Title: Nation Zoom
Also known as: nationzoom.com

Remove Nation Zoom
Removal instructions

 
Severity scale:Nation Zoom severity is 12  (12 / 100)
 

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 scan your machine with one of these antiviruses: STOPzilla, SpyHunter, Malwarebytes Anti Malware.

After that, we recommend following these instructions and changing your browser settings back to normal:

  • Remove Nation Zoom from Add/Remove Programs. For that:
  1. Click Start -> Control Panel -> Programs (or Add/Remove Programs) -> Uninstall a Program.
  2. Here, look for Wsys Control, Extended Protection, eSave Security Control, Desk 365, Nation Zoom browser protection and similar entries and select 'Uninstall/Change'.
  3. Click OK to save the changes.
  • Fix each of your Internet browsers:

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, go ‘Tools‘ -> ”Manage Add-ons’ -> ‘Toolbars and Extensions’ and uninstall these extensions: Wsys Control, Extended Protection, eSave Security Control, Desk 365, Nation Zoom browser protection.
  2. Click ''Tools' -> 'Manage addons' -> ‘Search Providers’ and choose the search engine you used before.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox, go ‘Tools’ -> ‘Add-ons’ -> ‘Extensions’; find these extensions and click ‘Uninstall’: Wsys Control, Extended Protection, eSave Security Control, Desk 365, Nation Zoom browser protection.
  2. Go ‘Tools’ -> ‘Options’ and reset the startup homepage to google.com, yahoo.com or similar search page.

Google Chrome:

  1. Click the Chrome menu button, select 'Tools' -> 'Extensions', find Wsys Control, Extended Protection, eSave Security Control, Desk 365, Nation Zoom browser protection and other unknown extensions, and remove them by clicking Recycle bin.
  2. Right-click the desktop shortcut, select 'Properties' and find Nation Zoom in the 'Target box'. Select 'Apply' and then click OK to save changes.
  3. Now click 'Settings' -> 'Manage search engines' and change your default search engine.

Safari:

  1. Click the Safari > Preferences > Extensions.Find Wsys Control, Extended Protection, eSave Security Control, Desk 365, Nation Zoom browser protection and similar entries
  2. Click 'Uninstall'.


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

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Information added: 2014-02-12 07:08:36
Information updated: 2014-02-12 07:08:36

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Jeannie
Google Chrome requires an extra step I found on another site. On the desktop shortcut, right-click and select Properties. Remove the nation zoom section from the Target box (leaving the first part of the target intact, up to and including the quotes"). Select Apply and then OK.

I could not remove nation zoom from IE, it does not show up anywhere in the add-ons or search provider sections. Still working on that.
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Terry
My Google Chrome does not have a Properties when I right click? I did have a target of Nation Zoo and removed it but that didnt work.
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Darren
try google chrome on your desktop instead of on the taskbar
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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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arun
thank you shahid and jeannie .
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ghonsd
please explain this better what desktop shortcut and where do i find that, i have windows eight and everything is different,where is properties, and what target box
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makarand
Go to crime symbol on ur desktop do right click on it u will be having a properties section then click on it, u will be having ataget box on detail window, the just edit the URL of nation zoom by whatever you want to keep. Dont delete the whole link just edit the nation zoom link
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Aniruth
thank you a lot.
I was afraid i would have to reset my pc. idid not kno wht to do because my antivirus found no issues but i knew there was a problem. I was thinking of resetting my laptop when i thought of looking up on the net for this spyware.
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gagan
hey pls tell me how to remove nation zoom virus...[email protected]
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cattails321
If its with firefox..Ive just uninstalled Firefox and any programs that may have came with "NationZoom" them re-downloaded Firefox...all the others like IE and chrome seen to work with my "TOOLS">Manage add-ons...good luck
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Nikki
I did this for all my search engines and it worked........BUT i have to delete the icon after i removed it from the Target Box......thanks.
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Sherri
OMG, Jeannie, I love you!
Ive been having trouble trying to get Nation Zoom to frickin just go away. Everything that I read said to change what my home page opened up to and to just delete whatever programs that had been downloaded that it coulda sneaked in on. I did all of that and nothing changed! I was getting so frustrated!
I just stumbled across this page, read your comment, followed your instructions about right clicking and changing the properties, and IT WORKED!!!
Oh my gosh, Im so happy to finally have that stupid page gone! :-D
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Njd
I wouldnt be so sure its all gone! Do an additional check with SpyHunter and you may be surprised like I was, to see so many infections including nationzoom. All Im saying is just be sure one hundred percent.
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sagar
u r awesome
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Gaurav
Hey Your comment has been helpful for me i am able to remove nation zoom even from IE. The same i have applied in IE and from target i have removed nation zoom.
Apart from this i have removed all unwanted software like desk 365.
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Alison
Im still having trouble removing Nation Zoom. The "extra step" you mention, is this in addition to downloading an antivirus program like malwarebytes? I use Google Chrome as my default browser. I took the steps you outlined, but still no luck. BTW, my target has no quotes it is this:
C:UsersaependergastAppDataLocalGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe http://www.nationzoom.com/?type=sc&ts=1385858850&from=tugs&uid=395049983_1052515_D02E72C2

