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I wrote this article to help you remove IP Ninja Virus. This IP Ninja Virus removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

IP Ninja belongs to the family of adware. These infections are infamous for being extremely annoying and more than capable of going on your nerves. However, they are also dangerous even though most users tend to underestimate them. No cyber parasite should be ignored. Each one eventually gets out of control and the results are bad for you. Don’t ignore the threat IP Ninja poses. Take immediate actions against it unless you want to regret not doing so later. There is no place for such a pest on your machine. If you leave it be, it will use every second to wreak havoc and cause problems. Take a few minutes to read this article. It will not only help you understand what you are dealing with in details, but it will also help you remove the pest completely from your PC and protect yourself better in the future.

Usually, IP Ninja enters your machine in silence with the help of the old but gold means of infiltration. One of the most commonly used tactics is called freeware bundling. In other words, the adware is attached to another free program and when you download and install this program, the pest gets installed alongside with it. That is if you are not careful, though. If you pay more attention to what you agree to, you have the chance to spot the intruder in time and prevent it from entering. To be able to do so, take your time and don’t rush the installation process. Read the Terms and Conditions carefully.

Also, opt for the Advanced settings in the Setup Wizard instead of the Basic ones. Yes, they take more time but these couple of extra minutes can save you a ton of issues. You are able to see each additionally attached program in the bundle and deselect it if you want to. And we suggest that you do. Usually, these “extras” are malicious programs. So, deselect them all and then install the program you originally wanted. Understand that infections pray for your haste, distraction, and carelessness. They hope that you would be in a rush and wouldn’t notice the intruder. Prove them wrong. Be cautious and keep your machine safe.

As soon as IP Ninja lands on board, your browsers receive a brand new malicious extension. This is how the adware takes complete control over them. And this is also why you are constantly interrupted from this moment on. You suffer constant redirects to suspicious pages. You are not able to load the pages you want. You are bombarded with ads in all shapes and forms. Each page that you visit is covered with coupons, banners, offers, pop-ups, video ads, etc. Even the sites which used to be ad-free are now buried with commercials.

Advertisements appear all the time, sometimes right under the cursor of your mouse. Do you know why the ads are so persistent? It is not only to annoy you. No, the hackers use the pay-per-click mechanism to make money every time you click on an ad. They make you their sponsor. Each of your clicks fills their pockets. And, with each click, you risking compromising your machine even further.

The ads cannot be trusted. They could easily hide more malware in them and your click is enough for this malware to get on board. And like this is not enough, your privacy is in danger. The adware spies on your and monitor your every online move. Moreover, it catalogs everything as well and then shares it with the cybercriminals behind it.

Do you think hackers having access to your privacy is a good idea? Of course, not. This was rhetorical. If they get their hands on your personally identifiable and financial data, things could get ugly. Well, uglier. Your situation is pretty unpleasant already and it is high time you did something about it. Use our removal guide below and get rid of this pest for good. Once you do, do your best to keep your computer clean. Get yourself a good anti-malware program to help you. Keep it up to date and regularly check your PC to be sure it is infection-free.

IP Ninja Virus Removal

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Please, follow the steps precisely to remove IP Ninja Virus from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.

Remove From Chrome:

Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-5

Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove IP Ninja Virus from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.

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