The IP Ninja is an ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware). The adware is a type of unwanted software that modifies your computer’s web-browser settings so that you will be randomly redirected to an undesired advertisements. Use the steps below as soon as possible It will clean your machine from the IP Ninja adware and thereby remove annoying pop up advertisements. Moreover, the guide will allow you to block the ability to penetrate of more malicious viruses and trojans on your PC system.
The ad-supported software is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, alters browser settings and blocks them from changing. Also the adware can install additional browser extensions and modules that will inject advertising links within the Google Chrome, Firefox, IE and Edge’s screen. Moreover, the adware may install internet browser hijacker that once started, will change the internet browser’s home page and search engine. And finally, the IP Ninja adware can collect a wide variety of personal information such as what pages you are opening, what you are looking for the Net and so on. This information, in the future, may be transferred to third parties.
The adware often change all web browser shortcuts which located on your Desktop to force you visit certain unwanted ad sites. As a result, your web browser can still redirect you to an unwanted ad web site despite your system is actually free of adware and other malware.
Table of contents
- What is IP Ninja
- How to remove IP Ninja ‘ad supported’ software
- How to manually remove IP Ninja
- IP Ninja automatic removal
- Run AdBlocker to stay safe online
- How to prevent IP Ninja ad supported software from getting inside your PC system
- Final words
We suggest you to get rid of IP Ninjae and clean your PC system from unwanted pop up ads ASAP, until the presence of the ad-supported software has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the steps below that will help you to completely remove the redirect to undesired web-site, using only the built-in Microsoft Windows features and a few of specialized free malicious software removal tools.
How to remove IP Ninja ‘ad supported’ software
As with deleting adware, malware or potentially unwanted software, there are few steps you can do. We suggest trying them all. If you do only one part of the instructions, then it should be run malicious software removal tool, because it should get rid of adware and stop any further infection. But to completely remove IP Ninja ad supported software you will have to at least disinfect PC’s internet browsers shortcuts, uninstall all unwanted and suspicious software, and remove adware with malware removal utilities. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to exit your internet browser or restart your machine.
How to manually remove IP Ninja
Most common adware may be removed without any antivirus programs. The manual adware removal is post instructions that will teach you how to remove the IP Ninja .
Delete suspicious and potentially unwanted applications using MS Windows Control Panel
The best way to start the personal computer cleanup is to delete unknown and suspicious programs. Using the Microsoft Windows Control Panel you can do this quickly and easily. This step, in spite of its simplicity, should not be ignored, because the removing of unneeded applications can clean up the Google Chrome, IE, Firefox and MS Edge from advertisements hijackers and so on.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Once the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel like below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of applications installed on your computer. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the appearance of popup advertisements and internet browser redirect to the annoying web sites. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious applications by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a suspicious, unwanted or unused program, right click to it, after that press ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
When the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ like below.
You will see a list of software installed on your PC. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the applications that were installed last. Most likely they responsibility for the appearance of pop-up advertisements and internet browser redirect. If you are in doubt, you can always check the program by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. Once the program which you need to uninstall is found, simply press on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as shown on the screen below.
Disinfect the web browser’s shortcuts
The ad supported software can hijack various Windows shortcuts on your desktop (most often, all internet browsers shortcuts), so in this step you need to check and clean them by removing the argument such as http://site.address/.
To clear the web browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text such as “http://site.address” which has been added here. You need to delete it.
When the text is removed, press the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your internet browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the ‘ad supported’ software can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you start your PC system, it will display undesired web page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all malicious tasks which have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard simultaneously. It will open a prompt that titled with Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as on the image below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be show just below automatically. Next, press the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something such as “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need get rid of this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it is a component of the adware, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown on the screen below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ application. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
IP Ninja automatic removal
If your personal computer is still infected with IP Ninja ad supported software that reroutes your web browser to intrusive ad web-sites, then the best way of detection and removal is to run an anti malware scan on the personal computer. Download free malware removal utilities below and start a full system scan. It will help you delete all components of the ad-supported software from hardisk and Windows registry.
Scan and free your browser of IP Ninja adware with Zemana Anti-malware
We recommend using the Zemana Anti-malware. You may download and install Zemana Anti-malware to find ad-supported software and thereby delete IP Ninja adware from your computer. When installed and updated, the malicious software remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your personal computer.
Download Zemana AntiMalware on your system by clicking on the link below. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
After the download is finished, close all software and windows on your computer. Double-click the install file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown on the screen below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Zemana Anti-Malware on your PC system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is finished successfully, Zemana Anti Malware will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown below.
Now click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the IP Ninja that causes undesired ads. Depending on your personal computer, the scan may take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the utility is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified either as being malware.
After it completes the scan, it will display a scan report. You may move threats to Quarantine (all selected by default) by simply click “Next” button. The Zemana AntiMalware will get rid of IP Ninja adware that causes multiple unwanted ads and popups. Once the cleaning procedure is done, you may be prompted to reboot the computer.
Use Malwarebytes to delete IP Ninja adware
You can remove IP Ninja ‘ad supported’ software automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We suggest this free malware removal utility because it can easily remove hijacker infections, adware, PUPs and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download Malwarebytes on your PC from the link below. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
Category: Security tools
Update: February 5, 2019
After the download is finished, close all applications and windows on your PC. Double-click the setup file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown on the screen below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Malwarebytes on your system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is finished successfully, click Finish button. Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen as on the image below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the IP Ninja that causes lots of annoying pop ups. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC. During the scan it’ll detect all threats present on your machine.
Once that process is finished, it will show a scan report. Review the report and then click “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will get rid of IP Ninja that cause unwanted pop-up ads to appear and add threats to the Quarantine. After the task is done, you may be prompted to restart the machine.
We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the Malwarebytes to get rid of adware, browser hijacker infection and other malware.
Get rid of IP Ninja ad supported software and harmful extensions with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a free removal tool that may be downloaded and run to delete IP Ninja adware that causes undesired popups, browser hijackers, malware, PUPs, toolbars and other threats from your computer. You can run this utility to scan for threats even if you have an antivirus or any other security application.
- Download AdwCleaner from the following link.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: January 25, 2019
- Select the file location as Desktop, and then click Save.
- Once downloading is complete, start the AdwCleaner, double-click the adwcleaner_xxx.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, click Yes to continue.
- In the AdwCleaner window, click the “Scan” . This will start scanning the whole PC to find out IP Ninja ad supported software that causes multiple intrusive advertisements and popups. While the tool is scanning, you may see number of objects and files has already scanned.
- Once the system scan is complete, it will show a scan report. When you are ready, click “Clean”. If the AdwCleaner will ask you to reboot your PC, press “OK”.
The guide shown in detail in the following video.
Run AdBlocker to stay safe online
In order to increase your security and protect your PC against new intrusive ads and harmful web-pages, you need to run ad-blocking application that blocks an access to harmful ads and web pages. Moreover, the program can stop the show of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web-pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard application from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- After downloading is done, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- When the installation is finished, click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you start your system, AdGuard will start automatically and stop advertisements, as well as other malicious or misleading sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon named AdGuard, which is located on your desktop.
How to prevent IP Ninja ad supported software from getting inside your PC system
Now your system should be free of the IP Ninja which causes annoying pop-up ads. Delete AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted popup ads and unwanted malicious web-pages) and Zemana Anti-malware (to periodically scan your personal computer for new hijackers, malicious software and adware). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove IP Ninja from the Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.