Hijack Removal (Fix Guide)

Constant redirecting to webpage is a clear sign that your computer is infected with NationZoom redirect malware. It is a malicious program which causes problems to a lot of users. This article was written in order to explain the nature of the redirect virus. Furthermore, useful removal tips are provided below.

NationZoom hijacker app disguises itself as a browser extension. This malicious program has the capabilities to find breaches and infect all major internet browsers. As a result, the users of Chrome, Firefox and IE have to be extra cautious. Once the internet browser is infected, the users will notice that some of the browser’s settings are changed. For example, malware will set different default search engine and homepage. Firefox users should have in mind that this malicious program modifies the Content Security Policy settings in the browser, thus allowing cross site scripting of the plugin. Finally, it has the capabilities to alter IE’s load time threshold.

Once the app is installed the user will be presented with a lot of ads during each browsing session. The commercial material is presented as pop-ups, in-text ads, banners etc. Those annoying advertisements are the main source of income for the developers of

Users shouldn’t visit suspicious websites if they want to avoid this kind of troubles in the future. It is important to be extra cautious when dealing with unfamiliar freeware because they are often associated with some kind of malware. should be removed as soon as possible. In order to achieve that, you should follow the steps provided below. The removal process is quick and simple, so you should start it right away.

Automatic Removal

Step 1. In order to detect and remove, download SpyHunter anti-spyware software


Windows XP/Vista/7/8, Internet Explorer 6.0 or later

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Step 2. Click Run or Open and install the application by following the on-screen instructions (How to Install)

Step 3. SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect threats

Step 4. After scanning, click Fix Threats button

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Note: download size is 0.7 MB. Trial version offers an unlimited number of scans and detections for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.

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Manual Removal

Important Note: can be removed manually, however any mistakes can lead your PC to permanent damage of the system. Therefore a manual removal process is highly recommended for IT experts and system administrators. For regular users, team recommends using SpyHunter or any other reputable security application.

Google Chrome

1. Fix Google Chrome startup pages.

Click on 3-bars icon and choose Settings. In On startup click Set pages and remove by clicking X symbol. After that, add your desired homepage.

Chrome Settings

2. Remove from the homepage settings.

Click on 3-bars icon and choose Settings. In Appearance section click on Change. Remove the malicious homepage by clicking X symbol. Then you can add the desired homepage by entering its URL and hitting OK.

Chrome Settings 2

3. Remove from the search engine list and set a one.

Click on 3-bars icon and choose Settings. In Search section click on Manage search engines.. button. Choose the legitimate default search engine as default by clicking Make default. Then remove the malicious search engine from the list.

Chrome Settings 3

4. Remove add-ons that are associated with malware

Click on 3-bars icon and choose Tools. Go to Extensions and delete all add-ons related to from the list.

Internet Explorer

1. Remove from homepage settings.

Click on Tools icon and choose Internet Options. In General tab replace the hijacked homepage with a desired URL like Then click Apply to complete the action.

IE Internet Options

2. Modify default search provider settings, also remove the malicious search provider.

Click on Tools icon and choose Manage Add-ons. In Search Providers section please choose to set a legitimate search provider as default by clicking Set as default button. Then remove the malicious search provider from the list.

IE Manage Add-ons

Mozilla Firefox

1. Remove from homepage settings.

Go to Options > General tab. Replace the malicious homepage with a preferred URL and click OK.

Firefox Homepage

2. Perform “about:config” function to revert Firefox changed items.

Type about:config into the address bar and press Enter. Then accept the warning.

Firefox Warranty

Search for in the search field. Then right-click on each founded item and select Reset.

Firefox About Config

3. Remove from the search engines list.

Click on the current search engine icon and choose Manage Search Engines.. Select the malicious URL and click Remove, then hit OK to complete the action.

Delete malicious apps and directories

Review your Add/Remove Programs list in Control Panel (Start -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs). In the list search for apps related to Then choose ‘Uninstall’.

Search for and delete any folder related to “” if found in the following directories:

  • %ProgramFiles%
  • %AppData%
  • %ProgramData%
  • %LocalAppData%



  1. Tim Gorski

    I can’t seem to get rid of the start page:

    When I use troubleshooting help browser.sessionstore.upgradeBackup.latestBuildID and browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID have the same value: 20131205075310

    And when I try to use the about.config command, I get redirected to search page.

    I’d appreciate any recommendations … I’m using firefox 26 on windows 8, and am an it pro who has tried everything.

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