NationZoom is an ad-supported search engine, which is categorized as a potentially unwanted
program. Although NationZoom is not malicious, it possesses many features that may be considered disturbing. Reportedly, NationZoom displays various annoying ads and sponsored links in the search results. The program also alters the current home page and search engine to nationzoom.com.
How Is NationZoom Distributed to User’s PC and What Does It Do?
You can download Nation Zoom online just like any other search engine. It can also end up on your PC through bundled downloads, so always pay attention to the installation steps, when dealing with free software available online. Reportedly browser settings-changing adware can also be distributed through fake downloads, such as fake Java or Flash Player updates.
Once installed NationZoom changes your browser settings and sets nationzoom.com as your default search engine and homepage. NationZoom collects some user information such as IP address, browser and platform type, referral data every time you use their services. The search engine also gathers information about the user’s browsing habits and search queries for questionable purposes. Many users report about irritating advertisements and sponsored links interfering with their browsing activities. When it comes to liability, NationZoom states clearly in its Licence Agreement that it does not take any responsibility for the content of the sites displayed in the search results. Clicking on them is something you do at your own risk.
Remove NationZoom from Your Computer
NationZoom is not a computer virus, but it may redirect you to potentially unsafe websites
that may expose your system at risk. The removal of such adware is highly recommended by PC experts. A manual approach in this case is only suitable if you are completely certain in your actions. Otherwise we advise you to use a legitimate anti-malware tool.
Spy Hunter FREE scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the malware tool.
- Guide 1: How to Remove NationZoom from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of NationZoom from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove NationZoom from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase NationZoom from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall NationZoom from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove NationZoom from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate NationZoom from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove NationZoom from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove NationZoom
Step 2: Uninstall NationZoom and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by NationZoom on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by NationZoom there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of NationZoom from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall NationZoom and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove NationZoom via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove NationZoom files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as NationZoom, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove NationZoom from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase NationZoom from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall NationZoom from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove NationZoom from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the NationZoom will be removed.
Eliminate NationZoom from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.