Remove Nginx Virus
Removal instructions

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Nginx Virus is also known as Nginx | Type: Browser Hijackers

What is Nginx virus?

Nginx virus is a browser hijacker, which is made to block several popular websites like Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Youtube. It opens a blank page which says “Welcome to Nginx”. This parasite works on all major web browsers like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.

What does Nginx virus do?

Nginx will change your homepage and redirect you to other search engines. It modifies the DNS settings in Windows hosts file. Additionally, it might add its own bookmarks and favorites of pages that you haven’t even visited. Also it can show unwanted ads and toolbars. Moreover, this hijacker is able to use up computers CPU and they can open backdoors and gateways to download more malware or rogue programs to infected computer. It might even let cybercriminals have a remote connection to your computer, and allow various actions on it.

How to remove Nginx virus?

You might need to fix some things up manually to remove Nginx. However, it may be that it will not be enough to fully remove Nginx virus from your computer. If that is the case, use reputable antispyware software to remove it completely. We recommend using SpyHunterSTOPzilla or Malwarebytes Anti Malware. Using two or more programs is a good idea, because sometimes malicious files can block programs from working.

For more information, follow these guides:

Automatic Nginx Virus Removal Guide

You can remove Nginx Virus 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.

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Nginx Virus manual removal

Kill processes:
avinspector.exe
uninstall.exe
securitycenter.exe
Delete registry values:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run“[random].exe”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\”Shell” = “[random].exe”
Delete files:
%appdata%\random.exe
%Windows%\system32\[random].exe
%Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Application Data\[random]\

Manual Nginx Virus Removal Guide

Step 1

Uninstall Nginx Virus and related programs

  • Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  • Here, look for Nginx Virus 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 Nginx Virus or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.

Step 2

Remove Nginx Virus 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 Nginx Virus 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 Nginx Virus 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 Nginx Virus 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 Nginx Virus 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 Nginx Virus 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 Nginx Virus 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 Nginx Virus 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 Nginx Virus 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 Nginx Virus, 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 Nginx Virus removal process.

Geolocation of Nginx Virus

Map reveals the prevalence of Nginx Virus. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: United States.

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Information added: 08/13/14 08:47; information updated: 08/13/14 08:47

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Comments on Nginx Virus

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jeff
Pleased help. Tried everything. Think I have to manually remove but I dont know what exactly it is Im looking for
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Mike
Does anyone know how to get rid of nationzoom.com? I have tried everything I can find on the net but it is still here...It does not show up in the install/uninstall tab...etc...?
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Aaron
Youve got to be kidding me on that screenshot - thats the nginx webserver, not the virus.
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Anon
LOL! Thanks for the laugh

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