When running the web browser to visit sites or search for something, you are always redirected to Search.nation.com without your permission? Is Search.nation.com a safe and useful search engine? The redirect is quite annoying but you don’t know how to stop it? Homepage is also locked at Search.nation.com and cannot be changed back? How to solve this issue completely?
Search.nation.com is a redirect which masquerades as a legitimate and trustworthy search engine. It is able to sneak into your computer without letting you know when you type something in its search bar and click Search. Besides, if you install some uncertified free software, open spam email attachments and download pornographic content images or videos, this redirect will also appear in the computer.
Search.nation.com is capable of installing itself into the computer without asking you for permission. It changes the default homepage and forces you to use its fake search engine. In fact, you cannot get any useful information except some nasty websites displaying a lot of unreliable advertisements or containing malicious viruses. In addition, the computer will run slowly and many advertisement windows will pop up constantly when you are working on the computer. What is worse, the redirect also can be made use of by cyber criminals to modify Windows Registry and then implant dangerous viruses, spyware or adware parasites into the computer, which will cause severe damages to the computer and create a backdoor for the cyber criminals to access the computer stealthily. Thus, it is a threat to your privacy security. You shall remove it as soon as possible.
Search.nation.com is able to bypass the detection and removal of antivirus programs. It also roots deep in the system and mutates fast. Antivirus programs cannot remove it completely. Therefore, manual removal is the most effective way to get rid of it. Please notice that manual removal is a risky job. You need to remove all the infected files and registry entries and any mistake will lead to the damage of your system.
Search.nation.com is a high-risk browser hijacker which will change the homepage and browser settings, and redirect your web search results to random sites containing lots of illegal advertisements, even Trojan, rootkit or other malware virus. Sometimes the antivirus software cannot identify the computer threat accurately and timely or remove it permanently. Therefore, manual removal is the best choice to uninstall it completely from your computer. Users can follow the manual guide here to have this virus removed instantly.
1. Show Hidden Files
(1). Click on the Start button and then on Control Panel
(2). Click on the Appearance and Personalization link
(3). Click on the Folder Options link
(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window
(5). Choose the Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.
2. Delete Virus Files
(1). Delete the related registry entries through Registry Edit
Guides to open registry editor: Click “Start” menu, hit “Run”, then type “regedit”, click “OK”
While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete the following registry entries listed below:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of this browser hijacker.
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”
Search.nation.com is an extremely notorious redirect which can hijack web browsers including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer, modify browser settings and cause many other computer problems. You will be forced to use its fake search engine and all the search results will be redirected to some random websites containing advertisements luring you to purchase things, even Trojans or other malware viruses. The redirect also facilitates the cyber criminals to access the computer to record your computer using traces. Thus, please eliminate it as quickly as possible.
Published by & last updated on July 4, 2013 4:40 am