify and remove 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 will not require you to pay a fee just when you are about to remove the unwanted files.

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

FreeFixer More Info link example

If nothing seems to solve the imzog.com problem, you can try to block imzog.com in the Windows HOSTS file.

Did you find any potentially unwanted program on your machine? Did that stop imzog.com? Please post the name of the potentially unwanted program you uninstalled from your machine in the comment below.

Thank you!

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