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Remove Nation Zoom

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What is Nation Zoom?

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 Reimage Reimage Cleaner , 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, Conduit,,,, 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 instead of your start page and 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:

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To remove Nation Zoom, follow these steps:

Get rid of Nation Zoom from Windows systems

  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 Nation Zoom and related programs
    Here, look for Nation Zoom 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 Nation Zoom 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.

Uninstall Nation Zoom from Mac OS X system

  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 Nation Zoom 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'

Remove Nation Zoom from Internet Explorer (IE)

  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 Nation Zoom 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 Nation Zoom removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Eliminate Nation Zoom 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, Nation Zoom should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Erase Nation Zoom from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  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 Nation Zoom 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 Nation Zoom removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Delete Nation Zoom from Google Chrome

  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 Nation Zoom 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 Nation Zoom removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Get rid of Nation Zoom from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Nation Zoom or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. 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.
  4. Here, look at the Homepage field. If it was altered by Nation Zoom, 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. When in 'General', delete malicious URL and enter your desired domain name
  5. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  6. 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 Nation Zoom removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. Jeannie says:
    December 2nd, 2013 at 4:46 am

    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.

  2. Terry says:
    December 3rd, 2013 at 9:38 am

    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.

  3. Darren says:
    December 9th, 2013 at 12:20 am

    try google chrome on your desktop instead of on the taskbar

  4. Shahid says:
    January 17th, 2014 at 4:51 am

    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.

  5. arun says:
    January 19th, 2014 at 2:51 am

    thank you shahid and jeannie .

  6. ghonsd says:
    December 3rd, 2013 at 11:49 am

    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

  7. makarand says:
    January 18th, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    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

  8. Aniruth says:
    December 4th, 2013 at 6:40 am

    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.

  9. gagan says:
    December 5th, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    hey pls tell me how to remove nation zoom virus…

  10. cattails321 says:
    December 8th, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    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

  11. Nikki says:
    December 4th, 2013 at 10:22 am

    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.

  12. Sherri says:
    December 8th, 2013 at 12:34 am

    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! 😀

  13. Njd says:
    January 16th, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    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.

  14. Gaurav says:
    December 25th, 2013 at 3:00 am

    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.

  15. Alison says:
    January 10th, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    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:

    I keep deleting the part from on, leaving it ending with chrome.exe.

    I wonder what Im doing wrong.



  16. jameel says:
    February 14th, 2014 at 8:24 am

    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.

  17. Mike says:
    December 2nd, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    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.

  18. Kiril says:
    December 2nd, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Thank You,Mike! You are N1!

  19. DK says:
    December 3rd, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Im having that same problem ! Where are the Shortcut properties in IE? (location for the IE target?) would you send the navigation path? Thanks

  20. Anthony says:
    December 7th, 2013 at 8:11 am

    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” 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.

  21. Bill says:
    December 7th, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    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!

  22. Sagar says:
    December 28th, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    Thanks a lot…that fixed it for me in IE 🙂

  23. Gianni says:
    January 1st, 2014 at 7:24 am

    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

  24. Mahesh John says:
    January 4th, 2014 at 5:57 am

    Yes, I do it successfully

  25. Chad says:
    January 8th, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Thank you, Thank you – That fixed it! I am so thankful I stumbled across your post.

  26. Tor Martin says:
    January 19th, 2014 at 5:45 am

    “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.

  27. Asia says:
    January 21st, 2014 at 5:49 am

    Thank you sooooooo much!Great tips and worked for me. Youre a lifesaver:-)

  28. Shawn says:
    January 29th, 2014 at 9:37 am

    WOOHOO! Finally! youre the man

  29. Corey says:
    December 4th, 2013 at 12:41 pm

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

  30. azdayton says:
    December 4th, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    Excellent catch! Thank you!

  31. Tammie says:
    December 5th, 2013 at 7:57 am

    How do you remove it from the target?

  32. Mike says:
    December 2nd, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    It looks like Jeannie found this issue first with Chrome and the same should be true with IE.

  33. Carlos says:
    December 2nd, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    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.

  34. Nina says:
    December 2nd, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    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.

  35. Thorson says:
    December 2nd, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Youre a tool, I bet you reinstall windows every time you run into a problem.

