Nation Zoom is an ad-supported search engine, which is often called a 'potentially unwanted program' ('PUP') or an 'adware'. While technically it's not a virus, it includes various features that can hardly be called 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. For that you can easily use SpyHunter, which has been showing great results when dealing with this hijacker. You may also need to remove Nation Zoom from each of your browsers manually if you want to get rid of this program completely..
UPDATE: Nation Zoom virus was updated in the beginning of 2015. At the moment of writing, it is now capable of tracking people's activity on the Internet. No matter that its developers have been continuously saying that they don't collect personally identifiable information, this program can easily know what your email address or PC's location is. Besides, it is unknown where this information is used for and what third parties are capable of reaching it. For protecting yourself, you should avoid this questionable search engine. Please, opt for Automatic removal in order to avoid continuous reappearance of this program.
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 a virus. In reality, it is not the entire truth. If you have just discovered this search engine (it can be applied to other search sites, such as Websearch.greatresults.info, Conduit, www-searching.com, websearch.fixsearch.info, genieo.com, etc. as well) on each of your web browsers, it might be that you have recently downloaded VPlay or other free application that was involved to its distribution. 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.
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:
You can remove Nation Zoom automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.
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.
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.
After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of Nation Zoom registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: SpyHunter, STOPzilla or Malwarebytes Anti Malware.
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Information added: 02/18/15 03:46;
information updated: 02/18/15 03:46