Ne01 Virus


Ne01 is an invasive software app that belongs to the browser hijacker group – a family of applications known for changing the browser settings without permission. Ne01 will get you redirected to various sites and will generate banners and ads on your screen.


The virus will oftentimes nag you with different ads

The browser hijacker category is one of the most widespread forms of unwanted software, and while its representatives are far less problematic than Trojans, Spyware, or Ransomware, you must still be careful around them or else you may get your system targeted by hackers or you may get tricked into purchasing software you don’t really need or want.

The Ne01 Virus

The Ne01 virus is basically a specialized advertising tool which alters various browser settings such as the default homepage address, toolbar buttons, and search engine service in order to make the browser more predisposed to ad-generation and to cause it to page-redirect the user to various sites. You can get the Ne01 virus on pretty much any browser and type of device – Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and even Safari on Windows PCs, Android devices, and Mac computers.

Usually, a hijacker will not cause harm to the computer but it will oftentimes nag you with different ads, show you misleading pop-ups, and even lie to you about the presence of hidden malware in your computer with the aim make you purchase some sham security tool. Because of all that, apps of this type like Ne01 and Poshukach are deemed unwanted and, understandably, most users wish to remove them. We can help you with the uninstallation of Ne01 – the hijacker that is probably bothering you at the moment. We even advise you to begin the uninstallation as soon as you finish reading this article because the longer such an app stays in the browser, the worse its symptoms may become. Additionally, even though this isn’t really a virus, it may sometimes make your computer less secure, mainly through its random ads and page-redirects.

As most of you probably know, virus programs, Trojans, Ransomware, and Spyware are all threats that can get distributed with the help of malicious ads. Even though a hijacker wouldn’t typically be programmed to specifically show you such ads, there’s still a chance that some of its banners, pop-ups, and box notifications may redirect to sites with questionable contents. And even if you do your best to avoid clicking on the ads, you may still end up accidentally end up interacting with the wrong piece of advertisement and thus get your system exposed to danger. Therefore, it’s best to promptly uninstall the invasive app from your browser so that you no longer need to worry about the constant display of questionable advertisements.

Now, in order to avoid encountering hijackers in the future, be sure to only install software from reliable sources and to always uncheck any bonus apps that may be bundled with the installer in case you don’t want said apps. Also, don’t allow notifications from the sites you visit, as many sites are known for operating as browser hijackers if you allow notifications on them.


Name Ne01
Type  Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms  The symptoms are usually related to some kind of unwanted change in the browser.
Distribution Method Installation bundles and clickbait ads are the most typical methods for spreading hijackers.
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Remove Ne01 Virus

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.

If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide


Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).



Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 


Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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    After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

    Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections. 


    Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.


    You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.

    Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:


    Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.


    Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

    notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

    A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

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    If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

    Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.

    1. Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click  Properties.
    2. The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
    3. Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.



    • After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.

    Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.

    NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).


    Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

    Browser Hijacker Removal Instructions

    ie9-10_512x512  Remove Ne01 from Internet Explorer:

    Open IE, click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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    Find the threat —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

    firefox-512 Remove Ne01 from Firefox:

    Open Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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    chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Ne01 from Chrome:

    Close Chrome. Navigate to:

     C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

    Rename the Folder to Backup Default

    Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.


    Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

    Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

    If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!


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    Brandon Skies

    Brandon is a researcher and content creator in the fields of cyber-security and virtual privacy. Years of experience enable him to provide readers with important information and adequate solutions for the latest software and malware problems.

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