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:

Automatic Nation Zoom Removal Guide

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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.

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
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
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
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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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Corey
I am also wondering how to change the IE target if you wouldnt mind.
Thank you
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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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