This page aims to help you remove Nsbond.com “Virus”. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.
No matter how hard you try to keep annoying online adverts and page-redirects away from your screen during browsing, they will probably still find a way to bother you and show up on your screen. In most cases, it’s the sites you visit that generate them and there’s little you can do about that. It’s usually best if you simply stay away from sites that show too many advertisements as they are typically ones that can’t be trusted anyway. However, sometimes the ads may be coming from inside the browser if there is a hijacker element attached to it. A browser hijacker is basically an intrusive add-on for your browser that goes out of its way to advertise stuff on your screen. It may even tinker with the toolbar, the homepage or the search engine tool of your Firefox, Chrome, Edge or any other browser that’s installed in your system.The key here is to uninstall the hijacker component as soon as you realize that this is the culprit responsible for all the annoyance that you are facing. Removing the pesky software will not only make the ads and the redirects stop to appear but it will also make it easier for you to keep your computer safe from Trojans, Spyware and even Ransomware. The reason for that is because you cannot exactly trust any of the ads displayed in your browser by a piece of software that belongs to software families like the one of the browser hijackers or that of the adware. And the longer such software is allowed to stay active in the background of your system, the greater the potential danger of accidentally clicking on an unsafe ad and, in turn, infecting your computer with Ransomware, Trojans and other malware. Below, we’ve shown our readers how they can remove Nsbond.com which is probably the hijacker that brought you here in the first place so make use of the instructions we’ve prepared if you need to.
How could Nsbond.com “Virus” get installed in a computer
It is possible that you do not remember how the Nsbond.com add-on got installed in your browser and that is fine. In most instances, such software tends to get attached by its creators to other programs in order to spread to more computers alongside them. This is exactly why it’s important to pay attention to the details in every setup wizard you run on your computer. Oftentimes, there will be an advanced installation section where you will have control over which of the extra features included in the installer you’d like to install in your computer. If a hijacker has been bundled with the installer, this is where you will be able to opt-out of its installation and only install the program you really need, leaving anything unnecessary out of the process. Just remember to do that every time you download a new program and start its installer in order to avoid getting more unwanted software in your machine.
Remove Nsbond.com “Virus”
Android user, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.
Mac user, please use our Mac Malware Removal guide.
The following guide will help our readers get rid of the unpleasant Nsbond.com software. Follow the instructions and complete each step for best results. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them using our comment section down below.
Preparation: Entering Safe Mode and Revealing Hidden Files and Folders
Before you proceed with the actual removal instructions, you will need to take two extra steps in order to ensure that the guide has maximum effect.
For best results, we advise our readers to boot into Safe Mode prior to attempting to remove the virus. If you do not know how to do that, here is a separate How to Enter Safe Mode guide.
Also, in order to be able to see any potentially undesirable files, you should reveal any hidden files and folders on your PC – here is how to do that.
Step 1: Checking the Task Manager
Open your Task Manager by using the Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys and go to the Processes tab. Look for any suspicious processes. For example, any unfamiliar process that uses high amounts of RAM and/or CPU. If you aren’t sure if a certain process comes from malware, tell us in the comments.
Right-click on any process that you consider shady and select Open File Location. Delete anything from the file location of the process.
Step 2: Disabling Startup programs
Use the Winkey + R keyboard combination to open the Run search bar and type msconfig. Hit Enter and in the newly opened window, go to the Startup tab. There, look for suspicious entries with unknown manufacturer or ones that have the name Nsbond.com on them. Right-click on those, and select disable.
Step 3: Uninstalling unwanted programs
Go to Start Menu > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program. Click on Installed On to sort the entries by date from most recent to oldest and look through the programs that come at the top of the list. Right-click on any entries that appear shady and unwanted and then select Uninstall to remove them from your PC. If you see the name Nsbond.com in the list of programs, be sure to remove the software without hesitation.
Step 4: Checking for shady IP’s
To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.
If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter - a professional malware removal tool - to see whether it will find malicious programs on your PC.
Step 5: Cleaning-up the browsers
You will also have to uninstall any undesirable browser extensions from your browser programs. Here’s how to do that for some of the more popular browsers:
Open Chrome and open its main menu. Go to More Tools > Extensions. Look through the list of extensions and uninstall any that you think could be suspicious. To remove them – click on the trash can icon next to each extension.
You can also use a specialized Chrome CleanUp tool if you cannot manually remove a certain extension. Here is an article where you can learn more about the CleanUp tool.
Open Firefox and go to its Menu. Select the Add-ons button.From the left panel, select Extensions and take a look at the different entries. Remove any of the that might be unwanted.
Once you open your IE browser, click on the Tools button at the top-right corner of the program and from the drop-down menu select Manage Add-ons. Check each one of the four different groups of add-ons and search for anything that seems undesirable. If you find anything, click on it and them select Remove.
Open the main menu of Microsoft Edge and go to Extensions. Find the extensions that you believe could be unwanted and right-click on them. Then, select Uninstall.
Step 6: Checking the Registry Editor
Open the Run search bar again and type regedit in it. Hit Enter and once the Registry Editor opens press Ctrl + F. In the search field type Nsbond.com and click on Find Next. Tell us in the comments if any results came up when you searched for Nsbond.com in your PC’s Registry.
Step 7: Deleting recent entries
For this step, you will have to open your Start Menu and copy-paste the following lines, one by one:
Hit Enter after each one to open a file directory. In the directories, delete the most recent entries that you find there. In the Temp folder, delete all files.
Step 8: System Restore
In order to be fully sure that the unwanted software has been removed from your machine, you can also try using a Restore Point to roll back your system its last stable configuration. However, in order to do that, you would have to previously had had a restore point created. On most systems, such points get created automatically but this isn’t always the case.
- If you want to learn how to configure System Restore and how to manually create Restore Points, follow this link.
- Open your Start Menu and type System Restore.
- Click on the first result – a setup wizard should open.
- Read the brief description of the process and select Next.
- Now, choose a restore from the presented list. You can also check the Show more restore points option in order to reveal any other restore points that might be saved on your PC.
- Click on Scan for affected programs to see what programs will get deleted or restored after you use the Restore Point. (optional)
- Click on next and take and then select Finish.
- A warning window will appear telling you that once the process starts, it shouldn’t be interrupted. Select Yes and be patient as this might take some time. Do not do anything on your PC throughout the duration of the process.
Step 9: Windows Refresh/Reset
Use this method only if nothing else has worked so far as it is a last resort option. If you do not know how to do it, this separate guide will give you the information that you need.
Daniel Sadakov has a degree in Information Technology and specializes in web and mobile cyber security. He harbors a strong detestation for anything and everything malicious and has committed his resources and time to battling all manners of web and mobile threats. He has founded MobileSecurityZone.com, a website dedicated to covering the top tech stories and providing useful tips for the everyday user, in an effort to reach and help more people.