Remove twideo.site From Your Browser

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

Does this sound familiar? You see twideo.site in your browser's status bar while browsing websites that usually don't load any content from third party domains.

Here is a screen dump on twideo.site from my machine:

twideo.site in the status bar

I noticed twideo.site 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 description sounds like your story, you presumably have some potentially unwanted program installed on your system that makes the twideo.site domain appear in your web browser. So there's no use contacting the owner of the site you were browsing. The twideo.site status bar messages are not coming from them.

I'll try to help you to remove the twideo.site status bar messages in this blog post.

I found twideo.site on one of the lab systems 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 anything new has appeared, such as pop-up windows, new tabs in the browsers, injected ads on web site that usually don't show adverts, or if some new files have been saved to the hard-drive.

So, how do you remove twideo.site from your web browser? On the machine where twideo.site 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 twideo.site.

The bad news with statusbar messages like the one described in this blog post 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.

Anyway, here's my suggestion for the twideo.site removal:

The first thing I would do to remove twideo.site 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 strange-looking in 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 twideo.site statusbar messages.

Then I would check the browser add-ons. Potentially unwanted programs often turn up under the add-ons dialog in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari. Is there something 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 system. Did that stop the connections to twideo.site?

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. Freefixer is a tool built to manually track down and remove 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 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 figuring out if a file is legitimate or potentially unwanted in FreeFixer's scan report, click on the More Info link for the file. That will open up your 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

If no matter what you do seems to stop twideo.site, you could try to block twideo.site in the Windows HOSTS file.

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

Thank you!

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