How to Remove Nova.rambler.ru (Chrome/Firefox)

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I wrote this article to help you remove Nova.rambler.ru. This Nova.rambler.ru removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Nova.rambler.ru looks like a rather convenient platform. The website has a search engine, an email client and several extra features. Nova.rambler.ru lists relevant news items. It gives access to games and horoscopes. The website links to a dating platform and an advertising network. Nova.rambler.ru gives information about the current exchange rates between rubles, US dollars and euros. The last feature of the website needs to be addressed in detail. Nova.rambler.ru shows a local weather report. The domain tracks the computer’s geographic location. Your place of residence will be listed in your native language. This feature reveals that Nova.rambler.ru has tracking capabilities. All tasks around the website are performed by a browser hijacker. The rogue program is used for shady business.

Visiting the Nova.rambler.ru website will not get you infected with the hijacker. The furtive tool is spread independently. You can contact it in a couple of ways. The preferred distribution technique for the Nova.rambler.ru hijacker is bundling. The shady program gets merged with other software. The possible hosts are freeware, shareware and pirated utilities. The hijacker will be included as a bonus with the main tool from the bundle. You have to find where it is listed and deselect it. Make sure to review the terms and conditions of the software you intend to add to your system.

The other entry point for the Nova.rambler.ru hijacker is spam emails. The furtive program can get transferred to your machine through a corrupted file. The bogus message will contain an attachment. The sender will try to convince you that the file is important. He can state that it is a receipt, a bill, a fine, an invoice or another piece of documentation. Spammers often misrepresent existing entities to lead people astray. To tell whether a given email comes from the stated instance, check the contacts.

Upon penetrating your machine, the Nova.rambler.ru hijacker will target your web browser. It will install a malicious extension or add-on. The first settings the rogue program resets are the homepage and default search provider. They will both be changed to Nova.rambler.ru. Using the website as a search engine is risky. It returns sponsored results. The websites it supports are not confirmed to be reliable. Any of them can turn out to be malicious. There is a legitimate risk of contacting malware.

Remove Nova.rambler.ru
The Nova.rambler.ru Virus

The same threat is evident with the advertisements the Nova.rambler.ru hijacker displays. The shady tool generates pop-up ads in the attempt to take people to more sponsored websites. To garner users’ interest, the insidious program accents on shopping offers. The presented listings showcase bargain offers for miscellaneous items. This includes garments, technological devices, furniture, decorative elements, gardening equipment, accessories, sports gear, toys, games and others.

The advertisements are brought in different formats. You will be offered shopping coupons, freebies, rebates and other exclusives. Some ads appear in new browser windows, while others are embedded within the current site. The embedded ads can shift and slide within the page. There are three types which fall into this category: interstitial, floating and transitional ads. Another form is in-text links, where the sponsored platform is forwarded to via a hyperlink. It can be behind any word on the page you are viewing. It will be underlined and a small window will appear when you hover over it with your mouse.

Clicking on a pop-up window can redirect you to a malicious website and get your system infected with malware. The owners of the Nova.rambler.ru hijacker are not concerned about the websites they link to or about users’ security. The proprietors of Nova.rambler.ru are just as impartial. The domain belongs to Rambler Internet Holding Ltd. The company has issued a disclaimer of liability to relieve itself from responsibility for people’s security. Users are not entitled to seek warranties for any issues they come across while using the website’s services.

The Nova.rambler.ru hijacker also poses a threat to people’s personal security. The covert program is set to track your sessions and collect the information you enter into your browser. This encompasses your browsing history, tracking cookies and keystrokes. The secluded program can obtain your user names, passwords, financial details and other personal data. At the very least, the hijacker will record your geographic location, zip code, email address, telephone number, demographic details and social network profiles. Your private input can be sold to cyber criminals.

Nova.rambler.ru Uninstall

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Here are the steps you must perform to remove the hijacker from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.

Remove From Chrome:

Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-5

Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Nova.rambler.ru from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov

Daniel Stoyanov has a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.

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