I keep deleting the part from Http://www.nationzoom.com on, leaving it ending with chrome.exe.

I wonder what Im doing wrong.

Thanks,

Alison
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jameel
thanks for this extra step that I got rid of nation zzom. without this it was hard to remove it frim my default search engine.
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Mike
I noticed after these steps that the homepage couldnt be changed. It turns out the IE target in the shortcut properties had a switch pointing to the web site. Removing this from the target fixed the issue.
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Kiril
Thank You,Mike! You are N1!
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DK
Im having that same problem ! Where are the Shortcut properties in IE? (location for the IE target?) would you send the navigation path? Thanks
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Anthony
DK and others:

Right click on the icon you are using to launch IE and select Properties (this works if its in the Start menu or desktop - if the shortcut is pinned to your taskbar at the bottom, youll have to right click once to bring up taskbar icon options, then right click again on the words "Internet Explorer" near the bottom of that list to show the option for Properties). Chances are NZ has appended their redirect page to the "Target:" field showing in the first tab of the properties box. For instance, mine was changed to "C:Program FilesInternet Exploreriexplore.exe" http://www.nationzoom.com/?type=sc&ts=1385767159&from=tugs&uid=WDCXWD2500AAKX-001CA0_WD-WCAYW146409064090. This meant that even though I had successfully changed the homepage setting in IEs Internet options, every time I used that shortcut (mine was pinned to the Start menu) the NZ page came up anyway. As stated in a comment below, if you find the original IE shortcut icon in the programs listing of your Start menu or if you find the actual executable file on your hard drive you wont have this issue. The solution is to either delete the NZ-modified shortcut(s) or to change the target field box, removing everything except for the "C:Program FilesInternet Exploreriexplore.exe". This will prevent IE from automatically opening the NZ page and instead IE will default to the start page you have chosen in your Internet Options.

Note that this NZ-modified shortcut still existed after I had removed NZ software from my computer. This isnt an issue of NZ still lurking somewhere on the PC, this is a very tricky move on their part to simply alter IEs starting page outside of actual Internet Options. Some have expressed frustration with still having NZ on their PCs after running anti-virus, but this isnt an actual program still residing in their system, just a crafty re-direct via a commonly used shortcut icon. My thanks to everyone who contributed to help me figure this problem out, I hope this helps others understand what to do.
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Bill
That fixed it, thank you! I had gone through every step imaginable, and still that nasty cat kept appearing. Your note alerted me to right click the IE icon in my task bar, and that was it. Now Im free again. And I didnt have to download, and pay for another program. Its a great day!
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Sagar
Thanks a lot...that fixed it for me in IE :)
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Gianni
I have tried everything and I couldnt get rid of this awful NATION ZOOM. Thanks for the tip by deleting the extension how suggested above I could get rid of this program. Thanks your sugesstion was really helpful
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Mahesh John
Yes, I do it successfully
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Chad
Thank you, Thank you - That fixed it! I am so thankful I stumbled across your post.
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Tor Martin
"Properties – target" was the final and successful step to get rid of the unwanted start page, after deleting the settings in internet options - of which nothing helped! The webpage to nationzoom still showed up. And of course the spywarefighter didnt find any spyware since it already was removed from my machine! I also removed all reference to nationzoom in the registry, however I dont know if it was necessary. Thank for describing this step in a detailed way, I didnt find it so well explained many other places.

