Application Nation Ads

Also Known As: Application Nation adware
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Application Nation removal instructions

What is Application Nation?

Some users may find Application Nation add-on legitimate and useful due to the various features offered - coupons, comparison shopping, etc. Despite this, Application Nation is considered to be adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP) since the developers of this app (SuperWeb LLC) employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' to stealthily install Application Nation together with the chosen software. Following successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, this application generates many intrusive online advertisements that could be harmful to your system. Clicking banners, pop-ups, coupons, search, full-page, interstitial, transitional, or other ads generated by this browser extension, may lead to dubious websites, thereby causing high-risk adware or malware infections.

application nation adware

In addition, Application Nation tracks users' Internet browsing activity and records various information such as IP addresses, unique identifier numbers, search queries entered into search engines, URLs visited, pages viewed, etc. Some of this information may contain personally identifiable details, and since this is later shared with third parties, the presence of this bogus application on your system may result in serious privacy issues or even identity theft. Be aware that Application Nation is not the only browser plug-in developed by SuperWeb LLC. This company releases hundreds of identical PUPs under different names including Square Corner, Razor Web, and Cooking up Coupons. Extensions developed by SuperWeb LLC claim to enhance the Internet browsing experience, however, none provide any real value to the user. As with other adware, Application Nation is developed to generate revenue by displaying intrusive ads and sharing collected information with third parties. You are strongly advised to uninstall this browser plug-in from your system immediately.

Most popular freeware download websites (such as downloads.com, soft32.com, softonic.com, etc.) monetize their traffic and free services via small download programs. When users download free software, they are encouraged to use 'download clients' (also called 'installers', 'download managers', 'download tools', etc.) - these supposedly ease the download process, however, their real purpose is to offer installation of additional applications together with the chosen software. In some cases, installation is simply hidden under the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' options. The developers guarantee that their promoted applications are 'genuine and virus-free', however, reckless freeware download and installation risks computer infection. For these reasons, you should decline offers to install third party applications. If you have installed Application Nation, read the removal guide provided and eliminate this threat from your system.

How did Application Nation install on my computer?

InstallCore, Fried Cookie Ltd, Moca Network, InstallBrain, iBario Ltd and other free software download clients are known to bundle potentially unwanted applications (including those developed by SuperWeb LLC) with legitimate free software. This adware is often bundled with various free software downloads and is the most likely reason for Application Nation to be installed on your computer.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

When downloading free programs from software download websites, inspect each step and opt-out of installation of any promoted applications. Some download clients and installers can be deceptive and hide the 'decline installation' button, and therefore, double check all information before agreeing to proceed with installation of your chosen freeware.

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Quick menu:

Application Nation adware removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

Application Nation adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "Application Nation", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Application Nation ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove application nation adware from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing Application Nation ads from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "Application Nation", select this entry and click "Remove".

Removing Application Nation ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the application nation adware, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing Application Nation  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "Application Nation", select this entry and click the trash can icon.

Removing Application Nation ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the application nation adware, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing Application Nation ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove "Application Nation".

Removing Application Nation ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with application nation adware removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.

Removal assistance:
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wagondetail

followed the steps above and the job was done perfectly! thanks !