NGINX Redirect - How To Remove?

Type: Browser Hijacker

Nginx redirect is a browser hijacker that can be installed to any of the browsers, e.g. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. It is programmed to block certain web pages that visit most of computer users, such as Facebook, Yahoo, Youtube or Google. As soon as you type the address and try to navigate to the page you get a blank page instead. It says „Wellcome to Nginx“.

The Nginx “virus” is likely caused by malware, redirecting to website that was turned down. Nginx is a legitimate webserver application, which blank page you are seeing in the browser. It is likely, that malware authors got paid to advertise some website by webmasters, that weren’t aware of ways it was done. Thus they turned down the website to avoid los of money and reputation.

However, Nginx redirect means that you are infected and should be removed without any hesitation. To do it you should run your PC in a safe mode with networking. The next thing you should do is to reset Internet Explorer, click Tools and find connection tab. After you did all of this, find and click on Lan Settings button, remove check from „use a proxy server“box. Several windows will be opened, click OK for all of them and close them. The last thing to do is to disable all suspicious programs that start at startup. To ensure Nginc redirect is removed completelly you will also need to perform a full system scan. We recommend using spyhunter and Hitman Pro. If Nginx virus survives first scans, go through everything in our redirection removal guide.

Automatic NGINX Redirect removal tools

Note: Reimage trial provides detection of parasites and assists in their removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.  We might be affiliated with some of these programs. Full information is available in disclosure

Manual removal


Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove NGINX Redirect, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend using Reimage or other tools found on


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July 17, 2012 15:05, July 19, 2012 15:55

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