How to remove NextLive.A Potentially Unwanted Program

Last updated on March 7th, 2017

"NextLive.A is a "Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)" running always on the computer background and may contain and install malicious programs on your computer, like adware, toolbars or viruses. 

The “NextLive” is also responsible for the installation of other unwanted and malicious programs on your computer like “Software Version Updater”, “GoforFiles”, etc.

The “NextLive”is commonly bundled inside freeware software which are downloaded -and installed- from known internet sites like “ (CNET),, etc. Please be careful at installation options when you install free software so that you don't accidentally install additional unwanted software or toolbars.

To remove “NextLive” infection from your computer, follow the steps below:


How to remove NextLive.A PUP from your computer:

Step 1: Terminate & remove malicious running processes: Rogue Killer.

Step 2: Uninstall all unwanted applications from Control Panel.

Step 3: Remove Adware & Unwanted Browser Toolbars: AdwCleaner.

Step 4: Delete NextLive (NewNext.Me) hidden files.

Step 5: Remove Malware programs & Registry Entries: MalwareBytes Antimalware.

Step 6: Remove Temporary Internet files and Invalid Registry entries.

Step 1. Stop and clean malicious running processes.

1. Download and save "RogueKiller" utility on your computer'* (e.g. your Desktop).

Notice*: Download version x86 or X64 according to your operating system's version. To find your operating system's version, "Right Click" on your computer icon, choose "Properties" and look at "System Type" section.


2. Double Click to run RogueKiller.

3. Let the prescan to complete and then press on "Scan" button to perform a full scan.

{Info: Malicious running processes (programs) stopped: rundll32.exe

  •  C:\Users\Admin\AppData\Roaming\\nengine.dll [-] -> rundll32.exe


3. When the full scan is completed, navigate to all tabs to select and "Delete" all malicious items found.

{Info: Malicious Registry entries found during Rogue Killer scan:

  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run C:\Users\Admin\AppData\Roaming\\nengine.dll
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System > DisableTaskMangr
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System > DisableRegistryTools


4. Close Rogue Killer and continue to the next step.


Step 2. Uninstall unwanted software from your computer.

1. To do this, go to:

  • Windows 8/7/Vista: Start > Control Panel.
  • Windows XP: Start > Settings > Control Panel


2. Double click to open

  •  Add or Remove Programs if you have Windows XP
  • Programs and Features if you have Windows 8, 7 or Vista.


3. In the program list, find and Remove (Uninstall) these applications :

  • GoforFiles
  • Software Version Updater
  • * Uninstall any other unknown application.


Step 3: Clean Adware & Unwanted Browser Toolbars.

1. Download and save “AdwCleaner” utility to your desktop.


2. Close all open programs and Double Click to open ”AdwCleaner” from your desktop.

3. Press “Scan”.


4. When the scan is completed, press “Clean” to remove all the unwanted malicious entries.


4. Press “OK” at “AdwCleaner – Information” and press “OK” again to restart your computer.


5. When your computer restarts, close "AdwCleaner" information (readme) window and continue to the next step.

Step 4. Delete “NextLive.A” hidden files

Notice: You must enable the hidden files view to perform this  task:


1. Navigate to the following path & delete the following folders if they exist.

  • C:\Users\<YourUsername>\AppData\Roaming\

Step 5. Clean your computer from remaining malicious threats.

Download and install one of the most reliable FREE anti malware programs today to clean your computer from remaining malicious threats. If you want to stay constantly protected from malware threats, existing and future ones, we recommend that you install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO:

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1. Run "Malwarebytes Anti-Malware" and allow the program to update to it's latest version and malicious database if needed.

2. When the "Malwarebytes Anti-Malware" main window appears on your screen, choose the "Perform quick scan" option and then press "Scan" button and let the program scan your system for threats.


3. When the scanning is completed, press “OK” to close the information message and then press the "Show results" button to view and remove the malicious threats found.


4. At the "Show Results" window check – using your mouse's left button- all the infected objects and then choose the "Remove Selected" option and let the program remove the selected threats.


5. When the removal of infected objects process is complete, "Restart your system to remove all active threats properly"


6. Continue to the next step.

Step 6. Clean unwanted files and entries.

Use “CCleaner” program and proceed to clean your system from temporary internet files and invalid registry entries.*

*If you don’t know how to install and use “CCleaner”, read these instructions.

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