What Is NinjaLoader?
NinjaLoader (also known as PUP.NinjaLoader) is a program that is promoted as a free media downloader. It supposedly helps users download videos from various video-sharing platforms. This definitely makes it alluring for users. However, NinjaLoader has been classified as a potentially unwanted program. This is because it will start generating advertisements on the user’s browser after it has been installed. The program is compatible with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. As adware programs are generally considered to be unwanted applications, we recommend removing NinjaLoader right away. Otherwise, it will not only annoy you with constant ads, but it may also make your system susceptible to infection.
Where Does NinjaLoader Come from?
It is likely that you have not installed NinjaLoader on your computer willingly. The program has an official website, where it says that it can only be downloaded by users in the US and Great Britain. It is known that NinjaLoader can be distributed through bundled downloads. This means that it is attached to installers of freeware. This way, it can be installed without users noticing. Typical users keep clicking the Next button over and over again. This is what bundled downloads take advantage of as the additional programs will be set for installation by default. So next time you install freeware make sure to be really careful.
What Does NinjaLoader Do?
Once NinjaLoader has been installed on your computer, it will be attached to your browser. Now, whenever you browse the web, it will start showing various advertisements. As it is an adware program, NinjaLoader will also keep track of your browsing activities. And it is possible for the information it collects on your browsing to be shared with third parties. There is no way to miss the ads that are presented by NinjaLoader as they will be labeled as “Ads by NinjaLoader.”
Is NinjaLoader Dangerous?
NinjaLoader itself is not harmful. However, the fact that it has uses shady tactics to enter your computer should alert you whether it should be trusted. The real issue with adware programs such as NInjaLoader is that the web pages they promote may not always prove to be reliable. There is a risk that some of them will actually lead to harmful websites. Sometimes they may try phishing schemes on users, and at others they may attempt to directly infect the user’s system with malware. Then, you will have more severe problems for your computer and the data that you store on it will most likely be targeted and stolen.
How to Remove NinjaLoader?
Since NinjaLoader is not malicious software, it is not difficult to remove it. You can do this though Control Panel and the list of programs that is featured there. Find NinjaLoader and uninstall it. Unfortunately, there is a chance that there are more unwanted programs on your PC that have entered it alongside NinjaLoader. Furthermore, we mentioned that the activities of the adware can lead to some malware entering your computer. This is why we recommend that users acquire reliable security software on your system. It will deal with all unwanted programs and infections that are on computer and protect it against any intruders that may try to infiltrate it.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter
- Guide 1: How to Remove NinjaLoader from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of NinjaLoader from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove NinjaLoader from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase NinjaLoader from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall NinjaLoader from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove NinjaLoader from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate NinjaLoader from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove NinjaLoader from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove NinjaLoader
Step 2: Uninstall NinjaLoader and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by NinjaLoader on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by NinjaLoader there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of NinjaLoader from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall NinjaLoader and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove NinjaLoader via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove NinjaLoader files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as NinjaLoader, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove NinjaLoader from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase NinjaLoader from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall NinjaLoader from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove NinjaLoader from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the NinjaLoader will be removed.
Eliminate NinjaLoader from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.