This article has been created in order to help you by explaining how to remove the Nengine.dll “virus” and how to protect your computer against future viruses as well.
The nengine.dll is a file that is reportedly associated with the Nextlive adware application. It often tends to display fake errors and pop-ups that should concern you. The main purpose of this program however is to show massive advertisements on your computer, as a result of which, your device may slow down, freeze at times. The end goal is for you to visit those advertisements and be redirected to their content. Since such third-party content may be dangerous for your computer system, recommendations are to remove this indirectly dangerous for your computer software, preferably by using the information in this article if you wish to.
|Short Description||Aims to modify the settings on your web browser in order to get it to cause browser redirects and display different advertisements.|
|Symptoms||Your web browser begins to display various types of online advertisements, which results in slowing down of your PC.|
|Distribution Method||Bundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.|
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Nengine.dll Adware – How Did I Get It
The main method via which you may have started seeing this program on your computer system is strongly believed to be software bundling. Such strategy often includes Nengine.dll Adware to pose as a legitimate type of helper program which is embedded in another program’s installer. Usually, third-party software providing websites embed such installers, since a lot of people tend to miss them or add them, thinking they are a “free extra” as they usually make it appear. However, they are also well-hidden deep within the “Advanced” or “Custom” installation options of their installers which make them this much harder to detect.
Another method of having this program on your computer is If you have downloaded it from a web page, which advertises the Nengine.dll (Nextlive) “virus” as a legitimate program which aims to help improve your online browsing experience in a way.
And last but not least, Nextlive can find itself existing on your PC as a result of you having other PUP’s (potentially unwanted programs) or Adware that has been installed on your computer. These PUPs often tend to bring other programs on your PC by downloading them without your consent or knowledge.
Nengine.dll “Virus” – Activity
Once it has already been installed on your computer, the Nextlive adware drops the Nengine.dll file in it’s file system. The file exists in the following location:
The file is often detected as the following type of threat by different antivirus vendors:
Once this is done, the Nextlive adware may also drop other files in It’s newnex.me folder, which may be responsible for the adware establishing a connection to a third-party host in the frames of a specific time interval. In addition to this, the Nextlive adware is also responsible for other types of activities, such as to drop tracking technologies, like:
- Locally Shared Objects.
- Geo locators.
These tracking tech could be used by cyber-criminals to track different information from your PC and web browser, such as:
- Your IP address, location and language.
- Your online browsing history.
- Your online search history..
- Your online clicks history.
- Bookmarked websites.
In addition to this, the information which I gathered by this program may result in different types of advertisements to be displayed on the computer of the victim’s computer. These ads may be of the following types:
- Online banners.
- Browser redirects.
- Online highlighted text.
These ads may redirect the user to various third-party websites, most of which may be either scamming or malicious. The usual websites that may pose dangers to victims are:
- Scamming sites, pretending to be legitimate Windows errors and virus detections.
- Phishing sites, which pose as legitimate online retailers and other seemingly legitimate websites.
- Malicious websites, which directly cause a browser redirect that can infect your PC with malware.
Remove Nengine.dll from Your Computer
In order to remove this PUP from your computer system, we recommend that you follow the removal instructions for Nengine.dll underneath. They have been created in order to help you delete this program either manually or automatically from your PC. If manual instructions represent difficulty for you, be advised that security researchers strongly advise to download and install an advanced anti-malware software in order to perform an automatic removal by scanning your PC. This will effectively secure it completely and ensure that future protection is also enabled in real time.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Nextlive Adware from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Nextlive Adware from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Nextlive Adware from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Nextlive Adware from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Nextlive Adware from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Nextlive Adware from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Nextlive Adware from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Nextlive Adware from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Nextlive Adware
Step 2: Uninstall Nextlive Adware 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 Nextlive Adware 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 Nextlive Adware there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Nextlive Adware from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Nextlive Adware 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 Nextlive Adware 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 malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, 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 Nextlive Adware 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 Nextlive Adware 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 Nextlive Adware 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 Nextlive Adware 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 Nextlive Adware will be removed.
Eliminate Nextlive Adware 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.