If I should say something positive about this event, it has to be that Ive learned to be more critical to downloading programs and especially their attachments in addition to how malware works.
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Asia
Thank you sooooooo much!Great tips and worked for me. Youre a lifesaver:-)
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Shawn
WOOHOO! Finally! youre the man
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Corey
I am also wondering how to change the IE target if you wouldnt mind.
Thank you
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azdayton
Excellent catch! Thank you!
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Tammie
How do you remove it from the target?
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Mike
It looks like Jeannie found this issue first with Chrome and the same should be true with IE.
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Carlos
Thanks for the solution. I got IE explorer to work. If you have reset the homepage just go to your start menu, find the original IE installation icon and create shortcuts. Delete the old ones. It should work.
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Nina
Jimmy,
Thanks for the help, however my mom followed all directions and now her ie is froze on home screen. Im sure she did something wrong but nation zoom is gone and that was her biggest problem. Again thank you for posting this.
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Bernadette
Trying to remove Nation Zoom and cannot seem to be able to. Help!!!!
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Maskedbishop
Has anyone a removal for Vista? Im having problems with browser removal but I think its intentional
since Vista dont support IE10.
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Dana
I unstalled Nation Zoom from programs and add-ons. Then, I went into IE 7 and changed the default back to google.com. I rebooted my computer to ensure everything was back to scratch. Nation Zoom is still showing up as my IE browser default. Help! I dont know what else to try. It should be completely gone from my computer. Argh !!
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DK
This is happening to me also. Where is the shortcut properties located in IE? (please send navigation path, or maybe its not an option for IE7)
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Jason
I Have been able to remove from IE and have found no remnants on my computer. However I am still unable to reset the homepage on Mozilla.....Any suggestions??
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D
Ive tried everything and cannot get it removed from my Mozilla homepage!
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Brilliant
This website helped me alot with my google chrome and removing it from my computer, Thanks!
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Dave T
In the execution line for every browser you have installed is a pointer to the nation zoom web page and also as the default search. You need to remove these. Easiest to do in the registry if you know how.
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Jill D
STOPzilla did not remove NationZoom. I purchased it for $40 based upon your suggestion. Please remove it from the your list of AntiVirus removal suggestions above.
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meg
du måtte da vell bruke malewarebytes det er best
(facepalm)
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HELP
Please those people who have gotten rid of it. Please give a detailed explenation. I just want to remove it
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Deena
@HELP You can remove the pesky Nation Zoom. Read through the many comments that people have posted and you will be able to follow their steps easily. I havent got time to write it all out now, but cross reference the comments, writing them down, and just follow the steps.
Good Luck help ;-}
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rahul
We can remove nation zoom by removing Target path after "" comas.i tried all other ways but all was waste but this one really work for me.
Thanks MIKE
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Chris
OK so I see some folks are just looking for a simple fix, For IE and Chrome find your desktop icon and right click, select properties, now you see the target tab. about half way down the data in target line is where you need to delete the NationZoom info. Delete up to but do NOT delete the quoteation marks (after.exe") then save or apply, If you deleted the quote marks it will give you an error message.
This works on both IE and Chrome. Fixed both browsers instantly.

