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Uninstall Nova.Rambler.ru virus (Uninstall Guide) - Jan 2021 updated

removal by Julie Splinters - - | Type: Browser hijacker

What damage might Nova.Rambler.ru virus cause?

Nova.Rambler.ru virus

Nova.Rambler.ru virus is a browser hijacker that pretends to be a legitimate search engine. However, some of its features are questionable and might cause damage to the computer’s and their users. The main page of the website shows weather forecast, provides links to games, horoscopes, mailing services, news sites, and many other features that might seem useful. The most important thing about this website, of course, is a search engine.

The main problem related to Nova.Rambler.ru browser hijacker is that it might be capable of modifying search results. It means that some of the links delivered on the results page might be sponsored. This search engine is free to use; hence, it’s obvious that developers need to get revenue from somewhere else. They use affiliate and pay-per-click advertising models to get their incomes.

Therefore, if the users click on the sponsored link included into search results or particular ad, developers generate revenue. Generally, browser hijackers are used as advertising tools, and sadly, some shady people might be interested in this suspicious advertising model. Nova.Rambler.ru redirect tendencies might be unpleasant and cause more problems to the people. After one click they might be redirected to the third-party site where they might be infected with ransomware or lose personal information.

Nova.Rambler.ru hijack is often silent; however, it’s caused problems are evident. Once a user opens an infected web browser, he or she notices that default homepage has been replaced with this search engine. What is more, getting rid of it might be complicated because hijackers often modify shortcuts or install helper objects that allow staying longer on the PC.

Therefore, if you see this site on your browser, don’t waste your time trying to replace it simply. You will need to put more effort with Nova.Rambler.ru removal. However, if you still considering using this search engine, and possibilities to encounter cyber threats do not look terrifying, we should tell you one more unpleasant fact about the hijacker. This program might be capable of tracking information about the users. The Privacy Policy and EULA do not reveal how Rambler Search provides users’ data protection.

Unfortunately, the majority of browser hijackers are capable of collecting various types of information, and sometimes even sharing it with third-parties. Therefore, it’s better to remove Nova.Rambler.ru from the computer until you haven’t experienced any privacy-related issues. Protect yourself and computer by scanning your device with ReimageIntego.

The image of Nova.Rambler.ru virusNova.Rambler.ru virus is a suspicious search engine that might take over web browsers and deliver modified search results.

Ways to get infected with a browser hijacker

Nova.Rambler.ru virus spread just like any other browser hijacker or potentially unwanted program – bundled with other software. This widely used method allows adding applications as optional components in software packages. Lots of freeware and shareware programs have additional programs; though, it’s important to unpack them before agreeing to install them.

For that, you need to install new programs under Advanced/Custom settings and carefully follow each installation step. One of them might include the list of pre-selected third-party apps or statement declaring your agreement to make Nova.Rambler.ru as your homepage. Deselect all these entries and stop PUPs from getting inside the system.

Don’t forget that relying on Recommended or Basic installation settings give permission all additional downloads to get inside the computer. It goes without saying that you should avoid them.

Nova.Rambler.ru removal options

Browser hijacker cannot damage a computer or steal your data; however, it may let you surf through unsafe online content and help you to meet dangerous cyber threats. There’s no need to wait for this meeting. It’s better to choice one of two options, and remove Nova.Rambler.ru from the system.

One of the methods suggests removing the virus manually. To do that you need to investigate computer’s system and look for the hijacker. You have to delete it along with all the related components. Below you will find instructions that will help you to complete this task.

But if it seems a complicated procedure, chose another option – automatic Nova.Rambler.ru removal. This method requires installing an anti-malware program and running a full system scan.

You may remove virus damage with a help of ReimageIntego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Nova.Rambler.ru virus, follow these steps:

Uninstall Nova.Rambler.ru in Windows systems

The guidelines below will help you to get rid of the browser hijacker manually, Make sure that you remove all suspicious apps and programs that might have been installed on your device as well. Be careful. If you leave particular entries, you will experience another hijack.

  1. Go to Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, open Add/Remove Programs). Go to 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, open 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, click on Windows icon in the lower left corner of the screen to open Quick Access Menu. Then click Control Panel and select Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, click on Windows icon in the lower left corner of the screen to open 'Quick Access Menu'. Then click 'Control Panel' and select 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Remove Nova.Rambler.ru and programs related to it
    Now, take a look at the list of programs and find Nova.Rambler.ru or other programs that you do not remember installing.
  4. Right-click on these programs and select "Uninstall." Then click OK to save changes. Right-click every suspicious program and select 'Uninstall'
  5. Delete Nova.Rambler.ru from Windows shortcuts
    Right-click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and click Properties. Right-click on web browsers' icon and click 'Properties'
  6. Now, go to Shortcut tab and find Target field. Then delete the URL that is associated with your virus. Open 'Shortcut' tab and erase 'http://isearch.babylon.com...' or other shady URL

Follow the same steps as explained above with all other shortcuts of Internet browsers, including Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. Please check Start Menu, Desktop, and taskbar to find all shortcuts.

