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removal by Lucia Danes - - | Type: Browser hijacker redirects me to strange websites. Why?

If you started experiencing suspicious redirections while using a web browser, virus might be involved in this. It is not a real computer virus, but an unpleasant component that hinders browsing sessions by promoting its affiliate websites. It replaces homepage with, which is a suspicious Internet search engine. If you tried to use it, you would shortly notice that it functions suspiciously. For example, it delivers much more ads than other search engines do. Also, such questionable search engines usually have a sneaky desire to make money from users’ clicks on certain search results, so they might forge these to look attractive to the user. A browser hijacker[1] like can do it because it adds Nation Toolbar to the browser as well as tracking cookies and automatically collects data about user’s interests and browsing activity (including referral data, IP address, browser and platform type).

Questions about virus

According to the developer of this browser hijacker, it collects such information to improve their products and offer more relevant search results and ads. However, you should be aware of Internet dangers and remember that some third-party websites or products they promote can be useless, untrustworthy, or even harm your computer. This is why we always suggest our readers avoid unknown sites that flicker from ads, “download” buttons and other vague-looking content. Beware of sites that provide too good to be true deals and never agree to install Flash Players from suspicious sites[2]. redirect virus might convince you to click on its useful-looking sponsored search results, which can take you to suspicious third-party sites, and so we do not believe that such search tool is worth your trust. We suggest you remove using anti-spyware tools like Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego. Alternatively, you can use instructions provided below. virus in chrome

When did you install this suspicious hijacker?

If you have installed some free applications lately, one of them could allow hijack your computer. We haven’t mentioned yet that this free browser hijacker travels along other free programs that suggest it as a “recommended download.” This software distribution model is known as software bundling [3]. Such bonus elements can be installed along with other programs or be rejected and stay away from user’s computer – it all depends on user’s attentiveness. We suggest removing such additions because most of the time they cannot offer any beneficial features and simply take space on victim’s computer for no sufficient reason. To drop off unwanted bundled downloads, simply choose Custom or Advanced installation settings and deselect unwanted components. Once you do that, you can continue with the installation.

How to remove hijacker?

Browser hijackers are mid-level computer parasites that are not considered illegal programs. They are legitimate, but annoying applications and such apps shouldn’t be kept on the PC system. To remove virus, we suggest using our instructions or perform automatic removal using anti-malware tools. A full TUTORIAL on how to delete this machine pest is provided below.

You may remove virus damage with a help of Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove virus, follow these steps:

Remove from Windows systems

Use these instructions to remove Nation Toolbar. You will find it in Add/Remove programs list.

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / 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 'Windows 10 / 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'.
  3. Uninstall and related programs
    Here, look for or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
  5. Remove from Windows shortcuts
    Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties. Right click on browsers' icon and select 'Properties'
  6. Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus. Select 'Shortcut' tab and delete '' or other suspicious URL

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.

Get rid of from Mac OS X system

In Mac, open Finder, then go to Applications and run Nation Toolbar Uninstaller.pkg. Follow its instructions.

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Delete from Internet Explorer (IE)

Reset your browser using these guidelines.

  1. 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. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. 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.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Erase virus from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Uninstall from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

In Firefox, type in the address bar: about:config. Hit Enter, then click on “I’ll be careful, I promise!” button. Then type in the search that appear on the screen: browser.newtab.url. Once the identical search result appears, right-click on it and select Modify. Enter new URL that you would like to set as a new tab page.

Next, access the same search and type in keyword.URL. Right-click on the result and click Modify. Replace the URL there with one that contains your favorite search engine.

Do not forget to carry our instructions provided below, too!

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options General.
  4. Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
  5. Click OK to save these changes. When in 'General' tab, delete malicious URL from 'Home Page' section or click on 'Restore to Default' button. Click 'OK' to save changes
  6. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  7. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Eliminate from Google Chrome

In Chrome, go to extensions and click on trash icon next to – Advanced Search extension. Reset startup pages and remove from default search engines’ list.

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
    Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
  4. Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages. After clicking on menu and 'Settings', select 'Set pages'
  5. Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  6. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  7. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  8. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  9. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  10. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

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Lucia Danes - Virus researcher

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  1. Brad says:
    December 7th, 2016 at 11:37 am is installed on my PC and Im having a panic attack

  2. hanna says:
    December 7th, 2016 at 11:43 am

    Theres no need to panic. You can remove it easily, just like I did; dont be lazy and read these instructions. Theyre helpful, to say at least!

  3. Lumy_001 says:
    December 7th, 2016 at 11:43 am

    Thanks! i have deleted it from my computer.

  4. Dan_e says:
    December 7th, 2016 at 11:44 am

    hi, and thanks, u helped me a lot

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