When a search engine is called like that one would think that it can “zoom in” on the most relevant search keywords for you and so on, but these days we live in a world where we can trust no one. And this rule definitely applies to the Internet environment as well. I sometimes even get user traffic via such fake search engines as Nation Zoom, but seriously – what prompts you use anything else than the well-established and trustworthy search engines such as Bing, Yahoo! or Google? Hatred towards monopoly, desire to be unique, fear that you might be watched?
I say that we’re watched all the time anywhere. It is definitely unnerving, but I had a choice between being tracking by Google or Nation Zoom, I’d choose Google. Why? Because Nation Zoom is a browser hijacker, that’s why! If you want to switch from Google to Bing, you can do it with ease, but if you want to switch from Nation Zoom to some other search provider, boy, aren’t you in trouble or what.
Now I know that Nation Zoom looks pretty much like your average search engine, but there really is nothing good about it. After all, it is very similar to Aartemis, Delta-Homes and other browser hijackers from the same group. And if you take a look at what other infections from the same family have done to computer worldwide, you will know that you to terminate Nation Zoom as soon as possible.
However, let’s start with the infection itself, shall we? Be honest, how many times a week do you download free of charge programs? Now that you have a number in mind, consider that a number of potential malware infection possibilities. Why? Because free or charge software applications seldom come alone. I mean, they need to sustain themselves somehow, right? So unless they employ adware apps, or they allow third parties to make use of them for other purposes, they can’t really “make a living” so to speak.
Installed new software? Noticed some weird stuff on your browser? Well, chances are that Nation Zoom arrived with your software, because it is often bundled with the likes of Desk365 and other similar programs. Unlike some browser extensions that DO inform about the oncoming changes, Nation Zoom does not bother to do that – it just goes on and changes your default home page and search engine.
The problem is that it is rather hard to remove nationzoom.com from the browser, because the application is good at resisting the removal. What is more, having this browser hijacker on your computer basically exposes you to a number of other threats, because – advertisements. Check out a variety of commercial links you get when you make use of Nation Zoom search engine. Or the flash ads that are on the applications home page right below the search box? Yep, click any of them and chances are you will be redirected to potentially dangerous websites.
With Nation Zoom installed on your browser you are only one step away from malware infection. Do yourself a favor and remove it from your PC. I will give you some instructions on how to restore your browser settings to default, but remember that even if you can’t see Nation Zoom on your browser, some of its files ARE STILL on your computer, so unless you run a full system scan with some computer security application, you will never get rid of Nation Zoom for real.
Change browser shortcut target
- Right-click your browser’s shortcut (or the pinned program on the taskbar).
- Select Properties on drop-down menu.
- Open Shortcut tab and locate Target line.
- Delete everything that is OUTSIDE of quotation “ “ marks. Click OK.
Reset/change browser settings
- Press Alt+T and click Internet options.
- Open Advanced tab and click Reset.
- Select Delete personal settings option.
- Click Reset again and press Close.
- Press Alt+H and click Troubleshooting information.
- Click Reset Firefox button at the top right of a new tab.
- When a pop-up box appears, click Reset Firefox. Press Finish.
- Press Alt+F and go to Settings.
- Mark Open a specific page or set of pages under On Startup.
- Click Set pages.
- Delete nationzoom.com and enter a preferred home page address. Click OK.
- Click Manage search engines button under Search.
- Set a new default search engine; remove Nation Zoom and press Done.
If some part of the instructions is unclear or you need any further assistance, you can always leave a comment. I do answer them! 😀