Uninstall Nova.Rambler.ru in Mac OS X system

After Nova.Rambler.com hijack, you need to check your computer's system and remove all entries that might be related to Rambler Search.

  1. Users who use OS X should click on Go button, which can be found at the top left corner of the screen and select Applications. Click on 'Go' to open a drop-down menu and select 'Applications'.
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Nova.Rambler.ru or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on each malicious application and select 'Move to Trash'

Delete Nova.Rambler.ru from Internet Explorer (IE)

Browser hijacker might be responsible for installing third-party add-ons to the Internet Explorer. We highly suggest removing all unknown entries and resetting web browser.

  1. Delete suspicious browser add-ons
    Launch Internet Explorer, and then open IE by clicking on the Gear icon, which is located at the top right corner of the Internet browser. Then, click Manage Add-ons. Open browser menu and go to 'Manage add-ons'
  2. Manage Add-ons window will appear on your screen. Now, search for Nova.Rambler.ru and other questionable browser add-ons. Right-click them on each of them and select Disable. To eliminate malicious applications, right-click on each of them and click 'Disable'
  3. If virus altered your homepage, change it:
    Click the Gear icon at the top right corner of the Internet browser and then click Internet Options. Stay in General section.
  4. Now, delete malicious URL and enter Delete suspicious URL, type in your preferable site name and click 'Apply' to save
  5. Reset all Internet Explorer settings
    Click on Gear icon and then opt for Internet options. Then go to Advanced section.
  6. Click Reset.
  7. A new window appears, and then you have to tick Delete personal settings and click Reset to finalise Nova.Rambler.ru removal. In 'Advanced' tab, click 'Reset'. Then tick 'Delete personal settings' and click 'Reset'.

Eliminate Nova.Rambler.ru virus from Microsoft Edge browser

Nova.Rambler.com virus might have affected Microsoft Edge as well. In order to fix it, you need to reset its settings as shown below.

Reset settings in Microsoft Edge (Technique No.1):

  1. Open Microsoft Edge browser, then click on More button, which is situated at the top right edge of the screen
  2. Select Settings from the drop down menu.
  3. When the Settings panel appears, find Clear browsing data section and hit Choose what to clear button. Open Settings and click on 'Choose what to clear' button
  4. Then mark all components that you wish to delete and after that hit Clear. Click 'Clear'
  5. Right-click the Start button (that has Windows logo on it) and choose Task Manager. Right-click the Start button again and choose 'Task Manager'
  6. Go to Processes tab and look for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and select Go to details. If there is no Go to details option, select More details and carry out previous instructions. Right-click on 'Microsoft Edge' and choose 'Go to details' option If 'Go to details' option does not show up, choose 'More details' instead
  8. Once Details tab appears, look for entries that contain Microsoft Edge name. Right-click on such individual entries and choose End Task option to terminate them. Locate all entries that relate to Microsoft Edge and click 'End Task'

Reset Microsoft Edge (Technique No.2):

In case the Technique No.1 did not help you to fix the problem, use advanced Edge reset option.

  1. Important: you must backup your files before you use these tips
  2. Locate this folder on your PC: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select all items in this folder and right-click with your mouse. Select Delete. Open Microsoft Edge folder on your PC, click every entry with the right mouse button and select 'Delete'
  4. Click on the Start button (that has Windows Logo on it) and in Search my stuff field, type in window power.
  5. With the right button of your mouse, click on every entry and select Run as administrator. Locate where Windows PowerShell is, right-click on it and click on 'Run as administrator' option
  6. Once you get Admin's rights, Windows PowerShell window should show up shortly. Paste this line:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and hit Enter. Copy and then paste the necessary command and hit 'Enter'

After completing these steps, Microsoft Edge should be Nova.Rambler.ru-free.

Delete Nova.Rambler.ru from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

From the list of extensions remove Ramble Search or other suspicious entries. If you are lucky enough and any third-party applications haven't been installed on the Mozilla Firefox, just reset browser's settings as shown below.

