Remove xoz.blackseatitanic.com From Your Browser

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

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

Here is a screen-cap on xoz.blackseatitanic.com from my system:

xoz.blackseatitanic.com in the status bar

I noticed xoz.blackseatitanic.com in the status bar while I did a search at Google's search engine. xoz.blackseatitanic.com appeared in the status bar, after I had typed in the search terms and pressed the Enter key.

Here are some of the status bar notifications you may see in your browser's status bar:

If you also see this on your machine, you presumably have some potentially unwanted program installed on your machine that makes the xoz.blackseatitanic.com domain appear in your web browser. Don't send angry emails to the web site you were browsing, they are almost certainly not responsible for the xoz.blackseatitanic.com status bar messages. The potentially unwanted program on your system is.

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

I found xoz.blackseatitanic.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 site that usually don't show advertisements, or if some new files have been saved to the hard-drive.

So, how do you remove xoz.blackseatitanic.com from your browser? On the machine where xoz.blackseatitanic.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 xoz.blackseatitanic.com.

The problem with status bar notifications 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 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 xoz.blackseatitanic.com removal:

The first thing I would do to remove xoz.blackseatitanic.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 OS 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 suspicious in 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 observing the xoz.blackseatitanic.com statusbar messages.

Then I would check the browser add-ons. Potentially unwanted programs often turn up under the add-ons menu in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or Opera. 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 computer. Did that stop the connections to xoz.blackseatitanic.com?

I think you will be able to identify 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 many years ago. Freefixer is a tool built to manually find 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 down like many other removal tools out there. It will not 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 legit or potentially unwanted in the FreeFixer scan result, click on the More Info link for the file. That will open up a web page which contains additional details about the file. On that web page, check out the VirusTotal report which can be very useful:

FreeFixer More Info link example

As a last resort you can block xoz.blackseatitanic.com in the Windows HOSTS file.

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

Thank you!

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