Remove Nation Zoom
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Nation Zoom is also known as nationzoom.com | Type: Browser Hijackers

Nation Zoom is an ad-supported search engine, which is often called a 'potentially unwanted program' ('PUP') or 'adware'. While technically it's not a virus, it includes various features that can hardly be considered as legitimate. People who have this program on their computers report about annoying Nation Zoom redirect, banner ads and sponsored links in their search results and similar issues. Besides, after testing it on our computers, we noticed that this program can also be used to collect search terms from people's search queries and gather other personal information. Interested why Nation Zoom virus initiates all these activities? The answer is very simple - it seeks to generate web traffic to dubious sites and collect sales. If you see this search engine on your computer, we recommend you to scan your PC with updated anti-spyware. Don't forget to remove Nation Zoom from each of your browsers manually if you want to get rid of this program completely..

HOW CAN NATION ZOOM INFILTRATE COMPUTER?

Nation Zoom can be downloaded from the Internet just like any other search engine. However, there are many people on the web who claim that it infiltrated their machines as virus. In reality, they downloaded this program in a bundle with VPlay or other free application. In order to avoid such unexpected downloads, you must remember that choosing CUSTOM or ADVANCED installation method of the freeware can save you from them. In addition, you should uncheck all check marks that agree to install this and other adware on the system. If this program enters computer, it enters it as a browser plugin. After that, Nation Zoom hijacks the homepage and default search engine, and may initiate plenty of other activities that are used for the only thing - to increase advertising revenue. 

HOW TO REMOVE NATION ZOOM?

If you noticed nationzoom.com instead of your start page and search.yahoo.com instead of your default search engine, it's a sign that your PC was affected by Nation Zoom virus. In this case, you should follow these removal steps:

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Manual Nation Zoom Removal Guide

Step 1: Uninstall Nation Zoom and related programs

  • Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  • Here, look for Nation Zoom or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.

If you are Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.

If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.

Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Nation Zoom or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.

Step 2: Remove Nation Zoom from Windows shortcuts

  • Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties.
  • Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus.

Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.

Step 3: Remove Nation Zoom from each of your web browsers

Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari
Remove dangerous add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Nation Zoom and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable:
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  • Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes.
Reset Internet Explorer
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Here, select Reset.
  • When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Nation Zoom removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari
Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions.
  • Here, select Nation Zoom and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options General.
  • Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
  • Click OK to save these changes.
Reset Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
  • Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Nation Zoom removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari
Delete malicious plugins
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions.
  • Here, select Nation Zoom and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
  • Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
  • Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages.
  • Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage.
  • Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section.
  • When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
Reset Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings.
  • Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Nation Zoom removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari
Remove dangerous plugins
  • Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences.
  • Here, select Extentions and look for Nation Zoom or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them.
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Open your Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu section. Here, select Preferences as it was displayed previously and select General.
  • Here, look at the Homepage field. If it was altered by Nation Zoom, remove unwanted link and enter the one that you want to use for your searches. Remember to include the "http://" before typing in the address of the page.
Reset Safari
  • Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari....
  • Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Nation Zoom removal process.

What is browser hijacker?

Browser hijacker is a malicious program, usually a web browser plug-in or add-ons, which modifies web browser settings in order to change default search page, home page, new tab or error page. After that, it starts unwanted redirects to undesirable Internet sites. A browser hijacker also can record all web pages the user visits and send gathered information out through a background Internet connection.

Practically all browser hijackers are created for commercial, advertising or marketing purposes. However, there are lots of malicious versions of these programs that similarly to spyware or adware threats can be installed on the system without user's consent and often hide deep inside the system for avoiding their removal.

Symptoms showing that your computer was infected by Nation Zoom:

•  Changes in homepage and/or default search engine
•  Redirects to websites that are unknown and suspicious
•  Appearance of new tabs
•  Unknown sites in Bookmarks and Favorites list
•  Decreased speed of every Internet browser

Geolocation of Nation Zoom

This map reveals the prevalence of Nation Zoom. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: Italy, France, Germany, Spain and Netherlands.

QR code for Nation Zoom removal instructions

Nation Zoom qrcode QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.
The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like Nation Zoom are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall Nation Zoom right in your pocket.
Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.

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Information added: 2014-08-13 05:00
Information updated: 2014-08-13 05:00

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Users comments about Nation Zoom:

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Tara
THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH!!!
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ninju
much thxx this was gettin to be a pain
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sravan
thank you .........
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sanju
gr8 work guys ... I too was badly frustrated after doing all my efforts , wasnt successful to remove from IE. you guys really hit the pin point ..
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Shahid
Youre correct, And after doing what Jennie told, unpin Chrome from Taskbar, Start Menu and then pin it again so that you will have your new settings on these menus.
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steve
the only thing that got rid of that nationzoom home page virus was - IObit Malware Fighter - it done it first it without fail.
hope this helps all
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Nick
Sorted. Thanks for the info. Worked a treat
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Vi
Jeannie, Chris and Anthony, thank you so very much! It was the Target Box amendment that finally got rid of beastie.
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Prabhat
Thanks a lot

removing extension name helped a lot
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Kiki
Töröld
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James.
You do the same for Ie with the target box. Good luck and god speed.
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Ada
I did exactly the same thing for Mozilla Firefox an it worked too!!! Just removed everything after the last inverted coma, leaving the content between the comas (do not delete the comas, of course). Now Im free again. Thanks to all of you guys above!!!
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sunil
dear sir,

i want to set my home page to google.com, bu today i had installed some software named smart driver updater. after that when i open mozila or internet explorer it is going to nationzoom staert page. please provide me the solution for this.
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Abhinav
Thanks a lot. I was not able to remove it from the browser homepage. Thanks to the guide that problem has ended.
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Shailesh Saxena
This is helpful. Thanks
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Jagadish
This is really helpful... Thanks
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April
ANTHONY I LOOOOVVVVEEEE YOUUUUUUUU!!!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!
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RFK17
Thanks Mike. That finally did the trick.
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beamoburbank
Ive been trying to get my system to do the restore thing for a week-but it wont. I began to think maybe it could be a part of this nasty Nation Zoom browser takeover....my AVG stuff doesnt even seem to recognize it as a threat...Im going now to re-do my shortcuts and see if it helps. Thanks for all the suggestions!
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newsworthey
OMG, I have been trying to remove zoom nation for the past 5 hours, following all the advice from different message boards. This is the one that finally worked... right clicking properties on the IE icon on the task bar, then deleting the crap after internet explorer in the target box.. it worked!! Im now going to bed at 1 a.m.! THANKS
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