  36. Bernadette says:
    December 2nd, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    Trying to remove Nation Zoom and cannot seem to be able to. Help!!!!

  37. Maskedbishop says:
    December 3rd, 2013 at 3:02 am

    Has anyone a removal for Vista? Im having problems with browser removal but I think its intentional
    since Vista dont support IE10.

  38. Dana says:
    December 3rd, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    I unstalled Nation Zoom from programs and add-ons. Then, I went into IE 7 and changed the default back to 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 !!

  39. DK says:
    December 3rd, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    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)

  40. Jason says:
    December 3rd, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    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??

  41. D says:
    December 3rd, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Ive tried everything and cannot get it removed from my Mozilla homepage!

  42. Brilliant says:
    December 4th, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    This website helped me alot with my google chrome and removing it from my computer, Thanks!

  43. Dave T says:
    December 4th, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    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.

  44. Jill D says:
    December 4th, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    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.

  45. meg says:
    March 14th, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    du måtte da vell bruke malewarebytes det er best

  46. HELP says:
    December 5th, 2013 at 1:05 am

    Please those people who have gotten rid of it. Please give a detailed explenation. I just want to remove it

  47. Deena says:
    December 10th, 2013 at 4:10 am

    @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 ;-}

  48. rahul says:
    December 5th, 2013 at 10:03 am

    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

  49. Chris says:
    December 5th, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    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

  50. Michelle says:
    December 6th, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Thank you! Thank you! Been working on trying to remove this for 2 days. Thanks again for the help!!!!!

  51. Monique says:
    December 6th, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Thank you Chris! Finally, something I could understand and make work. Hooray! Its gone!

  52. Kate says:
    December 6th, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    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…..

  53. Jeff says:
    December 7th, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Thanks for the help. Everything worked for me

  54. Susnato says:
    December 7th, 2013 at 8:40 am

    Better still , do a System Restore . It did the trick for me. You can clear the registry as well

  55. Bob says:
    December 7th, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    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!

  56. Kellie says:
    December 7th, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    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!

  57. Kellie says:
    December 7th, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    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!!

  58. Tracy McCullar says:
    December 7th, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    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.

  59. Rawb says:
    December 7th, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    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.

  60. Darren says:
    December 8th, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    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.

  61. julie says:
    December 9th, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    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!

  62. Deena says:
    December 10th, 2013 at 4:01 am




  63. Deena says:
    December 10th, 2013 at 5:52 am

    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.

  64. duke says:
    December 10th, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    I just did a restore point n it worked

  65. newsworthey says:
    December 12th, 2013 at 2:58 am

    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

  66. beamoburbank says:
    December 16th, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    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!

  67. RFK17 says:
    December 18th, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Thanks Mike. That finally did the trick.

  68. April says:
    December 20th, 2013 at 12:48 pm


  69. Jagadish says:
    December 22nd, 2013 at 1:36 am

    This is really helpful… Thanks

  70. Shailesh Saxena says:
    December 25th, 2013 at 11:25 am

    This is helpful. Thanks

  71. Abhinav says:
    December 26th, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Thanks a lot. I was not able to remove it from the browser homepage. Thanks to the guide that problem has ended.

  72. sunil says:
    December 30th, 2013 at 3:47 am

    dear sir,

    i want to set my home page to, 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.

  73. Ada says:
    December 30th, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    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!!!

  74. James. says:
    December 31st, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    You do the same for Ie with the target box. Good luck and god speed.

  75. Prabhat says:
    January 11th, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    Thanks a lot

    removing extension name helped a lot

  76. Vi says:
    January 12th, 2014 at 3:55 am

    Jeannie, Chris and Anthony, thank you so very much! It was the Target Box amendment that finally got rid of beastie.

  77. Nick says:
    January 13th, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Sorted. Thanks for the info. Worked a treat

  78. steve says:
    January 16th, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    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

  79. Shahid says:
    January 17th, 2014 at 4:50 am

    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.

  80. sanju says:
    January 17th, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    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 ..

  81. sravan says:
    February 6th, 2014 at 10:20 am

    thank you ………

  82. ninju says:
    February 11th, 2014 at 2:17 am

    much thxx this was gettin to be a pain

  83. Tara says:
    February 25th, 2014 at 12:30 am


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