Nation Toolbar

Nation Toolbar Description

The Nation Toolbar is marketed as a useful toolbar for your Web browser. However, the Nation Toolbar causes various symptoms on affected computers. The symptoms that computer users have reported in association with the Nation Toolbar far outweigh any possible benefits of using this Web browser add-on when browsing the Web. The Nation Toolbar is a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) that has a negative impact on your computer and Web browser's performance.

The Nation Toolbar Hijacks Your Web Browser

The Nation Toolbar is designed to force computer users to visit specific websites and view online advertisements. The Nation Toolbar is considered as a browser hijacker and may take over the most common Web browsers, including Chrome, Internet Explorer and Firefox. The main purpose of the Nation Toolbar is not to provide a specific useful service but, force computer users to visit specific websites in order to generate advertisement and affiliate marketing revenue.

The Nation Toolbar's Presence Will Expose You to Unwanted Advertisements

There are several problems computer users have reported when using the Nation Toolbar on their computer. Some symptoms associated with the Nation Toolbar include the following:

  1. The Nation Toolbar is designed to cause browser redirects. This means that the Nation Toolbar will take over the victim's Web browser and force it to visit specific websites. These symptoms are used to expose computer users to advertisements and affiliate marketing links while boosting these websites' page ranking and traffic numbers.
  2. The Nation Toolbar may cause the appearance of pop-up advertisements and suspicious error messages on victims' Web browsers.
  3. The Nation Toolbar may make unauthorized changes to your Web browser settings. Some changes that the Nation Toolbar may carry out include changing your Web browser's homepage and default search engine. These changes are meant to expose you to these types of websites as soon as you launch your Web browser.
  4. The Nation Toolbar has components that may keep track of your online activity. The Nation Toolbar gathers information about your online habits and search history. This information may then be sold to marketers and used to deliver advertisements to your computer.
  5. The Nation Toolbar may cause your Web browser to become slow and to freeze or crash frequently.

Technical Information

File System Details

Nation Toolbar creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Nation\ProtectedSearch.exe 88,648 327390d564d124c248de624750d52d01 2,713
2 tbhelper.dll N/A
3 uninstall.exe N/A
4 suggestion_plugin.dll N/A
5 TbHelper2.exe N/A
6 duosearch.dll N/A
7 TbCommonUtils.dll N/A
8 update.exe N/A

Registry Details

Nation Toolbar creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
Registry key
Software\Nation Toolbar
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Nation Toolbar
Uninstaller
Nation Toolbar
CLSID
{1BB22D38-A411-4B13-A746-C2A4F4EC7344}
{FCBCCB87-9224-4B8D-B117-F56D924BEB18}
Directory
%ProgramFiles%\Nation Toolbar
%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Nation Toolbar

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