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Danger level 9
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer
Other mutations known as:
Nationzoom.com

Nationzoom

Nationzoom is a browser hijacker that enters your system bundled with freeware. It modifies your browser settings in order to collect information on your browsing habits and expose you to potentially harmful third party content. If you want to protect your computer from any potential malware infections it is important that you remove Nationzoom immediately from your computer. At the same time you should also remove all the other additional programs that might have arrived at your system along with the browser hijacker.

It is very likely that Nationzoom has been installed on your computer together with a variety of third party applications and other potentially unwanted programs. As there is no official website for Nationzoom itself that would distribute the infection, this browser hijacker usually makes use of other shareware programs to travel around the Internet. The same tactics have been applied by other infections from the same group – Aartemis, Delta-Homes, Qone8 Virus, Qvo6 virus and so on. Almost all of these browser hijackers are known to be bundled with Desk365 freeware. Also, as far as Nationzoom is concerned, it may also come together with Download Helper MaxiGet.

You basically expose yourself to this infection yourself, when you download various freeware applications at third party file hosting websites, like 4shared.com and so on. That is not to say that the website is malicious, but it hosts a lot of files and third party links that could eventually lead to potentially unwanted programs being installed on your PC, and Nationzoom is naturally one of them.

Once the browser hijacker gets installed on your PC, it will modify your browser settings, and your home page will be set for nationzoom.com. At the same time, this website will function as your default search engine. You will notice quite a few third party commercial advertisements displayed on the home page, and here it should be point out that Nationzoom cannot be held responsible for the third party content it displays, because it is not covered by its privacy policy. Hence, the advertisements might even contain a corrupted content and Nationzoom would not be able to do anything about it.

Therefore, if you want to get back the control of your browser, and you do not want your web browsing information to be collected by tracking cookies, you need to delete Nationzoom from your computer immediately. Reset your browser settings to default as it is indicated in the instructions below, and then scan your PC with SpyHunter free scanner to delete all the Nationzoom files automatically. Should you have any further problems with this browser hijacker, do leave us a comment below, and we will figure it out.

Restore browser settings to default

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X and go to Internet options.
  2. Select Advanced tab and click Reset.
  3. Mark Delete personal settings and click Reset.
  4. Press Close.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+H and click Troubleshooting information.
  2. When a new tab opens, click Reset Firefox.
  3. Press Reset Firefox on a pop-up dialog box and click Finish.

Change Google Chrome Settings

  1. Press Alt+F and click Settings.
  2. Select Open a specific page or set of pages under On Startup.
  3. Click Set pages.
  4. Delete nationzoom.com, enter a new home page address and click OK.
  5. Click Manage search engines button under Search.
  6. Set a new default search engine, remove Nationzoom.com and press Done.
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How to manually remove Nationzoom

Files associated with Nationzoom infection:

epom1_nationzoom_20131128171859.exe
wprotectmanager.exe
mp3_nationzoom.exe
nationzoom.exe
smt_nationzoom_20131128171426.exe
tugs_nationzoom.exe

Nationzoom processes to kill:

smt_nationzoom_20131128171426.exe
mp3_nationzoom.exe
wprotectmanager.exe
epom1_nationzoom_20131128171859.exe
tugs_nationzoom.exe
nationzoom.exe
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