Help! My computer got a browser hijack redirect named Nationzoom.com when I opened an unknown file on my Memory stick. All my browsers are infected completely, each time when I try to go online, my homepage will be changed to this Nationzoom.com and I can not change it back. How can I remove it completely? Should I try anti-virus program? Any help will be appreciated.
Nationzoom.com is a latest version of the browser hijack redirect that attacks the careless PC users on the Internet. This browser hijack redirect virus is able to modify the Internet setting like homepage and default browser once it has been installed to one PC. Usually the Nationzoom.com virus will be attached to some programs and .exe processes, it will be installed to the computer once the PC users run these infected files. Browser hijack redirect virus cheats people by acting a useful one, the PC users will be redirected to other malicious webpages which contain viruses, Trojans and malware. That is why this browser hijack redirect can be one of the most dangerous webpages online.
Generally speaking, Nationzoom.com is able to infect different browsers on the infected PC at the same time or step by step. PC users may ignore the problem on the Firefox because the Internet Explorer is normal, however, when the time goes by, other browsers can be infected by this browser hijack redirect virus as well. What is more, this redirect can install other viruses to the infected computer without PC users’ permission, once the computer is infected, it can be much slower than ever before, Nationzoom.com will even create pop-ups webpage frequently which make you annoyed. It is a dangerous virus that needs to be erased completely.
1. Your computer performs slower and slower.
2. You need to wait a long time while opening a webpage and your browser runs much slower than before.
3. You are always redirected to some malicious websites.
4. The harmful redirect virus also causes poor Internet connection and system to crash frequently.
5. You will get many advertisement windows when you are surfing online.
This redirect virus 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 and even Trojans, rootkit or other malware viruses. Anti-virus software cannot identify this 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. Clean cookies
* Internet Explorer: Tools → Internet Options →the General tab, Delete the Cookies button can be directly seen in IE6, IE7 is to click the Delete Browsing History button then tick Cookies and click Delete.
* Firefox:Tools → Options → Privacy → Remove Individual Cookies → Delete corresponding cookies in the cookies showing box.
* Opera:Tools → Preferences → Advanced → Cookies →Delete corresponding cookies in Management Cookies.
2. Clean add-ons and extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Start, type: Manage browser add-ons
(2). Hit Enter on your keyboard
(3). Click Manage add-on and disable all the suspicious add-on.
（1）. Click the Firefox menu and click Add-on
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-on and click Disable.
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click the Customize and Control menu button →Tools→ click Extensions
(2). Select the related Extension and click Disable.
3. Show Hidden Files
First, you need to show all hidden files so that you can fully check the files related to Redirect Virus.
(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.
4. 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” = ‘1’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments “SaveZoneInformation” = ‘0’
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of this browser hijacker virus.
Nationzoom.com redirect virus can let the infected PC in an unsafe place such as stealing personal data and messing up system files, the cyber criminals even have the ability to invade the infected PC to for their malicious purpose. This Nationzoom.com browser hijack redirect virus needs to removed completely as soon as possible to keep your data and computer safe. Changing another browser can not solve this problem, this browser hijack redirect virus can also attack the new browser if this redirect virus keeps staying in your PC. It is suggested that PC users should remove this tricky browser hijack redirect manually and quickly.
If you are not sure which files are related to malware, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.
Published by & last updated on November 30, 2013 2:48 am