IE Target box should read "C:Program FilesInternet Exploreriexplore.exe" INCLUDING QUOTES
Chrome Target box should read "C:Program Files (x86)GoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe" INCLUDING QUOTES
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Michelle
Thank you! Thank you! Been working on trying to remove this for 2 days. Thanks again for the help!!!!!
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Monique
Thank you Chris! Finally, something I could understand and make work. Hooray! Its gone!
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Kate
Chris, Your instructions were extremely helpful! This is what I learned and it might help someone else....(1) The tab for Target isnt actually the tab; I would say it is the label that has a text box next to it with the path name. I was thinking that the tab was one of those that said "General", "Details", etc. Silly me! I basically left the text as it was in the box (my path name had the slashes in it) and erased the nation zoom information at the end of the path name. (2) I had a difficult time getting the nation zoom information to stop loading each time I clicked on my Internet Explorer (IE) icon/shortcut. I finally realized that the one particular IE icon/shortcut (out of the other two on my computer) some how had the nation zoom information linked to it and I couldnt figure out how to "turn it off". When I deleted the icon/shortcut, it totally fixed the problem. The other two icons/shortcuts work just fine! This fixed the problem! Now nation zoom is totally gone! Yea! Off to do more productive things.....
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Jeff
Thanks for the help. Everything worked for me
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Susnato
Better still , do a System Restore . It did the trick for me. You can clear the registry as well
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Bob
Anthony and Chris - "YOU GUYS ROCK!" I had my anti-virus folks working on this for 2 days, and they couldnt figure it out. Good job!
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Kellie
it worked for me when I fixed the target! but I had google chrome pinned to the taskbar and I had to unpin it and then repin for the changes to work there and on the desktop icon!! Thanks!
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Kellie
it worked for me but I frequently use the task bar (start bar) to launch chrome and I had to change the target as you said then unpin it from the taskbar by right clicking on it and then repin it to the task bar by dragging the desktop icon down there. Thanks a million! it was so frustrating!!
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Tracy McCullar
Thank you. These instructions were simple, easy to follow and they worked on google chrome for me using windows 8. I had searched around for 30-45 minutes. Following these steps took less than 2 minutes.
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Rawb
As well as the shortcuts for IE I found I had to unpin IE from the taskbar to stop NZ from popping up. Fingers crossed that it is now removed.
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Darren
this is the last step for every shortcut internet shortcut and your browser shortcut pinned to your taskbar unpin them then re pin them after you remove the url out of the target on your shorcut . NOTE: right clicking and finding properties doesnt work on the shortcut that is pinned to the taskbar it only works on the shortcut on your desktop or in the start menu.
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julie
I know nothing about computers and I have no idea what ur all saying I just want to remove this from my computer can anybody help me in slow motion I NEED HELP!
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Deena
@ JEANNIE and @CHRIS A MASSIVE THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO POST YOUR ADVICE REGARDING THE PESKY FLIPPING NATION ZOOM TAKING OVER OUR BROWSERS HOME PAGE.

I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THIS LITERALLY ALL NIGHT LONG.....NOT 1 MINUTE OF SLEEP LOL
YOU KNOW HOW IT IS....YOU TRY EVERYTHING THAT DIFFERENT PEOPLE SAY IN THEIR POSTS, WHILST TRYING TO AVOID BEING SUCKED IN TO BUYING A REMOVER TOOL, WHICH MIGHT NOT EVEN WORK....IVE BEEN GOING ROUND IN CIRCLES ALL FLIPPING NIGHT.

THEN JUST BY SHEER LUCK I CAUGHT A PREVIEW OF JEANNIES ADVICE RE RIGHT CLICK THE PROPERTIES ICON AND IT WAS LIKE A LIGHT CAME ON LOL. WITHIN A FEW MINUTES I HAVE REMOVED THE PESKY WEASEL. :-} XxX
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Deena
PS..... just thought I would add this..since removing the weasel Google Chrome is most definitely working better !
I really hope that many people find this page and resolve the Nation Zoom problem....there are a lot of people seeking help for this.
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duke
I just did a restore point n it worked
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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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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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RFK17
Thanks Mike. That finally did the trick.
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April
ANTHONY I LOOOOVVVVEEEE YOUUUUUUUU!!!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!
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Jagadish
This is really helpful... Thanks
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Shailesh Saxena
This is helpful. Thanks
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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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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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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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James.
You do the same for Ie with the target box. Good luck and god speed.
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Kiki
Töröld
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Prabhat
Thanks a lot

removing extension name helped a lot
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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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Nick
Sorted. Thanks for the info. Worked a treat
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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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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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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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sravan
thank you .........
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ninju
much thxx this was gettin to be a pain
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Tara
THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH!!!

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