Remove tracking.revimedia.com From Your Browser

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

Having a mess with tracking.revimedia.com showing up in the lower left corner of your browser? If so, you may have some potentially unwanted program installed on your computer. I noticed tracking.revimedia.com in Mozilla Firefox's status bar, but I guess tracking.revimedia.com can appear if you are using Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari or Opera too.

Here's how the tracking.revimedia.com statusbar message looked like when I got it on my system:

tracking.revimedia.com in the status bar

I noticed tracking.revimedia.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 notifications you may see in your browser's status bar:

Does this sound like what you see your system, you most likely have some potentially unwanted program installed on your machine that makes the tracking.revimedia.com domain appear in your browser. Contacting the owner for the site you were at would be a waste of time. The tracking.revimedia.com statusbar messages are not coming from them.

I'll do my best to help you with the tracking.revimedia.com removal in this blog post.

For those that are new to the blog: Not long ago I dedicated a few of my lab machines and deliberately installed some potentially unwanted programs on them. I've been tracking the actions on these machines 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 machines. I first observed tracking.revimedia.com in Mozilla Firefox's statusbar on one of these lab systems.

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

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

So, what can be done? To remove tracking.revimedia.com you need to examine your machine for potentially unwanted programs and uninstall them. Here's my suggested removal procedure:

The first thing I would do to remove tracking.revimedia.com is to examine the programs installed on the machine, by opening the "Uninstall programs" dialog. You can reach this dialog from the Windows Control Panel. If you are using one of the more recent versions of Windows Operating System 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 observing the tracking.revimedia.com statusbar messages.

Then you can examine your web browser add-ons. Potentially unwanted programs often show up under the add-ons menu in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari. Is there anything that looks suspicious? Anything 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 tracking.revimedia.com?

I think you 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've developed since 2006. It's a tool built to manually find and uninstall unwanted software. When you've found 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 won't require you to purchase the program just when you are about to remove the unwanted files.

And if you're having a mess deciding if a file is clean or potentially unwanted in FreeFixer's scan result, click on the More Info link for the file. That will open up your web browser with a 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

As a last resort, if the above steps did not solve the tracking.revimedia.com problem, you can block tracking.revimedia.com in the Windows HOSTS file.

Did you find any potentially unwanted program on your machine? Did that stop tracking.revimedia.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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