  1. Delete suspicious browser extensions
    Launch Mozilla Firefox, and then open menu (click a button at the top right corner). Then, go to Add-ons Extensions. Open browser menu and go to 'Add-ons'
  2. Now, locate Nova.Rambler.ru and other suspicious extensions. Click Remove to eliminate them. Go to 'Extensions' and locate malicious browser add-ons. Hit 'Remove' button to delete each entry
  3. If virus altered your homepage, change it:
    Open Firefox menu (click the button at the top right corner), and go to Options General.
  4. Delete malicious URL and then enter the address of the website that you want to set as your homepage.
  5. Click OK to save the changes. Open 'General' tab and delete the URL from 'Home Page' field or just simply click 'Restore to Default'. Then click on 'OK' button to apply changes.
  6. Reset all Mozilla Firefox settings
    Click on the Firefox at the top left corner and then click the question mark. Then, select Troubleshooting Information. Open menu by clicking on the indicated icon and on '?'. Then select 'Troubleshooting Information'.
  7. Reset Firefox to its default state message should appear then. You will see Reset Firefox button. Click this button a few times and finalise Nova.Rambler.ru removal. Hit 'Reset Firefox' button a few times

Delete Nova.Rambler.ru from Google Chrome

Make sure you haven't left any suspicious extensions or plugins on Google Chrome. In order to get rid of Nova.Rambler.com browser hijacker entirely, you need to remove all unknown entries. Reset browser's settings to set your preferred homepage or/and search engine.

  1. Remove malicious extensions
    Launch Google Chrome, and then open menu (click a button at the top right corner). Then, go to Tools Extensions. Open browser's menu, then click 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Now, look for Nova.Rambler.ru and other suspicious extensions and then click the trash icon to remove them. Find malicious extensions and click on the Trash bin icon to remove them
  3. If virus altered your homepage, change it:
    Open menu and select Settings.
  4. Find Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup section and click Set pages. Open browser's menu, then go to 'Settings' and select 'Set pages' under 'On startup' section
  5. An additional window should pop-up. Here, remove dubious URLs and add a new page that you wish to set as a homepage. Remove malicious search sites by clicking 'X'
  6. Open Chrome menu and go to Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. Once you open browser's 'Settings', click on 'Manage search engines...' button
  7. In Search Engines..., configure default search engine settings. Remove untrustworthy ones. We advise you to leave only Google or another reputable website of your choice. Remove malicious search sites by clicking 'X'
  8. Reset all Google Chrome settings
    Open menu by clicking the button at the top right corner of Google Chrome, and go to Settings.
  9. Scroll down to find Reset browser settings button. Click on it. When in 'Settings', click Show advanced settings and then find 'Reset browser settings' button. Click on it.
  10. Click Reset to approve this action and finish Nova.Rambler.ru removal. Click 'Reset' to finish the removal process.

Delete Nova.Rambler.ru from Safari

Nova.Rambler.com browser hijacker might have installed third-party apps or extensions; thus, you need to uninstall them and reset Safari's settings.

  1. Delete suspicious browser extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and then select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Nova.Rambler.ru or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and remove untrustworthy extensions
  3. If virus altered your homepage, change it:
    Open your Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu section. Here, select Preferences as it was displayed previously and select General.
  4. Here, look at the Homepage field. If it was altered by Nova.Rambler.ru, remove unwanted link and enter the one that you want to use for your searches. Remember to include the "http://" before typing in the address of the page. Go to 'General' section and find Homepage field. Delete suspicious URL and replace it with a URL of your choice.
  5. Reset all Safari settings
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and then select 'Reset Safari...'
  6. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Nova.Rambler.ru removal process. Select all checkboxes and click 'Reset'

Securely connect to your website wherever you are

Sometimes you may need to log in to a content management system or server more often, especially if you are actively working on a blog, website, or different project that needs constant maintenance or that requires frequent content updates or other changes. Avoiding this problem can be easy if you choose a dedicated/fixed IP address. It's a static IP address that only belongs to a specific device and does not change when you are in different locations. 

VPN service providers such as Private Internet Access can help you with these settings. This tool can help you control your online reputation and successfully manage your projects wherever you are. It is important to prevent different IP addresses from connecting to your website. With a dedicated/fixed IP address, VPN service, and secure access to a content management system, your project will remain secure.

Reduce the threat of viruses by backing up your data

Due to their own careless behavior, computer users can suffer various losses caused by cyber infections. Viruses can affect the functionality of the software or directly corrupt data on your system by encrypting it. These problems can disrupt the system and cause you to lose personal data permanently. There is no such threat if you have the latest backups, as you can easily recover lost data and get back to work.

It is recommended to update the backups in parallel each time the system is modified. This way, you will be able to access the latest saved data after an unexpected virus attack or system failure. By having the latest copies of important documents and projects, you will avoid serious inconveniences. File backups are especially useful if malware attacks your system unexpectedly. We recommend using the Data Recovery Pro program to restore the system.

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