This page aims to help you remove Nicesearches “Virus.” These Nicesearches “Virus” removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows. Although we just called for expediency Nicesearches a “virus”, it is not actually one. Viruses display not just obtrusive behavior, but can also severely arm your system, while browser hijackers are rarely more than a big irritant.
But before we jump headfirst to the removal guide it is a good idea to give you a little brief about what exactly Nicesearches is.
Nicesearches – What it is and what does it cause
There are many different categories of programs out there that will make your computer-using experience unpleasant. According to security experts, Nicesearches, falls into the category of being an adware. Do note that adware is very different from а virus: A virus is a piece of code that may causes various types of direct damage to computer in which it resides whereas. Adware, in comparison, is usually an unwanted program that poses as no (direct) serious security threat to the user and the computer. However, adware will still undermine your surfing experience as it causes undue amount of irritation to the user, namely you.
This adware basically tracks the browsing patterns and history, favourites and bookmarks on your browser, be it Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer. From all the data collected it will generate ads that are specially catered to your preferences. The ads may appear in the form of banners, pop-up boxes or ads or even as a separate window. More often than not, these ads will be accompanied by tags such as “Powered by Nicesearches” or “Proudly Brought to You by Nicesearches” to illustrate that they’ve been created by the Adware. However, do not be fooled by these gimmicks – the aim of the ads is to get you to click on them, which we strongly encourage you to avoid doing.
Ads – Why should you not click on them
As these ads are generated by this adware, they are often not genuine. In the best case scenario, you will probably get directed to a webpage that you have previously visited where the “deal” can be found. But most of the time, you are either being directed to a third-party’s pay-per-click site or a suspicious webpage. In the event that you are directed to a pay-per-click site, it will help the creators, not you, to generate some form of income. If you are directed to a suspicious webpage, it will probably be promoting some form of new software that is full of security loopholes. Alternatively, it may even be a portal by which other adware are able to gain access onto your computer. Therefore, regardless of whatever the outcome is, the webpages that you will be directed to will not be to your benefit in any way.
Nicesearches – How is it being spread
According to security experts, the most common way in which this adware is being spread is through the free program downloads that are available online through various channels. It is usually being bundled together with such programs, so that when you download these programs, Nicesearches will be downloaded and installed together with it as a set.
In such cases then, fear not! A download does not allow this adware free access to your computer – it is only able to work after installation. Therefore, you are advised to take extra precaution and be diligent during the installation process of the programs that you download. Do not attempt to save time by choosing “Automatic Installation” as this is what creators of adware and (and even malware!) take advantage of. Instead, go for the “Custom Installation” option and screen through the names of all the files and folders that are to be installed onto your computer. If you find any of the names unfamiliar, remove those files to prevent them from being installed. Oftentimes, there are some files that are hidden within the “Advanced Settings” option, so it is worth your while as well to give that a look just to err on the safe side. Remember that it is usually much easier to prevent such programs from installing on your PC, than it is to remove them afterwards. You’ll find the detailed instructions on how to uninstall Nicesearches in the guide below.
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