What is nengine.dll
Nengine.dll is a dynamic link library file related to NextLive adware. If you find the file on your computer, your computer is likely infected with adware. Adware is a rather minor infections that shouldn’t harm the computer. However, it’s an annoying one. As you’ve probably noticed already, adware is a program that shows you ads. It’s trying to make revenue, which is why you’re bombarded with them.
Generally, the adware is pretty harmless, but you should be careful about the ads that it shows. Adware does not check whether the ads are safe, which means you could end up engaging with one that’s either malicious or promoting scams. We strongly suggest you delete nengine.dll adware as soon as possible.
Adware is usually able to infect computers via software bundles. It comes attached to free programs, and unless you manually deselect them, they will install alongside. Many users do not deselect the offers because they are not aware of them being there in the first place, which is what likely happened in your case. Read the following section carefully to find out how you can avoid installing adware in the future.
How does adware install?
Like we have said just above, adware is usually added to free software as an extra offer. This is called software bundling. It’s a method commonly used by unwanted program developers because it allows their programs to install without users noticing. Unless users deselect those extra offers during freeware installation, they will be permitted to install. Users usually do not deselect the offers because they aren’t aware of them being there in the first place.
In order to prevent these unwanted installations, you need to pay attention to how you install programs. Always choose Advanced (Custom) settings when given the option. Those settings will make all offers visible, and you will be able to deselect everything. Once the attached files are deselected, you can continue installing the program.
What does nengine.dll do?
The file being on your computer is a sign that adware is installed. Adware’s presence is usually noticed quite quickly because its main function is to show you ads. It usually affects all popular browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox so you will not be able to avoid it by changing your browsers.
While adware is installed, avoid engaging with any of the ads. The thing about adware is that it does not check whether the ads you are shown are safe, and differentiating between legitimate ads and adware ones can be difficult. Adware advertisements could be encouraging you to download malware or promoting scams so its best if you avoid them.
If you start getting errors that the nengine.dll file is missing, that usually means the adware was deleted but the startup entry remains. Anti-virus software should take care of that.
It would best if you remove nengine.dll as soon as possible. We strongly suggest using anti-virus software for that. If you try to uninstall nengine.dll manually, you could end up missing something and the adware may recover itself.