Browser hacked by a Nation Advanced Search virus? Does this new search engine look legit to you? But how come it’s on your browser even if you haven’t installed it? And does it keep resetting the default structures of the browser without your consent? Are you also being redirected online to other unwanted web sites constantly? How can one remove this unwanted application completely?

Nation Advanced Search – How to Remove Browser Redirect?

Nation Advanced Search is search engine which is supposed to provide lots of shortcuts to abundant resources online and help enhance PC users’ surfing experience. However, according to its behaviors on computers, it is categorized as a browser hijacker which is similar to the Defaultsear.ch redirect. A browser hijacker, also known as browser redirect virus, has become a real headache to computer users all around the world. This computer problem can attack browsing applications including the most popular Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Firefox. By hacking into these browsers and modifying their default settings, it can cause so much trouble to annoy PC users especially during their online time. What’s worse, personal privacy security is highly threatened by this browser hijacker. The surfing environment won’t be safe anymore until this hijacker is removed completely off the computer.

It is always better to stick to one or two familiar search engines to help you explorer the Internet. This would help reduce the chances of being attacked by a browser hijacker like this Nation Advanced Search virus which pretends to be a legit search engine. Is there antivirus software installed on your computer? Wondering what caused this browser hijacker infection? As a matter of fact, antivirus software can’t stop such hijacker from installing. Besides, this browser hijacker is distributed on the Internet among malicious web sites and free software using the bundling technique. It can get itself installed without your consent while you’re online viewing hacked web sites or downloading freeware that’s bundled with this hijacker. Once it’s installed successfully, Nation Advanced Search virus will attack the browsers on the computer and automatically change their default settings including the home pages and search engines settings. When you try to get online as usual, you will get a complete new home page as well as a search engine which you are not familiar with. You will not be able to surf the Internet properly as you are redirected constantly to certain web sites. Pop up ads can also be displayed constantly on web sites. As a result, the browser will run very slow and can stop responding more frequently. The most unpleasant part of this hijacker, as mentioned above, is that it can gather your online information by tracking you down on every site and link and collecting your browsing histories. This information is very valuable to cyber criminals.

In order to prevent all these troubles from happening, this Nation Advanced Search virus should be removed for good. Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for removal assistance if you don’t have much experience in dealing with browser hijackers.

Nation AdvancedSearch Is Unwanted By Many

Like many other browser hijackers which pretend to be legit search engine applications, this Nation Advanced Search virus is unwanted by many computer users. To begin with, it can get itself installed without permission from PC users using the technique of bundling with freeware. And once it’s installed, it can cause so much trouble on the targeted computers including:

– automatically change default home pages and search engines on targeted browsers
– prevent PC users from accessing to wanted sites online
– redirect PC users to certain web sites constantly
– display unwanted pop up ads and prompt certain malware
– slow down the performance of targeted browsers
– gather PC users’ online information including browsing histories and habits
– help cyber criminals benefit

Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Instructions

Since antivirus removal won’t help get rid of this Nation Advanced Search virus, manual removal is suggested here. Expertise will be required during the process to ensure a complete removal:

Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the Nation Advanced Search hijacker. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time to pull up Window Task Manager; go to Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find.
taskmanager

Step B: Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options. Go to Folder Options window, under View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
FolderOptions

Step C: Press Windows+R keys to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor.
Run+regedit

Step D: Delete all these associated files and registry entries in Registry Editor as below:

%AppData%\[rnd]
%AllUsersProfile%\Programs\{random}\
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Users\””
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Regedit
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit”
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings\{.exe}

Step E: Change home pages back from unfamiliar web sites caused by this Nation Advanced Search virus.
homepage-setting-firefox

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Conclusion

Browser hijackers can often show up as common web sites, legit browser add-ons or search engines. This Nation Advanced Search virus pretends itself as a legit search engine which seems to help PC users find resources online. But it’s in fact a browser hijacker which causes all kinds of troubles on the browsers. First, you will notice the home page on browser is changed as well as the default search engine. Then you will not be able to log on emails or certain community web sites because of the constant pop up of this unwanted search engine. It somehow has stopped you from accessing wanted web sites properly. Besides from these visible effects of the hijacker, troubles like experiencing slow performance of browser and privacy security dangers will also be conducted at the same time. Considering all these troubles one is about to face, there’s no way of keeping this Nation Advanced Search virus in the system.

Note: Still cannot browse the Internet properly because of the constant redirect actions? Please contact YooSecurity Online Experts to get help if you are not able to remove this unwanted application off the browser successfully.

Published by Karen Lawrence & last updated on July 3, 2013 1:44 am

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