Remove p481.atemda.com From Your Browser

This page shows how to remove p481.atemda.com from Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.

Did you just see p481.atemda.com in the status bar of your browser and ponder where it came from?

Here is how the p481.atemda.com status bar message looked like on my system:

p481.atemda.com in the status bar

I noticed p481.atemda.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 status bar notifications you may see in your browser's statusbar:

Does this sound like what you see your computer, you apparently have some potentially unwanted program installed on your computer that makes the p481.atemda.com domain appear in your browser. So there's no idea contacting the owner of the website you were browsing. The p481.atemda.com status bar messages are not coming from them.

I'll try to help you with the p481.atemda.com removal in this blog post.

Those that have been reading this blog already know this, but here we go: A little while back I dedicated some of my lab systems and intentionally installed some potentially unwanted programs on them. Since then 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 and installs additional software on the computers. I first noticed p481.atemda.com in Mozilla Firefox's statusbar on one of these lab systems.

So, how do you remove p481.atemda.com from your web browser? On the machine where p481.atemda.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 p481.atemda.com.

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

To remove p481.atemda.com you need to review your machine for potentially unwanted programs and uninstall them. Here's my suggested removal procedure:

The first thing I would do to remove p481.atemda.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 suspect listed there or something that you don't remember installing? Tip: Sort on the "Installed On" column to see if some program was installed about the same time as you started observing the p481.atemda.com status bar messages.

Then you can examine your web browser add-ons. Potentially unwanted programs often turn up under the add-ons dialog in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari. Is there something 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 p481.atemda.com?

I think most users will be able to track down and uninstall 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 identify and uninstall unwanted software. When you've identified 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 down like many other removal tools out there. It will not require you to pay for the program just when you are about to remove the unwanted files.

And if you're having a hard time figuring out if a file is safe or potentially unwanted in the FreeFixer scan report, click on the More Info link for the file. That will open up a web page which contains additional information about the file. On that web page, check out the VirusTotal report which can be very useful:

FreeFixer More Info link example

If that did not solve the problem, you can add a blocking for p481.atemda.com in the Windows HOSTS file.

Did you find any potentially unwanted program on your machine? Did that stop p481.atemda.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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